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3BC6E187395BFB5A87258A84005ECDFB Hearing Summary


Date Dec 13, 2023      
Location SCR 352

Department of Labor and Employment Budget Request and Presentation - Committee Discussion Only

10:15:32 AM  
Ms. Cher Haavind,
Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer, Department of Labor and Employment
(CDLE), introduced the panel to the committee. Paul Tauriello, Workers’
Compensation Division Director, presented to the committee on the department's
FY 2024-25 IT capital budget request for cash funds spending authority
for phase one of a three-phase project to replace the workers’ compensation
computer system and database, commonly known as CoCo. Written materials
were provided to the committee and can be found in Attachment A.

10:21:24 AM  
Mr. Tauriello responded to questions regarding the solvency of the workers' compensation cash fund and regarding the current budget year and projected out year requests.
10:25:08 AM  
Mr. Tauriello responded
to questions on impact of the project on replacement of existing disparate
systems, as well as impact on staffing as a result of process improvements.
10:30:09 AM  
Ms. Haavind introduced
Ms. Darcy Kennedy, Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer, who presented
to the committee on quarterly updates on prior appropriated requests addressing
Vocation Rehabilitation and Employment and Training Connecting Colorado
10:32:23 AM  
Ms. Haavind presented
a quarterly update of funding of the Family and Medical Leave Insurance
(FAMLI) benefits ad employer system, including the status of claims and
premium payments. Printed materials were provided to the committee and
can be found as Attachment B.
10:35:19 AM  
Ms. Haavind responded
to questions regarding an overview of the FAMLI program as well as on the
process for claims submitted to the division.
10:37:15 AM  
Ms. Haavind provided
an update of the MyUI Employer+ system including employer contributions.
Ms. Haavind also responded to questions regarding user experience.
10:42:30 AM  
Ms. Haavind responded
to questions from the committee regarding fraudulent claims in the unemployment
system and to prior project funding.
10:49:20 AM  
Ms. Haavind responded to additional committee questions regarding fraud and on convictions from enforcement of fraud prosecutions.
10:50:48 AM  
Ms. Kennedy responded to questions regarding solvency of the unemployment insurance fund.

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