November 20, 2018 Meeting Information

Location: Washington State Department of Corrections (located inside the Edna Lucille Goodrich Building) 7345 Linderson Way SW Tumwater, WA 98501. Conference room #1028.
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Directions: From I-5 South: Take exit 101 and turn left onto Tumwater Blvd. Go about a quarter mile and take a left at the light onto Linderson Way. The Edna Lucille Goodrich Building is the first building on the left.
From I-5 North: Follow I-5 to Exit 101 and take a right onto Tumwater Blvd. Continue and take a left at the first intersection, Linderson Way. The Edna Lucille Goodrich Building is the first building on the left.

Parking and other information: There are a limited number of parking spots in the visitor lot. There is also a limited amount of free street parking on 73rd Avenue. Visitors are highly encouraged to carpool or take public transportation. Please check in at the front security desk have your state ID or other photo ID ready. If you park your personal vehicle in the visitor lot, please note the make and model with the security desk when you check in.

RSVP: Please RSVP on EventBrite no later than November 16, 2018.

 Meeting Agenda November 20, 2018Adobe PDF Document

Speaker Line Up

Annie Barrett, Vibrant Soulful, Eating Healthy During the Holidays
The holidays are fast approaching. Many of us will be attending office potlucks and numerous holiday parties. Extra sweets and snacks will also be guests at those holiday get-togethers. But you don’t have to sacrifice fun and flavor to stay healthy during the holidays. Health Coach Annie Barrett from Vibrant Soulful will stop by and teach us some healthy eating tips to maintain wellness during the holidays.

Eileen Yoshina, Puget Sound Educational Service District, Leading with Racial Equity: Beyond Diversity and Inclusion
The Puget Sound Educational Service District adopted a mission to eliminate the opportunity gap by leading with racial equity. Eileen Yoshina, manager of equity in education, will share learnings about what it means to lead with racial equity, how this work differs from cultural competence, diversity and inclusion efforts, and facilitate discussion about the future of racial equity work in Washington state.

Cheri Randich, Legislative Information Center, Navigating the Legislative WebsiteI want to learn about legislation, but how do I do it? Where do I go? Who sponsored this bill? What does it mean?  Tracking and understanding bills and laws that impact us can be confusing. Cheri Randich with the Legislative Information Center will give an interactive, easy tutorial on how to use the Washington State Legislature’s  website to find what you’re looking for.

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, Successes and Challenges of Health Care Reform
Wellness is one of the ICSEW’s key values. Access to health care impacts everyone. Health care in Washington state is always evolving, one of the most recent changes being the Affordable Care Act. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will speak with us about his office and how it has addressed successes and challenges while our health care system evolves.

Meeting Schedule


ICSEW Meeting Calendar updated 10/23/2018Adobe PDF Document

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance at committee meetings is essential to ensure that decisions made represent the opinions of the committee as a whole. An ICSEW representative may forfeit their appointment as a result of poor attendance.

Notice of all absences must be provided to the Membership Chair. An absence will be excused when notice is provided at least two days in advance of the meeting AND the representative has arranged for an alternate to attend in their absence.

Two unexcused absences in a row will result in the Membership Subcommittee contacting the representative’s director or equivalent. View the attendance policy 620.0 on our Policies and Procedures PageAdobe PDF Document.

Meeting Rules & Guidelines

  1. Members serve as goodwill ambassadors for their agency and the Governor of the State of Washington.
  2. Members are on time.
  3. Members are engaged and actively participating.
  4. Members treat their member colleagues and guests with respect by not interrupting or putting others down.
  5. Members are accountable for their words and actions.
  6. Members keep an open mind and assume the best.
  7. Members are encouraged to voice differing options. The sum of the part is greater than the whole.
  8. Members will share and utilize their business knowledge.
  9. Members will make decisions in an inclusive manner.
  10. Members will introduce themselves to someone new or someone they do not know.
  11. On meeting days, members are asked to avoid the use of scented deodrants, hair products, body sprays, and lotions in consideration of others. Members are encouraged to choose an unscented version of these items.
  12. Members notify the Membership Subcommittee Chair in advance if you will be absent from a meeting.


  • Meeting Voting Proxy FormAdobe PDF Document– missing a meeting? Complete the proxy form to give your alternate voting authority in your absence.


Friday Legislation Update

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $1.9 Million to Improve Apprenticeship Opportunities for Youth and Adults with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) today announced the award of a $1.9 million contract to develop pilot projects focused on apprenticeship opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities in high-growth industries.

ODEP awarded a two-year contract to Social Policy Research Associates Inc. (SPRA) of Oakland, California, to research, develop, test, and evaluate innovative strategies in existing apprenticeship programs that provide skills training to people with disabilities. Efforts will specifically focus on quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship pilots in high-growth industries such as information technology, healthcare, and emerging sectors. SPRA will document and share best practices so that other apprenticeship efforts may replicate promising approaches.

“Apprenticeships are a proven strategy for connecting job creators with motivated, highly skilled workers, yet people with disabilities are disproportionately underrepresented in apprenticeship programs and in the workforce at large,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Jennifer Sheehy. “This project will help us determine ways to ensure people with disabilities acquire the skills and credentials needed to obtain an in-demand position in a high-growth business or industry, where jobs pay family sustaining wages.”

Today’s announcement grows out of President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeship in America, which calls for increasing the number of apprentices in the U.S. across all industries.

ODEP works to increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities by developing and influencing policies and practices. For more information on ODEP and this contract award, visit

Agency: Office of Disability Employment Policy

Date: October 11, 2018

Release Number: 18-1620-NAT

Contact: Bennett Gamble

Phone Number: 202-693-4667



Legislation Update

Federal Proposed Legislation:  H.R. 5845 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Official Title as Introduced: No Couches for Congress Act

This bill amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to: (1) prohibit Members of the House from using congressional offices or official House resources for personal overnight accommodations, and (2) require the House Committee on Ethics to respond to complaints filed by Members of the House.

The bill also amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow Members of the House a deduction of up to $3,000 for living expenses with an adjustment for inflation after 2018

Get informed

And then Let Your Voice be Heard: Go to My Vote and contact your representatives.


Legislation Update

Federal Proposed Legislation: S. 33147 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Official Title as Introduced: Census Equality Act

This bill aims to modify the federal data collection by requiring the collection of information on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in decennial census and the American Community Survey (ACS).

Get informed

And then Let Your Voice be Heard: Go to My Vote and contact your representatives.

2018 Conference Handouts and Survey

Thank you for attending the ICSEW Professional Development Conference.  Handouts and resources from the presenters have been uploaded to the ICSEW website.

Please take a few minutes to complete our 10 question survey by October 12th. Your feedback will be used to plan next year’s conference.

We invite you to attend our next meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, 8:00am-3:00pm, at WSDOT Materials Lab 1655 S. 2nd Avenue, Tumwater, WA 98512.

Employment Security Department wants your involvement

Employment Security Department wants your involvement on:


 The Paid Family and Medical Leave Program has filed proposed rules (form CR-102) for Phase Two of the rule making process. Phase Two proposed rules cover employer responsibilities, penalties, and small business assistance.

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