COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

COMPTROLLER'S MEMORANDUM NO. 2007 - 13

May 1, 2007

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

ATTENTION: Personnel and Payroll Officers, Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers
SUBJECT: Unemployment Compensation for State Employees

I. INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this memorandum is to (1) re-introduce the unemployment compensation administrator for State employees and (2) reiterate the established procedures relative to the processing of unemployment claims.

II. BACKGROUND

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, Section 3-117a, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is responsible for the management of State employee unemployment compensation claims. The agent of record for OSC's unemployment compensation claims is TALX Corporation (TALX).

III. PROCEDURES

TALX has previously submitted to agencies the attached package of unemployment compensation procedures which discussed the proper handling of unemployment separation events.

By way of summary, in the instance of a reduction in the workforce, each affected agency must immediately call the TALX Employee Separations Reporting Line at (800) 366-6690 (Attachment). Agencies must provide TALX with the following information: (1) Your Parent Identification Number which is 12523; (2) Numeric State Code which is #07 for Connecticut; (3) The name of the Separated Employee; (4) His or her social security number; (5) Last Day Separated Employee Worked; (6) Termination Code; (7) Occurrence Dates (if indicated as a requirement for the termination code); and (8) Additional Monies Paid at Termination (if indicated as a requirement for the termination code). This information may be provided to TALX in list form instead of using the Employee Separation Reporting Line by: (1) E-mail to cmayercin@talx.com; (2) Fax to the attention of Chris Mayercin at TALX at 866-566-7425.

IV. TRAINING

In an effort to lower unemployment costs, TALX will be reaching out to State agencies to coordinate the scheduling of Unemployment Compensation Separation Procedures training. The State's Client Relationship Manager, Jerry Christiani will be contacting your agency in the near future regarding the scheduling for your agency however, agencies may also contact Mr. Christiani directly at (203) 734-0432 to schedule training sessions.

V. CONCLUSION

In all cases concerning the separation of State employees, it is critical for impacted State agencies to promptly supply TALX with required data; this will allow for a prompt determination to be made as to unemployment compensation entitlement and, where such exists, the proper calculation of benefits. Your assistance in adhering to these procedures is greatly appreciated.

Very truly yours,

NANCY WYMAN
State Comptroller

Attachment 1 - TALX Contact Information

Attachment 2 - Ten Simple Messages for Managers:

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