3.0.7 Unemployment Compensation


The university is a covered employer under the Michigan Employment Security Act. The State Department of Labor, Michigan Employment Security Commission (M.E.S.C.) administers the compensation program, determines eligibility for and makes payment of benefits. Budgetary Unit administrative officers are responsible for reporting an accurate record of all hours worked per week for all their salaried and hourly- rated employees, since such information is required for determining eligibility for benefits under the Act.

Employment Services is responsible for the administration of the Unemployment Compensation Program for the university. This includes the gathering of information, responding to inquiries from the Michigan Employment Service Commission and representing the university at hearings and before appeal boards.

All correspondence received by departments from M.E.S.C. must be forwarded at once to the Employment Services Office for appropriate follow-up.