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House Budget Resolution for FY2018 Seeks to Reduce Deficit

By | 2017-07-20T02:38:35+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

Budget Resolution May Impact SSDI and UI On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the House Budget committee released its Budget Resolution for FY 2018 and proceeded to hold a mark-up in the Budget Committee on July 19th. The proposed budget outline sets budget targets for House standing committees. The committees with primary or sequential jurisdiction for unemployment [...]

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CBO Reviews President’s FY 2018 Parental Leave Proposal

By | 2017-07-13T21:52:35+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

CBO Projects FY 2018 Parental Leave Program would increase federal spending by $22 billion and raise UI taxes The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of the President’s FY 2018 Parental Leave proposal projects that the proposal would result in an increase in direct federal spending of approximately $22 billion over the ten year budget period. The [...]

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President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Includes $13 billion UI tax Increase to pay for Required Paid Parental Leave

By | 2017-05-23T20:11:05+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The President’s FY 2018 Budget was released today and contains a number of items that impact Unemployment Insurance, particularly the proposed required parental leave. The Budget summary document may be accessed athttps://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf The budget document includes: Provide Paid Parental Leave. During his campaign, the President pledged to pro­vide paid family leave to help new parents. The [...]

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President Trump Signs Resolution to Disallow US DOL Drug Testing Regulations That Limit Agency Testing

By | 2017-03-31T21:21:50+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

(Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images) President Trump today signed HJ Res 42 disallowing US DOL adopted regulations that limited drug testing of UI claimants by state UI agencies. >> White House Signed Legislation >> H.J. Res. 42 House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady was an advocate for the disallowance of the [...]

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US Senate Votes to Disallow US DOL Regulations Restricting States from Testing UI Applicants for Controlled Substances

By | 2017-12-15T02:46:46+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

President Trump Expected to Sign The U.S. Senate on March 14th voted to approve House Joint Resolution H.J. Res 42 to disallow the regulations adopted by US DOL in August of 2016. The resolution may be viewed at https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hjres42/BILLS-115hjres42ih.pdf The Senate vote was along party lines, 51-48. The regulations have been the subject of concern for [...]

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Trump Administration Proposal To Pay Child Care Leave With UI Would Increase Employer Taxes and Administrative Burden

By | 2017-02-23T18:46:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

Recent discussions on Capitol Hill and with the Trump administration indicate that the outline of the paid child care proposal released during the campaign is being seriously proposed. A recent article in Bloomberg described some recent discussions. Background The Child Care proposal that was posted during the campaign provided for a series of tax credits and [...]

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US House Passes Resolution to Disallow US DOL Drug Testing Regulations That Limit Agency Testing

By | 2017-02-16T22:38:07+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The US House of Representatives on February 15, 2017 passed a resolution disallowing US DOL adopted regulations that limited drug testing of UI claimants. >> View H.J. Res 42 Background Attached is House Ways and Means background document on the Congressional Review Act and this issue. The House leadership believes that the Department of Labor did not respect [...]

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UI Recognition Award Nominations Due March 1

By | 2017-01-06T20:11:51+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: Awards, Unemployment Insurance|

UWC is currently accepting UI Recognition Award Nominations.  Each year we accept nominations for awards to individuals who have had a profound impact on the Unemployment Insurance system as researchers, policy leaders and contributors to the integrity of the program. UWC accepts nominations for consideration and announces the awards at the annual National Unemployment Insurance Issues [...]

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US DOL Releases FUTA Offset Credit Decisions

By | 2016-12-02T19:16:28+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

On November 23, 2016, the US DOL, Employment and Training Administration released its determination with respect to FUTA offset credits in the Federal Register. See https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-23/pdf/2016-28238.pdf Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the [...]

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WIOA Final Rule include No new employer quarterly wage record reporting – Increased information exchange with Education

By | 2016-08-19T17:39:46+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

On August 19, 2016 the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Final Rule was released by the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education. See https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-19/pdf/2016-15977.pdf The final rule responds to a number of comments, including comments submitted [...]

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