WSR 17-11-055
[Filed May 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 192-110-015 Applications by standby workers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 50.12.010, 50.12.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendment will clarify that employers can make an initial request for up to eight weeks of standby by their employees who apply for unemployment benefits. As the rule is currently worded, employers can only make a request that an additional four weeks be added to the employee's previously approved four-week standby period.
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 unemployment insurance program to ensure conformity to federal statutes and regulations. The state has broad flexibility in the implementation of unemployment insurance laws as long as conformity is maintained. The proposed regulations will be shared with USDOL prior to adoption.
Process for Developing New Rule: The proposed rule will be shared with stakeholders identified in the rule-making process. We will solicit input from stakeholders and consider all comments in the development of the final rule.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Juanita Myers, Agency Rules Coordinator, Employment Security Department, P.O. Box 9046, Olympia, WA 98507-9046, fax (360) 902-9605, email Please include your name, organization (if any), mailing and/or email address, and phone number.
May 15, 2017
Dale R. Peinecke