Info Bulletin : 6-26-2019

06/26/2019

***OHAP UNIT 1 - UPDATED UNEMPLOYMENT INSTRUCTIONS***

DAY SHIFT H-LINE UNEMPLOYMENT INSTRUCTIONS: File for unemployment online with the instructions below at http://unemployment.ohio.gov or if you do not have internet access, call 1.877.644.6562. ODJFS business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, except holidays.

You will be laid off for ONE (1) WEEK using Mass Layoff # 1900415. Your last day worked is 07/05/2019 and your return to work date is 07/15/2019.

You will open your application for unemployment on Sunday, July 7, 2019 by calling or using the ODJFS web page (information above) and you will go back to claim your layoff week on Sunday, July 14, 2019 for week ending Saturday, July 13, 2019. You must file by calling or getting online a total of TWO (2) TIMES on the above listed dates to get your waiting week in or to get paid for the week, if you are eligible. If this is your waiting week, you must print out Appeals are seldom won so please be sure to follow these instructions carefully. If you do not file timely, you will not be paid or your waiting week will not be served.

UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION FOR TPT/STS AND OCTOBER 2018 IN PROGRESSION EMPLOYEES: If you are a TPT, STS or an October 2018 In-Progression employee you do not have vacation hours to cover you during shutdown, so you will need to file for unemployment online at http://unemployment.ohio.gov or if you do not have internet access, call 1.877.644.6562. ODJFS business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, except holidays. Below are the instructions for filing for unemployment, please read and follow the instructions carefully:

You will be laid off for ONE (1) WEEK using Mass Layoff # 1900369. Your last day worked is 06/27/2019 and your return to work date is 07/08/2019. Please note: Anyone hired PRIOR to January 1, 2019 WILL receive holiday pay for the July 4th holiday so you must claim the holiday pay when you file for unemployment benefits. To calculate your July 4th holiday pay, multiply TEN (10) hours pay by your hourly pay rate to get your total gross earnings. Anyone hired AFTER January 1, 2019 will not be paid for the July 4th holiday so you WILL NOT claim holiday pay when you file for unemployment benefits.

You will open your application for unemployment on Sunday, June 30, 2019 by calling or using the ODJFS web page (information above) and you will go back to claim your layoff week on Sunday, July 7, 2019 for week ending Saturday, July 6, 2019. You must file by calling or getting online a total of TWO (2) TIMES on the above listed dates to get your waiting week in or to get paid for the week, if you are eligible.

WAITING WEEK INFORMATION: Members who have not served their waiting week will be denied unemployment benefits. You must go to the ODJFS web site and print your unemployment benefit payment documents showing ZERO amount paid as well as the document under the “Claim Details” section, “View Claim Summary/Payment History” that shows “WW Served” as the most current status and take them to Human Resources to sign up for your SUB pay. If you aren’t able to print your paystub showing ZERO AMOUNT PAID, print ANYTHING from the ODJFS with your Social Security number on it and use that instead. Signing up for SUB this time will start your auto SUB for one year in the event of future layoffs. LABOR RELATIONS HOURS DURING SHUTDOWN: Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and closed on Thursday, July 4th.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday shutdown period!

Bill Samples, President / Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1