WSR 07-16-100

AGENDA

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT


[ Filed July 30, 2007, 4:34 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 Pamela Ames at (360) 902-9387, or e-mail at pames@esd.wa.gov if you have questions.



Unemployment Insurance Division

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda (July 31, 2007 - January 31, 2008)



WAC

CHAPTER

SUBJECT AGENCY

CONTACT

TIMING SCOPE OF RULE CHANGES
Chapter 192-220 Overpaid unemployment benefits Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 1/06

CR-102 - 10/07

CR-103 - 11/07

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.
Chapter 192-300 Employer contribution rates (SUTA dumping) Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 5/07

CR-102 - 10/07

CR-103 - 11/07

Adopt rules to implement legislation passed in 2006. The intent is to ensure that employers do not evade their appropriate contribution (tax) rate.
New chapter Professional employer organizations Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 5/07

CR-102 - 10/07

CR-103 - 11/07

Adopt rules to implement legislation passed in 2007 regulating professional employer organizations and their client companies.
Chapters 192-100, 192-300, 192-310, 192-320, 192-330, and 192-340 Registration and reporting requirements, corporate officers, general rules update Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 5/07

CR-102 - 10/07

CR-103 - 11/07

Adopt rules implementing 2007 legislative changes related to unemployment insurance taxes, including reporting requirements, penalties, corporate officers, small performing arts industries, religious organizations, and employer notices. In addition, existing tax rules will be reviewed and updated as needed.
Chapter 192-200 Self-employment assistance program Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 5/07

CR-102 - 10/07

CR-103 - 11/07

Adopt rules implementing 2007 legislation authorizing benefits to individuals enrolled in an approved self-employment assistance training program.
Chapter 192-220 Benefit fraud Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 5/07

CR-102 - 10/07

CR-103 - 11/07

Adopt rules implementing 2007 legislation modifying the disqualification period for fraud and adding monetary penalties for instances of fraud beyond the first.
TITLE 192 WAC Technical amendments -- Expedited adoption and repeal Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-105 - 7/07

CR-103 - 9/07

Housekeeping changes to correct statutory references, delete outdated language, update sections to reflect current procedures, and clarify terms.

Pamela Ames

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office