Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Earns National Award

Cheyenne - Wyoming's Department of Workforce Services earned the Excellence in Unemployment Insurance Tax award for small states at this year's National Association of State Workforce Agencies conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

Presented by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Excellence in Unemployment Insurance Tax award recognizes high standards and strong communication between the Unemployment Insurance division and the businesses it serves.

Accepting the award on behalf of the UI Tax team were Kris Funk, UI tax chief, and Tobi Cates, the Workforce Programs Administrator for the Department of Workforce Services.

"This award recognizes the deep commitment and hard work the people in our Unemployment Insurance division do every day," Cates said. "We're pleased to accept the award, but we're not done yet. We will be rolling out the employer side of our WYUI online system in May, and we're only going to get better as we do."

The Wyoming Unemployment Insurance program recently launched a new online portal for its clients, allowing those filing for unemployment more control of their claims. The online portal will be expanded in the coming year to give employers a more user-friendly system to manage their unemployment tax filings and associated services.

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