DAR File No. 41427
This rule was published in the April 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance
Qualifying Elements for Approval of Training
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 41427
Filed: 03/30/2017 03:26:26 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to change the provision regarding length of training.
Summary of the rule or change:
Federal regulations provide the Department of Workforce Services can approve training if that training will not take more than 24 months to complete. This change brings our rule into compliance with federal regulation.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 35A-4-502(1)(b)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This is a federally-funded program, so there are no costs or savings to the state budget.
This is a federally-funded program, so there are no costs or savings to local government.
There are no costs or savings to any small businesses as there are no fees associated with this program and it is federally funded.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There are no costs or savings to any persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities as there are no fees associated with this program and it is federally funded.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no costs or savings to any affected persons as there are no fees associated with this program and it is federally funded. These changes will not impact the contribution rate of any employer.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There are no compliance costs associated with this change. There are no fees associated with this change. There will be no cost to anyone to comply with these changes. There will be no fiscal impact on any business. These changes will have no impact on any employer's contribution tax rate.
Jon Pierpont, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Workforce Services
140 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2333
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Suzan Pixton, Executive Director
R994. Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance.
R994-403. Claim for Benefits.
R994-403-202. Qualifying Elements for Approval of Training.
All of the following nine elements must be satisfied for a claimant to qualify for Department approval of training. Some of these elements will be waived or modified when required by state or federal law for specific training programs.
(1) The claimant's unemployment is chronic or persistent, or likely to be chronic or persistent, due to any one of the following three circumstances:
(a) A lack of basic work skills. A lack of basic work skills may not be established unless a claimant:
(i)(A) has a history of repeated unemployment attributable to lack of skills and has no recent history of employment earning a wage substantially above the federal minimum wage or
(B) qualifies for Department sponsored training because the claimant meets the eligibility requirements for public assistance;
(ii) has had no formal training in occupational skills;
(iii) does not have skills developed over an extended period of time by training or experience; and
(iv) does not have a marketable degree from an institution of higher learning; or
(b) a change in the marketability of the claimant's skills has resulted due to new technology, or major reductions within an industry; or
(c) inability to continue working in occupations using the claimant's skills due to a verifiable, permanent physical or emotional disability,
(2) a claimant must have a reasonable expectation for success as demonstrated by:
(a) an aptitude for and interest in the work the claimant is being trained to perform, or course of study the claimant is pursuing; and
(b) sufficient time and financial resources to complete the training.
(3) The training is provided by an institution approved by the Department.
(4) The training is not available except in school. For example, on-the-job training is not available to the claimant.
(5) The length of time required to
complete the training should generally not extend beyond [
(6) The training should generally be vocationally oriented unless the claimant has no more than two terms, quarters, semesters, or similar periods of academic training necessary to obtain a degree.
(7) There is a reasonable expectation of employment following completion of the training. Reasonable expectation means the claimant will find a job using the skills and education acquired while in training pursuant to a fair and objective projection of job market conditions expected to exist at the time of completion of the training.
(8) A claimant did not leave work to attend school even if the employer required the training for advancement or as a condition of continuing employment.
(9) The schooling is full-time, as defined by the training facility.
KEY: filing deadlines, registration, student eligibility, unemployment compensation
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
August 25, 2016]
Notice of Continuation: May 16, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 35A-4-403(1)
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.