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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

August 31, 2018
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Public Comment Period Open on Suggestions for UI Changes

Deadline to submit comments will be Nov. 16; a public hearing is set for Nov. 15 at seven sites

MADISON –The Department of Workforce Development is encouraging the public to submit comments about the state's Unemployment Insurance program to the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council. The Council is taking public comments on suggested changes to the state's UI laws through November 16, 2018. 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 by mail 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 15, 2018. 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 law change ideas with the Council in real time at any of the seven locations:

Unemployment Insurance Law Public Hearing
Thursday, November 15, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

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

La Crosse
UW-La Crosse>
Wing Technology Center>
Room 102
1705 State Street>
La Crosse, WI

WITC-Superior Campus
Room 101D
600 North 21st Street
Superior, WI

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

Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex
Room 2175
3135 N. Maryland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

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

The Council comprises 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 on the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council visit: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uibola/uiac/.