State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today unveiled sweeping reforms to better serve jobless Michigan workers by correcting numerous mistakes and procedural issues involving the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. The reforms will improve the agency’s efficiency and work to re-establish trust – ensuring better customer service for the people of Michigan. They promote accountability and provide […]
State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today introduced a bill prohibiting the state of Michigan from using taxpayer resources to implement or enforce the proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate that will impact up to 100 million workers in America. The plan includes the prohibition of any state agency, such as the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today issued the following statement after the committee heard testimony from state Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Liza Estlund Olson:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today issued the following statement after Liza Estlund Olson, the acting director of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency, agreed to appear before the Oversight Committee on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.: “The list of problems at the agency continues to get longer. People we represent continue to not […]
“It appears that the governor doesn’t know what is going on in her own departments. The State Administrative Board’s decision today to renew the contract with the company that is being blamed for the Unemployment Insurance Agency’s myriad of issues is proof of this. There is no conceivable reason why the state should continue to pay for a product that has failed to perform when it was needed most.
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today issued the following statement as the state administration board is poised to contract with FAST Enterprises LLC on certain government software for another year.
State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) issued the following statement in opposition to Allegan County’s recently implemented mask mandate for students and teachers in all K-6 classrooms, regardless of vaccination status:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said people throughout Michigan deserve answers from the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency after a review letter from the federal government revealed problems in how UIA has operated. The letter clearly shows the agency failed to notify nearly 700,000 people regarding changes in qualification for federal Pandemic Unemployment […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today led a hearing exploring numerous issues with the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency over the past 18 months, as the agency has struggled to operate effectively during COVID-19 and executive orders in response.
Legislator invites people across Michigan to share their experiences House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said a new web form will help legislators examine recent problems surrounding the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. Roughly 650,000 federal pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) claimants in Michigan have been asked to re-file information to make sure they’re eligible. […]
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