Legislative resources

Government Relations

The role of the Government Relations Office is to assist the legislature and governor in ensuring Washington has efficient and effective workforce-development and unemployment insurance systems. The office does that by communicating data and analysis to state policy makers and elected officials.

Contact us:

Nick Demerice, Public Affairs Director

Stasha Espinosa, Government Relations Director

Ashlee Delaney, Government Relations Manager


Participate in the agency's rule-making process.

View additional resources for Legislative and other government staff.



Legislative reports (PDF)

2021 Financial Services Report
2021 ESSB 5193 Annual Report on Reserve Adjudicator Training
2021 UI Staffing Report
2021 Paid Leave Program Needs and Resources
2021 ESSB 5193 Quarterly Report
2021 Upgrading the Unemployment Insurance Call Center Phone System Report
2021 Employment Services to Individuals with Disabilities Report
2020 Labor Market and Economic Report
2020 Agricultural and Seasonal Workforce Services Report
2020 Paid Leave Program Report
2020 Integrating Paid Leave and Help Me Grow Report
2020 Unemployment insurance voluntary quit report
Archived reports


Training Benefits reports (PDF)

Training Benefits Program Report
Net Impact Study for the Training Benefits Program 2002 through 2016 - technical report
Net Impact Study for the Training Benefits Program 2002 through 2016 - plain talk
2016 Training Benefits Annual Report

2015 Training Benefits Annual Report
2015 Training Benefits Net Impact Study
Effect of community and technical college course work
Historical reports


2022 Supplemental Budget Requests (PDF)

2022 Supplemental Budget Transmittal Letter
FA-FTE Staffing Adjustment Decision Package
ES-EcSA Economic Security for All Decision Package
9F-Federal Funding Adjustment Decision Package
WS-WorkSource System Replacement Decision Package


Other plans and reports (PDF)

IT Strategic Plan (2021)



Additional resources and information

Employment Security Advisory Committee (ESAC)
Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE)
Search the Washington state legislature website for bills by number or description
Fast facts