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6E218C6EAA0BC8EC8725867900637AD7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For FY 2021-22 IT CAPITAL BUDGET REQUESTS: COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date Feb 11, 2021      
Location SCR 357



FY 2021-22 IT Capital Budget Requests: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment - Committee Discussion Only


11:06:36 AM  
The committee went
into a brief recess.
11:26:00 AM  
The committee came
back to order.




Daniel Chase, legislative liaison for the Colorado Department of Labor
and Employment (CDLE), introduced CDLE's FY2021-22 IT capital budget request.
 CDLE is requesting $9.4 million dollars in CF to modernize the Colorado
Automated Tax System (CATS) employer services component of the Unemployment
Insurance (UI) legacy system.



Kierston Howard, Division of Unemployment Insurance, and Matthew Bidwell,
Governor's Office of IT Director for CDLE, continued the presentation with
a history of the Colorado UI system and the budget request.

12:02:59 PM  
Ms. Howard and Matthew
Blackmon, Budget Director at CDLE,  responded to questions from the
committee about: unemployment payout through My UI+, fraudulent claims,
a cost benefit analysis for the project, how much money is in CDLE cash
fund, unemployment insurance checks, direct deposits to accounts, the call
center, costs of maintaing the system. system flexibility, federal funding
opportunities, project phases, call center phone calls, and lessons learned
from past projects.  
12:46:09 PM  
Representatives from
CDLE continued to respond to committee questions regarding the budget request.






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