Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance claims require immediate processing by the appropriate offices to minimize any overpayments under the statute and provide prompt benefit payments to affected employees. All employees who terminate employment with the university should receive a copy of the brochure, "What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance."

On January 1, 1972, the University of Illinois was brought under the coverage of the Unemployment Compensation Act. This Act provides for payment to employees who lose their jobs or are laid off through no fault of their own. In order to permit prompt processing of claims, short time limits are imposed on the employer for completing forms and correspondence.

Should any office receive correspondence relating to Unemployment Insurance, please forward it to the appropriate office indicated subsequently for response. In the case of academic employees, graduate assistants or students, all matters pertaining to claims will be handled by the Office of Academic Human Resources, 333-6747. For nonacademic employees, any such correspondence should be forwarded to the Records Section of the Staff Human Resources Office, 333-2143.

Cooperation is particularly important in this matter if unnecessary or improper payments are to be avoided. Questions on any matters relating to Unemployment Insurance may be answered by one of the above mentioned offices.

Every individual leaving the University must be given a copy of the brochure "What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance." Please give employees a copy of the brochure which may be obtained from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (312/793-4880), or the attached copy may be duplicated.

Attachment I, "What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance", Leaflet cover, and
Attachment II, "What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance", Leaflet inside.