Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee


About the Advisory Committee 

The Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee (UIAC) consists of nine members: four representing employees, four representing employers and one representing Workforce Development Councils. An ESD representative serves as chair of the committee. The committee’s purpose is to consider and provide advice to the department, legislature and Governor to improve the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. The committee may consider changes to state statute, comment on department rulemaking and policies, make recommendations on other specified matters, and study issues as the committee determines appropriate. 


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Next meeting

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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    Committee Members

    Department Representative:

    Dan Zeitlin, Employment System Policy Director


    Employee Representatives:

    Sybill Hyppolite, Washington State Labor Council
    Cindy Richardson, UNITE HERE Local 8
    Josh Swanson, Operating Engineers 302
    Brenda Wiest, Teamsters 117


    Employer Representatives:

    Bob Battles, Association of Washington Business
    Julia Gorton, Washington Hospitality Association
    Tammie Hetrick, Washington Food Industry Association
    Jerry VanderWood, Association of General Contractors


    Workforce Development Council Representative:

    Kevin Perkey, Washington Workforce Association

    Employment Security Department Committee Contacts


    Dan Zeitlin
    Director, Policy, Data, Performance and Integrity Division


    Wendy Goldmark