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FUTA Credit Reduction States: Outlook for 2013

FUTA Credit Reduction States: Outlook for 2013
Product Code - PYAU01
Speaker(s): Douglas J. Holmes, President, UWC-Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation; Gay Gilbert, U.S. Department of Labor; Ronald Wilus, U.S. Department of Labor
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While some states have restored solvency to their unemployment trust funds, employers in many states could face even higher Federal Unemployment Tax Act credit reductions for 2013, with certain types of add-on reductions as well providing upcoming challenges.

Learn the details of how FUTA credit reductions are triggered, the states with notable risk for further significant increases, strategies states have used to mitigate or prevent credit reductions, and how these strategies have affected employers.

This live, 90-minute Bloomberg BNA webinar—with Douglas J. Holmes, President of UWC-Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers' Compensation,  Gay Gilbert, U.S. Department of Labor, Ronald Wilus, U.S. Department of Labor, and Howard E. Perlman, FPC, an editor with Bloomberg BNA’s Payroll Guide—elaborates upon:

•Provisions of federal law regarding increases in FUTA taxes;
•The availability of relief from increases through state action;
•The relationship between state unemployment insurance trust fund solvency and FUTA;
•States that are currently borrowing to repay federal unemployment loans;
•The 2.7 add-on and Benefit Cost Rate add-on reductions;
•The effects of repayment of outstanding federal unemployment loans on FUTA taxes and costs to employers.

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Douglas J. Holmes, President, UWC-Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation; Gay Gilbert, U.S. Department of Labor; Ronald Wilus, U.S. Department of Labor

Douglas J. Holmes began as President of UWC in November, 2006. In his position as President of UWC, Doug serves as the primary UI legislative and policy resource for business, counting as members an array of national and state business trade associations, Fortune 500 companies and third party administrators. He also serves as President of the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation & Workers’ Compensation, which produces regular comparisons of state UI law and hosts the annual national unemployment insurance issues conference.

Doug joined UWC after more than 22 years in positions in the public sector in which he developed policy and administered the federal/state unemployment insurance system.
During his tenure in state government, Mr. Holmes served as Deputy Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Unemployment Insurance Director, Chief Counsel for Unemployment Insurance, and Secretary of the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council appointed by the Governor.

In addition to his work in Ohio, Mr. Holmes served as Chairman of the UI/ES Reform Workgroup for the National Governors’ Association, coordinator of the Coalition for Employment Security Financing Reform, and a member of the US Department of Labor UI Reform Workgroup. He has been a frequent speaker on the topic of the unemployment insurance system before Congress, state legislatures, state and national business organizations, state agencies, and labor organizations.

UWC has served as the coordinator of a broad based UI business coalition seeking relief from federal unemployment taxes and advocating for improved integrity of the UI system.

Mr. Holmes is an Attorney, and graduate of the Ohio State University and the University of Toledo College of Law.

Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

Gay joined the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in November 2000 and currently serves as the Administrator of the Office of Unemployment Insurance overseeing the nation’s federal-state Unemployment Insurance program.

Previously, Gay also served as ETA’s Administrator for the Office of Workforce Investment providing federal oversight of America’s workforce investment system.

Prior to joining the U.S Department of Labor, Gay was a senior official for the State of Ohio overseeing workforce programs and unemployment insurance for ten years.

Gay also served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Columbus, Ohio, and eight years with the West Virginia Department of Human Services.

She has the following degrees:
Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
Master of Social Work, West Virginia University
Juris Doctor, Ohio State University 

Ronald Wilus, Chief, Division of Fiscal and Actuarial Services, U.S. Department of Labor

Ron Wilus received a BA in mathematics from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Economics degree from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic. He worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of Commerce before joining the Unemployment Insurance Service (UIS) in 1977. He has held various positions within the Office of Unemployment Insurance, including Benefit Financing Group Chief, Budget Officer, and Chief of Automated Data Processing. He currently serves as Chief, Division of Fiscal and Actuarial Services with primary responsibility for budget, reporting, statistical modeling and projections for the UI Program. Ron lives with his wife and two children in Falls Church, Virginia.