WSR 09-16-005



[ Filed July 22, 2009, 3:19 p.m. ]

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda

(July 31, 2009 - January 31, 2010)

The following is 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Ames, employment security department rules coordinator at (360) 902-9387, or e-mail at

TITLE 192 WAC, Benefit rules General review of UI benefit rules Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 7/8/09

CR-102 - TBD

CR-103 - TBD

Update, revise and clarify policy related to UI benefits. This includes, but is not limited to, job separations, job search requirements, reporting requirement, training, educational employees, deductions from benefits, and defining terms.
Chapter 192-100 WAC, Definitions; chapter 192-150 WAC, Job separations; and chapter 192-310 WAC, Reporting of wages and taxes Domestic partners Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-105 - 6/22/09

CR-103P - 9/09

Update rules to reflect that domestic partners are included in all references to spouse, immediate family, family, etc.
Chapter 192-240 WAC, Extended benefits Extended benefits Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-103E - 5/22/09

CR-101 - 6/22/09

CR-102 - TBD

CR-103 - TBD

Clarify the payment of extended benefits and the coordination of those benefits with emergency unemployment compensation.
Chapter 192-150 WAC, Job separations Quitting part-time work Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 7/2/09

CR-102 - TBD

CR-102 [CR-103] - TBD

Implement SB 5804 for claimants who are simultaneously employed in both part-time and full-time jobs and quit the part-time job.
Chapter 192-270 WAC, Training benefits Training benefits Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 3/27/09

CR-103E - 4/2/09

Implement ESHB 1906 which included significant changes to the training benefits program, including eligibility criteria, application and enrollment timelines, and the definition of terms.
Chapter 192-320 WAC, Experience rating and benefit changes Waiver of delinquent taxes Art Wang

(360) 902-9587

CR-103E - 7/09

CR-101 - 7/09

CR-102 - TBD

CR-103 - TBD

Implement HB 1338 which broadened the commissioner's authority to waive application of the higher tax rate for delinquent taxpayers who acted in good faith.

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