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    September SHRM Luncheon - Unemployment Insurance Needs and Employer Process

    Date: September 11, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Flathead Valley Chapter Society Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell MT
    Non-Member $24 (Includes Lunch)
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    Presenter - Connie Gieger, Montana Unemployment Insurance

    1 HRCI CEU Approved

    Program - Unemployment Needs and Employer Process

    This presentation will cover general eligibility requirements, and will explain more in depth how the reason for separation from employment impacts eligibility and chargeability.  Connie will review state laws and administrative rules, and provide some guidance concerning the facts and evidence we look at with discharges and voluntary quits.  She will also discuss the forms and notices we send to employers, and new law and rule concerning forfeiture of employer’s rights for failing to respond to requests for separation information.


    Connie has a background in social work and library science, but has found her niche working, in various positions, for Unemployment Insurance Division for the last 15 years or so.  She started there as a Customer Service Representative in the Claim Center, she was a claim auditor for a few years, until she became a team manager.  Connie has managed a team of Customer Service Representatives and Adjudicators in the Claims Processing Center, before receiving her current position of Administrative Specialist.  As a specialist she provides guidance and claim expertise to claimants, employers, and to Unemployment Insurance management and staff.  She participates in drafting and interpreting Unemployment Insurance laws, rules, and policies; and participates in informal quality reviews of claims to improve the program integrity.