Date of Adoption: March 17, 1999.
Purpose: Beginning in February 1999, the department began implementation of a new process whereby applications for unemployment benefits are filed by telephone rather than in person. The changes in the rules are needed to identify how information will be provided to claimants, and how claimants are to request or provide information to the department, when claims are processed in an unemployment claims telecenter rather than in a local office.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 192-12-005, 192-12-141, 192-12-150, 192-12-182, 192-23-002, 192-23-013, 192-23-018, 192-24-001, 192-24-010, and 192-24-020; and amending WAC 192-04-170, 192-04-190, 192-12-330, and 192-15-150.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 50.20.010, 50.12.040.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-01-161 on December 23, 1998.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of the rules contain only minor changes from the proposed version, and serve only to clarify requirements and simplify language.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 17, Amended 4, Repealed 10.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 17, Amended 4, Repealed 10.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 17, Amended 4, Repealed 10.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
April 2, 1999
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 99-09 issue of the Register.