: With so many Pennsylvanians relying on Unemployment Compensation benefits due to the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Labor and Industry Committee will convene an informational hearing to discuss whether the Department of Labor and Industry is ready to proceed with its transition to a new benefit application process in early October or if such a transition could hamper unemployed Pennsylvanians’ access to their benefits.
: House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster); other members of the committee; Geoff Moomaw, president of Interstate Tax Services and the House Republicans’ appointee to the state unemployment compensation system’s Benefit Modernization Advisory Committee; Julia Simon-Mishel, supervising attorney with Philadelphia Legal Assistance and House Democrats’ appointee to the state unemployment compensation system’s Benefit Modernization Advisory Committee; W. Gerard Oleksiak, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I); Robert O’Brien, executive deputy secretary for administration at L&I; William Trusky, deputy secretary for unemployment compensation programs at L&I; David Naisby, chief information officer at L&I; and Paul Toomey, president of Geographic Solutions Inc.
: Thursday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.
: Room 205, Ryan Office Building, Harrisburg.
LIVE WEBSTREAMING: This is a virtual hearing and the media may watch the hearing live by visiting RepJimCox.com
or attend the event in person. Those who attend in person are asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Media contact: Dan Massing, 717.772.9845, DMassing@PaHouseGOP.com