Upon receipt of an unemployment claim form, our office may contact the appropriate department if any separation information is needed.
The State of North Dakota determines eligibility for unemployment, so NDSU cannot suggest to anyone that the employee will receive unemployment benefits.
If needed, we will apeal an unemployment claim in accordance with the state’s statutes. For example, if someone’s job has been eliminated and they are laid off, we will not contest that individual’s rights to benefits. If someone voluntarily quits or is discharged for misconduct, we will contest the individual’s rights to benefits.
Student Employees (enrolled and working at the same institution) are ineligible for unemployment by law. The only information given on a student employee should be that they were a student employee and wages are excluded by law.
If we receive an unfavorable determination allowing benefits, we will contact the department to determine whether to file an appeal for an unemployment hearing.
Upon receipt of a hearing notice, Human Resources will advise you of the scheduled hearing date and time (usually a telephone hearing). We will initiate the preparation of witnesses and assist with identifying the documentation that will best support the case. We will coordinate the hearing.
If we receive an unfavorable decision allowing benefits, we will contact the department to determine whether or not we should file a request for reconsideration.