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DWD Administrative Rules

Current DWD Administrative Rules

View Administrative Rules for Department of Workforce Development

Status of Proposed Emergency Rules

Proposed Emergency Rule Status
There are no proposed rules open for public comment at this time.  

Emergency Rules Currently in Effect

Emergency Rule Effective Date Expiration Date
- 802: Technical Education Equipment Grants - Emergency Rule February 25, 2020 July 23, 2020

Status of Proposed Permanent Rules

Proposed Rule Status
DWD Chs. 80, 272, 277: Replacing derogatory or offensive terminology with current, inclusive terminology
- Scope Statement
Statement of Scope was published June 10, 2019
DWD Chs. 102 and 147: Converting Standard Industrial Classification ("SIC") code references to the North American Industry Classification System ("NAICS") codes and minor technical updates
- Scope Statement
Statement of Scope was published June 10, 2019

Rules Open for Public Comment

Proposed Rule Date Updated Deadline for Submitting Comments Comment
There are no proposed rules open for public comment at this time.      

Public Comment on the Economic Impact of Proposed Administrative Rules

The Department of Workforce Development is in the process of preparing an economic impact analysis (EIA) for the proposed administrative rules found below. The Department is interested in obtaining information and advice from businesses, associations representing businesses, local governmental units, and individuals that may be affected by proposed administrative rules. The comments will be considered when the Department prepares an Economic Impact Analysis under s. 227.137, Wis. Stats.

You may comment electronically on a particular rule by clicking on the link in the Submit Electronic Feedback Column for the given rule, or mail feedback to the following:

Department of Workforce Development
Attn: Legal Counsel
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946

Pursuant to Executive Order #50 (2011) and s. 227.137, Wis. Stats., the Department must include in an EIA the information for the areas listed below. To review all of the information that must be included in an EIA, you may refer to the Executive Order and statutory provisions.

When submitting comments, please provide specific information for the areas listed below and include any supporting economic data, studies or reports. Please do NOT submit comments on the revisions to the rules at this time.

The following information must be discussed in an EIA:

  1. Any implementation or compliance costs that are reasonably expected to be incurred.
  2. Actual quantifiable benefits of the proposed rule.
  3. Whether the proposed rule would adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, jobs, or the overall economic competitiveness of the state.
  4. Economic impacts of alternatives to the proposed rule.

If you are a small business as defined in s. 227.114(1), Wis. Stats., please identify yourself as a small business in your comments. Please refer to s. 227.19(3)(e)3. and 4., Wis. Stats., for further information when you are preparing your comments as a small business.

You may view the status of current rulemaking and view documents associated with rulemaking at the Wisconsin Administrative Rules website. Wisconsin state agencies value your involvement in agency decision-making and have created this website to make it easy for you to monitor and participate in rulemaking.

Following the public comment period for the EIA, the Department will prepare a "Fiscal Analysis and Economic Impact Analysis" containing relevant information that is received. Once the EIA process is completed, the Department will submit the rule package and economic impact analysis to the Legislative Council under s. 227.15, Wis. Stats., and hearings on the proposed rule will then be held after proper notice in accordance with ss. 227.17 and 227.18, Wis. Stats.

Proposed Rules Open for Public Comment on their Economic Impact

Proposed Rule Date Updated Deadline for Submitting Comments Comment
DWD ch.802: Technical Education Equipment Grants – Scope Statement March 20, 2020 April 3, 2020 Comment on Rule 802