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Notice of Meeting

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

Date:  Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Department of Workforce Development by Teleconference
Public may attend by:
Phone: 415-655-0003 or 855-282-6330 (toll free) or WebEx
Meeting Number (Access Code): 2593 713 1645 Meeting Password: DWD1
Meeting Materials:


  1. Call to Order and Introductions
  2. Approval of minutes of the Oct. 21, 2021 and Jan. 20, 2022 UIAC meetings
  3. Department update
  4. Trust Fund update
  5. Judicial update
    • Friendly Vill. Nursing & Rehab, LLC v. Dep’t of Workforce Dev., 2022 WI 4.
  6. Legislation update
    • Various changes to the unemployment insurance law (UIAC “Policy” Bill) (AB 910 / SB 897)
    • Various changes to the unemployment insurance law and making an appropriation (UIAC “Appropriations” Bill) (SB 899)
    • Classification of motor vehicle operators as independent contractors or employees. ( / SB 703)
    • Various changes to the unemployment insurance law, a grant program for hiring qualified long-term unemployment recipients, allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding for certain purposes, the state plan under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, federal Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment grants, employment outcome data reporting, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (AB 883 / SB 914)
    • The amount of benefits received under the unemployment insurance law. (AB 937 / SB 906)
    • Various changes to the unemployment insurance law, requiring an audit to be conducted by the Legislative Audit Bureau, requiring approval by the Joint Committee on Finance of certain federally authorized unemployment benefits, and authorizing the secretary of administration to transfer employees from any executive branch agency to the Department of Workforce Development for certain purposes. (AB 938 / SB 932)
    • Various changes to the unemployment insurance law. (AB 939 / SB 911)
  7. Rulemaking update
    • Emergency Rule 2125, DWD ch. 102, 113 & 123 (Eff. 10/3/21 – 3/1/22)
      • Protecting Wisconsin employers from the adverse financial effects of COVID-19
    • Proposed Permanent Rule, DWD ch. 100-150 (CR 22-010)
      • Converting references from Standard Industrial Classification codes to the North American Industry Classification System codes; and other minor technical changes to the unemployment insurance program
      • Public Hearing: February 24, 2022 at 10:00 am by Webex
  8. Research requests
  9. Future meeting dates: March 17, 2022; April 21, 2022; May 19, 2022
  10. Adjourn


  • The Council may take up action items at a time other than that listed.
  • The Council may not address all agenda items or follow the agenda order. The Council may discuss other items, including those on any attached lists.
  • The Council members may attend the meeting by teleconference.
  • The employee or employer representative members of the Council may convene in closed session at any time during the meeting to deliberate any matter for potential action or items listed in this agenda, under Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(ee). The Council may then reconvene again in open session after the closed session.
  • This location is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, including an interpreter or information in an alternate format, please contact the UI Division Bureau of Legal Affairs at 608-266-0399 or dial 7-1-1 for Wisconsin Relay Service.