WSR 06-05-004



[ Filed February 1, 2006, 3:15 p.m. ]

     The following is the employment security department's semi-annual rule-making agenda for publication in the Washington State Register, pursuant to RCW 34.05.314. There may be additional rule-making activity not on the agenda as conditions warrant.

     Please call Larry Oline at (360) 902-9387, or e-mail at if you have questions.

Unemployment Insurance Division

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda (January 31, 2006 - July 31, 2006)





Chapter 192-210 WAC Referral unions Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 2/02

CR-102 - 3/06

Hearing - to be determined

Adopt rules to clarify job search and availability requirements for individual members of full referral unions. Clarify requirements of unions participating in the referral union program.
Chapter 192-250 WAC Shared work Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 5/03

CR-102 - 1/06

Amend and adopt rules to modify eligibility requirements for employers and participants applying for the shared work program, clarify expectations of participating employers, address the number of consecutive plans an employer may have, and define terms.
Chapter 192-200 WAC Nonunion apprentices Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 1/06 Determine the conditions under which nonunion apprentices in programs approved by the Washington apprenticeship training council are eligible for commissioner approved training and exempt from seeking work beyond those employers who are part of the apprenticeship program.
Chapter 192-220 WAC Overpaid unemployment benefits Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 1/06 Amend rules concerning the definition of "equity and good conscience" as that term relates to waivers of overpayments and offers in compromise. Adopt rules outlining the policies for partial waivers of overpayments. The court of appeals recently held that waivers must be made under the standard of "fairness" rather than relying primarily on the individual's financial circumstances. The court also for the first time ordered the department to consider partial waivers of overpayments.
Chapter 192-300 WAC Employer contribution rates (SUTA dumping) Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 4/06 Adopt rules to implement the department's request legislation following passage and signing by the governor. The intent is to ensure that employers do not evade their appropriate contribution (tax) rate.

Larry Oline

Rules Coordinator