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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2011-00761

CCR details

Tracking Number 2011-00761
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 1100 Department of Labor and Employment
Agency 1101 Division of Unemployment Insurance
CCR Number 7 CCR 1101-2

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 10/14/2011
Statutory Authority 8-72-102, and 24-4-103, C.R.S.
Description of Subjects/Issues Amend the rules regarding eligibility requirements
Purpose/Objective of Rule When an individual files an unemployment claim, the Unemployment Insurance Program (Program) sends a large amount of information regarding all requirements, which can lead to misunderstandings that can adversely impact benefit claims. The Program recognizes the complexities associated with the different requirements and proposes the following changes to help address it. Improve communication with claimants in regards to what defines an active work search. The communications will include updating the claimant handbook with clear definitions and requirements and providing that information on the Web site. Additionally, staff will be well versed in the requirements and able to explain the requirements verbally, as well as direct a claimant to the written material. Amend the rules related to actively seeking work to add clear definitions of what represents a work search. Additionally, add further explanation that a tangible record of contacts is required, what a tangible record is, and the length of time the record must be maintained by a claimant. The proposed language will provide both claimants and Program staff with clear guidelines of what constitutes an active search for work. This allows the Program to standardize the application of the law and regulations, which in turn, allows the law and regulations to be applied in a more stringent manner. Add new rules allowing the Program to issue a formal warning, at its discretion, to a claimant who fails to meet the work-search requirements. When a warning is issued, the claim is flagged to establish that the work-search requirements have been clearly explained to a claimant and that follow up may be required by the Program. As part of that follow-up, the Program will increase the number of claims randomly audited for work-search verification.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation?
Hearing Date 11/14/2011
Hearing Time 10:00 AM
Hearing Location 633 17th Street, 12th floor, Room 12A, Denver, CO 80202
Contact Name Jeff Fitzgerald
Contact Title Unemployment Insurance Program Director
Contact Telephone 303-318-9008
Contact email jeff.fitzgerald@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02011-00761.DOC
Redline Redline2011-00761.DOC
Adopted Date 11/14/2011
AGO requested date 11/14/2011
Attorney General Opinion 11/25/2011
Effective Date 01/01/2012
Inserted into CCR 12/15/2011