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  • The Employment Appeals Board
    The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Appeals Process
    If the Employment Department (OED) issues notice of a decision, either party - claimant or the employer (if any) - may file a request for hearing (RFH) on that decision. The RFH will be referred to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), who will assign an administrative law judge (ALJ) to conduct a telephone hearing if the RFH is timely.

    After the ALJ issues a decision, any party (including OED, who becomes a party to the case when a RFH is filed), may file an application for review (AFR) of the ALJ's decision. The AFR will be referred to the Employment Appeals Board (EAB), who will review the evidence submitted in the proceeding before the assigned ALJ, and render a decision. EAB does not conduct hearings. After EAB issues its decision, any party who disagrees with the decision, including OED, may file a petition for judicial review (PJR) with the Court of Appeals (COA). A filing fee or fee waiver is required to file a PJR.

  • Decisions Not Available Due to Confidentiality Issues
    Until recently, decisions by the Employment Appeals Board have been available to the public.  The Department suspended publication over concerns that releasing these decisions could violate the statutes governing the confidentiality of our customer information.

    We are working on ways to make the decisions public without violating confidentiality statues and will provide updated information once it becomes available, but until this issue is resolved, we will be unable to make EAB decisions available online, or through a public records request.  Of course, individuals can continue to receive copies of their own decisions.

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