Committee Work

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. 


Notice of 7/11 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 Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 1:00pm in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

The draft witness list, agenda, and testimony from the Executive are available below:


Notice of 7/1 Hearing on B23-133 with Agenda

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a public hearing on the "Supporting Essential Workers Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act of 2019” (B23-133) on Monday, July 1, at beginning at 1:00pm in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

A draft witness list and agenda is available here.


Mark-Up of Confirmation Resolution for OEA Nominee Dionna Lewis

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will convene a meeting to consider the “Office of Employee Appeals Dionna Lewis Confirmation Resolution of 2019” (PR 23-0281) on Wednesday, June 26, at 1:30pm in Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

A draft agenda, draft committee print, nominee questionnaire responses, and submitted testimonies are available below:


Public Roundtable on Confirmation of OEA Nominee Dionna Lewis

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a public roundtable on the nomination of Dionna Lewis to the Office of Employee Appeals Board (PR23-0281) on Wednesday, June 5, beginning at 2:30pm in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

A draft witness list and agenda is available here.


Labor and Workforce Development Committee FY20 Budget Report and Recommendations

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, having conducted hearings and received testimony on the Mayor’s proposed operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2020 for the agencies under its purview, reported its final recommendations for review and consideration by the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

A copy of the Committee's final report and recommendations is available here: FY20_LWD_Budget_report_05-15-19.pdf