OMA Testifies on Unemployment Compensation System Review Bill

This week, the OMA provided testimony to Senate lawmakers regarding House Bill 614, legislation that aims to study and reform Ohio’s unemployment compensation system. HB 614 passed the House in May.

The bill would create new operations for inquiries and notifications, while also creating the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council to review and research current Ohio unemployment compensation administrative practices. Interestingly enough, the council would not be allowed to review solvency issues. As OMA members know, Ohio’s unemployment system solvency has been in question for some time. 9/17/2020