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Murray State University

POLICY NUMBER: V F

SUBJECT: UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

APPLIES TO: STAFF AND FACULTY

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1993

REVISED FROM: February 17, 1990

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

In compliance with federal and state law, the University is liable for unemployment insurance benefits to its eligible, terminated employees who became unemployed through no fault of their own.

1. Eligibility

A terminated employee is eligible for unemployment insurance benefits if the following criteria are met:

a. Had worked for an employer covered by the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Law from which he/she separated for a qualifying reason.

b. Is out of work through no fault of his/her own.

c. Is able and available for suitable employment.

d. Is making a reasonable effort to find employment.

2. Between School Term Ineligibility

a. An employee will not be paid benefits for any week of unemployment in an institution of higher education during the period between two successive academic years or terms if he/she performs service in the first term and there is reasonable assurance that the employee will perform services in the second term.

b. If benefits are denied to an employee and the employee was not offered an opportunity to work during the second term, the employee will be entitled to a retroactive payment of benefits for each week of eligibility.

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