Committee Work

FY19-20 Performance Oversight Hearings

Performance oversight is a critical part of the District government's process for deciding what needs should be better met by District agencies. Materials for the FY19-20 performance oversight hearings held by Councilmember Silverman's Committee on Labor and Workforce Development are available below. Performance oversight materials can also be found on the D.C. Council's website here: dccouncil.us/labor-and-workforce-development-3/.

Find the full Council schedule of performance oversight hearings here.


1/30 Paid Leave Implementation Roundtable

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will convene a public oversight roundtable on the implementation of the “Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016” and on PR23-0647, “Rulemaking for Paid Family Leave Benefits Approval Resolution of 2020.” The roundtable will be on Thursday, January 30, at 2020 at 11:00am in Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

The draft agenda, witness list, and testimony from the Department of Employment Services is available below:


Committee Mark-Up on PR23-563, B23-531, B23-133 and B23-471

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold an additional meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:15am in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) to vote on the following items: 

  • PR23-563, “Public Employee Relations Board Peter Winkler Confirmation Resolution of 2020”
  • B23-531, “Collective Bargaining Fair Compare Amendment Act of 2020”
  • B23-133, “Supporting Essential Workers Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act of 2020”
  • B23-471,“Independent Compliance Office Establishment Amendment Act of 2020”

The draft agenda is below along with draft committee prints, comparative prints, and reports:


Public Roundtable on Public Employee Relations Board Nominees

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a roundtable on two nominations to the Public Employee Relations Board on Wednesday, December 11, at 10:00am in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

The nominees are Harriet Segar (PR23-539) and Peter Winkler (PR23-563).

The draft agenda and witness list, testimonies of the nominees and a testimony received from a public witness are available here:


12/6 Hearing on Legislation to Ban Non-Compete Agreements in the District

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, December 6, at 10:00am in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) on the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2019 (B23-0494).

A draft agenda and witness list are available below, along with testimony from D.C. Department of Employment Services Director Unique Morris-Hughes.


12/3 Hearing on Collective Bargaining Fair Compare Amendment Act w/Draft Agenda

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 3, at 10:00am in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) on the Collective Bargaining Fair Compare Amendment Act of 2019 (B23-531).

A draft agenda and witness list are available below, along with testimony from D.C. Department of Human Resources Director Ventris Gibson.


10/16 Paid Leave Implementation Roundtable

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will convene a public oversight roundtable on the Implementation of the “Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016” on Wednesday, October 16, at 10:00am in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

The draft agenda, witness list, and written testimony received to date are available below:


Fall 2019 Workforce Roundtables

The DC Council is reviewing the performance of the DC Infrastructure Academy, Local Adult Training program, Project Empowerment, and DC Career Connections to understand past program activities and to help inform its analysis for future budget decisions. In the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget, the Council partly funded these programs on a one-year basis, placing most of the remaining funds for the three successive budget years in reserve. The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will review the programs’ budgets as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget process. 

Below is the data requested from the Department of Employment Services (DOES) by the Committee to determine the programs’ outcomes in preparation for the FY21 budget process.


9/25 Hearing on Marijuana-Related Legislation (B23-0266 & B23-0309) with Draft Agenda

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 25, at 11:00am in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) on the following measures:

  • B23-0266: “Prohibition of Marijuana Testing Act of 2019”
  • B23-0309: “Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Amendment Act of 2019”

A draft agenda and witness list are available below, along with testimony from D.C. Department of Human Resources Director Ventris Gibson.


Council Letter on Proposed Rule Changes to Paid Family Leave Benefits

A copy of the letter from members of the Council of the District of Columbia with comments on Proposed Rules Adding a New Chapter 35, “Paid Leave Benefits” to Title 7 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations may be downloaded here. It was originally sent on September 6, 2019 to D.C. Department of Employment Services Director Unique Morris-Hughes.