BILL SUMMARY for Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
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09:03 AM -- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Ellen Golombek, Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), provided the committee with an overview of CDLE. Director Golombek was joined by Kristin Corash, Deputy Executive Director for CDLE at the table for the presentation.
The presentation reviewed by Director Golombek is provided in Attachment A.
160105 Attach A (Smart Act).pdf
Director Golombek spoke to the committee about the work of the different divisions within CDLE, including the Employment and Training Division, Unemployment Insurance Division, Division of Labor, Division of Workers' Compensation, and the Division of Oil and Public Safety. Director Golombek also spoke of the work being done by CDLE to update the unemployment insurance (UI) information technology (IT) system.
Director Golombek responded to questions from the committee regarding the UI IT system upgrade, wage theft issues, and independent contractors versus employees.
Alexandra Hall, Director of the Division of Labor at CDLE, responded to questions from the committee regarding compliance investigations and the reorganization of the Division of Labor.
Director Golombek continued with an overview of CDLE's legislative agenda and regulatory agenda. Director Golombek also discussed the stakeholder outreach process involved in CDLE's rulemaking.
Director Golombek responded to questions from the committee regarding digital badging.
Director Golombek continued with a discussion of the implementation of the package of 2015 workforce bills passed by the legislature. A detailed overview of the implementation of these bills is provided in Attachment B.
160105 AttachB (Smart Act).pdf
Director Golombek spoke about the transfer of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation from the Colorado Department of Human Services to CDLE. An overview of the stakeholder outreach report is provided in Attachment C.
160105 AttachC (Smart Act).pdf
Director Golombek spoke about CDLE's 2016 budget requests and provided the committee with an update on CDLE's workforce initiatives.
Director Golombek responded to committee questions regarding CDLE's budget requests and regulatory agenda.