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North Carolina Pays off Unemployment Debt to Federal Government

By | 2015-08-11T17:37:26+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina has paid off the unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government. That debt was as high as $2.8 billion and stood at $2.5 billion when Governor McCrory took office in January 2013. “This will give employers certainty about the cost of doing business in North [...]

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New WIOA State and Local Workforce Boards Must Have Business Majorities and State Workforce Agency Representation

By | 2015-04-16T19:50:13+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , |

The US Department of Labor has begun to release operating instructions to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) starting with the appointment of state and local workforce development boards. See instructions released at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEGL/TEGL_27-14.pdf The following activities must be completed by July 1, 2015 The Governor must appoint a WIOA-compliant State Board States that [...]

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City of Phoenix seeking Unemployment Cost Management and Other Services

By | 2015-04-16T21:22:58+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The City of Phoenix, Human Resources Department, is requesting proposals from one or more qualified Proposers to provide employment and wage verification services, Form I-9 verification services, and unemployment cost management services.  The detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) can be found on the City of Phoenix web page at the following link:  https://www.phoenix.gov/solicitations/307.  Proposers may provide [...]

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations Released for Comment

By | 2015-04-16T21:17:44+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , |

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been released for implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (joint NPRM with the Departments of Education and Labor) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Notice of Proposed [...]

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USDOL Releases 2015 State Unemployment Insurance Solvency Report

By | 2015-04-16T22:45:57+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The US DOL Employment and Training Administration UI Actuary has released a report on state unemployment insurance trust fund solvency that reviews the status of each state’s trust fund and the overall health of the system. Key points addressed in the report include: FUTA Rates with Credit Reductions and Add-ons and Projections for 2015 – 8 [...]

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National UI Recognition Awards Nominations for 2015

By | 2015-01-16T19:10:06+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

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 conference. The conference is hosted by the National [...]

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End of 2014 Legislative Enactments Impacting Unemployment Insurance

By | 2015-01-16T19:20:24+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

At the end of December before adjourning for the year Congress passed and the President signed a number of bills that  will impact unemployment insurance in 2015. The major legislation enacted included the following: Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771)– signed December 19, 2014 See http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr5771enr/pdf/BILLS-113hr5771enr.pdf  Extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit through 2014 [...]

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UWC Files Comments on Proposed US DOL Drug Testing Rules for UI Applicants

By | 2014-12-10T20:16:10+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

View UWC Comments on Proposed USDOL Drug Testing Rules for UI Applicants UWC today filed comments in response to Proposed Rules filed by US DOL on October 19, 2014 with respect to the interpretation of the circumstances under which a state UI administrative agency would be permitted to test applicants for unemployment compensation as a condition [...]

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UWC Files Comments on Proposed US DOL Drug Testing Rules for UI Applicants

By | 2014-12-05T20:08:42+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

UWC today filed comments in response to Proposed Rules filed by US DOL on October 19, 2014 with respect to the interpretation of the circumstances under which a state UI administrative agency would be permitted to test applicants for unemployment compensation as a condition of eligibility for being paid unemployment compensation(See Attached). Comments are due to [...]

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US DOL Releases FUTA Tax Rates for 2014

By | 2014-11-14T21:11:00+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance today posted the results of its review of state unemployment trust fund loan status. Below is the report showing FUTA Tax Rates for 2014. See posting at: http://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/finance.asp States with increased FUTA tax rates include: California: 1.8% Connecticut: 2.3% Indiana: 2.1% Kentucky: 1.8% New York: [...]

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