PPM Section 7 -
Benefits and claims
The University is a "covered employer" under the Unemployment Compensation Act.
This means that the University is required to pay unemployment compensation to former employees
who are determined by the Unemployment Agency (UA) to be eligible for benefits. The University
does not wish to deny benefits to individuals who are out of work through no fault of their
own. However, the University does wish to minimize costs, whenever legally appropriate, by
submitting accurate and complete information to the UA.
Procedure Unemployment compensation claims
- Claim forms or other unemployment inquiries received by an employing department should
be forwarded immediately to Human Resources for processing.
- The University is required by law to respond to a UA claim office within ten (10) calendar
days from the date the claim was mailed from the UA. Human Resources is responsible for
answering all UA inquiries, in order to assure the continuity and correctness of all University
Written reasonable assurance
Any employee who is not scheduled to work between academic years or terms is not eligible
for unemployment benefits. The UA requires that these persons be provided with "written
reasonable assurance" that they will be returning to their same position the following
semester or term.
Procedure written reasonable assurance
- The employing department issues a letter of "reasonable assurance of reemployment," a sample of which can be found on the HR Forms Web
- The written reasonable assurance should include: (1) the employee's last day of work,
(2) the expected date of return to work, (3) reasonable assurance of the same position,
conditional upon sufficient enrollments in the case of temporary or non-tenure track faculty,
and (4) dated signatures of both employee and supervisor.