We work to ensure that Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance system is both fair to qualified participants and reasonable for employers.

The WPC advocates for an unemployment insurance program in Wisconsin that balances economic support for individuals who lose employment through no fault of their own with a taxation system on employers that is affordable and reflects their history of using the system.

A WPC representative has served on the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council (UIAC) since the early 1980s.  The UIAC advises the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), which administers the program in the state through the authority of the U.S. Department of Labor.  

The UI Advisory Council is comprised of five individuals representing employers (including one who must represent small employers/businesses), five representing employees, and a non-voting chair from the Department of Workforce Development.

The WI unemployment insurance system provides a defined “safety net,” or support system, replacing a percentage of lost wages for a period of time as individuals seek new employment or await recall to previous employment.