State Honored with “Triple Crown” Award for an Unprecedented
Utahns continue to benefit from one of the best unemployment
insurance programs in the nation the U.S. Department of Labor affirmed today.
Utah was awarded the “Triple Crown” for being the top performing unemployment
insurance division, which operates faster and more effectively than in any
other medium sized state in the nation.
“We serve Utahns in need with a remarkably efficient system,
which is what this award is all about,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director
of the Department of Workforce Services. “This honor highlights our commitment
to exceptional customer service and wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars.”
The division was recognized for its operational excellence
in all three of its functions: benefit payments, appeals decisions and tax
operations. The award came at the National Unemployment Insurance Directors’
Conference happening this week in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“Our staff work tirelessly every day to to provide accurate
and efficient service for Utah’s employers and job seekers,” said Michelle
Beebe, director of the Utah Unemployment Division. “To win this award five
times reaffirms the quality of care that we approach the work we do in Utah’s
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.
About Unemployment Insurance Division
Utah’s Unemployment 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