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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

UI/Meetings & Confs.

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUPDI

ISSUE DATE

January 30, 1997

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

January 31, 1998

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 14-97

 

TO

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ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

DAVID L. HENSON
Acting Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

National Conference for Unemployment Insurance Appeals Staff - A Cooperative Effort of the Unemployment Insurance Service and the National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appellate Boards

  1. Purpose. To provide preliminary information on the second triennial joint conference for unemployment insurance appeals personnel. The Unemployment Insurance Service (UIS) is planning its national meeting for unemployment insurance appeals management and key administrative personnel in conjunction with the National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appellate Boards' (NAUIAB) Annual Conference. This conference, a cooperative effort of UIS and NAUIAB, will be held at Shangri La Conference Center near Tulsa, Oklahoma during the week beginning Sunday, June 15, 1997.

  2. Participants. The agenda for the conference is being designed to provide forums for all of the key members of the unemployment insurance appellate process to exchange ideas and expertise with their counterparts from other States. The administrative supervisors and managers of the lower and higher authority appeals units do not often have an opportunity for a national discussion of their common concerns about dealing with appeals operational issues. UIS is attempting to provide that opportunity, at least, every three years. The agenda is also being designed for unemployment insurance appellate board and commission members, chief hearing officers and supervisors responsible for lower authority appellate adjudications, and the chief counsels and chief executive officers of the various higher authority boards and commissions.

  3. Agenda. Current plans are for the conference to begin late Sunday afternoon, June 15, 1997 and end late Thursday afternoon, June 19, 1997. Tentative agenda topics include the following:

    GENERAL TOPICS

    MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE TOPICS

    LEGAL ISSUES/TOPICS

  4. Meeting Particulars and Costs. Specific information about hotel accommodations, the final agenda, and related matters will be provided in an Unemployment Insurance Program Letter which will be published at a later date.

    Tentative lodging costs are $95.00 plus tax per night for single or double occupancy. There will be a conference fee of about $200 for each participant. The conference fee is needed to cover the costs of guest speakers' fees and expenses, lunches, two dinners, and various expenses for meeting logistics.

  5. Action Required. SESA Administrators are requested to provide this information to the above-described SESA personnel and appellate board members and staff.

  6. Inquiries. Direct inquiries to your Regional Office.