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Unemployment Insurance Commission

Authority: KRS 341.110
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Secretary for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet or designee shall serve as ex-officio Chairman.
Description: Unemployment Insurance Commission is attached to the Education cabinet and is composed of the secretary or his or her duly authorized representative, as ex officio chairman and two members appointed by the Governor. The commission shall serve as an appeals board to hear and decide appeals filed in accordance with the provisions of KRS 341.430 and shall adopt regulations governing the manner of filing appeals and the conduct of hearings and appeals. The Commission is the final level of appeals for all disputed UI tax and benefit cases. It's caseload is averaging approximately 350-375 cases per month. It is the administrative agency that interprets the law and establishes substantive UI policy. Appeals from the Commission may betaken to the Circuit Court.
Composition: Secretary for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet or designee shall serve as ex-officio Chairman. The Secretary shall represent the state and public. The Governor appoints 2 members: 1 member representative of labor and 1 member representative of employers. Must be residents of KY and not less than 30 years of age.
Compensation: $12,000 annually
Meeting Schedule: at least monthly
Number of Members: 3
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          Workforce Development Capital Plaza Tower, 2nd Floor
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: www.education.ky.gov
Phone: (502)-564-0372
Fax: (502)-564-5959

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Heiner, Hal12/8/2015Chair, Ex-Officio
Peppiat, Katherine Forgy10/27/20167/26/2020MemberPulaski
Hendricks, Craig B.5/29/201910/26/2020Member; representing employersBoone

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