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Upcoming Meetings

Phase Four Listening Session
When: Monday, October 15, 2018 | 9:00am - 11:00pm
Where: Employment Security Department | Park Place A & B (1st Floor)  |  640 Woodland Square Loop SE  |  Lacey, Washington 
Call-in information: See Agenda. 
Agenda | Presentation 

Phase Two Public Hearing #1
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Employment Security Department | Park Place A & B (1st Floor)  |  640 Woodland Square Loop SE  |  Lacey, Washington 
Call-in information: TBD
Agenda | Presentation | Rules

Phase Two Public Hearing #2
When: Monday, October 29, 2018 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Spokane City Center | 322 N Spokane Falls Court  |  Spokane, Washington 
Call-in information: TBD
Agenda | Presentation | Rules

Phase Three Stakeholder Meeting
When: Friday, November 2, 2018 | 9:00am - 11:00pm
Where: Employment Security Department | Park Place A & B (1st Floor)  |  640 Woodland Square Loop SE  |  Lacey, Washington 
Call-in information: TBD
Agenda | Presentation | Rules

Phase Four Stakeholder Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 9:00am - 11:00pm
Where: Employment Security Department | Park Place A & B (1st Floor)  |  640 Woodland Square Loop SE  |  Lacey, Washington 
Call-in information: TBD
Agenda | Presentation | Rules


Previous Meetings

Dec. 12, 2017 | Phase One Listening Session
Dec. 19, 2017 | Phase One Listening Session
Feb. 2, 2018 | Phase One Stakeholder Meeting | Transcript
March 6, 2018 | Phase One Stakeholder Meeting | Transcript
March 26, 2018 | Phase Two Listening Session
April 2, 2018 | Phase Two Listening Session
May 14, 2018 | Phase Two Stakeholder Meeting | Transcript
May 23, 2018 | Phase One Public Hearing | Transcript
June 25, 2018 | Phase Two Stakeholder Meeting | Transcript 
August 9, 2018 | Phase Three Listening Session
September 18, 2018 | Phase Three Listening Session | Transcript


Types of Rules Meetings

Listening session

Listening sessions occur at the beginning of a new phase of rulemaking. They provide an informal opportunity for the public to provide input and guidance directly to Paid Family and Medical Leave policy staff on what they should have in mind as they begin to develop the rules around certain topics. There are one or two listening sessions in each phase.

Stakeholder meeting

Stakeholder meetings are scheduled after a draft of rules has been made public. They are less formal than public hearings and give the public a chance to provide feedback on the draft and offer ideas on which rules might need improvement. There are two stakeholder meetings in each phase. There is a court reporter present.

Public hearing

Public hearings take place near the end of a phase after the agency has filed its proposed rules with the Code Reviser's Office. They are formal hearings that represent the final opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the proposed rules before the rules are finalized and become effective. There are one or two public hearings in each phase. There is a court reporter present.


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