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Government Relations Task Force

GRTF Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee

With the economic downturn the United States has been suffering, states have been providing unemployment benefits at record levels. To maintain their ability to provide these benefits, the majority of states have accepted loans from the federal government. Experts say the current trend is not sustainable and that changes must be made so that states retain their responsibility for these trust funds without overreliance on the federal government. At the same time, employers will need relief from the upcoming rise in FUTA taxes - an expense that may inhibit their ability to increase their workforces. The APA has established the GRTF Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee to explore these issues and promote solutions.

If you would like to participate in this subcommittee, please contact William Dunn, CPP, Director of Government Relations, at 202-232-6889 or [email protected].

Click here to read which states have outstanding loans from the Federal Unemployment Account.

Comments and Letters

June 12, 2015 Comments to the U.S. Dept. of Labor concerning its proposed rulemaking to implement titles I and III of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

February 5, 2015 Statement in Opposition to New Jersey Assembly Committee Substitute for A.3156

September 11, 2014 Comments Opposing NJ Assembly Bill 3156

August 18, 2014 Letter to IL Department of Employment Security

Links to APA publications

Unemployment Remains Important Issue for Employees and Employers in 2011
(Inside Washington, January 2011)

APA Developing New GATF Subcommittee to Explore UI Issues
(PAYTECH Online, October 2010, p.12)

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