Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Program Leads Nationally

Utah’s nearly 80,000 employers, as well as individuals and families in need, continue to benefit from the best unemployment insurance and appeals programs in the nation, the U.S. Department of Labor affirmed today. Utah was honored for its top performing programs, which operate faster and more effectively than any other medium-sized state in the nation.

“We set a high bar of excellence for our service to both the employers who fund Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Program, and those individuals in need of temporary financial support,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “These honors highlight our commitment to exceptional customer service and wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars."

Utah was recognized for its operational excellence in appeals decisions and tax operations. The awards were presented at the National Unemployment Insurance Directors’ Conference happening this week in Orlando, Florida. More...

Carrie Mayne of Workforce Research and Analysis Awarded for Tech Efforts

On Oct. 2, 2017, the Utah Department of Workforce Services’ Chief Economist Carrie Mayne received the State Technology Innovator Award for her outstanding efforts in advancing technology policy for the department. The award was given by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

Carrie has worked for the state of Utah for the past 11 years serving as the Bureau of Labor Statistics supervisor, a supervisory role on the economist team, and now serves as the department’s chief economist. She has utilized the best technology available throughout her experience at Workforce Services. More...