Unemployment insurance is a benefit to eligible, unemployed individuals pursuant to the provisions of Title III, Subtitle 2, Chapter 96 of the Iowa Code and Section 871 of the Iowa Administrative Code.

Benefits are paid from the Iowa Unemployment Insurance Program, a centrally located state fund supported by payroll tax levied on the University of Iowa. University employees do not make payments to fund unemployment insurance benefits. University Benefits is responsible for the reporting obligations under the Iowa Unemployment Insurance Program.

Claim and benefit eligibility is determined by the Iowa Workforce Development Department (IWDD). Unemployed former employees of the university may file claims, obtain program information, and register for work at any of the IWDD local offices.

Management personnel may contact University Benefits, 319-335-2676, for benefit administration questions. Employees should contact the local Workforce Development Office concerning employee rights and obligations.

To file for unemployment benefits, please visit the Iowa Workforce Development website to file or contact your nearest Workforce Development Center. In Iowa City, this is located at 1700 S. First Avenue. You may also apply at two University of Iowa Virtual Access Points located in Iowa city at the Pomerantz Career Center, 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C310 and Employment Services, 102-21 University Services Building.

Reference policy information at Unemployment Compensation, University Operations Manual.