Posts Tagged ‘Department of Employment Services’

What Is the Workforce Investment Council and Who Heads It?

Odie Donald inherits the WIC as executive director and will help oversee D.C.'s compliance with federal labor program laws.

D.C.’s Summer Youth Employment Program Expands, But Questions Remain

Of the program's 2015 participants aged 22 to 24, only about one in three gained subsequent employment.

‘On-Call’ Workers Could See More Schedule Stability Under New Bill

Schedules would be set three weeks in advance for some employees.

IG Report: Returning Citizens Office Lacks ‘Fundamental’ Ability to Help Ex-Offenders

A 52-page report raises serious questions about whether the Mayor’s Office of Returning Citizen Affairs is up to the task of helping ex-offenders.

D.C. Restores Millions in Improperly Diverted Workers’ Comp Funds

In 2011 and 2012, D.C. improperly diverted $37.9 million from workers' comp to the city’s general budget.

D.C. Government: Yes, Workers’ Comp Needs Better Oversight

At a hearing last week, city officials acknowledged some serious problems exposed by earlier City Paper reporting.

D.C. Still Wondering How to Handle Workers’ Comp Cases Decided by Disbarred Judge

Reacting to complaints from injured workers, a judicial review board at the D.C. Department of Employment Services in April ordered new hearings in six cases decided by an administrative law judge who practiced for 16 years without a bar license.
But when workers already before the D.C. Court of Appeals challenged decisions by that same judge, [...]

District Line Daily: Crabby Cabbies

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While Washington cab passengers wonder about the final uniform taxi scheme, the drivers are worried they'll have [...]

District Unemployment Stands At 9.9 percent

The District's unemployment rate had steady at 9.9 percent in August. Let's call it 10 percent! The Department of Employment Services tries to blame the end of the summer jobs program:
"The unemployment rate in the District of Columbia for August was unchanged from the revised July rate of 9.9% reported the District of Columbia’s Department [...]

Fenty’s Proposed Budget Cuts Include Housing Program

Last Friday, we report that Mayor Adrian Fenty's proposed budget called for 54 Child and Family Services Agency employees to be laid off. Roque Gerald, the agency's director, announced that the cuts would be coming during a recent staff meeting. But there's more proposed cuts on the table. Fenty has proposed cutting the agency's $1.19 [...]

Fenty: Full Steam Ahead on Summer Jobs

Make no mistake: The summer jobs program is gonna work this year.
Just look at the program's Web Site: "Welcome to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's Summer Youth Employment Program for 2009," reads the banner headline.
Politicians are know for attaching their names to everything in sight, but not usually to programs which nine months ago had imploded [...]