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Audit of Unemployment Insurance

The Joint Legislative Committee held a hearing this past week to review the recent audits of the Department of Workforce Development. Myself and Assembly Republican colleagues have proposed legislation to require the elimination of the backlog within 30 days, an increase in call center hours to 12 hours per day, 7 days a week, and a reduction of the salaries of DWD bureaucrats if these issues do not get resolved.

Here are some of the findings from the Legislative Audit Bureau’s nonpartisan audit of the Unemployment Insurance processing problems at the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). 

  • DWD put 77.6 percent of individuals into adjudication on their initial UI claim to the state.
  • As of October 10, 2020, there were 96,623 individuals with claims in adjudication.
  • DWD was responsible for 11 of the 13 weeks (84.6 percent) that it took, on average, to resolve the initial claims of the random sample of 250 individuals.
  • The most-common issues that accounted for time elapsing involved instances when DWD had not resolved issues even though it had the information to do so and because it had not requested information it needed from individuals and employers.




COVID Testing in Brown County

Brown County has updated COVID-19 testing and the local response to the pandemic. Click here for the latest information from this week.

Residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or who recently attended a gathering are encouraged to get tested by contacting their health care provider or by visiting or Impact 2-1-1 for community testing sites.

Click the link below for the latest Coronavirus updates from Brown County