2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

VEC: JLARC Recommendation #20 (language only)

Item 370 #1c

Item 370 #1c

Virginia Employment Commission


Page 401, after line 13, insert:

"I. The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) shall establish and maintain, at a minimum, two dedicated full-time employees to serve in the Office of the Unemployment Compensation Ombudsman. The Commission shall submit an initial summary report of facts, findings, and outcomes of the Office of the Unemployment Compensation Ombudsman to the House Commerce and Energy Committee, the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, the Commission on Unemployment Compensation, and the Governor by November 1, 2022, and provide a status update to each body quarterly. The VEC shall also publish the summary report and subsequent updates on its website."


(This amendment directs the Virginia Employment Commission to maintain at least two positions in the new Office of the Unemployment Compensation Ombudsman. The JLARC Report, "Operations and Performance of the Virginia Employment Commission," from November 2021 recommends the creation of this Office in Recommendation 20.)