Tag Archives: Unemployment Insurance

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

City of Phoenix seeking Unemployment Cost Management and Other Services

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 […]

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

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 […]

TRIA Extension Signed by President Available On-line

On January 12th President Obama signed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015. The act as signed may be accessed on line at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114hr26enr/pdf/BILLS-114hr26enr.pdf UWC worked with a broad based business coalition in support of the legislation to expedite its passage after Congress did not enact the extension last year

National UI Recognition Awards Nominations for 2015

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 […]

UWC Files Comments on Proposed US DOL 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 of eligibility for being paid unemployment compensation(See Attached). Comments are due […]

US DOL Announces Series of Webinars on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation – Seeks Stakeholder Input

On August 15th, US DOL announced a series of webinars to engage the public in implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Act was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. The full announcement can be found at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEN/TEN_6-14.pdf Employers, states and their representatives are encouraged to participate in […]