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Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld to hold weekly media briefing - 01/12/21

WHO:              David Gerstenfeld, Acting Director, Oregon Employment Department

WHEN:            Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. PT

WHAT:            Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld will hold a video conference media briefing to share updates on the federal Continued Assistance Act (CAA) that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits, and more on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. PT.

WHERE:         Via Zoom video conference: Members of the media must RSVP for call information by emailing OED_Communications@oregon.gov by 12 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Video conference information will be provided to all reporters who RSVP.

OTHER:          The Oregon Employment Department is updating a claims processing progress data dashboard daily. Visit this link for weekday updates. A recording of the video conference will be emailed to reporters attending the briefing after the briefing concludes.

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Equal Opportunity program — auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.

 

Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld to hold weekly media briefing - 01/05/21

WHO:              David Gerstenfeld, Acting Director, Oregon Employment Department

WHEN:            Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 2 p.m. PT

WHAT:            Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld will hold a video conference media briefing to share updates on the federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits, and more on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. PT.

WHERE:         Via Zoom video conference: Members of the media must RSVP for call information by emailing OED_Communications@oregon.gov by 12 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Video conference information will be provided to all reporters who RSVP.

OTHER:          The Oregon Employment Department is updating a claims processing progress data dashboard daily. Visit this link for weekday updates. A recording of the video conference will be emailed to reporters attending the briefing after the briefing concludes.

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Equal Opportunity program — auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.

 

Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld to hold weekly media briefing - 12/29/20

WHO:              David Gerstenfeld, Acting Director, Oregon Employment Department

WHEN:            Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at 1 p.m. PT

WHAT:            Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld will hold a video conference media briefing to share updates on the federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits, and more on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. PT.

WHERE:         Via Zoom video conference: Members of the media must RSVP for call information by emailing OED_Communications@oregon.gov by 12 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Dec. 30. Video conference information will be provided to all reporters who RSVP.

OTHER:          The Oregon Employment Department is updating a claims processing progress data dashboard daily. Visit this link for weekday updates. A recording of the video conference will be emailed to reporters attending the briefing after the briefing concludes.

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Equal Opportunity program — auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

El Departamento de Empleo de Oregon emite una declaración sobre la aprobación de los beneficios federales por desempleo - 12/22/20

El Departamento de Empleo de Oregon se complace de que el Congreso haya aprobado una extensión de los programas de beneficios federales, incluida la Asistencia de Desempleo por la Pandemia (PUA) y la Compensación de Desempleo de Emergencia por la Pandemia (PEUC). Sin una extensión de PUA o PEUC, aproximadamente 70,000 habitantes de Oregon habrían perdido una red de seguridad vital después del 26 de diciembre. Nos alegra que los habitantes de Oregon ya no tengan que preocuparse por un final abrupto de este apoyo financiero fundamental.

Nos movilizamos rápidamente para hacer cambios e implementar los programas federales de ayuda aprobados recientemente. En este momento, estamos esperando recibir reglas e instrucciones del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. Los días festivos pueden afectar la rapidez con que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. nos envíe la orientación; Sin embargo, trabajaremos durante las vacaciones y haremos todo lo posible para realizar cambios programáticos y sacar los beneficios lo más rápido posible.

Desafortunadamente, los reclamantes pueden experimentar una brecha en los beneficios desde el período de tiempo cuando los beneficios de la Ley CARES vencen el 26 de diciembre y cuando podemos implementar los nuevos programas de beneficios y las extensiones a los programas existentes. Sabemos que cualquier brecha en los beneficios será una dificultad para las personas. Queremos que los habitantes de Oregon sepan que estamos haciendo todo lo posible para asegurarnos de que obtengan los beneficios para los que son elegibles lo antes posible.

Mientras tanto, pedimos a los reclamantes que no nos llamen con preguntas, sino que se registren para recibir actualizaciones por correo electrónico para que sean de los primeros en enterarse. A medida que recibamos orientación e información del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. con respecto a los plazos y los pasos específicos que deben seguir los reclamantes, compartiremos esa información en nuestro sitio web, redes sociales y en correos electrónicos directos y avisos a los reclamantes.

Dado que los medios de comunicación seguirán desempeñando un papel fundamental en la difusión de información, también compartiremos actualizaciones con la prensa a medida que surja nueva información.

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Programa de igualdad de oportunidades: ayudas y servicios auxiliares disponibles a pedido para personas con discapacidades. Contacto: (503) 947-1794. Para las personas con sordera o con discapacidad auditiva, llame al 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.

Oregon Employment Department Issues Statement Regarding Passage of Federal Unemployment Benefits - 12/22/20

The Oregon Employment Department is pleased that Congress has passed an extension of federal benefit programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). Without an extension of PUA or PEUC, approximately 70,000 Oregonians would have lost a vital safety net after Dec. 26. We are glad Oregonians no longer have to worry about an abrupt end to this critical financial support.

We are moving quickly to make changes and implement the federal relief programs recently passed. Right now, we are waiting to receive rules and instructions from the U.S. Department of Labor. The holidays may impact how quickly the U.S. Dept. of Labor gets guidance to us; however, we will work through the holidays and do what we can to make programmatic changes and get benefits out the door as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, claimants may experience a gap in benefits from the time period when CARES Act benefits expire on Dec. 26 and when we can implement the new benefit programs and extensions to existing programs. We know that any gap in benefits will be a hardship for people. We want Oregonians to know that we are doing everything we can to make sure they get the benefits they are eligible for as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we are asking claimants not to call us with questions but instead sign up for email updates so they will be one of the first to know. As we receive guidance and information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor regarding timelines and specific steps claimants should take, we will share that information on our website, social media, and in direct emails and notices to claimants.

As the media will continue playing a critical role in getting information out, we will also share updates with the press as new information emerges.

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Equal Opportunity program — auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.