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Update Regarding Unresolved Unemployment Claims from the Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Program

Dear Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Participants:

(If you have no unresolved unemployment claims, please disregard this communication.)

The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) has been overwhelmed with the filing of unemployment claims. As you can imagine, this has been happening in many states across the nation.

We have been working closely with the NJDOL, to resolve all remaining claims. Please know that as soon as we receive your unresolved claims information, we forward it to NJDOL. We have also compiled each reported unresolved claim into a consolidated working list.

Please note: Due to the number of unresolved unemployment claims that have been reported, these claims will be resolved in chronological order of Shared Work Furlough Program start date. For more information on the start dates of the Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Programs please see below:

 

Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Program

Start Date

AFSCME Local 1761, Local 888 (Program 1)

July 5, 2020

Non-Aligned (Part 1)

July 5, 2020

Teamsters Local 97

July 26, 2020

AFSCME Local 1761 COLT (Libraries Part 1)

November 1, 2020

Teamsters Local 97 (UBHC Program)

November 29, 2020

AFSCME Local 1761, Local 888 and Teamsters Local 97 (Program 2)

January 3, 2021

Non-Aligned (Part 2)

January 24, 2021

AFSCME Local 1761 COLT (Libraries Part 2)

February 7, 2021

IAFF Local 5082

February 7, 2021

AAUP-AFT

April 18, 2021

CWA Local 1031, HPAE Local 5089, Local 5094 and URA-AFT Local 1766

May 17, 2021

OPEIU Local 153

June 13, 2021

These are the unemployment claims being addressed based on the information we have received from our employees:

  • Unfiled Unemployment Claims
  • Out of State Resident Claims
  • Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
  • Unpaid NJ State partial benefits and/or unpaid Federal benefits (this includes applicable $600 CARES Act, $300 Lost Wages Assistance, and $300 American Rescue Plan benefits)
  • Unemployment Benefit Overpayments

Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Program Unresolved Unemployment Claims Verification

So that you may verify that you have reported your unresolved claims, University Human Resources (UHR) has created a webpage for all Shared Work Furlough Program participants. The verification process checks your information against our consolidated unresolved claims list. Follow these simple steps:

  • Access the Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Program Unresolved Claims Verification webpage.
  • Enter your NetID and password for Single Sign On.
  • Upon entering your NetID and password, the webpage will verify whether your unresolved claim has been reported.
  • If the verification indicates that your claim has not been reported, you will then be able to report your unresolved claim information.

UHR is committed to bringing closure to all Rutgers’ unresolved unemployment claims. Please know that we will continue to work closely with NJDOL until all pending cases are paid and closed.

If there are additional questions regarding unresolved unemployment claims or the Rutgers Shared Work Furlough Program, please contact HR_Operations@hr.rutgers.edu.

Sincerely,

Vivian Fernández
Senior Vice President for Human Resources