DWD Administrative Rules

Current DWD Administrative Rules

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Status of Proposed Emergency Rules

Proposed Emergency Rule Status
DWD 102 , 113 and 123: Protecting Wisconsin employers from the adverse financial effects of COVID-19 – Scope Statement SS 075-21 Scope Statement published on August 30, 2021. See "Rules Open for Public Comment" below.

Emergency Rules Currently in Effect

Emergency Rule Effective Date Expiration Date
- DWD 102: Employer Contribution Rates for 2022 – EmR2118 June 29, 2021 November 25, 2021
- DWD 113: Interest Waiver for Delinquent Reimbursements Due to COVID-19 – EmR 2108 March 1, 2021 September 26, 2021
- DWD 123 Benefit Charges Related to Public Health Emergency – EmR2112 May 6, 2021 October 2, 2021
- DWD 301: COVID-19 Protections for Migrant Workers – EmR2109 March 19, 2021 October 14, 2021

Status of Proposed Permanent Rules

Proposed Rule Status
DWD 80: Minor and technical changes to the worker's compensation program – Scope Statement SS 049-21 Scope Statement published on May 17, 2021.
DWD 80, 272, 277: Replacing derogatory or offensive terminology with current, inclusive terminology - Clearinghouse Rule CR 20-031 On June 7, 2021, DWD submitted the rule to the chief clerks to begin legislative review.
DWD 80.32: Worker's compensation minimum permanent partial disability ratings – Scope Statement SS 048-21 Scope Statement published on May 17, 2021.
DWD 81: Worker's compensation treatment guidelines – Scope Statement SS 050-21 Scope Statement published on May 17, 2021.
DWD 102 and 147: Converting Standard Industrial Classification ("SIC") code references to the North American Industry Classification System ("NAICS") codes and minor technical updates - Scope Statement SS 052-19 The DWD Secretary approved the Scope Statement on June 21, 2019.
DWD 226: Bone marrow donation leave and organ donation leave - Scope Statement SS 101-20 The DWD Secretary approved the Scope Statement on August 14, 2020.
DWD 801: Wisconsin Fast Forward Workforce Training Grants – Scope Statement SS 009-20 The DWD Secretary approved the Scope Statement on April 3, 2020.
DWD 802: Technical Education Equipment Grants - Clearinghouse Rule CR 20-015 On August 10, 2021, DWD submitted a germane modification of the rule to the legislature.

Rules Open for Public Comment

Proposed or Emergency Rule Public Hearing Deadline for Submitting Comments Comment
DWD 102 , 113 and 123: Protecting Wisconsin employers from the adverse financial effects of COVID-19 – Scope Statement SS 075-21 A preliminary public hearing on the Scope Statement will be held on September 8, 2021. See the hearing notice for more information. September 8, 2021 Comments may be made by emailing DWDAdminRules@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Public Comment on the Economic Impact of Proposed Administrative Rules

The Department of Workforce Development is in the process of preparing an economic impact analysis (EIA) for the proposed administrative rules found below. The Department is interested in obtaining information and advice from businesses, associations representing businesses, local governmental units, and individuals that may be affected by proposed administrative rules. The comments will be considered when the Department prepares an Economic Impact Analysis under s. 227.137, Wis. Stats.

You may comment electronically on a particular rule by clicking on the link in the Submit Electronic Feedback Column for the given rule, or mail feedback to the following:

Department of Workforce Development
Attn: Legal Counsel
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946

Pursuant to Executive Order #50 (2011) and s. 227.137, Wis. Stats., the Department must include in an EIA the information for the areas listed below. To review all of the information that must be included in an EIA, you may refer to the Executive Order and statutory provisions.

When submitting comments, please provide specific information for the areas listed below and include any supporting economic data, studies or reports. Please do NOT submit comments on the revisions to the rules at this time.

The following information must be discussed in an EIA:

  1. Any implementation or compliance costs that are reasonably expected to be incurred.
  2. Actual quantifiable benefits of the proposed rule.
  3. Whether the proposed rule would adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, jobs, or the overall economic competitiveness of the state.
  4. Economic impacts of alternatives to the proposed rule.

If you are a small business as defined in s. 227.114(1), Wis. Stats., please identify yourself as a small business in your comments. Please refer to s. 227.19(3)(e)3. and 4., Wis. Stats., for further information when you are preparing your comments as a small business.

You may view the status of current rulemaking and view documents associated with rulemaking at the Wisconsin Administrative Rules website. Wisconsin state agencies value your involvement in agency decision-making and have created this website to make it easy for you to monitor and participate in rulemaking.

Following the public comment period for the EIA, the Department will prepare a "Fiscal Analysis and Economic Impact Analysis" containing relevant information that is received. Once the EIA process is completed, the Department will submit the rule package and economic impact analysis to the Legislative Council under s. 227.15, Wis. Stats., and hearings on the proposed rule will then be held after proper notice in accordance with ss. 227.17 and 227.18, Wis. Stats.

Proposed Rules Open for Public Comment on their Economic Impact

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