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F0469B1CB921757A87258369007B762F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SMART ACT HEARING

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Dec 20, 2018      
Location SCR 357



Colorado Department of Labor and Employment SMART Act Hearing - Committee Discussion Only


03:29:25 PM  

Sam Walker, Executive Director, Department of Labor and Employment, introduced himself and began his discussion of the responsibilities of the department by introducing the division directors.  He provided a handout of his presentation to the committee (Attachment D).

03:44:05 PM  
Mr. Walker responded to questions from the committee regarding hold times for unemployment insurance inquiries to the department. He invited Jeff Fitzgerald to respond to the committee.
03:44:48 PM  

Jeff Fitzgerald, Division of Unemployment Insurance, responded to questions from the committee.

03:49:58 PM  

Mr. Walker continued his discussion of the operations of the department.

03:50:21 PM  

Mr. Fitzgerald returned to the table to discuss the role of the unemployment insurance division and its recent accomplishments.

03:53:15 PM  

Matthew Blackman, Budget Director, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.

04:04:15 PM  

Mr. Fitzgerald continued his discussion of the operations of the division.

04:05:48 PM  
Bill Dowling, Division of Employment and
Training, discussed the role of the division and its recent accomplishments.
04:10:54 PM  
Alex Hall, Division of Labor Standards
and Statistics, discussed the role of the division and its recent accomplishments.
 She responded to questions from the committee.
04:16:18 PM  
Mr. Walker responded to questions from the committee.
04:16:36 PM  
Ms. Hall responded to questions from the committee regarding wage theft.
04:22:28 PM  
Mr. Walker continued to respond to questions from the committee.
04:23:08 PM  
Ms. Hall continued to respond to the committee's questioning related to worker's compensation claims.
04:25:18 PM  

Paul Tauriello, Division of Workers' Compensation, discussed the operations of the division and its current accomplishments.

04:28:58 PM  
Mahesh Albuquerque, Division of Oil and Public Safety, discussed the role of the Division and its accomplishments. He responded to questions from the committee.
04:35:56 PM  

Steve Anton, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, discussed the role of the division and its recent accomplishments.

04:42:03 PM  

Mr. Walker highlighted the department's legislative agenda and implementation of 2018 legislation.

04:43:35 PM  
Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Colorado Workforce Development Council, discussed the TalentFOUND program.
04:46:54 PM  
Mr. Walker made concluding remarks.






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