Labor Standards Policy Advisor for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Allison Drake is the Labor Standards Policy Advisor for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. In this role, she provides policy guidance, legislative support, and stakeholder management for the Employment Standards, Apprenticeship, and Prevailing Wage programs. Following passage of Initiative 1433 in November 2016, Allison has been primarily focused on development and implementation of the administrative regulations for Washington’s new paid sick leave law. Prior to joining L&I, she worked as an energy project analyst under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, specializing in renewable energy/energy efficiency, and federal financing mechanisms. Allison holds a Master of Public Administration from the Evergreen State College, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Saint Martin’s University.