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Pa.’s move to new unemployment compensation computer system set for June 8

Pennsylvania’s 16-year-long beleaguered effort to modernize its unemployment compensation computer system is said to have reached the final stage with the plan to go live on June 8.

Acting Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced on Thursday that is the target date when Pennsylvanians will begin using the new web-based system that is billed as user-friendly for unemployed individuals and employers alike.

It will be accessible on mobile and tablet devices, she said. And it will allow for claimants and employers to receive and respond to alerts from UC staff, file claims, and check the status of a payment,

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KDOL working to replace decades-old unemployment system, clear backlog

TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is taking the next step to modernize the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. Gov. Laura Kelly made the announcement Tuesday stating that the agency issued a request for proposal (RFP) to replace the more than 40-year-old computer system.

“When I learned that the previous Administration abandoned efforts to modernize the state’s unemployment computer system in 2011, I immediately tasked the agency with reviving its modernization plans,” said Gov. Kelly. “Unfortunately, the pandemic hit, and the antiquated technology was unable to keep up with the record volume of claims. Today,

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Nevada DETR gives status of unemployment extensions under American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 | Carson City Nevada News

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced Tuesday that unemployment insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claimants may see extended benefits through week ending September 4, 2021 under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 provisions relating to unemployment benefits. The bill was signed by the President on March 11, 2021.

“The positive news is that ARPA was passed before the extension of unemployment benefits in the Continued Assistance Act (CAA) expired. DETR will not need to close and then restart the PUA program. Unfortunately, due to timing of the passage of ARPA, there will

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Extra unemployment benefits may come. Some never got the last round

Volunteers load shopping bags with food assistance for laid off workers at a food distribution event on Dec. 12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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Democrats are poised to send more unemployment benefits to laid-off workers. Meanwhile, some workers are still waiting on the last tranche, authorized months ago.

A $900 billion Covid relief bill signed Dec. 27 extended jobless benefits to March 14 and raised them by $300 a week.

In Wisconsin, officials estimate self-employed and gig workers won’t get that extra aid until at least April 21 — almost four months later.

Other workers who

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