Committee Work

2019 Performance Oversight Hearing: Dept. of Employment Services & Workforce Investment Council (Public Witnesses)

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a performance oversight hearing on Wednesday, February 26, beginning at 10:00am in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) to discuss the following agencies:

  • Department of Employment Services (public witnesses)
  • Workforce Investment Council (public witnesses)

Government witnesses will be testifying on Friday, March 1, at 10am in Room 500, and responses to pre-hearing performance questions can be found here: http://dccouncil.us/labor-and-workforce-development/ 

The agenda and witness list are available here: Agenda_and_witness_list__PO_hearing_DOES__WIC__public_witnesses__02-27-19.docx

 

 

 


2019 Performance Oversight Hearing: Office of Human Resources and Office of Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining

Weather permitting, the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a performance oversight hearing on Wednesday, February 20, at 10:00am in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). The hearing will focus on the following agencies:

  • Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • Department of Human Resources

The draft agenda and witness list, as well as the executive branch testimonies, are below:

Responses to pre-hearing performance questions can be found here: http://dccouncil.us/labor-and-workforce-development/

Silverman Letter on Transition Plan for Providence Hospital Workers

Closing the health equity gap in the District has become even more urgent with the full closing of Providence Hospital in Ward 5 anticipated by July 2019. As chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, Councilmember Silverman sent a letter to Mayor Bowser to request a clear course of action to assist Providence Hospital workers in transitioning to new employment and to ensure that the workers are aware of the resources the District offers to support job changes.

Councilmember Silverman's letter to Mayor Bowser, the Department of Employment Services' (DOES) response, and the attachments to DOES' response are below:


2019 Performance Oversight Hearing: Public Employee Relations Board and Office of Employee Appeals

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a performance oversight hearing on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1:00pm in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) regarding the following agencies:

  • Public Employee Relations Board
  • Office of Employee Appeals

The draft agenda and witness list, as well as the executive branch testimonies, are below:

The pre-hearing performance responses are available at http://dccouncil.us/labor-and-workforce-development/.


Public Oversight Roundtable on the Universal Paid Leave Act (L21-264)

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will convene a public oversight roundtable on the Implementation of Law 21-264, the Universal Paid Leave Act on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 beginning at 1:30pm in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). The law establishes a paid leave system to provide partial wage replacement for District residents in need of leave from work due to serious family illness, personal medical leave, or care for a new child.

Please see hearing materials included below: 


Committee Mark-Up on B22-212 and Four Confirmation Resolutions with Agenda

The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold an additional meeting on Monday, November 26, at 3:30pm in Room 123 on the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). The Committee will consider the following measures:

  • B22-212, “District Government Employee Residency Amendment Act of 2017”
  • PR 22-0982, “Director of the Department of Employment Services Unique Morris-Hughes Confirmation Resolution of 2018”
  • PR 22-1049, “Public Employee Relations Board Douglas A. Warshof Confirmation Resolution of 2018”
  • PR 22-1053, “Office of Employee Appeals Clarence Labor Confirmation Resolution of 2018”
  • PR 22-0978, “Office of Employee Appeals Peter Rosenstein Resolution of 2018”
    • Note: Councilmember Robert White is the designated committee chair for purposes of this resolution.
  • Report on the Activities of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development for Council Period 22

An agenda along with draft committee prints and reports are available below:


Public Roundtable on Police Union/MPD Collective Bargaining Agreement with Agenda

On Wednesday, November 14, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee held a public roundtable on PR22-1048, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the District of Columbia Government Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Police Union (Fraternal Order of Police/Metropolitan Police Department (FOP/MPD) Labor Committee (Compensation Unit 3) Approval Resolution of 2018.

The roundtable was in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (130 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) at 1:00pm. The draft agenda and witness list are available here.


Paid Leave Oversight Roundtable with Agenda

On Tuesday, October 9, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee will hold its fourth oversight roundtable on implementation of the Universal Paid Leave Act. It will be in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) at 10:00am.

A draft agenda and witness list is attached here. The latest progress reports from the Department of Employment Services can be found here: elissasilverman.com/paidfamilyleave


Committee Mark Up on B22-777 with Agenda

The Committee on Labor & Workforce Development will hold a Committee mark-up on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 2:00pm in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) on the following legislation: 

  • B22-777, “Pathways to District Government Careers Amendment Act of 2018”

The agenda and draft Committee reports are attached below.


UPDATED: Notice of 6/21 First Source Roundtable with Addt'l Materials

Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, will hold a public roundtable on the District of Columbia’s First Source hiring law and employment program, which sets hiring requirements for taxpayer-funded projects. The roundtable will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

The roundtable notice and additional materials are below: