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Worker's Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC)

The Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) was created to advise the Department and Legislature on policy matters concerning the development and administration of the worker's compensation law. One of the most important and enduring principles of the Council is maintaining the overall stability of the worker's compensation system without regard to partisan changes in the legislative or executive branches of government. The Council provides a vehicle for labor and management representatives to play a direct role in recommending changes in the worker's compensation law to the Legislature.

Recent News/Activity

EmR 2212 is an emergency rule for computing the average weekly wage for part-time employees that complies with the recent amendments to s. 102.11 (1), Wis. Stats. The emergency rule is in effect from October 15, 2022 to March 13, 2023. The Worker's Compensation Division is now in the process of promulgating a permanent rule for computing the weekly wage for part-time employees under the new law.

On April 8, 2022 Governor Tony Evers signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2022, AB-911. 2021 Wisconsin Act 232 became effective on April 10, 2022. Act 232, AB-911 and Wisconsin Act 232 Plain Language Summary

SB-673 WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2020 was introduced in the Wisconsin State Senate on January 8, 2020.

SB-665 WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2018 was introduced in the Wisconsin State Senate on December 21, 2017.

On February 29, 2016 Governor Scott Walker signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2016, AB-724. 2015 Wisconsin Act 180 became effective on March 2, 2016. 2015 Wisconsin Act 180, AB-724 and Plain Language Summary

The current version of DWD 80 & 81, with additions/changes effective November 1, 2015, can be found here: DWD 80/81. A plain language summary of the amendments to DWD 80 , effective November 1, 2015, is provided here: Plain Language Summary .

On April 2, 2012 Governor Walker signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2012, SB-409. 2011 Wisconsin Act 183 became effective on April 17, 2012. 2011 Wisconsin Act 183, SB 409, and Plain Language Summary

DWD 80 and the creation of DWD 81 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. DWD 80 and 81(PDF, 461 KB) The amendment to DWD 80 and the creation of DWD 81 (WC Treatment Guidelines) became effective November 1, 2007.

Proposals for the Agreed Bill Process 2015-2020

Historical Agreed Upon Bills

Electronic copies of Worker's Compensation Advisory Council documents from past years may be obtained by contacting the WC Division at (608) 266-1340.