Missouri State Unemployment Council

The Missouri State Unemployment Council was formed in accordance with Section 288.475, RSMo, to advise the Division of Employment Security, the governor and the general assembly with the difficult problems of unemployment compensation, particularly legal, accounting, actuarial, economic, and social aspects of unemployment compensation.

The Council is comprised of eleven members, nine voting members and two nonvoting. Membership appointments are made by the Governor, Speaker of the House and President Pro Tem of the Senate. The membership is chosen to represent the interest of employers, employees and the public. The Council presents proposals to the Division recommending changes involving Chapter 288. Final recommendations from the Council are submitted to the Governor and General Assembly before January 15th of each year.

Missouri State Unemployment Council Members

Governor Appointed Senate Appointed House Appointed
Employer Member
Michael Veale
Public Interest Member
Term Ends: 11/29/2012
Tony Reinhart
Public Interest Member
Term Ends: 9/28/2013
Employee Member
Chuck Yarbrough
Employer Member
Term Ends: 02/28/2010
Steven Markus
Employee Member
Term Ends: 11/5/2013
Doug Kaylor, Vice Chair
Public Interest Member
Term Ends: 12/29/2010
Vacant, Chair
Employee Member
Term Ends: 6/2/2008
Christopher Swenson
Employer Member
Term Ends: 10/08/2013
  Senator Bob Dixon
Non-Voting Member
Non-Voting Member
Voting Member Term: 3 years (no more than 2 terms excluding initial for a maximum of 8 years.)
Initial Term 1 year for: Governor Employer Rep, House Employee Rep, and Senate Public Interest Rep
Initial Term 2 years for: Governor Employee Rep, House Public Interest Rep, and Senate Employer Rep
Non-Voting Member Term:

Maximum 4 years (or until no longer member of general assembly

Pursuant to Section 610.011 of the Missouri Sunshine Law: "It is public policy of this state that meetings, records, votes, actions and deliberations of public governmental bodies be open to the public unless otherwise provided by the law."

Any party interested in obtaining copies of open records for the Missouri State Unemployment Council may contact:

Kayla Dock
Missouri Division of Employment Security
421 East Dunklin
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101