WSR 99-04-061

AGENDA

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT


[ Filed January 29, 1999, 4:21 p.m. ]


Employment Security Department

Rule-Making Agenda: January 29, 1999



Subject: Registration of Political Subdivisions.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-12-035.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-12-035 to state the agency does not need authorization to assign taxable method of payment if the employing unit fails to provide a written response to the agency. In addition, many sections of the WAC are obsolete and there is duplication with RCW 50.44.030.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Records Clarification.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-12-050.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-12-050 to streamline and clarify records kept by the employing unit for UI purposes. Includes information contained in the records and the length of time records are to be retained by the employer.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Predecessor/Successor Transfers Through Intermediaries.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-12-074.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-12-074 to remove sections that are duplicative and in part, obsolete.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Delinquent Predecessor Contributions.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-12-076.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-12-076 to remove sections that are obsolete.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Workers to Procure Social Security Account Numbers.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-12-080.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-12-080 to streamline and clarify language requiring employees to have Social Security numbers and requiring employers to refer to the Social Security number in reports to the agency.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Employer Elections - More Than One State.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-12-090.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-12-090 to streamline and clarify language to comply with statutory changes.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Interpretive Regulations - Employer Reports.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-16-001.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-16-001 to delete obsolete language and rewrite for better understanding.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Employer Reports - Further Defining Hours Worked - RCW 50.12.070.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-16-002.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend WAC 192-16-002 to comply with statutory changes and new rules. Also intend to rewrite language for better understanding.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Tele-Center Rules - Filing Methods.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: WAC 192-04-060, 192-04-170, 192-04-190, 192-12-330, and 192-15-150.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Amend tele-center rules to describe methods claimants must use to file appeals and communicate with the agency.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Tele-Center Rules - Applying for UI Benefits.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: New sections in chapter 192-10 WAC.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Adopt rules describing methods claimants are to use when applying for UI benefits by telephone, verifying claims and reopening claims. Definitions are also listed.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Tele-Center Rules - Claimant Notices.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: New sections in chapter 192-120 WAC.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Adopt new rules describing how the agency is to provide notice to claimants regarding information and assistance.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Tele-Center Rules - Reporting Requirements to Receive Benefits.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: New sections in chapter 192-140 WAC.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Adopt new rules describing reporting procedures for claimants to receive weekly benefits. Personal identification required.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Job Separations.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: New sections in chapter 192-150 WAC.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Adopt new rules describing how claimants qualify for benefits after leaving work for marital or domestic reasons.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: School or Training.

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: New sections in chapter 192-200 WAC.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Adopt new rules claimants are to comply with to obtain approval for training.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Special Category Occupations (School Employees).

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: New sections in chapter 192-210 WAC.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Adopt new rules describing definitions, terms and conditions. Criteria used to define academic year and the test for reasonable assurance employment exists.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity:

Preproposal Notice of Intent (CR-101) - February 1999

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102) - March 1999

Public Hearing - April 1999

Order Rule Adoption (CR-103) - May 1999

Effective Date - June 1999


Subject: Availability to Accept Work (Pregnancy/Disability Rules).

Division or Office Initiating Rule-Making Activity: Unemployment Insurance Division.

WAC Sections Affected: New sections in chapter 192-170 WAC.

Description of Intended Rule-Making Activity: Adopt new rules describing factors to be considered when determining availability for suitable work.

Expected Public Participation: Input from interested parties will be solicited during the preproposal comment period.

Tentative Schedule of Rule-Making Activity: To be determined.

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