Utahns continue to
benefit from one of the best unemployment insurance programs in the nation the
U.S. Department of Labor affirmed. Utah was recognized for being the top
performing unemployment insurance division, which operates faster and more
effectively than in any other medium sized state in the nation.
give top-tier service to Utahns in need, which is what this award is all
about,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce
Services. “This recognition highlights our daily commitment to quality customer
service and efficient operations.”
The division was
recognized for its operational excellence in both functions of benefit payments
and employer contributions. The award came at the National Unemployment
Insurance Directors’ Conference happening this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“It is an honor
to have our capable and caring staff recognized for the quality work they do
every day,” said Michelle Beebe, director of the Utah Unemployment Insurance
Division. “To win this award five years in a row shows that we take our work in
Utah’s communities and stewardship of taxpayer funds seriously.”
The Utah Unemployment Insurance Division operates within the Utah
Department of Workforce Services. For more information on the department’s
dedication to customer service and operational excellence, visit jobs.utah.gov.
Unemployment Insurance Division
Insurance Division provides economic stability to Utah’s workforce, families
and communities. Unemployed Utahns are invited to work with Utah’s team of
specialists to determine what benefits they may qualify for. Contributions
collected from Utah employers, under the state unemployment tax, are used
exclusively to pay benefits to unemployed workers who are able and available to
seek and accept full-time work. For more information about Utah’s Unemployment
Insurance Division, visit jobs.utah.gov/department/ui.html.