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NMDWS Launches Work Search Verification Pilot Project

Increased efforts to verify UI required work search documentation

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) has launched the Work Search Verification Pilot Project to address unemployment insurance (UI) program integrity and adherence to UI benefit requirements. All UI claimants are required to conduct a minimum of two work search contacts for each week that benefits are claimed, keep a record of those work search contacts, and provide the record to NMDWS upon request. NMDWS performs a random audit based on federal requirements; the Work Search Verification Pilot Project will increase the number and frequency of work search cases to be reviewed.

New Mexico Awarded Nearly $2.5 Million for UI Integrity

NMDWS receives USDOL grant to address overpayments and fraud

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) announced  that  the  department will  receive  $2,499,029 in  grant  funding  from  the  U.S. Department of Labor to address unemployment insurance (UI) program integrity. These funds will primarily be used to enhance the new, fully integrated UI tax and claims system (uFACTS), to be launched in 2012. New Mexico received the second highest grant out of more than $191 million awarded to 40 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

UI System Unavailable This Saturday

Due to System Maintenance

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ Unemployment Insurance System will be unavailable Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. due to scheduled system maintenance. The system will return to service on Saturday at 9 a.m. for claimant and employer usage.  The unemployment insurance system is regularly available from
3:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

Unemployment Insurance Call Center Closed Monday

Automated Toll-Free Phone Options and Website Available

(Albuquerque)  -  The  New  Mexico  Department  of  Workforce  Solutions’  unemployment insurance call center will be closed Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of Independence Day. The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.

Unemployment Insurance Benefit Changes

Dependent Allowance and Student Eligibility Changes Effective July 3, 2011

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) announced unemployment insurance benefit changes to the dependent allowance benefit and full-time student eligibility, effective July 3, 2011. The changes are a result of legislation adopted during the 2011 legislative session.

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