Precedential Decisions of Commissioner are published by the Commissioner's Review Office of the Washington State Employment Security Department. The Decisions are published pursuant to the statutory mandates of the Washington State Public Disclosure Act, specifically RCW 42.17.260, and the Washington State Employment Security Act, specifically RCW 50.32.095.
The Precedential Decisions of Commissioner are published in a first series and second series. The first series encompasses case numbers 100 through 1299 (a) covering the period from April 14, 1954, through October 10, 1975. The second series begins anew with case number 100 and covers the period from October 17, 1975, through present.
The Precedential Decisions of Commissioner set forth interpretations of both procedural and substantive law governing adjudications under the Washington State Employment Security Act, Title 50 RCW. The Decisions are binding on Department adjudicators, administrative law judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings and the review judges of the Commissioner's Review Office. The Decisions have been cited as persuasive authority by the Washington State trial and appellate courts.
Precedential Decisions of Commissioner must be read in the context of current statutes, regulations, and appellate court decisions.
The citation format for Precedential Decisions of Commissioner is as follows:
First Series In re Staeger, Empl. Sec. Comm'r Dec. 100 (1954).
Second Series In re Griggs, Empl. Sec. Comm'r Dec.2d 100 (1975).