UI Innovation Awards
The United States Department of Labor, Office of Unemployment Insurance, presents the Unemployment Insurance Innovation Awards to honor states for significant innovations in three categories.
Integrity - State of New Jersey
Improved Worker and Employer Services - State of Minnesota
Reemployment - State of Texas
One winner will be chosen for each of the following three categories:
A. Integrity - Innovations to improve program integrity by reducing improper UI benefit payments or denials, preventing the avoidance of unemployment tax liability and/or misclassification of workers, and improving the collection of overpayments and tax assessments.
B. Improved Worker and Employer Services - Innovations to improve service delivery in the areas of benefit payments, claims processing, adjudication, and tax processing.
C. Reemployment - Innovations to improve the employment outcomes of individuals receiving UI.
Nominations must demonstrate outcomes achieved as a result of these innovations.
Any state Unemployment Insurance agency may be nominated for this award. States may nominate themselves or be nominated by another individual or entity.
Note: In any year, based on the quality of nominations, the selection team may select no recipient or may select multiple recipients.