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. 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 and high-quality appeals decisions;
  • Timely, proper, and high-quality nonmonetary determinations and benefit payments; and
  • High quality tax operations

FY 2017 Performance Awards Categories and Awardees Congratulations!

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 Benefit Payments

  • Delaware Department of Labor

Performance Excellence in Tax Operations

  • Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • North Carolina Division of Employment Security
  • Nebraska Department of Labor

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