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.


2011 UI INNOVATION AWARDS

Integrity - State of New Jersey

Improved Worker and Employer Services - State of Minnesota

Reemployment - State of Texas

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

CRITERIA


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.


ELIGIBILITY

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.