Legislative Information

Legislative and Statutory Reports

Below are the legislative and statutory reports that have been submitted to date relating to various L&I activities. Additional updates will be added as they are completed.


2017 reports

Prevailing Wage Determinations (147 KB PDF): Summarizes L&I's review of and response to requests for prevailing wage determinations or modifications during fiscal year 2017.

Retainage Release for Public Works Projects (535 KB PDF): This report describes what L&I is doing to improve timeliness of the release of retained public works project contracts and to reduce the backlog of contracts awaiting release.

Vendor & Mobile Medical Unit (Food Truck) Advisory Committee Recommendations (SHB 2443, Chapter 167, 2016 Laws) (141 KB PDF): This report describes Food Truck Advisory Committee recommendations to L&I regarding food truck requirements and statutory changes to food truck laws.


2016 reports

Catastrophic Care Management Report (206 KB PDF): This report includes information about L&I's 2016 progress in managing care for catastrophically injured workers.

Elevator Program Performance Study (3.35 MB PDF): Documents an audit of L&I's Elevator Program focused on the rulemaking process, quality and consistency of inspections and workload, and effectiveness of business relationships.

Employment Standards Activity (169 KB PDF): Report on wage discrimination investigations and proceedings pursuant to RCW 49.12.180.

Implementation of the Medical Provider Network and Expansion of COHE (1.34 MB PDF): Pursuant to RCW 51.36.010.

Improving Integrity and Accountability in the Workers' Compensation System (933 KB PDF): Annual update on L&I's fraud-related activities and efforts as required by RCW 43.22.331.

Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) Implementation Plan (473 KB PDF): A report describing L&I's response to recommendations resulting from an audit of the workers' compensation system.

Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) Implementation Plan Update - May 2017 (236 KB PDF): May 2017 update on initiatives since the October 2016 publication of a plan to implement audit recommendations for expanding and enforcing use of best practices for claims management and return-to-work programs.

Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) Implementation Plan Update - October 2016 (696 KB PDF): October 2016 update of report on L&I implementation of JLARC audit recommendations.

Medical Management Best Practices (710 KB PDF): Report on the implementation of medical management best practices and resulting impacts on reducing disability and increasing return to work, per legislative requirement.

Prevailing Wage Determinations (179 KB PDF): Summarizes L&I's review of and response to requests for prevailing wage determinations or modifications during fiscal year 2016.

Reducing Long-Term Disability Through Use of Medical Best Practices (1 MB PDF): Reports on progress L&I made during 2016 to expand the use of evidence-based best practices to reduce the risk of long-term disabilities among injured workers.

Structured Settlement Program (374 KB PDF): Report on the implementation and results of the Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreement (CRSSA) program, pursuant to RCW 51.04.069.

Underground Economy Benchmark Report (678 KB PDF): Report on the effectiveness of efforts to address the Underground Economy pursuant to RCW 18.27.800.


2015 reports

Contractor Compliance Activity (188 KB PDF): Report on registration of contractors pursuant to RCW 18.27.342.

Employment Standards Activity (178 KB PDF): Report on wage discrimination investigations and proceedings pursuant to RCW 49.12.180.

Implementation of the Medical Provider Network and Expansion of COHE (1.20 MB PDF): Pursuant to RCW 51.36.010.

Improving Integrity and Accountability in the Workers' Compensation System (976 KB PDF): Annual update on L&I's fraud-related activities and efforts as required by RCW 43.22.331.

Mandatory Reporting of Hazardous Exposures by Firefighters Work Group Report (490 KB PDF): Report from the work group formed to discuss establishing definitions, policies and procedures for mandatory reporting of hazardous exposures suffered by firefighters in the course of employment, per SHB 1604.

Prevailing Wage Determinations (191 KB PDF): Summarizes L&I's review of and response to requests for prevailing wage determinations or modifications during fiscal year 2015.

Underground Economy Benchmark Report (769 KB PDF): Report on the effectiveness of efforts to address the Underground Economy pursuant to RCW 18.27.800.

Update on Benefit Accuracy Workgroup (255 KB PDF): Report on workgroup progress on improving the accuracy, simplicity, fairness, and consistency of calculating and providing wage replacement benefits as required by ESB 5510.


2014 reports

Contractor Compliance Activity (178 KB PDF): Report on registration of contractors pursuant to RCW 18.27.342.

Employment Standards Activity (151 KB PDF): Report on wage discrimination investigations and proceedings pursuant to RCW 49.12.180.

Implementation of the Medical Provider Network and Expansion of COHE (1.02 MB PDF): Pursuant to RCW 51.36.010.

Improving Integrity and Accountability in the Workers' Compensation System (1.11 MB PDF): Annual update on L&I's fraud-related activities and efforts as required by RCW 43.22.331.

Janitorial Workload, Health and Safety (740 KB PDF): Summarizes recommendations for revising standards for safe workloads and health and safety training for janitorial workers.

Medical Management Best Practices (473 KB PDF): Interim report on the implementation of medical management best practices and its impacts on reducing disability and increasing return to work, per legislative requirement.

Prevailing Wage Determinations (186 KB PDF): Summarizes L&I's review of and response to requests for prevailing wage determinations or modifications during fiscal year 2014.

Rules Review Report (80 KB PDF): Report on the interagency rules review process as required by Substitute Senate Bill 5679.

Structured Settlement Program (297 KB PDF): Report on the implementation and results of the Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreement (CRSSA) program, pursuant to RCW 51.04.069.

The Logger Safety Initiative (710 KB PDF): Report as required by ESSB 5034 on progress and accomplishments of the Logger Safety Program and Logger Safety Taskforce.

Underground Economy Benchmark Report (813 KB PDF): Report on the effectiveness of efforts to address the Underground Economy pursuant to RCW 18.27.800.

Workers' Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation System (394 KB PDF): Report on Washington's workers' compensation vocational rehabilitation system pursuant to RCW 51.32.099.


For questions, contact Tammy Fellin, L&I's Legislative Director.

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