Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council Hosting Public Hearing Dec. 15
MADISON – The Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) is seeking suggestions from stakeholders and the public for its next slate of recommended legislative changes.
The Council will host a hybrid public hearing from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, using WebEx web conferencing technology and in person at 201 E. Washington Ave, Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, written comments may be submitted through Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.
Statutory language establishing the Council, its role in advising the department, and its work to submit amendments to the Legislature took effect in 1968. The Council’s most recent agreed-upon bill cleared both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature, and Gov. Tony Evers signed it on April 8, 2022.
Submit Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted to Steve Peters, Chair, Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council, 201 E Washington Avenue, Room C100, Madison, WI 53703, or via email to: WCAdvisoryCouncil@dwd.wisconsin.gov. The submission deadline for written comments is Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.
Attend the Public Hearing
- TIME: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- DATE: Dec. 15, 2022
- LOCATION: 201 E. Washington Ave, Madison, Conference Room H103
- ATTEND VIRTUALLY: Register via WebEx. You must register in advance to attend virtually.
About the Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council
A citizen advisory council has existed since 1911 to assist DWD and the Legislature in amending the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act. The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) was created by Chapter 327 Laws of 1967 (effective February 18, 1968) to advise the Department and Legislature on policy matters concerning the development and administration of the worker’s compensation law. The Council strives to maintain the overall stability of the workers compensation system without regard to partisan changes in the legislative or executive branches of government.
The statutes prescribe the Council’s membership as follows:
- Five employee representatives (voting members).
- Five employer representatives (voting members).
- Three insurer representatives (non-voting members).
- One department representative (traditionally serves as chair).