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 receive an effective level of service. There have been calls for changes at UIA. It’s important to get answers and have a clear picture of what is going on at the agency.
“We plan to hear from Acting Director Olson on a number of issues related to Michigan’s unemployment system, especially since those issues have become more common in recent months. As the committee continues to fulfill its duty to investigate and hold government agencies accountable, it is important that committee members hear from the director.”
Members of the Michigan House and Senate oversight committees, including House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), on Tuesday will meet with newly appointed state Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Julia Dale and officials from the state Auditor General’s office to discuss a recent audit detailing mistakes made by the agency. The state Auditor General examined […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson says that Thursday’s Auditor General’s report on almost $4 billion in overpayments by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency during the pandemic reflect a failure by the Whitmer administration and ineptitude and ineffectiveness on the part of the UIA.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson looks ahead to a joint hearing Tuesday, November 30, with his committee and the Senate Oversight Committee to hear from the Michigan Auditor General’s office on their report on the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Rep. Johnson says the UIA made almost $4 billion in overpayments during the pandemic and […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said findings from the state Auditor General show the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency made key errors that prolonged confusion and anxiety for many throughout Michigan as they tried to get needed assistance.