Employment Security Advisory Committee (ESAC)
ESAC was formed in August 2013 in collaboration with Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s office. The goal of the committee is to help ESD implement our new strategy and goals and to help us stay aligned with Governor Inslee’s Results Washington.
The committee focuses 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.
All of the 2020 Employment Security Advisory Committee meetings will be on Mondays and will start at 1 p.m.
The first two meetings will be at ESD's Maple Park building in Olympia on:
- April 6
- June 15
The remaining meetings will be at the ESD building in Lacey, at 640 Woodland Square Loop on:
- August 17
- October 26
ESAC Contacts at Employment Security Department:
Legislative and Executive Policy Analyst
ESAC Committee Members
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Association of Washington Businesses
Executive Director, Washington Growers League
Vice President, Government Affairs, Washington Retail Association
Governmental Affairs Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Legislative and Political Director – Aerospace Machinists 751
Executive Secretary, Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
Executive Director/Attorney, Unemployment Law Project
Rob 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.