Employment Security Advisory Committee (ESAC)
ESAC was formed in August 2013 in collaboration with Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s office. The committee’s goal was to help ESD implement our new strategy and goals and to help us stay aligned with Governor Inslee’s Results Washington.
The committee focused on Washington's employment system as a whole, including:
- Workforce and career development
- Unemployment insurance (UI)
- UI-related programs that lead to a thriving economy, quality jobs, and expanded career opportunities for all Washingtonians.
The committee has disbanded because ESD’s Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee has taken its place. The last ESAC meeting was in October 2021.
ESAC Contacts at Employment Security Department:
Public Affairs Director
ESAC Committee Members
Legislative Director, SPEEA Seattle/Tukwila
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Association of Washington Businesses
Executive Director, Washington Growers League
Vice President, Government Affairs, Washington Retail Association
Workforce Development Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Chief Executive Officer, Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council
Executive Secretary, Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
Executive Director/Attorney, Unemployment Law Project
Rod Van Alyne
Director, Eastern Washington Partnership Workforce Development, Rural Resources Community Action
This council was formed in accordance with statute (RCW 50.12.200) which requires three business, three labor, and three at-large members for a board comprised of nine. Meetings are open to all interested parties who wish to attend and are a matter of public record.