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ment Insurance Division administered the
unemployment insurance law until 1970. In that
year, the Department was reorganized as the De-
partment of Employment and Social Services
(Chapter 96, Acts of 1970). The new Department's
Employment Security Administration carried on
administrative dudes and in 1975 was renamed the
Unemployment Insurance Division of the Depart-
ment of Human Resources (Chapter 382, Acts of
1975). In 1983, the Division was transferred to the
Department of Employment and Training and re-
named the Unemployment Insurance Administra-
tion. It became part of the Department of
Economic and Employment Development in 1987
(Chapter 311, Acts of 1987).

Pursuant to the Maryland Unemployment In-
surance Law, the Office of Unemployment Insur-
ance supervises the Unemployment Insurance
Program carried out by local offices (Code 1957,
Art. 95A). The Office collects contributions from
employers covered by the Law, collects quarterly
wage information on covered employees, deter-
mines weekly benefits and eligibility in accordance
with this wage information, and issues benefit
checks to eligible claimants. It reviews benefit pay-
ments to determine if any were improperly made,
recovers improper payments, and pays benefits to
individuals who formerly worked in Maryland but
now reside in other states. As provided by reciprocal
interstate agreement, the Office also collects Mary-
land residents' claims against employers in other

Using an experience rating system, the Unem-
ployment Insurance Law allows a reduced contri-
bution rate for employers who maintain steady
employment. All funds collected under the Law are
deposited with the U.S. Treasury for the credit of
the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund of Mary-
land and may be used only for the payment of

James Boyd, Chief 333-5308

The Benefits and Special Programs Section de-
termines claimants' eligibility for unemployment
insurance benefits. The Section administers the tak-
ing and processing of claims, adjudication of ineli-
gible claims, and fraud detection and prosecution.
The Section also oversees interstate combined wage
and federal unemployment benefit programs.

John Hand, Chief 333-5317

The Contributions Section establishes employer
tax accounts and assigns rates, charges benefits, and
collects taxes on each account. The Section also
collects all delinquent accounts and maintains the
Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.

fartment of Economic & Employment Development/203

William Merriman, Chief 333-5040

The Lower Appeals Section determines
claimants' eligibility for unemployment insurance
benefits. Following administrative review, the Sec-
tion hears cases that have been appealed by claim-
ants and employers.


Chairperson: J. Henry Butta, 1990

Appointed by Governor (who also designates
chair): Michael E. Daye; J. Randall Evans; Leo E.
Green; Trudy R. Jeffers; Esther Lupton; Ruth
Massinga; Joseph F. Mitchell; Marion Pines; Fern
V. Piret; Joseph Puhalla; Joseph L. Shilling; Peter
P. Thomas, Sr.; James Tschechtelin. Terms expire

Habern W. Freeman, Jr.; John George; Sheila
Hixson; Edward R. Lamon; George H. Lechlider;
Carl M. Loftier, Jr; Stanley Mazaroff; Leslie Meil;
Freddie L. Mitchell; John A. Murphy; Robert
Schleiger; Joshua I. Smith; Carl William Struever.
Terms expire 1989.

Ronald Bowers; Donald M. Bowman; Richard E.
Hug; Laurence Levitan; Lucille Maurer; George V.
McGowan; R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr.; Dennis F.
Rasmussen; Oscar Schulz; William Troxler; Otis
Warren. Terms expire 1990.
James E. Callahan, Executive Director

1100 N. Eutaw St., Room 604
Baltimore, MD 21201 333-5606

By Executive Order, the Governor created rhe
Council in March 1983 as Maryland's job training
coordinating council under rhe federal Job Training
Partnership Act (EL. 97-300). Later that year, the
Council was established by statute (Chapter 268,
Acts of 1983). In 1985, the Governor gave addi-
tional responsibilities to the Council and made it a
unit within the Executive Department (Executive
Order 01.01.1985.14). In 1987, the Council be-
came part of the Department of Economic and
Employment Development (Executive Order
01.01.1987.24). The Council helps plan, coordi-
nate, and monitor the State's workforce investment
programs and services in accordance with federal

The Council consists of rhirry-eight members
appointed by the Governor for initial terms of from
one to three years. The Governor designates the
chairperson, who may not be an elected official or
an employee of State or local government.

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