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Unemployment Compensation


The law provides unemployment compensation benefits to protect workers from economic hardship due to a loss of employment.  A terminated employee who is unable to secure new employment may file a claim for unemployment compensation.  An employee may be eligible for unemployment compensation if he/she was terminated for reasons other than misconduct, as defined by state law.  Generally, employees who voluntary resign without “good cause” are not eligible for benefits.


When an employee files a claim for unemployment compensation, the employer is required to provide a written statement detailing the circumstances or reasons for the employee’s termination.  The employer will also be asked whether payment of unemployment compensation is opposed.  The answer provided by the employer may determine the employee’s eligibility for benefits.  If either party disagrees with the initial determination with respect to coverage, an appeal can be made.  A formal hearing is held in the event that there is an appeal.


This policy applies to all the employees of the University.


18-Mar-2015 - Date conversion to KB


Policy information

Employee Policy 300.04.20


Executive Director for Human Resources

Approved by

Vice President for Business Affairs/ CFO

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