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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Public Comment Period Open on Worker's Compensation Reform

Deadline to submit written comments will be December 2; a public hearing is set for Nov. 15 at seven sites statewide

MADISON – Today, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) encouraged the public to submit comments about the state's Worker's Compensation (WC) program to the Worker's Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). The Council is taking public comments on suggested reforms to the state's WC laws through December 2, 2016. The comments will help form the Council's legislative agenda during the following year.

Comments may be submitted by email to WCAdvisoryCouncil@dwd.wisconsin.gov or via the U.S. Postal Service to:

Worker's Compensation Advisory Council
Attn: BJ Dernbach, Chair
201 East Washington Avenue, RoomC100
Madison, WI 53703

The Council will also take public comments at a public hearing on November 15, 2016. The hearing will be administered in Madison and broadcast live through web video at six locations throughout the state. Hearing attendees will be able to share reform ideas with the WCAC in real time at any of the seven locations:

Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Centennial Hall
Room 1804
1698 Park Avenue

Green Bay
UW-Green Bay
Informational Tech. Service Building
Room IS1034
2420 Nicolet Drive

La Crosse
UW-La Crosse
Wing Technology Center, Room 24
17th and State Street

The Pyle Center
Room 235
702 Langdon Street

Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Facility
Room 2175
3135 N. Maryland Avenue

Old Main
Room 316
600 North 21st Street

Northcentral Technical College
Center for Business and Industry
Room 127
1000 West Campus Drive

The WCAC was created to advise the Department and the Wisconsin State Legislature on policy matters concerning the development and administration of the WC law. The WCAC provides a vehicle for public proposals to play a direct role in recommending changes to WC law in Wisconsin.

For more information: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/wc/councils/wcac/.