The Employment Department’s Modernization Program is a multi-year initiative, expected to be complete in 2025.
In May 2021, we received our Stage Gate 3 endorsement, which allowed us to move forward into the “execution" stage of the project. We also signed the contract with Fast Enterprises, our solution vendor, in May 2021.
These crucial steps allowed us to officially kick off the project in July 2021 and begin the process of replacing the computer systems supporting Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax and benefits and establishing the computer systems supporting the receipt of contributions to Paid Leave Oregon, the new Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) program.
As you can see in the graphic below, the project will be broken into two phases, called “rollouts."
Rollout 1 will include the system functionality and business processes that support UI tax and Paid Leave contributions. We expect this phase to take 14 months.
Rollout 2 will will include the system functionality and business processes that support UI and Paid Leave benefits. We expect this phase to take about 18 months.
This figure illustrates the high-level projected timelines for the Modernization Program and anticipated projects. This projection is based on what we know today and may be updated as our project timelines are finalized.