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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

Monday, November 14, 2016
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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Public Comment Period Open on UI Reform

Deadline to submit comments is November 18; a public hearing is set for Nov. 17 at seven sites statewide

MADISON – Today, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) encouraged the public to submit comments about the state's Unemployment Insurance(UI) system to the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council (UIAC). The Council is taking public comments on suggested reforms to the state's UI laws through November 18, 2016. The comments will help form the Council's legislative agenda during the following year.

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

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council
Attn: Janell Knutson, Chair
P.O Box 8942
Madison, WI 53708

The Council will also take public comments at a public hearing on November 17, 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 UIAC in real time at any of the seven locations:

Unemployment Insurance Law Public Hearing
Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Old Library
Room OL1128
105 Garfield Avenue

Green Bay
UW-Green Bay
Instructional Services
Room 1034
2420 Nicolet Drive

La Crosse
La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium
Health Science Center
Room 2002
1300 Badger Street

The Pyle Center
Room DE 235
702 Langdon Street

Lubar Hall
Room S250
3202 N. Maryland Avenue

WITC-Superior Campus
Conference Center B
Room C-108
600 North 21st Street

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

The UIAC has an even number of employer and employee representatives who meet monthly to recommend law changes and analyze legislative proposals that affect the state's UI program.

For more information: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uibola/uiac/.