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AmeriCorps puts work boots on the ground in distressed counties
OLYMPIA – The Washington Service Corps and Washington Reading Corps will dispatch about 700 members around the state this fall to help meet educational, environmental, health and public safety needs. More than 150 of them will serve in distressed counties.
Finding business-friendly programs is as easy as ESD
by Chad Pearson, Shared Work marketing manager for the Employment Security Department (6/1/15)
The Employment Security Department (ESD) isn’t just “the unemployment office” anymore. A full suite of business programs is available to help employers be successful.
Find your next employee of the month through our partnership with WorkSource.
Dial the employer help line to find information on your taxes and wages.
Mailing addresses and fax numbers for benefit claimants
Request for an appealClaims Center AppealsP.O. Box 19018Olympia, WA 98507-0018Fax: 800-301-1795
Petition for reviewAgency Records CenterP.O. Box 9555Olympia, WA 98507-9555
Advice-of-rights form, questionnaires about your job separation, and other requests for information to determine your eligibility for benefitsUnemployment Insurance ImagingP.O. Box 19019Olympia, WA 98507-0019Fax: 800-301-1796
Paper weekly-claim …
Relevant laws and regulations
Find laws and regulations pertaining to individuals, groups and employers served by Employment Security at the state legislature's Web site.
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
New laws – Chapter 3, Laws of 2009Benefit amount changes - (sections 2 - 3)Training benefits - (sections 4 - 5)Shared work - (sections 7 - 12)Benefit charging - (sections 13-14)
Equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in programs …
Rulemaking Activity Archive
Formal electronic retention of final rulemaking files began in late 2017. For records prior to that date please follow the standard public disclosure request process to received hard copy records.
Recently completed activities
2017Jan - Jul 2017 rulemaking agenda
Delinquent tax rates
Expedited rule-making – eliminating obsolete language
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
Implementation of new computer system
Job search …
Paid Family and Medical Leave
Be there for care.
At some time in our lives, we all need to give or receive care—whether recovering from a serious illness or injury, caring for a … more
Employer resources forms and publications
Paid Family and Medical Leave employer toolkit (PDF)
Alien Employment Certification form ETA 750a
Alien Employment Certification instructions
Exempt family officers private corporation form
Exempt officers private corporation form
Exempt officers public corporation form
PEO new client or client termination form
PEO new client or client termination instructions
General FAQ for employers
Q: How can I read and reply to requests for information about my employees who have applied for benefits?A: You can access letters and notices we’ve mailed to you and respond to requests for information online using eServices. Find more information about creating your eServices account. You can also respond by mail.
Q. Can someone refuse a job and continue to collect unemployment benefits?A. Claimants need to actively pursue suitable work to continue collecting …
SharedWork Program - Video Library
(watch in Spanish)
SharedWork and Business Friendly Programs webinar