About the Committee

Councilmember Silverman serves as Chairperson of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development for Council Period 23, which runs from January 2019 through December 2020. The Committee is responsible for legislation and oversight of job training and workforce development programs, unemployment insurance, workers' wage and hour rights, labor relations, and public sector worker matters.

Committee Activities

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Agencies Within the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development:

  • Adult Career Pathways Task Force
  • Apprenticeship Council
  • Department of Employment Services
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Employees’ Compensation Fund
  • Office of Employee Appeals
  • Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • Public Employee Relations Board
  • Unemployment Compensation Fund
  • Universal Paid Leave Fund
  • Workforce Investment Council
  • Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee

The Committee office is located on the first floor of the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Suite 115.

Committee Members

  • Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Chairperson (I-At-Large)
    Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6)
  • Councilmember David Grosso (D-At-Large)
    Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, (D-Ward 5)
  • Councilmember Robert White, (D-At-Large)

Testifying Before the Committee

Anyone wishing to testify before the Committee are asked to contact Ms. Charnisa Royster at Labor@dccouncil.us or (202) 724-7772. The Committee will attempt to accommodate all requests for special accommodations and oral interpretation. Those representing organizations will have five minutes to present their testimony, and individuals will have three minutes to present their testimony; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.

Committee Staff