2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hudson
VEC Digital Services Team

Item 131 #4h

Item 131 #4h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Virginia Employment Commission FY2021 $1,000,000 FY2022 $1,000,000 GF
FY2021 5.00 FY2022 5.00 FTE

Page 33, line 9, strike "$555,338,468" and insert "$556,338,468".
Page 33, line 9, strike "$552,133,812" and insert "$553,133,812".

Page 33, after line 9, insert:

"G. Out of the amounts included in this appropriation, $1,000,000 in the first year and $1,000,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided for the Virginia Employment Commission to create a digital service team to modernize the Commission's technical systems and procedures in accordance with the standards of the federal United States Digital Service (USDS) and 18F Office of the General Services Administration (GSA). Digital services team staff shall meet the qualifications of federal employees paid at the GS-15 pay band and report directly to the Commissioner."


(This amendment creates a digital services team at the Virginia Employment Commission to improve the efficiency of processing unemployment insurance claims and the overall user experience. Upon enrolling, Item 131 will be set out and enrolled appropriately.)