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Policy # 100.0 Archived Version:
Unemployment Insurance

Revision date of this archived policy:
September 20, 2005

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100.1 Policy
  The University of Kentucky is obligated by law to provide unemployment insurance benefits to eligible former employees.
  100.1.1 Except for employment situations specifically exempted by state law, regular and temporary employees are covered by the provisions of the law.
100.2 Delegation
  100.2.1 The University of Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Office of Human Resources (hereinafter referred to as the UK Unemployment Insurance Office) is responsible for administering the Unemployment Insurance Program for the employees of the University of Kentucky.
  100.2.2 The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training Division of Unemployment Insurance mails claim notices to the UK Unemployment Insurance Office. UK Unemployment is required to respond to claims within ten (10) days of the date the claim was mailed.
  100.2.3 A claimant's eligibility for Unemployment Insurance is determined solely by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training – Division of Unemployment Insurance.
100.3 Procedures
  100.3.1 Responding to unemployment insurance claims is the exclusive responsibility of the UK Unemployment Insurance Office.
    100.3.1.1 University departments shall not release information regarding an employee’s separation, except to appropriate University departments (i.e. Employee Relations, Unemployment Insurance, Legal Counsel, etc.).
  100.3.2 The Lexington Office of the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training – Division of Unemployment Insurance has been instructed to send all UK claims directly to the UK Unemployment Insurance Office. If any University department receives an unemployment claim, the claim shall be faxed or hand-delivered to the UK Unemployment Insurance Office.
  100.3.3 Departments shall fully cooperate with the UK Unemployment Insurance Office by providing documentation pertaining to the employee’s conditions of employment, work record and/or performance, and separation. This information shall be forwarded on a timely basis upon request of the UK Unemployment Insurance Office.
    100.3.3.1 University employees may be needed to appear at unemployment hearings as witnesses. When an employee is needed as a witness, or to corroborate documentation regarding the separation of former employees, the employee will receive notification by the UK Unemployment Insurance Office.
  100.3.4 To ensure the UK Unemployment Insurance Office is able to appropriately respond to claims, all University departments shall carefully follow the procedure described in HRP&P12.0: Separation from Employment and complete the Employee Separation Sheet.
  100.3.5 Each department within the University shall comply with the UK Unemployment Insurance Office to ensure that Unemployment Claims are handled within statutory time limitations.

Archived Versions of this Policy

Previous version: revised 09-25-2007
Previous version: revised 04-01-2006
Previous version: revised 09-20-2005
Previous version: revised 06-30-1983