Federal money coming for system upgrades
Published: September 29,2009
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $164.5 million to 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to make technology upgrades that will improve the operation and security of unemployment insurance systems.
The State of Mississippi is to receive approximately $3.8 million.
Funds will be used for a variety of projects designed to improve services for both unemployment insurance claimants and employers, including modernizing systems to improve and speed unemployment insurance benefit payments, tax collections and appeals processing; helping consumers avoid debit card fees when collecting benefits; improvements in information technology contingency and security plans and strategies to improve overall program integrity.
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