The Workforce Appeals Board shall consist of one or more panels to hear and decide appeals from the decision of an administrative law judge. A panel consists of three impartial members appointed by the governor as follows:
(a) the board chair, who shall represent the public and be experienced in administration and possess any additional qualifications determined by the governor. The chair is the administrative head of the board and may be removed from his position at the will of the governor;
(b) one member to represent employers, in making this appointment the governor shall consider nominations from employer organizations;
(c) one member to represent employees, in making this appointment the governor shall consider nominations from employee organizations.
No more than two members of a panel may belong to the same political party. The term of a member is for six years beginning on March 1 of the year the member is appointed. Currently, there are four panels with three members each. The chair serves on each panel (a total of nine people appointed).
|Board member||Type||Qualification||Original Appointment||Current Appointment||Expiration|
|Boardman, Kevin W.||Member||(R) employer representative appointed by the governor||9/12/2017||09/12/2017||7/31/2021|
|Engar, Charles P.||Member||(R) employer representative appointed by the governor||4/1/2016||04/01/2016||2/28/2017|
|Erichson, Georg J.||Member||(D) labor representative appointed by the governor||7/7/2003||03/01/2015||2/28/2021|
|Hooley, Gabe G.||Chair||(U) Impartial member appointed by the governor to represent the public||5/1/2015||05/01/2015||2/28/2021|
|Lewis, Thomas L.||Member||(D) labor representative appointed by the governor on previous board since 1989||7/23/1997||03/01/2013||2/28/2019|
|Nielsen, Connie||Member||(D) labor representative appointed by the governor; on previous board since 1989||7/23/1997||03/01/2013||2/28/2018|
|Shaw, William R.||Member||(U) employer representative appointed by the governor||7/7/2003||03/01/2015||2/28/2021|