2013 — Gen LEX Project Rolls Out

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2013 — GEN LEX PROJECT ROLLS OUT

The first of three phases of GenLEX, the new Next Generation Labor Exchange job matching system, was implemented. This was from the Workforce Innovation Fund grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
 
Labor exchange is a term used to describe activities which connect job seekers and employers. Utah was one of the first states to implement an online approach to labor exchange; however, prior to this grant the online system had not been upgraded in nearly 10 years. 
 
The grant allowed Workforce Services to create significant improvements to its online job seeker and employer systems. Changes to the labor exchange system are made annually and evaluated prior to the next year’s changes being released. The grant lasted until December 2016.



2013 AT A GLANCE:

1,802 employees. $293 SNAP average benefit amount. 4.6% average unemployment rate. 103,202 UI claims filed.
Utah received a Digital Government Achievement Award for Utah's myCase.
An employee recognition luncheon at the Logan office in 2013.
Moab staff during a visit from Jon Pierpont and Casey Cameron.
Unemployment Insurance Division received the Governor's Award for Excellence for Innovation and Efficiency from Governor Herbert.
Summer party luau with Employee Appreciation committee members in the Provo Region.
The Tooele staff's successful food drive in 2013.
Staff at the Ogden Regional Center ribbon cutting.
An employee recognition lunch at the Admin South building.
Mustache March winners of 2013.
Governor Herbert visiting Richfield office.

Lela King with Governor Herbert.

KEY MILESTONES:
  • State audit results for public facing programs show improved results, especially in Utah’s CHIP and Medicaid programs
  • Received third Triple Crown from Department of Labor for performance excellence in areas of UI Benefits, UI Contributions and Appeals
  • Panguitch and Beaver Employment Centers opened while Roy Employment Center location closed
2014/2015 — REFUGEE COMMUNITY RESOURCE / OFFICE OF CHILD CARE PAYMENT SYSTEM