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Phase 2 Non-Aligned Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Program for Previous Participants

This information is for non-aligned employees who participated in Phase 1 of the Non-Aligned Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Program in July 2020 and filed an associated Unemployment claim.

Employees who participated in Phase 1 of the Program in July 2020 and filed an associated Unemployment claim do not need to reopen or verify their Unemployment Insurance claims. The NJDOL will reopen all claims for previous Phase 1 participants who filed an unemployment application. Should additional action be required on your part, UHR or the NJDOL will send a subsequent communication.

Reminder

  • All Non-Aligned Shared Work Furlough Program participants must commence the Program on the week of January 24 and take one furlough day per week until they have completed the total number of furlough days assigned.
  • IMPORTANT: IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE AN UNRESOLVED OR UNPAID CLAIM WITH THE NJDOL AS IT RELATES TO A PREVIOUS RUTGERS SHARED WORK FURLOUGH PROGRAM, please email HR Operations at HR_Operations@hr.rutgers.edu.

To Change Your Mailing Address on File with the NJDOL

If you need to change your mailing address on file with the NJDOL, please follow the instructions below.

  • Go to https://myunemployment.nj.gov/
  • Click on “Existing users log in here” in the blue banner and log in to your account
  • Click on “Update Address/Telephone” on the menu bar to the left
  • New Jersey residents will need your New Jersey state issued Identification Card or New Jersey Driver's License, or the Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your Unemployment Insurance benefit claim.
  • Out-of-state residents must have a valid Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your Unemployment Insurance benefit claim.
  • Former New Jersey residents changing to a non-New Jersey address must call 888-795-6672.

To Change Your Payment Method on File with the NJDOL

If you need to change your payment method on file with the NJDOL, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to https://myunemployment.nj.gov/
  • Click on “Existing users log in here” in the blue banner and log in to your account
  • Click on “File/Update Direct Deposit” on the menu bar to the left
  • New Jersey residents will need your New Jersey state issued Identification Card or New Jersey Driver's License, or the Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your Unemployment Insurance benefit claim.
  • Out-of-state residents must have a valid Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your Unemployment Insurance benefit claim.

If You Forgot Your Username and Password for Your NJDOL Online Account

  • Your username is the email address you used when you registered on the NJDOL website and opened your claim.
  • If you forgot your password, use the “Forgot Password?” option on the sign-in page. Instructions on how to reset your password will be sent to the email address we have on file.
  • If you need further assistance, please submit a message through the online NJDOL form. Fill in first page of the form and click "Next." Select “Trouble Creating an Account (Password Reset)" to submit a request to reset your password. After the NJDOL reviews your request, they will email instructions so you can reset your password.

To Reset Your NJDOL PIN

  • You can request a new PIN using the NJDOL’s Claim Status application. You will need your Claimant Identification No. (Claimant ID) which can be found on mailed NJDOL notices you have already received including "Unemployment Insurance Instructions & Appointment Notice" or "Unemployment Insurance Appointment Notice”.
  • From the main Claim Status page, provide the required personal information and click "Enter." Your claim status will be displayed. Below "What does my UI claim status mean?", select the option labeled “How can I reset my PIN?”. Enter your 9-digit Claimant ID in the box. Enter a new 4-digit pin where instructed. NOTE: Please be sure to record your PIN and keep it safe. Click "Submit."
  • You will see a confirmation message that the NJDOL has received your request to reset your PIN however, you cannot use your new PIN until you receive an email confirmation from ui-noreply@dol.nj.gov. If you submit your request after 7pm, please check your email after 11am the next morning.
  • To avoid delays, please do not submit multiple requests until after you have allowed enough time to receive your email confirmation.

** Very Important Additional Information from the NJDOL**

  • Regardless of any communication you may receive, you will NOT be certifying online or by telephone during the Shared Work Furlough Program. Only the claim application needs to be filed. You may receive general information emails about how to certify for Unemployment benefits, but that is informational to anyone who has filed a claim. Do not use the Web application or Telephone IVR System to certify for weekly benefits while in the Shared Work program. Benefits will be paid by NJDOL using the application/information that has been supplied. Certifying will cause Unemployment errors and payment delays so please DO NOT CERTIFY.
  • Due to the number of the unemployment claims being filed and processed, state unemployment benefits may be delayed.

Supplemental $300 Weekly Benefit

  • A COVID-19 relief package was passed into law on December 27, 2020 and among other pandemic relief measures, will provide an additional $300 per week in federal funding for enhanced unemployment benefits through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program for the weeks of December 26, 2020 to March 14, 2021.
  • The timing of Phase 2 of the Non-Aligned Program coincides with the FPUC program so that eligible participants will receive the supplemental $300 weekly benefit throughout the entire Shared Work Furlough Program.
  • You do not need to certify weekly to receive the $300/week. Your Unemployment Insurance application will initiate the $300.
  • It is important to note that the $300 stimulus is a separate payment, there may be delays in receiving the payment, but all payments will be retroactive payments to the start of the program.

If you have any questions, please contact OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center at 732-745-SERV (7378) or OneSource@rutgers.edu.