Unemployment Insurance Program
Unemployment insurance is a benefit to eligible, unemployed individuals pursuant to the provisions of Title III, Subtitle 2, Chapter 96 of the Iowa Code and Section 871 of the Iowa Administrative Code.
Benefits are paid from the Iowa Unemployment Insurance Program, a centrally located state fund supported by payroll tax levied on The University of Iowa. University employees do not make payments to fund unemployment insurance benefits.
Claim and benefit eligibility is determined by the Iowa Workforce Development Department (IWDD). Unemployed former employees of the University may file claims, obtain program information, and register for work at any of the IWDD local offices.
University Benefits is responsible for the reporting obligations under the Iowa Unemployment Insurance Program. Policy information is available at www.uiowa.edu/~our/opmanual/iii/18.htm.
Management personnel may contact University Benefits, 335-2676, for benefit administration questions. Employees should contact the local Workforce Development Office concerning employee rights and obligations.
To file for unemployment benefits please see www.iowaworkforce.org to file for unemployment benefits, or contact your nearest Workforce Development Center. The Iowa City Workforce Development office is located at 1700 S. 1st Ave and the phone number is 351-1035.