WSR 13-14-096
[Filed July 2, 2013, 8:59 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 192-250 WAC, Shared work program, amendments will be made to implement EHB 1396. Additional changes will be made to clarify policy and procedures and to streamline program operations. WAC 192-250-045 Who is not eligible for participation in the shared work program?, will also be reviewed to determine if program participation should be limited to hourly employees and whether businesses in tax rate class 5.4 should continue to be ineligible for program participation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 50.12.010 and 50.12.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making will implement chapter 79, Laws of 2013 (EHB 2013 [1396]). The bill makes a number of changes to the shared work program and existing rules must be updated to reflect these changes. Other proposed changes will be considered to improve program operations, including eligibility for participation in the program.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) reviews the state's administration of the UI program to ensure conformity to federal statutes and regulations The state has broad flexibility in the implementation of UI laws as long as conformity is maintained. The proposed rules will be shared with USDOL prior to adoption.
Process for Developing New Rule: The proposed rules will be shared with stakeholders identified in the rule-making process. We will solicit input from stakeholders and consider all written comments in the development of the final rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Juanita Myers, Unemployment Insurance Rules Manager, Employment Security Department, P.O. Box 9046, Olympia, WA 98507-9046, fax (360) 902-9799, e-mail Please include your name, organization (if any), mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number.
June 12, 2013
Dale Peinecke