Committee Work

Public Oversight Roundtable: Paid Family Leave

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I-At-Large), Chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a Public Oversight Roundtable on the Paid Family Leave program. The Roundtable aired on the DC Council channel and TV Channel 13, and an archived recording can be found here

The Committee received presentations from both public witnesses and government witnesses from the Department of Employment Services (DOES). 

The agenda, witness list, and witness testimonies are included below:


Committee FY2021 Budget Presentation to the Committee of the Whole

Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I-At-Large), Chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, presented her Committee's FY 2021 budget recommendations to the Committee of the Whole on Monday, June 29, 2020.  

The Committee of the Whole meeting will be available for later viewing via dccouncil.us.

The Committee documents are below:


Committee Report on FY21 Budget for Mark-Up

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a meeting and vote on its Draft Report and Recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request and Budget Support Act for Agencies under its purview on Wednesday, June 24, at 1:30pm.  

The Committee Mark-up meeting will be available for later viewing via dccouncil.us.

The Committee documents are below:


FY 2021 Government Witness Hearing

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee held a hearing for government witnesses on the FY 2021 proposed budget regarding all agencies under the Committee’s purview. The hearing was held online using WebX and the full recording will be posted publicly on entertainment.dc.gov.

The agenda and Department of Employment Services (DOES) testimony are available below: 


FY 2021 Budget, Public Witness Hearing

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee held a hearing for public witnesses on the FY 2021 proposed budget regarding all agencies under the Committee’s purview. The hearing was held online using WebX and the full recording will be posted publicly on entertainment.dc.gov.

The draft agenda, public witness list, and public witness testimonies are available below. 


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.