UI State Performance Excellence Awards

Unemployment Insurance State Performance Excellence Awards are given to the top performing state workforce agencies (SWA) nationwide in key areas of unemployment insurance (UI) operations.

The awards criteria reflect the breadth of the UI system and the performance areas most critical to its success. In the 2008 performance year changes were made to the UI Performance Recognition system allowing for recognition of the top-performing agency from small states, medium-sized states, and large states. Current state size categories are updated annually based on the criteria for state size calculation. Most recently, Data Validation was added as a factor to be considered in assessing SWA performance to demonstrate the UI program's commitment to maintaining excellent data quality.

The Honorees recognized this year have demonstrated top performance in the following categories:

  • Timely, proper, and high-quality nonmonetary determinations and benefit payments;
  • Timely and high-quality Appeals decisions; and
  • High quality Tax operations

FY 2018 Performance Awards Categories and Awardees Congratulations!

Performance Excellence in Benefit Payments

  • Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • New Mexico Department Workforce Solutions

Performance Excellence in Appeals Decisions

  • Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Performance Excellence in Tax Operations

  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • Louisiana Workforce Commission- The Department of Labor
  • Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

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