March Meeting Information

Our next Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 26, at Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501.

Please use the overflow parking at the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene at 940 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, just a block away.

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Speaker: Amy Leneker, Compass Consulting,

Presenting: CliftonStrengths: How to Identify your Strengths and Meet Your Goals will help you identify your top strengths and develop strategies for meeting your goals using those strengths.  You will leave the workshop with a personalized action plan to help you apply your strengths at work and beyond. Whether you’re an individual seeking professional development, or a leader seeking to empower your team, this course will provide the tools and resources needed to use your strengths to meet your goals.  Attend this workshop and find out why people who use their strengths every day feel 6 times more engaged at work!

Note: If possible, take the Clifton Strengths Assessment prior to the meeting. There is a $49 version that ranks all 34 strengths and a $19 version that ranks your top 5.

It is not required, but will make the training more robust if you have taken it.

https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us/cliftonstrengths-how-it-works

 LMS Training Credit: ICSEW Membership meetings are available on the State Learning Management System (LMS)! Sign up through LMS to receive credit in your training transcript.  Members and guests are encouraged to sign up through LMS. All regular meetings are free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or employment status. Guests from outside State Government employment are encouraged to use Eventbrite to sign up for meetings.

Agenda: Meeting Agenda 03/26/19

RSVP: We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP using either LMS or Eventbrite.

Bill Alert: SB 5327

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5327

Expanding career connected learning opprotunities

Link to the bill: SB 5327

Why does this bill matter to you?

Creates a career connected learning cross-agency work group to:

  • Scale up and expand high-quality career connected learning opportunities in communities across the state; and
  • Coordinate agency functions and external partnerships and carry out certain duties and responsibilities.

Establishes the career connected learning grant program as a competitive grant program to advance the strategic plan. Creates the career connected learning account and allows the employment security department to use funds deposited in the account for purposes of the grant program. Requires the following to employ or contract with at least one career connected learning coordinator: The state board for community and technical colleges, the University of Washington, Washington State University, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College. Requires the workforce training and education coordinating board, in cooperation with operating agencies of the state training system and private career schools and colleges, to: Ensure that expansion of K-12 and postsecondary opportunities for career connected learning is incorporated into the state plan adopted for the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins career and technical education improvement act.

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

March Meeting

Our next Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 26, at Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501. Don’t forget to register!

RSVP: We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP using either LMS or Eventbrite.

Speaker: Amy Leneker, Compass Consulting,
Presenting: CliftonStrengths: How to Identify your Strengths and Meet Your Goals

Cost: The cost is free. However,  if possible, take the Clifton Strengths Assessment prior to the meeting. There is a $49 version that ranks all 34 strengths and a $19 version that ranks your top 5.

It is not required, but will make the training more robust if you have taken it.
https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us/cliftonstrengths-how-it-works

Additional information available at: https://icsew.wa.gov

Bill Alert: HB 1601

Bill alert HB 1601

Bill alert HB 1601Adobe PDF Document

ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1601

Creating universal worker protections act

Link to the bill: HB 1601

Why does this bill matter to you?

Creates the Employee Fair Classification Act, which creates new provisions prohibiting the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and creates remedies, including civil penalties and damages.

  • Provides for the creation of workers’ boards, when certain thresholds are met, to set minimum pay rates and other labor standards for workers in certain industries.
  • Establishes procedures for creating portable benefits for workers in certain industries.
  • Specifies certain rights for workers and prohibits retaliation.
  • Requires contributing agents to provide data and reports about workers.
  • Requires the Department of Labor and Industries to investigate complaints, impose sanctions, conduct surveys, and fulfill other duties.

 

 

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: SB 5395

Bill alert SB 5395

Bill Alert SB 5395Adobe PDF Document

ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5395

Concerning comprehensive sexual health education

Link to the bill: SB 5395

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Requires each public school, by September 1, 2020, to provide comprehensive sexual health education as an integral part of the curriculum that is evidence-informed, medically and scientifically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive for all students regardless of their protected class status under the state civil rights act, and includes information and skills-based instruction that:

(1) Encourages healthy relationships that are based on mutual respect and affection and are free from violence, coercion, and intimidation;

(2) Teaches how to identify and respond to attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual violence; and

(3) Emphasizes the importance of affirmative consent as a requirement before sexual activity. Requires instruction and materials to be inclusive and use language and strategies that recognize all members of a protected class under the state civil rights act. Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop comprehensive sexual health education instructional materials review tools and make them available on his or her web site.

 

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: HB1056

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1056

CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY THE ROLE OF THE WORKPLACE IN HELPING CURB DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Link to the bill: HB 1056

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Since government is a large employer, findings from this task force could affect state agencies.

  • Creates a Joint Legislative Task Force on domestic violence and workplace resources to identify the role of the workplace in helping to curb domestic violence.

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: SB 5393

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5393: College Promise Scholarship

Link to the bill: SB 5393

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Creates the Washington college promise scholarship program to:
(1) Replace the state need grant program; and
(2) Provide a statewide free college program for eligible participants and greater access to post secondary education for state residents.

Requires the office of student financial assistance to:
(1) Implement and administer the program;
(2) Establish rules for implementation of the program; and
(3) Award Washington college promise scholarships to eligible students beginning in academic year 2021-2022.

  • Requires the legislature to appropriate funding for the program.
  • Requires the caseload forecast council to estimate the anticipated caseload of the program and submit the caseload forecast.
  • Repeals certain statutes in chapter 28B.92 RCW regarding the state need grant program.
  • Repeals chapter 28B.119 RCW (the Washington promise scholarship program).

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by: