Paid Family & Medical Leave Advisory Committee

The Paid Family & Medical Leave Advisory Committee consists of eight voting members, four representing employees and four representing employers. An ESD representative and the ombuds are ex officio members. The committee may comment on rules, policies, and other specified matters and study issues as the committee determines. Members include:

  • Department Representative: Ms. Carla Reyes, Acting Paid Family and Medical Leave Director
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Mr. Bob Battles, Association of Washington Business
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Ms. Christine Brewer, Associated General Contractors of Washington/Avista
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Ms. Julia Gorton, Washington Hospitality Association
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Ms. Tammie Hetrick, Washington Retail Association
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Mr. Joe Kendo, Washington State Labor Council
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Ms. Samantha Grad, UFCW 21
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Ms. Maggie Humphreys, MomsRising
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Ms. Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Ombuds: Ms. Edsonya Charles

Next meeting:

    • When: June 21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
    • Where: Employment Security Department | 640 Woodland Sq. Lp., Lacey, Washington | Room: Park Place
    • Agenda | Presentation

Upcoming meetings:

  • Download the updated list of monthly meetings through December 2018. Meeting locations will be announced prior to the meeting, and any changes to schedule will be announced well in advance.

Past meetings:

Additional materials: