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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:

Caitlyn Jekel, Government Relations Director
caitlyn.jekel@esd.wa.gov

 

ESD's 2024 legislative priorities

Participate in the agency's rule-making process.

View additional resources for legislative and other government staff.


Legislative reports

2024

June 2024 Economic Security for All

2023

December 2023 Economic Security for All

2023 Confidentiality of ESD Records and Data

2023 Annual Report: Paid Family and Medical Leave

2023 Apprenticeship Report

2023 Federal Funding Shortfall

2023 Financial Report

2023 Actuarial Annual Report for Paid Family and Medical Leave

2023 Paid Family & Medical Leave Program Needs and Resources

2022 Annual Labor Market and Economic Report

May 2023 Economic Security for All

2023 ESSB 5097 Family Member Expansion Analysis: 2nd Report

2023 Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities

2022

2022 ESSB 5193 Quarterly Report (Q3)

2022 Transportation network companies

2022 Financial report

2022 Economic Security for All

2022 Impact of increasing the minimum weekly benefit amount

2022 Annual report: Paid Family and Medical Leave

2022 Work search flexibilities

2022 Integrating Paid Family and Medical Leave and Help Me Grow Washington Services

2022 ESSB 5193 Quarterly Report (Q2)

2022 Agricultural Seasonal Workforce Services Report

Paid Leave Program Operational Needs and Resources

2022 Paid Family and Medical Leave Voluntary Plan Costs and Fees

2022 ESSB 5193 Quarterly Report (Q1)

2022 ESSB 5097 Family Member Expansion Analysis

 

2021

2021 ESSB 5193 Quarterly Report (Q4)

2021 Annual Labor Market and Economic Report 

2021 Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Participation by Industry

2021 Paid Family and Medical Leave Voluntary Plan Report

2021 Paid Family and Medical Leave Annual Report

2021 UI Google CCAI Report

2021 Taxable wage report

Unemployment benefits for undocumented workers

2021 Impact of increasing the weekly minimum benefit amount

2021 ESSB 5193 Quarterly Report (Q3)

2021 Confidentiality of ESD Records and Data

2021 Integrating Paid Leave and Help Me Grow Report

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 (Q2)

2021 Upgrading the Unemployment Insurance Call Center Phone System Report

2021 Employment Services to Individuals with Disabilities Report

 

2020

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)
2021 Opioid Evaluation Report

 


 

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