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Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

 

A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

 

 

A

ABE - See Adult Basic Education.

ABLE - A claimant must be physically able to work at the time an unemployment claim is filed.

ABLE & AVAILABLE - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term indicating that a claimant is able and available for work, while claiming UI benefits.

AC - See Additional Claim

ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT TRAINING - classroom training for basic literacy and adult education or improvement of English-speaking capabilities.

ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY - a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) term for an injury which can result in multiple disabling conditions.

ADA - See American's with Disabilities Act.

ADDITIONAL CLAIM (AC) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim filed by a claimant who has an existing benefit year with unexpired benefit rights and has a break of one week or more in the claim series with intervening employment.

ADJUDICATION - The process of determining eligibility for benefits when a separation from employment or personal circumstances may prevent (disqualify) a person from receiving those benefits for any time period.

ADP - See Automatic Data Processing.

ADULT - generally, an individual who is age 18 or older. However, an exception to this definition is an "economically disadvantaged adult," who must be age 22 or older, and must meet certain income level criteria that does not exceed the higher of:

  1. the poverty line; or

  2. 70% of the lower living standard income level.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE) - adult classroom training for basic math and English.

ADULT EDUCATION - services or instruction below the postsecondary level for individuals:

  1. who have attained 16 years of age;

  2. who are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under state law;

  3. who lack sufficient, basic educational skills, which might include the inability to speak, read, or write the English language.

AFDC - Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - a program to eliminate the effects of past discrimination, requiring proactive measures to be taken by colleges, universities, and employers to recruit women and minorities.

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1967 - federal law making it illegal for employers to discriminate against persons 40 years of age and over in employment.

AGENT STATE - the state where a claimant for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits is residing and filing a claim based on earnings from another state.

AJB - See America's Job Bank.

ALEX - See America's Labor Exchange.

ALIEN - any foreign-born person who is not a citizen or national of the United States.

ALIEN CERTIFICATION (or Alien Labor Certification) - an Employment Service program which assists employers who are unable to find suitable U.S. workers and want to hire foreign nationals for jobs listed with the Employment Security Division.

ALIEN STATUS - A claimant must be legally authorized to work by INS during the base period.

ALMIS - See America's Labor Market Information System.

ALTERNATE BASE PERIOD - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term for a base period consisting of the first four (4) of the last five (5) completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the first day of the calendar week in which a disability began.

ALTERNATE MONETARY - A non-standard base period established by state law which allows claimants to qualify monetarily for a claim under certain conditions

ALX - See America's Learning Exchange.

AMENDED CLAIM - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) amended initial claim to correct the last or next-to-last employer.

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND - an advocacy organization for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND - a national service and advocacy organization for blindness and visual impairment.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE - the most commonly used method to communicate with a person who is deaf.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) - the federal Act which protects disabled persons in employment and accessibility to public accommodations. This law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a known physical or mental disability.

AMERICA’S JOB BANK (AJB) - nationwide computerized network linking state Employment Service offices, providing employers with the ability to post job openings, search resumes nationwide and save resume searches for future use. It provides job seekers with the ability to enter their resumes, create and save cover letters, save job searches for future use, and obtain a list of job opportunities for which they may be qualified. http://www.ajb.dni.us

AMERICA’S LABOR EXCHANGE (ALEX) - a nationwide electronic system providing information regarding employment programs, training programs, legislation, and other information exchange programs.

AMERICA’S LABOR MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEM (ALMIS) - a key part of the nationwide employment and training system. It offers information for the planning of employment and training programs, direct access by employers, job seekers or students to state of the art information services. http://www1.ecu.edu/~lmi/almis.html

AMERICA’S LEARNING EXCHANGE (ALX) - a nationwide electronic system providing information on training providers, courses, and programs as part of Americas’ s Job Bank.

AMERICA’S TALENT BANK (ATB) - a nationwide electronic resume system which is now part of America’s Job Bank. It provides job seekers with the ability to post their own resumes electronically. Their resumes may also be accessed by employers via the Internet.

AMERICA’S WORKFORCE SYSTEM (AWS) - a common data base of employers and service seekers and a tracking system for the One-Stop delivery system designed by America’s Workforce Technology Solutions (AWTS).

AMERICA’S WORKFORCE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS (AWTS) - a national field center that provides design, development, programming, training, and maintenance support of national data systems for State Employment Security Agencies (SESA’s) and their One-Stop partners through a cooperative agreement with the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies (ICESA).

AMERICORPS - a national service program established under authority of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, providing members a living allowance and education benefits for service in education, public safety, health and human needs, and environment and neighborhood restoration. AmeriCorps may be a voluntary partner of state one-stop delivery systems.

APPEAL - a request for review before an appeal authority of a determination made by a department, division, or lower appeal authority.

APPEAL HEARING - a hearing conducted by the appeal authority to accept and review testimony and evidence submitted by interested parties, held in accordance with due process, in response to a person’s proper and timely request for a hearing, when such person is dissatisfied with an original or previous determination of a department, division, or lower appeal authority.

APPEALS REFEREE - a salaried examiner appointed by the Board of Review to hear and decide appealed claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

AREAS OF SUBSTANTIAL UNEMPLOYMENT (ASU) - States, counties, or contiguous census-tract areas that have an annual unemployment rate of 6.5% or higher. The ASU designation is used for JTPA funding purposes.

ASSESSMENT OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION NEEDS - an assessment performed by the rehabilitation counselor to determine what services are required for each individual or client who is determined to be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, in order to achieve an employment outcome.

ASSOCIATION OF COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEMS FOR CAREER INFORMATION - this association works to advance the services offered by operators of career information delivery systems (CIDS). By setting standards for CIDS and through its sponsorship of regional and national conferences, the association seeks to improve the quality of career information and the technology used for its delivery. Through public information programs ACSCI promotes the use of CIDS among students, individuals re-entering the workforce, and those considering career changes.

ASU - See Areas of Substantial Unemployment.

ATB - See America's Talent Bank. 

AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING (ADP) - a section of Information Development and Processing (IDP) division of the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) responsible for data processing and data communications services.

AVAILABLE - Available to seek and accept work the major portion of the week claiming for unemployment benefits..

AWS - See America's Workforce System.

AWTS - See America's Workforce Technology Solutions.

B

BACK PAY - Nevada Revised Statues requires that an individual who has been awarded back pay is liable for the amount of benefits paid during the period for which the back pay was awarded.

BADA - See Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

BAM - See Benefits Accuracy Measurements.

BARRIER TO EMPLOYMENT - anything, controllable or uncontrollable, that limits a claimant’s chance of getting work.

BASE PERIOD - a twelve-month period established by Nevada law during which a claimant must have worked in covered employment in order to establish a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. In Nevada, the base period is usually the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the first day of a claimant’s benefit year. UI benefits are calculated based on wage credits earned in covered employment during the claimant’s base period.

BDA - See Bureau of Disability Adjudication.

BEA - See Bureau of Economic Analysis.

BENEFIT - a term for Unemployment Insurance in the form of a weekly cash payment, payable to eligible individuals who are no longer employed through no fault of their own, but are able, available and actively seeking work. Certain monetary and non-monetary eligibility requirements must be met.

BENEFIT PAYMENT CONTROL (BPC) - the Employment Security Division unit responsible for preventing, investigating, and resolving cases of fraud necessary to maintain the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program; and establishing and collecting overpayments for the recovery of improper payments received by claimants in error or by willful intent.

BENEFIT YEAR - the period during which Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits may be paid from wage credits earned during the specified base period. In Nevada, this is the 52-consecutive-week period which begins with the first day of the week in which a valid new UI claim was established.

BENEFIT YEAR BEGINNING (BYB) - the first day of a benefit year.

BENEFIT YEAR ENDING (BYE) - the last day of a benefit year.

BENEFITS ACCURACY MEASUREMENTS (BAM) - timeliness and quality measurements of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, reported to the federal government in accordance with federal policy established by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

BENEFITS SECTION - Employment Security Division section responsible for receiving and processing claims for unemployment insurance benefits; determining benefit eligibility; and making proper payments in an accurate and timely manner.

BETWEEN ACADEMIC SCHOOL TERMS - A school employee between school terms will be denied benefits based on the wages earned from an educational institution.

BLIND ENTERPRISE PROGRAM - a program operated by the Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) which establishes vending facilities in public buildings to be operated by persons who are legally blind.

BLS - See Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BOARD OF REVIEW - a three-member board appointed by the Governor which is responsible for adopting regulations governing the manner of filing appeals of determinations on claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. The Board of Review appoints an impartial appeals referee to hear and decide appealed claims, and when a referee’s decision is appealed to the Board of Review, or when the Board on its own motion decides to review a referee’s decision, the findings and conclusions of the decision are reviewed and affirmed, modified, or reversed.

BPC - See Benefit Payment Control.

BREAK IN FILING - A break in filing occurs when an individual has not filed a weekly claim for unemployment benefits for one or more weeks for any reason.

BSBVI - See Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired.

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE (BADA) - a bureau of the Health Division charged with the distribution and monitoring of grant funds to community-based organizations providing treatment and prevention services.

BUREAU OF DISABILITY ADJUDICATION (BDA) - a bureau of Nevada’s Rehabilitation Division charged with making disability determinations for Social Security benefits.

BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (BEA) - an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce functioning as the nation’s economic accountant, responsible for preparing estimates that illuminate key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy.

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS (BLS) - an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor. http://stats.bls.gov/blshome.html

BUREAU OF SERVICES TO THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (BSBVI) - a bureau of Nevada’s Rehabilitation Division which provides vocational rehabilitation and other services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.

BUREAU OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (BVR) - a bureau of Nevada’s Rehabilitation Division which provides vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities other than those who are blind or visually impaired.

BVR - See Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.

BYB - See Benefit Year Beginning.

BYE - See Benefit Year Ending.

C

CAP - See Client Assistance Program.

CAREER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (CEP) - a state-funded job training and employment program of the Employment Security Division (ESD) designed to assist unemployed workers in returning to work through intensified work search or through job skills training which enhances their employability. CEP fosters job creation, minimizes unemployment costs of employers, and meets the needs of employers for skilled workers by providing training to unemployed job seekers.

CAREER INFORMATION DELIVERY SYSTEMS (CIDS) - state career guidance systems (example: the Nevada Career Information System) which deliver accurate, current, and reliable career and labor market information to individuals using CIDS.

CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM (CIS) - this system was conceived, researched, and developed at the University of Oregon in Eugene. In 1969 with initial funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, a team of psychologists, labor market analysts, and practicing counselors began working to bridge a gap that existed then between agencies which produce occupational data and consumers who use such data. Today, the national CIS office is still located within the University of Oregon in Eugene. Nevada CIS is part of a consortium of CIS states that work together to conduct ongoing research and development to further improve the system and expand the career development resources available to CIS users.

CASE MANAGEMENT - the provision of a client-oriented approach in the delivery of services, designed to prepare and coordinate comprehensive employment plans and to provide job and career counseling during program participation and after job placement.

CBO - See Community-Based Organization.

CC - See Continued Claim.

CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT SECURITY EDUCATION & RESEARCH (CESER) - the center which functions as the education and research arm of the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies.

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING - the center for non-profit agencies which provides advocacy and Orientation and Adjustment services to persons with disabilities.

CEP - See Career Enhancement Program.

CERTIFIED ALCOHOL DRUG COUNSELOR - an individual who has been approved by the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse to provide alcohol and/or substance abuse treatment.

CESER - See Center for Employment Security Education & Research.

CIDS - See Career Information Delivery System.

CIS - See Career Information System.

CLAIM - (UI CLAIM) - a notice of unemployment filed with the Employment Security Division (ESD) to request a determination of eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

CLAIMANT - a person who files a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP) - a program which provides mediation and intervention for individuals who are applicants for or recipients of vocational rehabilitation and other services, when those individuals are dissatisfied.

COMBINED WAGE CLAIM (CWC) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim filed by a claimant in one state against wage credits earned in two or more states. A claimant may elect to combine wages from covered employment in more than one state, to satisfy the wage qualification requirements of the paying state, or as a means of increasing the weekly or maximum benefit amount.

COMMUNITY-BASED ASSESSMENT - an assessment conducted by Vocational Assessment center staff at a job site.

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION (CBO) - a private non-profit organizations which are representative of communities or significant segments of communities and which provide job-training services.

COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES - a section of Nevada’s Rehabilitation Division office which provides a variety of independent living services, assistive technology, supported housing, and other services.

COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAM - a private non-profit agency which provides services to persons with disabilities.

COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT - a block grant which allows states greater discretion in the use of funds for community service programs, encouraging savings in administrative costs, decentralizing decision-making, promoting coordination, and spurring innovation. Providers of services authorized under the Community Services Block Grant are mandated core partners of the One-Stop Career Center System.

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) - an economic indicator which measures the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for consumer goods and services.

CONTINUED CLAIM (CC) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term for a weekly certification for UI benefits.

CONTRIBUTIONS - a section of the Employment Security Division (ESD) responsible for registering new employers, collecting and depositing unemployment taxes, maintaining employer experience ratings, and participating in setting annual tax rates.

CORE PARTNERS of the One-Stop/Career Center System - entities that are required partners in the local One-Stop systems in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), and who carry out the following employment, training, and educational programs, services, and activities:

Adult Education and Literacy
Adult programs under Title I of the WIA
Dislocated Worker programs under Title I of the WIA
Employment Service
Job Corps
Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) programs under Title I of the WIA
Native American programs under Title I of the WIA
Post-Secondary Vocational Education (Perkins Act)
Senior Community Service Employment Program (Title V:  Older American Worker’s Act)
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) under the Trade Act and NAFTA
Vocational Rehabilitation
Welfare-to-Work
Youth programs under Title I of the WIA

Veterans Employment Service (Chapter 41 of Title 38, United States Code)

Community Services Block Grant
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Unemployment Compensation

CORE SERVICES of the One-Stop/Career Center System - required services that must be available to customers in the local One-Stop systems in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA):

Assistance in establishing eligibility for Welfare-to-Work and financial aid
Determination of eligibility for services
Follow-up service
Initial assessment
Job search, placement assistance, and career counseling
Outreach, intake, and orientation to the One-Stop system
Provision of labor market information
Provision of information on:

eligible training providers;
local performance outcomes;
One-Stop activities;
filing claims for Unemployment Insurance;
supportive services;

COST CENTER - a center designation for cost accounting and payroll purposes.

COUNCIL/STATE ADMINISTRATORS OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (CSAVR)- an organization composed of Vocational Rehabilitation agency administrators which promotes the growth of the vocational rehabilitation program by analyzing issues at the national level.

COUNSELING - the process of assisting participants in realistically assessing their needs and abilities, and providing guidance to assist participants in developing and achieving their vocational goals.

COVERED EMPLOYMENT - In Nevada, unemployment insurance is funded entirely by a payroll tax on employers. There is no deduction from the employee's wages for this insurance. Covered employment is any employment from an employer subject to Nevada Revised Statute.  There are exceptions to covered employment as follows:

  1. Certain agricultural labor

  2. Domestic service

  3. Service on a foreign vessel or aircraft

  4. Service performed in the employ of a son, daughter, or spouse, service performed by a child under the age of 18 years in the employ of his parents

  5. Service by minors delivering newspapers

  6. Service by licensed real estate salesmen or brokers

  7. Lessees in mining

  8. Service by an outside salesman of merchandise

  9. Service of a patient in the employ of a hospital

  10. Service by a student or student's spouse under a school program for financial assistance to the student

  11. Service by an inmate of a correctional institution

  12. Corporation or foundation organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, hospital or educational purposes or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals

  13. Service performed for charitable, religious and other non-profit organizations, and service performed in "Congress-established" employment systems, such as Railroad Unemployment Benefits.

CPI - See Consumer Price Index.

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY - A claimant determined to have been discharged for proven crimes in connection with employment is not entitled to use wages earned from the discharging employer to establish a claim.

CSAVR - See Council/State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS - a sampled-based Bureau of Labor Statistics program that produces monthly employment estimates by industry.

CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY - a monthly survey of households to determine their work status, used to compile unemployment statistics.

CUSTOMER - any individual, job seeker, employer, or any other entity who utilizes the employment-related services available under the One-Stop Career Center System.

CUSTOMER CHOICE - a One-Stop objective or principle embracing the concept that job-seeker and employer customers be allowed to select services appropriate to their individual needs and interests.

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING - a training designed to meet the special requirements of an employer, conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training, and for which the employer pays for not less than fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the training.

CWC - See Combined Wage Claim.

D

DEDUCTIBLE EARNINGS - If a claimant has earnings less than his weekly benefit amount during a week he is claiming benefits, 75% of the total of the gross wages or earnings will be deducted from his weekly benefit amount. Earnings are deductible, whether wages, tips or other benefits, such as employer-provided housing. Some exceptions may apply.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (U.S.) - The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is responsible to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (Nevada) - The Nevada Department of Education (NDOE) is committed to leading Nevada’s citizens in accomplishing lifelong learning and educational excellence. The NDOE is responsible:

  1. to ensure equal access to educational services for all Nevada students;

  2. to ensure that all children will start school ready to learn;

  3. to ensure that every high school student possesses the skill and ability to earn a high school diploma;

  4. to establish educational standards and programs for students that ensure high achievement;

  5. to ensure the health and safety of Nevada public school students.

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND REHABILITATION (DETR) - a State of Nevada department consisting of the Employment Security Division, Information Development and Processing Division, Nevada Equal Rights Commission, Rehabilitation Division, and the State Job Training Office. DETR offers numerous employment, training and rehabilitation services to job seekers and employers. DETR was designated by the Governor to act as the "lead" agency in the establishment of a comprehensive workforce delivery system within the state. http://www.nvdetr.org

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS works closely with state and local governments and administers over 300 programs, including the "Welfare -to-Work ‘ initiative. Entities that carry out the Welfare-to-Work programs and services to help hard-to-employ welfare recipients move into lasting, unsubsidized jobs, are core partners of the One-Stop system.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES - the state department responsible for promoting the health and well-being of all Nevadans through a flexible array of programs. This department contains, among others, the divisions of Welfare, Aging Services, and Child and Family Services. Entities that carry out the Welfare-to-Work programs and services to help hard-to-employ welfare recipients move into lasting, unsubsidized jobs, are core partners of the One-Stop system.

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DOIT) - the state department responsible for technology recommendations, implementation, and service for the executive branch of Nevada.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) - the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America’s workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. Some of the responsibilities include protecting workers’ wages, health, safety, employment, and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation programs; and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics. http://www.dol.gov/

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (U.S.) - the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for ensuring that America’s transportation system works safely and efficiently. DOT works with states and local governments across the United States. DOT funds may provide transportation services for welfare recipients in low-income neighborhoods as part of the Welfare-To-Work initiative. Such transportation services are included in the category of "supportive services" under the One-Stop system.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Nevada) - please see "Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)."

DESIGNATED LOCAL AGENCY (DLA) - the State Employment Security Agency (SESA) or the agency established in accordance with the Wagner-Peyser Act. In Nevada, the DLA is the Employment Security Division (ESD).

DESIRED LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT - timeliness and quality measurements set as standards of achievement for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

DETR - See Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES - severely disabling conditions which occur prior to the age of 22 years and which will require multiple services throughout the life of the individual.

DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES (DOT) - a federal government publication which contains a detailed occupational classification system utilized for identifying numerous details about occupations, to improve linkages between labor supply and demand.

DISABLED VETERAN - a veteran who is entitled to disability compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay, would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Veterans Administration, and who is not classified as a Special Disabled Veteran. (Please note the separate definition for "Special Disabled Veteran").

DISABLED VETERANS OUTREACH PROGRAM (DVOP) - Employment Service (ES) program to assist disabled veterans in receiving job training, counseling, and/or placement opportunities.

DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (DUA) - federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program which provides assistance payments to workers whose unemployment is attributable to a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.

DISCHARGE - A separation from employment where the employer has terminated a person from work for a reason other than a layoff due to a lack of work.

DISLOCATED WORKER (DW) - an individual who has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment.

DISQUALIFICATION - A situation where the claimant is not entitled to receive unemployment benefits. Disqualifications may be for reasons such as separations from employment, receipt of separation pay, or personal circumstances. Any time a person is disqualified from receiving benefits, they are notified in writing (see Non-Monetary) and have the right to appeal the disqualification.

DLA - See Designated Local Agency and Desired Levels of Achievement.

DO NOT PAY (Code) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term for an alpha or numeric character entered into a specific claimant’s monetary record designating a specific nonmonetary issue in order to prevent the payment of any benefits to the claimant until the code is removed.

DOE - See Department of Education.

DOIT - See Department of Information Technology.

DOL - See Department of Labor.

DOT - See Department of Transportation and Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

DOUBLE DIP - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term for a claim filed on wages earned during a lag quarter only. In order for benefits to be paid on a subsequent claim, a claimant must have worked since last filing and earned three times his weekly benefit amount of the first benefit year.

DUA - See Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

DVOP - See Disabled Veterans Outreach Program.

DW - See Dislocated Worker.

E

EAP - See Employee Assistance Program.

EB - See Extended Benefits.

EBRI - See Eligibility Benefits Rights Interview.

EC - See Empowerment Zone / Enterprise Community.

ECONOMIC DISLOCATION AND WORKER ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE ACT (EDWAA) - federal Act funding the program to assist dislocated workers.

ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH - an individual who is age 16-21 and who received an income, or is a member of a family that received a total family income, that does not exceed the higher of:

  1. the poverty line; or

  2. 70% of the lower living standard income level.

EDWAA - See Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment Assistance Act.

EEO - See Equal Employment Opportunity.

EEOC - See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EFFECTIVE DATE - The beginning date of the claimant's benefit year, additional or reopened claim filing period. This date is the Sunday of the week the claim was filed.

EICON - See Employers Insurance Company of Nevada.

ELIGIBILITY BENEFITS RIGHTS INTERVIEW (EBRI) - a detailed interview with an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimant, or a group of claimants, for the purpose of explaining the claimant’s rights and responsibilities under the law.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - Actions required of a claimant to be eligible to be paid unemployment benefits such as: filing timely weekly continued claims, providing correct claim information and contacting the Agency as directed.

ELIGIBILITY REVIEW INTERVIEW - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) interview with a claimant in accordance with the eligibility review program to review the work search record and to assist the claimant in finding suitable employment by providing accurate and useful work search information resulting in a commitment to a specific work search plan.

ELIGIBILITY REVIEW PROGRAM - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) program to assist the claimant in obtaining employment by providing accurate and useful information resulting in a specific plan of action or work search plan, and to evaluate the claimant’s continued eligibility for benefits in accordance with the law.

ELIGIBLE PROVIDER - with respect to:

  1. TRAINING SERVICES, means a provider of training services who is placed or retained on the state list.

  2. INTENSIVE SERVICES, means a public, private, or non-profit provider of intensive services who is identified or awarded a contract directly through one-stop operators or by approval of the local board.

  3. YOUTH ACTIVITIES, means a provider of youth activities who is awarded a grant or contract directly through one-stop operators or by approval of the local board.

  4. OTHER WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES, means a public or private entity selected to be responsible for such activities, such as a certified one-stop operator.

EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (EUC) - a congressionally approved extension of unemployment compensation which becomes available when regular benefits have been exhausted.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) - a program to assist employees in dealing with problems affecting work performance.

EMPLOYER - any individual, business concern, or organization that employs one or more workers in Nevada.

EMPLOYER SERVICES - the broad spectrum of promotional activities and assistance through employer relations operations to assist employers in their employment needs.

EMPLOYER SERVICES OFFICE (ESO) - Employment Security Division (ESD) office responsible to assist employers in their employment needs.

EMPLOYERS INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEVADA (EICON) - (formerly SIIS) - is a full-service workers’ compensation insurance company providing claims management, loss prevention consulting, and rehabilitation services to employers within the State of Nevada. EICON is self-funded by premiums from policyholders and does not receive financial support from Nevada taxpayers or the state general fund.

EMPLOYING UNIT - an individual or organization which employs one or more workers, subject to state or federal unemployment compensation law.

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION (ETA) - a U.S. Department of Labor office that provides information and guidance for several labor market and career information programs such as one-stop career centers, America’s Labor Market Information System, and Workforce Development Performance Measurements. http://www.doleta.gov/

EMPLOYMENT READINESS TRAINING - any type of training provided to an individual which is geared to preparing the person for employment. This training is not job specific and may include remedial reading and math courses.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION (ESD) - a division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) offering numerous programs and services through offices statewide to assist Nevada’s employers and workers address their employment needs. ESD includes multiple One-Stop core partners, including Employment Services, Unemployment Insurance, Veteran Services, and Trade Adjustment Assistance.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS INSTITUTE (ESSI) - former name for "America’s Workforce Technology Solutions" (AWTS), which is a national field center that provides design, development, programming, training, and maintenance support of national data systems for State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) and their One-Stop partners through a cooperative agreement with the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies (ICESA).

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (ES) - a section of the Employment Security Division (ESD) which acts as a labor exchange for workers and employers, detailing employer job specifications and each worker’s skills and experiences.

EMPOWERMENT ZONE (EZ) ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY (EC) - an area or combination of areas designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and/or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that meet certain population, size, and poverty criteria. Residence in an EZ or EC is an eligibility requirement for participation in some federal employment-related programs, such as for high-risk youth in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program.

ENDS - See Enhanced National Data System.

ENHANCED NATIONAL DATA SYSTEM (ENDS) - a computer software system available from America’s Workforce Technology Solutions (AWTS) that captures, edits, stores, and retrieves applicant and job order characteristics, for Employment Services.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) - the right of all persons to seek, obtain and maintain employment without discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC) - the federal agency responsible for enforcing employment discrimination laws throughout the United States.

EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963 - federal law affording equal pay to males and females in employment, for the same job.

ES - See Employment Service.

ESD - See Employment Security Division.

ESO - See Employer Services Office.

ESSI - See Employment Security Systems Institute.

ETA - See Employment and Training Administration.

EUC - See Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Extended Unemployment Compensation.

EXPERIENCE RATING - a method for determining the contribution rates of individual employers on the basis of the factors specified in the unemployment compensation law.

EXTENDED BENEFITS (EB) - Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits payable to claimants who have exhausted their regular benefits during periods of high unemployment.

EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (EUC) - Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits payable to claimants who have exhausted their regular benefits during periods of high unemployment.

EZ - See Empowerment Zone / Enterprise Community.

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FACT-FINDING - the process of gathering all pertinent facts and information to make a determination of program eligibility.

FAILURE TO APPLY / REFUSAL (Extended Benefits claims only) - Failure to apply for employment or refusing a referral to apply for employment as instructed by the Agency.

FAMILY - two or more persons related by blood, marriage, or decree of court, who are living in a single residence, and are included in one or more of the following categories:

  1. a husband, wife and dependent children;

  2. a parent or guardian and dependent children;

  3. a husband and wife.

FD&M - See Field Direction & Management.

FIELD DIRECTION & MANAGEMENT (FD&M) - section of the Employment Security Division (ESD) which is responsible for the line supervision of Employment Services in field offices, as well as the operation of Veterans and Job Corps Programs.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (FM) - section of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) responsible for maintaining fiscal records of fund activities and controlling records of expenditures from various funds. FM certifies pertinent regulations and other official data to the Department of Labor. FM is responsible for the final preparation of all budgets to assure compliance with prescribed procedures. FM acts as the DETR representative in all fiscal matters with state and federal authorities.

FISCAL YEAR - an accounting period of twelve (12) months.

FM - See Financial Management.

FOOD STAMP ACT OF 1977 - the federal law which established the food stamp program administered through the states, designed to increase the food-purchasing power for all eligible households who apply for participation. The Food Stamp Program was designed to promote the general welfare, and safeguard the health and well being of Americans by raising levels of nutrition among low-income households. Able-bodied adults must register for work and may be required to participate in work programs. Entities that carry out work programs authorized under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, may now be "voluntary One-Stop partners."

FORMER INMATE - An individual who performs services in the employ of a private employer while incarcerated in a custodial or penal institution and is separated from the employer because of a transfer or release from the institution.

FRAUD - the willful misrepresentation or non-disclosure of a material fact by a claimant for the purpose of obtaining Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to which the claimant is not entitled.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT - the federal act allowing public access to government information.

FULL-TIME - generally, 30 hours or more per week, although some specific programs may have variations of this definition.

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GATB - See General Aptitude Test Battery.

GED - See General Equivalency Diploma.

GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY (GATB) - a multiple aptitude test battery used by counselors to determine an individual’s potential for acquiring skills involved in many broad occupational groups.

GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA (GED) - an alternative diploma to a high school diploma awarded by a community college or other educational institution to a person who did not complete high school.

GROSS MISCONDUCT - proven or admitted acts of assault, arson, grand larceny, embezzlement, or wanton destruction of property in connection with employment, any of which is cause for denial of UI benefits.

GUIDE (General Unemployment Insurance Development Effort) - Unemployment Insurance (UI) computer system which renders the UI benefit system millennium-compliant, and reduces the paperwork necessary to process a UI claim.

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HANDICAP - a physical or mental impairment or disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Please see "Department of Health and Human Services."

HEARING DEVICES PROGRAM - a program which provides telecommunication devices to businesses and individuals so that they can communicate with persons who are deaf or hearing-impaired.

HHS - See Department of Health and Human Services.

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) - federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation’s communities, and enforce fair housing laws.

HRD - See Human Resources Development.

HUD - See Housing and Urban Development.

HUMAN RESOURCES - Please see "Department of Human Resources."

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT (HRD) - organized learning experiences conducted during a definite time period to improve job performance and growth.

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IC - See Initial Claim and Interstate Claim.

ICESA - See Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies.

ICWC - See Interstate Combined Wage Claim.

IDP - See Information Development and Processing.

IEP - See Individualized Education Program.

IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE (INS) - a federal agency of the U. S. Department of Justice responsible for enforcing the laws regulating the admission of foreign-born persons (aliens) to the United States and for administering various immigration benefits, including the naturalization of resident aliens.

INDEPENDENT LIVING - a program which provides services to a disabled person in order to allow that person the capability of continuing to live in the community as independently as possible.

INDEPENDENT LIVING PLAN - a plan of services for clients of an independent living program which outlines the specific services the individual is to receive and the responsibilities of the client and the service provider.

INDIVIDUAL TRAINING ACCOUNTS - training accounts set up under the One-Stop system in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which will allow adult customers to "purchase" the training that they determine best for them.

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) - a plan of services developed by special education teachers and the parent or guardian of the student which is used to outline the strategy to be used to provide the student with an appropriate education.

INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN FOR EMPLOYMENT - a plan of services for clients of vocational rehabilitation which outlines the specific services the individual is to receive for employment and the responsibilities of the client and the program.

INDIVIDUALIZED TRANSITION PLAN - a plan developed jointly by school personnel, a rehabilitation counselor and the parent or guardian of a school age client, outlining the scope of services required to transition the student from school to work.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT - federal act which provides guidelines and funding for Special Education programs.

INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT AND PROCESSING (IDP) - a division of the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) responsible for consolidating all DETR information and data processing functions to create a cohesive network of all data development, research, analytical services, and data processing services for effective department support. This division consists of Automated Data Processing (ADP), Research and Analysis (R&A), Information Systems Applications (ISA), and the Help Desk.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER (ITSC) - a collaboration of state Employment Security agencies, the U. S. Department of Labor, and private sector partners dedicated to advancing the appropriate application of information technology for states to adopt, in order to provide more accurate, efficient, cost effective, and timely service for Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers.

INITIAL CLAIM (IC) - a certification of unemployment and a notice of intent to claim Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits while such unemployment continues.

IN-PERSON DATE (IP) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term for a six-digit configuration (MM/DD/YY) specifying when a claimant is scheduled to report to his or her local office in person for an interview, in order to review the claimant’s job search record, assist the claimant in searching for employment, and review the claimant’s eligibility to retain UI benefits.

INS - See Immigration and Naturalization Service.

INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING - vocational or other classroom instruction conducted by an instructor in a non-worksite setting.

INTENSIVE SERVICES - include the following:

  1. comprehensive and specialized assessments of the skill levels and service needs of adults and dislocated workers, such as diagnostic testing, in-depth interviewing and evaluation;

  2. development of "individual employment plans" to identify employment goals, achievement objectives, and appropriate combination of services;

  3. group counseling;

  4. individual counseling and career planning;

  5. case management;

  6. short-term prevocational services, such as development of :

  1. learning skills;

  2. communication skills;

  3. interviewing skills;

  4. punctuality;

  5. personal maintenance skills;

  6. professional conduct.

INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE UNIT (IVRU) - telephone electronic system for Employment Services (ES) and Unemployment Insurance (UI), which allows ES applicants to search for ES jobs based on the clients’ Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) on file, and allows UI claimants to file UI claims by telephone.

INTERSTATE CLAIM (IC) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim filed under an arrangement known as the Interstate Benefit Payment Plan, which provides a method for the payment of benefits to those unemployed individuals who are absent from the state where their covered employment/wages have accumulated or where a valid unemployment insurance claim is already on file. In other words, it is a claim filed in one state (agent state) based on monetary entitlement to compensation in another state (liable state).

INTERSTATE COMBINED WAGE CLAIM (ICWC) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim filed in another state using wages from one or more states.

INTERSTATE CONFERENCE OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES - (ICESA) - national organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance, employment and training services, and labor market information programs in the fifty (50) states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The mission of ICESA is to strengthen the national workforce development network through information exchange, liaison and advocacy.

IP - See In-Person Date.

ISA - See Information Systems Applications.

ISSUE - an act, circumstance, or condition included in the definition of nonmonetary determination in which there is a potential for denial of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, and requiring a gathering of evidence or facts in order to determine whether a claimant meets unemployment compensation eligibility requirements. Examples of "issues" include: able and available, voluntary quit, gross misconduct.

ITSC - See Information Technology Support Center.

IVRU - See Interactive Voice Response Unit.

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JOB CORPS - the nation’s largest residential education and training program for disadvantaged youth, offering a comprehensive array of training, education and supportive services, including supervised dormitory housing , meals, medical care and counseling. Job Corps is intended to steer young people away from poverty, unemployment, crime, and welfare dependency and steer them towards brighter futures with self-confidence, independence, and productive employment. Job Corps is a mandatory One-Stop partner included in the category of Youth programs under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

JOB DEVELOPMENT - the process of securing a public or private employer’s job interview for a specific individual for whom no suitable job opening exists in the Employment Service system.

JOB LINK - prior name for Nevada’s one-stop delivery system.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN NEVADA (JOIN) - Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) partner in Northern Nevada. (Please see "Job Training Partnership Act" for a description of services.)

JOB ORDER - (1) a single request for referral of one or more applicants to fill one or more job openings in a single occupational classification; (2) a record of such request.

JOB-READY APPLICANT - an individual who has no physical, mental or job skill barriers to employment.

JOB REFERRAL (ES) - (1) the act of bringing to the attention of an employer an applicant or group of applicants who are available for a job; (2) a record of such referral.

JOB SEEKER - any individual who seeks employment.

JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT (JTPA) - the federal act which provides for job-training services for economically disadvantaged adults, youths, summer youths, older workers, dislocated workers, and others who face significant employment barriers. State and local governments, together with the private sector, have primary responsibility for development, management, and administration of training programs under JTPA. JTPA will be repealed on July 1, 2000 in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

JOBCONNECT - Current name for Nevada’s one-stop delivery system.

JOIN - See Job Opportunities in Nevada.

JTPA - See Job Training Partnership Act.

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LABOR DISPUTES - controversies concerning the terms and conditions of employment which cause claimants to be unemployed but does not sever the employer-employee relationship.

LABOR FORCE - number of workers in a specific area or region.

LABOR MARKET - The geographical area that normally encompasses the claimant’s normal occupation. This area varies, depending on the type of employment. A person who works as a cashier may have a labor market of a section of a city, while a person who normally works as a seafaring merchant marine may have a labor market which is world-wide.

LABOR MARKET AREA (LMA) - a specific geographic area for a given set of Labor Market Information.

LABOR MARKET INFORMATION (LMI) - body of information arising from the measurement and evaluation of the socio-economic forces influencing the employment process in a specific geographic area; the content of this information includes the customary conditions of employment, employment opportunities, and methods of seeking work.

LABOR SURPLUS AREA - an area similar to an ASU (Area of Substantial Unemployment) designated for funding calculations.

LAG QUARTER - the quarter following the end of the base period and preceding the quarter in which a new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim is effective.

LAYOFF - a suspension of a worker or group of workers from pay status for one or more days initiated by the employer without prejudice to the worker(s) for reasons of lack of work, temporary shutdown, or closure.

LIABLE STATE - the state in which the claimant had sufficient employment and earnings to establish a valid claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

LMA - See Labor Market Area.

LMI - See Labor Market Information.

LOCAL AREA UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTICS - a Bureau of Labor Statistics program that estimates state and county labor force, unemployment rate, employment and unemployment data on a monthly basis.

LOCAL OFFICE - a full-time office maintained for the purpose of providing placement and other services of the public employment service system and/or claims taking and related unemployment insurance services.

LOCAL PLAN - a comprehensive 5-year plan developed by the local workforce investment board and submitted to the Governor, which identifies the local workforce needs of businesses and job seekers, and a description of the one-stop delivery system to be established or designated in the local area. The Local Plan is required by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

LOCAL VETERANS EMPLOYMENT REPRESENTATIVE (LVER) - A federally-funded state employee stationed in a metropolitan area who is responsible for providing employment-related services to eligible veterans.

LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS (LWIB) - local boards mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. These boards are appointed by the chief elected officials and include representatives of business, local educational entities, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic development agencies and one-stop partners. These local boards perform the following functions:

  1. Develop the local plan

  2. Designate, certify and oversee one-stop operators

  3. Provide grants for youth activities

  4. Identify eligible providers of intensive and training services

  5. Develop and enter into memorandums of understanding with one-stop partners

  6. Develop the budget

  7. Negotiate local performance measures

  8. Oversee program

  9. Promote employer linkages

LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUAL - an individual who:

  1. receives, or is a member of a family that receives, cash payments under a federal, state, or local income-based public assistance program;

  2. received an income, or is a member of a family who received an income, at or under (1) the poverty line; or (2) 70% of the lower living standard income level;

  3. is a member of a household that is eligible to receive food stamps;

  4. qualifies as a homeless individual;

  5. is a foster child;

  6. is an individual with a disability, whose income meets program requirements.

LVER - See Local Veterans Employment Representative.

LWIB - See Local Workforce Investment Boards.

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MASS LAYOFF - a large-scale layoff which has significant impact on a community and which may require intensive service on the part of Employment Services (ES) and Unemployment Insurance (UI).

MASS LAYOFF STATISTICS - a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) program that tracks layoffs of 50 or more employees in a five-week period.

MAXIMUM BENEFIT AMOUNT (MBA) - the total amount of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits a claimant is entitled to receive during a specific benefit year.

MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT (MWBA) - the total amount of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits that can be paid weekly, which is set by law and effective with the first full week in July.

MBA - See Maximum Benefit Amount.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) - an agreement developed and executed between the local workforce investment board and each One-Stop partner, outlining the following: services to be provided, how the costs will be funded, methods of referral, duration of agreement, and procedures for amending the agreement.

METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA (MSA) - an urban area that meets specified size criteria.

MIGRANT AND SEASONAL FARM WORKERS (MSFW) - persons who during the preceding 12 months (1) have worked at least an aggregate of 25 or more days or parts of days in which some work was performed in farm work; (2) earned at least half of their earned income from farm work; (3) were not employed in farm work year round by the same employer.

MIGRANT AND SEASONAL FARM WORKERS PROGRAM - U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration program which provides a wide range of education, training and job referral services to MSFWs to help combat chronic unemployment, underemployment, and substandard living conditions among migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families.

MILLENNIUM-COMPLIANT - a term used to describe a computer system which recognizes the year 2000 and still functions properly.

MISCONDUCT - inappropriate work-related behavior resulting in a claimant’s termination and possible disqualification from eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

MISREPRESENTATION - Knowingly providing false information to obtain unemployment benefits.

MONETARY DETERMINATION - a written notice issued to inform a claimant whether or not the claimant meets the employment and wage requirements necessary to establish entitlement to compensation under a specific Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, and if entitled, the weekly and maximum benefit amounts that the claimant may receive.

MONETARY ELIGIBILITY - The minimum earnings that an individual must have within a base period to meet monetary qualification for benefits. Each state sets their own criteria to determine this. In Nevada, the following condition apply: The person must have base period earnings:

  1. Equal to or exceeding 1 ½ times the high quarter earnings, OR

  2. Wages in each of at least three of the four quarters in the base period.

  3. In both conditions, the claimant must earn at least $400.00 in the high quarter.

MONETARY PREDETERMINATION - a monetary determination made prior to a claimant’s filing of a new or transitional Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim for benefits.

MONETARY REDETERMINATION - a decision (often called a "re-det") made after reconsideration and/or re-computation of a claimant’s monetary entitlement to Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits based on the receipt of new employment and wage information, or a nonmonetary determination.

MOST SEVERELY DISABLED - a Rehabilitation Division term describing an individual whose disabling condition prevents or prohibits the person from performing two or more of the major life activities as defined in "Severely Disabled," such as communication, mobility, or ability to earn a living.

MOU - See Memorandum of Understanding.

MSA - See Metropolitan Statistical Area.

MSFW - See Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker.

MWBA - See Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount.

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NAC - See Nevada Administrative Code.

NAFTA - See North American Free Trade Act.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE AGENCIES FOR THE BLIND - an organization similar to CSAVR, but with the focus on issues of blindness and visual impairment.

NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND - a national organization to address blindness and visual impairment issues.

NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE (NOICC) - an interagency coordinating committee whose members represent ten federal agencies involved in various aspects of the U.S. economy.

NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMS - U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration program to support employment and training activities for Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals in order to develop more fully the academic, occupational, and literacy skills of such individuals; to make them more competitive in the workforce; and to promote their economic and social development.

NBS - See Nevada Business Service.

NCIS - See Nevada Career Information System.

NDOE - See Nevada Department of Education.

NDOT - See Nevada Department of Transportation.

NERC - See Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

NEVADA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (NAC) - official rules and regulations supplementing the Nevada Revised Statutes.

NEVADA ASSOCIATION FOR THE HANDICAPPED - the parent organization of the Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living.

NEVADA BUSINESS SERVICE (NBS) - the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) partner in Southern Nevada. (Please see "Job Training Partnership Act" for a description of services.)

NEVADA CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM (NCIS) - a comprehensive career guidance program that provides information and exploration tools to Nevadans. NCIS provides information on careers, training providers, interview techniques, and how to obtain financial aid for school.

NEVADA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND - the Nevada arm of the American Council of the Blind.

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (NDOE) - the State of Nevada Department committed to leading Nevada’s citizens in accomplishing lifelong learning and educational excellence. The NDOE is responsible:

  1. to ensure equal access to educational services for all Nevada students;

  2. to ensure that all children will start school ready to learn;

  3. to ensure that every high school student possesses the skill and ability to earn a high school diploma;

  4. to establish educational standards and programs for students that ensure high achievement;

  5. to ensure the health and safety of Nevada public school students.

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (NDOT) - the State of Nevada department responsible for efficiently planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining a safe and effective highway system in Nevada.

NEVADA EQUAL RIGHTS COMMISSION (NERC) - the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) Commission responsible to enforce discrimination laws and statutes regarding employment and public accommodation in Nevada.

NEVADA INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL - a council appointed by the Governor which oversees and provides information related to independent living needs to the administrator of the Rehabilitation Division. The majority of members are individuals with disabilities and their representatives.

NEVADA REVISED STATUTES (NRS) - Nevada law.

NEVADA STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL - a council created to encourage complete apprenticeship training within Nevada industry.

NNAC - See Northern Nevada Adjudication Center.

NOICC - See National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee.

NON MONETARY DETERMINATION - a written decision about an "issue" that could prevent an individual from receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to which he is monetarily eligible.

NONMONETARY REDETERMINATION - a decision made in accordance with statute, regulation or policy specifically requiring the reopening of a nonmonetary determination prior to its finality or the administrative appeal stage, and which affirms, reverses, or modifies such determination.

NON-TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT - occupations or fields of work for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.

NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE ACT (NAFTA) - federal Act effective on January 1, 1994, which provides for transitional adjustment assistance for workers displaced because of open and free trade with Canada or Mexico. When the U.S. Department of Labor issues a certification under NAFTA, workers become eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) in the form of reemployment services, job training, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), job search allowances, and relocation allowances.

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - a new six-digit industry coding structure currently being implemented to replace the SIC, which will allow comparison of industry codes among firms in U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

NORTHERN NEVADA ADJUDICATION CENTER (NNAC) - Employment Security Division (ESD) office that handles adjudication of Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Northern Nevada.

NORTHERN NEVADA CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING - an agency located in Sparks, Nevada which provides a variety of advocacy and other services to individuals with disabilities.

NOTICE OF CLAIM FILING - A notice is sent to the most recent employer of an individual who has filed a new or additional claim, following his separation from work, for unemployment benefits. If the individual has not worked sixteen weeks for the most recent employer, a notice is also sent to the next-to-last employer. In addition, notices are sent to any employer who has contributed wages to the claimant’s base period.

NRS - See Nevada Revised Statutes.

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O-NET - See Occupational Information Network.

OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS (OES) - detailed employment and wage data categorized by occupation and industry, provided by employers to State Employment Security Agencies and the U. S. Department of Labor, for the purpose of evaluating occupational and wage trends, and determining funding allocations for training programs.

OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION NETWORK (O*NET) - a comprehensive database system for collecting, organizing, describing and disseminating data on job characteristics and worker attributes. O*NET replaces the outmoded Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), but offers more than merely up-dated data. It provides a new conceptual framework that reflects the advanced technologies, adaptable workplace structures and wide ranging skills required by today’s changing workplace. http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet/

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK (OOH) - this handbook is available through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and provides national information regarding occupations.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK QUARTERLY - a publication distributed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, containing articles and charts regarding the newest labor force, industry, and occupational projections.

OES - See Occupational Employment Statistics.

OFFENDER - an adult or juvenile (1) who is or has been subject to any stage of the criminal justice process, for whom employment-related services may be beneficial; or (2) who requires assistance in overcoming artificial barriers to employment resulting from a record of arrest or conviction.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES - an office of Nevada’s Rehabilitation Division responsible for providing a variety of independent living services, assistive technology, supported housing, and other services.

OFFICE SERVICES - a section of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) that provides various support services for DETR such as: mail room services; telephone communication needs; stock room operation; property inventory; purchasing and procurement of equipment, furniture, forms, and supplies; reception desk services; and facility and facility maintenance functions.

OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION SERVICES - the parent agency of Rehabilitation Services Administration located in the Department of Education.

OFFICE OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE - U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) office which determines eligibility for Trade Act and NAFTA certifications and provides technical assistance to State Employment Security Agencies in administering Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs.

OJT - See On-the-Job Training.

OLDER INDIVIDUAL OR WORKER - an individual who is age 55 or older.

ON-CALL - On-call employment is defined as work that is not regularly scheduled which is done on an as-needed basis. On-call workers normally have no set schedule and work as requested by an employer.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING (OJT) - training given by an employer to a paid participant while engaged in productive work in a job that provides job knowledge and skills for a limited duration. OJT may involve state reimbursement to the employer of up to 50% of the wage rate.

ONE-STOP - the concept of a certified, seamless, universal, integrated, customer driven, continuously-improved full-service employment and training delivery system allowing both individuals and employers physical and electronic access to employment-related services provided through a network of "core partners" and "voluntary partners" in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER (OSCC) - a certified physical location which provides a seamless and integrated delivery of services as part of the "One-Stop Career Center System" defined below.

ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM (OSCCS) - a certified, seamless, universal, integrated, customer-driven, continuously-improved full-service employment and training delivery system allowing both individuals and employers access to employment-related services provided through a network of "core partners" and "voluntary partners" in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. A one-stop career center system must meet specific chartering requirements in order to be certified by the local workforce investment board.

ONE-STOP OBJECTIVES or PRINCIPLES - universal access, customer choice, service integration, and outcome accountability. (Please see separate definitions for each one.)

ONE-STOP OPERATOR - an entity or consortium of entities designated by the local workforce investment board with the agreement of the chief elected official, through a competitive process or in accordance with an agreement between the local board and a consortium of entities, to receive funding and operate the One-Stop center. A One-Stop operator may be a public or private entity located in the local area, or a consortium of entities which may include: a postsecondary educational institution, an employment service agency, a private non-profit organization (including a community-based organization), a private for-profit entity, a government agency, or another interested organization or entity.

ONE-STOP OPERATING SYSTEM (OSOS)

ONE-STOP PARTNER - an entity that provides a One-Stop service through the One-Stop Career Center System, with the approval of the local workforce investment board and chief elected official, and in accordance with the terms contained in the Memorandum of Understanding. One-Stop Partners consist of "core partners" and "voluntary partners." (Please see separate definitions for each one.)

ONE-STOP PROVIDERS - Please see "ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS."

ONE-STOP RESOURCE CENTER - please see "RESOURCE CENTER."

ONE-STOP VOLUNTARY PARTNERS - please see "VOLUNTARY PARTNERS."

OOH - See Occupational Outlook Handbook.

ORIENTATION AND ADJUSTMENT - a Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) service which evaluates and trains individuals to perform activities of daily living, such as cooking or cleaning, safely and effectively.

ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY - a Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) service which evaluates and trains individuals to travel on foot safely and effectively.

OSCC - See One-Stop Career Center.

OSCCS - See One-Stop Career Center System.

OUTCOME ACCOUNTABILITY - a One-Stop objective or principle embracing the concept that new accountability mechanisms ensure that the One-Stop delivery system is driven by efforts to improve outcomes for job seeker and employer customers.

OVERPAYMENT - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payment made to a claimant to which he is not entitled.

OVER WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term for a claimant’s earnings exceeding the weekly benefit amount.

P

PAID VACATION - An individual on a paid vacation from his employer.

PART-TIME - generally, less than 30 hours per week, although some specific programs may have variations of this definition.

PART-TOTAL CLAIM - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim for which the weekly benefit amount will be reduced because of earnings from casual or part-time employment.

PARTIAL CLAIM - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) continued claim filed by an individual who, while employed on a regular full-time basis, has had his hours of work reduced to less than full-time because of a lack of full-time work, and whose wages are less than his potential weekly benefit amount.

PARTICIPANT - an individual who has been determined to be eligible and who is receiving any One-Stop service.

PDA - See Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.

PENSION - Deductible pension or retirement income received by a claimant under a plan maintained by a Base Period employer, which the base period employer contributed the entire amount to the pension or retirement plan.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS - statistics used in measuring the number of participants, clients, cases, services, interviews, tests, or other category or categories important to a specific program or group of programs.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - specialized, in-home services designed to assist an individual to continue to live as independently as possible in the community rather than in an institutional setting. The services may include bathing, dressing, meal preparation, feeding, shopping, transportation, toileting, etc.

PICs - See Private Industry Councils.

PLAN FOR ACHIEVING SELF-SUPPORT - a Social Security Administration work incentive program for individuals with disabilities which allows them to continue receiving Social Security benefits through a write-off of work-related expenses.

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION - (1) an institution of higher education that provides not less than a two year program of instruction that is acceptable for credit toward a bachelor’s degree; (2) a tribally controlled community college; (3) a nonprofit educational institution offering certificate or apprenticeship programs at the postsecondary level, with a curriculum designed primarily for students who have completed the requirements of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. This includes programs of an academic, vocational and continuing professional education purpose, but excludes vocational and adult basic education programs.

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1978 (PDA) - federal law protecting females from discrimination in employment because of pregnancy-related condition(s).

PREVAILING WAGE - the customary rate of pay for an occupation in a particular geographical area.

PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCILS (PICs) - councils appointed by local elected officials to guide and oversee job and training programs in a Service Delivery Area, under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). PICs are in the process of being replaced by Local Workforce Investment Boards in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

PROGRAM YEAR - the 12 month period beginning on 7/1 and ending on 6/30, in the fiscal year for which the appropriation is made.

PROGRAM SPONSOR - an individual employer, a group of employers, or a combination of employer and employee groups who have undertaken to establish and operate a formal apprenticeship program.

PROJECTS WITH INDUSTRY (PWI) - provides job development and job placement assistance to Vocational Rehabilitation clients.

PROJECTS WITH NEVADA INDUSTRIES - a program operated by the Easter Seals Society similar to Projects With Industry, but limited to serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

PROVIDERS (ONE-STOP) - Please see "ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS."

PWI - See Projects with Industry.

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QUICKCLAIM - The weekly telephone claim filing system. Claims are entered through a touch tone telephone by pressing buttons to correspond with answers asked by the automated system.

QUIT TO SEEK / QUIT TO ACCEPT OTHER WORK - Voluntarily leaving employment to seek or accept other employment with another employer.

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R&A - See Research and Analysis.

RAPID RESPONSE - Employment Security Division’s (ESD) team assigned to offer workers and employers affected by mass layoffs or permanent closures quick intervention to help make the transition easier for both parties. The Rapid Response unit will set up presentations on-site explaining the availability of unemployment insurance, job search, training, and other employment-related programs and services.

RAPID RESPONSE ACTIVITY - an activity provided by a state (or an entity designated by a state), with designated funds, to assist dislocated workers affected by a mass layoff or permanent closure, in obtaining reemployment by explaining the availability of unemployment insurance, job search, training, and other employment-related programs and services.

RECENTLY-SEPARATED VETERAN - a veteran who applies for participation as defined in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 within 48 months after the discharge or release from active military, naval, or air service.

RE-EMPLOYMENT PLAN - a formal plan used to identify individuals who will become Claimant Employment Program (CEP) participants.

RE-EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS - conditional rights to return to a job after discharge or release from active duty, afforded to persons who left a civilian job to enter active duty in the Armed Forces. a person must (1) give advance notice of military service to the employer; (2) not be absent longer than five years; (3) submit an application for reemployment; (4) be released under honorable conditions.

RE-EMPLOYMENT SERVICES - a term used to describe job search assistance services made available through the Claimant Employment Program to claimants who are profiled and identified as likely to exhaust their regular unemployment insurance benefits.

RECEIPT OF BENEFITS - Unemployment benefits paid on an unemployment claim that has been withdrawn.

REFUSAL OF SUITABLE WORK - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term to describe a claimant who refused suitable work, disqualifying the claimant from further unemployment insurance benefits.

REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION - federal agency in charge of the Vocational Rehabilitation program.

REOPENED CLAIM - A claim filed within a benefit year after a break of one week or more with no intervening employment.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS - The claimant is requested to report in person to an Agency Office to provide information or to participate in employment services program.

REQUALIFICATION - If an individual has been denied benefits for any indefinite period of time, requalification is the process of again becoming eligible to receive unemployment benefits. In no situation does a requalification result in payment of benefits which were claimed prior to the requalifying event.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (R&A) - bureau of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation that provides labor market information, economic data and technical support. Timely information on Nevada’s labor market and general economy is available through publications, an on-line bulletin board and an Internet page prepared by R & A.

RESOURCE CENTER - a room or area in a One-Stop Career Center or some other office or building which allows customers to use self-access services relating to employment opportunities, labor market information and training information. a resource center is preferably located at the front of the office and is designed to maintain a user-friendly appearance, with limited staff assistance available if needed.

RETURNED TO WORK - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term describing a situation when a claimant has returned to work, indicating that the claimant will no longer be drawing unemployment insurance benefits on the existing claim.

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SAO - See State Administrative Office.

SATB - See Specific Aptitude Test Battery.

SCHOOL-TO-WORK (STW) - a joint initiative sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, setting a new locally-driven and community-based approach to learning in America’s schools that links students, schools, and workplaces. STW is an effort to reform education that combines high-level academic achievement with a graduated understanding of the world of work. STW is a new way of preparing young people for their ultimate entry into the workplace. STW encourages schools to develop school-to-work systems in cooperation with employers , unions, civic groups, and other public and private organizations.

SCHOOL DROP-OUT - an individual who is no longer attending any school and who has not received a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent.

SCSEP - See Senior Community Service Employment Program.

SDA - See Service Delivery Area.

SEAMLESS - a One-Stop term used to describe the "common intake" and "integrated" aspect of multiple employment-related services provided through One-Stop agency partnerships in a single-delivery system.

SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED - term to describe employment data which has been adjusted for seasonal variations.

SELF-SERVICE RESOURCE CENTER - please see "Resource Center."

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SCSEP) - a program which serves persons with low incomes who are 55 years of age or over. Providers of this program are mandated core partners of the One-Stop Career Center System in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

SERVICE DELIVERY AREA (SDA) - an area designated by the Governor to receive federal job training funds under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Areas with local governments that have populations of 200,000 or more are automatically eligible to be designated as SDA’s.

SERVICE INTEGRATION - a One-Stop objective or principle embracing the concept of integration of the planning, design and delivery of services across multiple funding streams and agencies, in order to create a system of services that appears to be seamless from the customer’s perspective, and in order to eliminate or minimize duplication of effort.

SESA - See State Employment Security Agencies.

SEVERANCE PAY - Payment made to an employee in conjunction with separation from employment in recognition of past years of service.

SEVERELY DISABLED - a Rehabilitation Division term describing an individual whose disabling condition is so severe as to prevent or prohibit the person from performing one or more of life’s major activities. These activities include communication, mobility, and ability to earn a living.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE - any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or any conduct of a sexual nature or offensive gender-based conduct, which affects a term or condition of an individual ’s employment. "Sexual Harassment" violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991. Even a single incident is a serious ground for disciplinary action, which may result in termination.

SIC - See Standard Industrial Classification.

SIIS - See State Industrial Insurance System.

SJTO - See State Job Training Office.

SOC - See Standard Occupational Classification.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA) - federal agency in charge of administering the Social Security program.

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS - benefits paid for through the Social Security Administration. The five major categories of benefits paid for through your Social Security taxes are: retirement, disability, family benefits, survivors, and Medicare. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are administered through the Social Security Administration, but are financed by general tax revenues, and not by your Social Security taxes.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) - a federal insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration providing financial and medical benefits to disabled persons who can no longer work, based on prior earnings recorded under Social Security.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) - the nine-digit accounting identification number assigned to an individual by the Social Security Administration under the Social Security Act, to record earnings and other information necessary for an individual to receive benefits calculated on the basis of those recorded earnings.

SOICC - See State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee.

SOUTHERN NEVADA ADJUDICATION CENTER - the Employment Security Division (ESD) office that handles adjudication of Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Southern Nevada.

SOUTHERN NEVADA CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING - an agency located in Las Vegas, Nevada which provides a variety of advocacy and other services to individuals with disabilities.

SPECIAL DISABLED VETERAN - a veteran who is entitled to disability compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay, would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Veterans Administration for a disability:

  1. rated at 30% or more; or

  2. rated at 10 or 20 % in the case of a veteran who has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to have a serious employment handicap; or

  3. which is service-connected and resulted in the veteran’s discharge or release from active duty.

SPECIFIC APTITUDE TEST BATTERY (SATB) - a specific aptitude test battery used by counselors to determine an individual’s potential for acquiring skills involved in a specific occupation.

SPIR - See Standardized Program Information Report.

SPORT / ATHLETIC WAGES - A professional sports/athletic employee between the customary season will be denied benefits based on the wages earned from the professional sport/athletic team.

SSA - See Social Security Administration.

SSDI - See Social Security Disability Insurance.

SSI - Supplemental Security Income.

SSN - See Social Security Number.

STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) - a coding system used by State Employment Security Agencies to assign code numbers to employers and establishments, based on the nature of their activities, for reporting, analysis and publication purposes.

STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION (SOC) - an occupational coding system designed for use in statistical analysis. The SOC arranges all fourth edition DOT codes into homogenous groups on the basis of the type of work performed.

STANDARDIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION REPORT (SPIR) - a Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) performance report required by the U.S. Department of Labor.

STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE (SAO) - the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation’s (DETR) administrative office which contains Administration, Financial Management, Benefits, and Office Services.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION - the state board primarily responsible for the state supervision of public elementary and secondary schools. In Nevada, the State Board of Education is comprised of eleven members and is part of the Nevada Department of Education. The board acts as an advocate and visionary for all children in their educational needs. As part of the Nevada Department of Education, the State Board of Education is responsible:

  1. to ensure equal access to educational services for all Nevada students;

  2. to ensure that all children will start school ready to learn;

  3. to ensure that every high school student possesses the skill and ability to earn a high school diploma;

  4. to establish educational standards and programs for students that ensure high achievement;

  5. to ensure the health and safety of Nevada public school students.

STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCY - the State Board of Education or any equivalent agency primarily responsible for the state supervision of public elementary and secondary schools.

STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCY (SESA) - an agency within any state administrative structure responsible for Employment Service and Unemployment Compensation programs. In Nevada, the SESA is the Employment Security Division (ESD) of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).

STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL - the council that advises the Rehabilitation Division on independent living issues.

STATE INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE SYSTEM (SIIS) - prior name for the State of Nevada agency that handled workers compensation. (Please see "Employers Insurance Company of Nevada").

STATE JOB TRAINING OFFICE (SJTO) - a division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) with regulatory and compliance responsibilities for programs funded under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and other state programs. These programs include: Titles II A, B & C for economically disadvantaged youth and adults, Title III for Dislocated Workers; the statewide (N.R.S.19.033) Displaced Homemaker Program. SJTO also serves as staff to the Board for the Education and Counseling of Displaced Homemakers.

STATE OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE (SOICC) - a committee whose members represent state agencies that focus on job training, vocational and technical education, employment security, vocational rehabilitation, economic development, higher education and more. NOICC and SOICC work together in a unique federal-state partnership that provides a framework for addressing workforce development and career preparation issues and opportunities.

STATE PLAN - a single state plan submitted by the Governor to the Secretary of Labor, outlining a 5-year strategy for the statewide workforce investment system; describing the state workforce investment board; describing the statewide workforce needs of businesses and job seekers; and describing the methods of providing assistance to local areas in the establishment of the One-Stop delivery systems. The State Plan is required by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

STATE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS - community-based alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs which are funded by the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

STATE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD (SWIB) - the state board mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This board consists of the Governor, members of the legislature, chief elected officials, and representatives of business and labor. The functions of this board include:

1. Developing a five-year state plan
2. Advising the Governor
3. Monitoring the statewide workforce investment system.

STW - See School-to-Work.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUBTLE SCREENING INVENTORY - a test used to assess the appropriate level of care for clients of community-based alcohol and substance abuse programs.

SUITABLE WORK - Suitable work is defined as employment which the claimant has the customary skills and abilities to perform and pays an amount that is normal for that occupation within that labor market. Refusing an offer of suitable work is basis for denying unemployment benefits.

SUMMER YOUTH - an individual who is under 22 years of age and applying only for a summer job.

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) - disability benefit program administered by the Social Security Administration providing financial and medical benefits for elderly (age 65 or older) and disabled persons based on financial need, who are unable to work and who have not worked a sufficient number of quarters to be eligible for regular social security benefits. SSI benefits are administered through the Social Security Administration and are financed by general tax revenues, not by Social Security taxes.

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES - services such as transportation, child care, dependent care, housing, and needs-related payments, that are necessary to enable an individual to participate in activities authorized through the One-Stop Career Center System.

SWIB - See State Workforce Investment Board.

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TAA - See Trade Adjustment Assistance.

TANF - See Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

TDD/TTY - See Telecommunications Device for the Deaf/Teletype.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR THE DEAF/TELETYPE (TDD/TTY) - a device attached to the telephone which prints typed messages for deaf or hearing-impaired individuals to read, allowing for effective telephone communications.

TELEPHONE INITIAL CLAIMS (TIC) - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) project that allows claimants to file initial claims by telephone.

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) - the federal welfare program allocating federal funds to participating states in order to provide monthly cash assistance to poor families with children under age 18. Adult work requirements do apply. TANF replaced "Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)."

TEMPORARY LAYOFF - a layoff with the claimant having a firm offer of full-time reemployment from the claimant’s last employer, with a start date within four (4) weeks.

TIC - See Telephone Initial Claims.

TIPS - Any employee who reports his tips properly to his employer may be able to use these tips as wages for the purpose of determining monetary eligibility. Tips are considered "covered" employment if reported by the employer to the Employment Security Division, and can be used for requalification purposes. Any tips earned while filing weekly claims for benefits must be reported as wages.

TOTAL TEMPORARY DISABILITY - Disability payments to an individual unable to work due to an on the job injury.

TRA - See Trade Readjustment Allowances.

TRADE ACT - federal Act passed in 1974 which provides worker adjustment assistance for workers who are displaced due to the effects of imports. When a Trade Act certification is issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, workers become eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) in the form of reemployment services, job training, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), job search allowances, and relocation allowances.

TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE (TAA) - federal program administered through the Employment Security Division providing assistance in the form of reemployment services, job training, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), job search allowances, and relocation allowances for displaced workers covered under a Trade Act or NAFTA (North American Free Trade Act) certification.

TRADE READJUSTMENT ALLOWANCE (TRA) - a weekly cash benefit payable to a qualified claimant who has exhausted regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and who is covered under a Trade Act or NAFTA certification. TRA is actually one of the forms of assistance included in the definition of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

TRAINING RELATED EXPENSE - any expense which is designed to contribute to the employability of participants, enhance their employment opportunities, and assist them to retain employment. Such items must be attached to a training contract and include but are not limited to books, uniforms, work related tools and protective implements.

TRAINING SERVICES - include the following:

1. occupation and skills training;
2. on-the-job training (OJT);
3. programs combining workplace training and related instruction;
4. training programs operated by the private sector;
5. skill upgrading and retraining;
6. entrepreneurial training;
7. job readiness training;
8. adult education and literacy activities;
9. customized training.

TRANSIENT CLAIM - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim which is filed at a local office other than the claimant’s record-holding office.

TRANSIENT CLAIMANT - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimant who is moving from place to place and indicates to the area office that he will be only temporarily in the labor market area served by that office.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - an injury which can result in multiple disabling conditions.

U

UCFE - See Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees.

UCX - See Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members.

UI - See Unemployment Insurance

UNEMPLOYED INDIVIDUAL - an individual who is without a job and who wants and is available for work.

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION - Employment Security Division (ESD) program funded by employer taxes designed to provide weekly cash benefits to eligible individuals who are no longer employed through no fault of their own, but are able, available and actively seeking work. Certain monetary and non-monetary eligibility requirements must be met and certain time frames apply. This program is also known as "Unemployment Insurance" (UI).

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR EX-SERVICE MEMBERS (UCX) - the federal program which provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to former members of the Armed Forces (ex-service members).

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (UCFE) - the federal program which provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to former federal civilian employees.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) - the Employment Security Division (ESD) program funded by employer taxes designed to provide weekly cash benefits to eligible individuals who are no longer employed through no fault of their own, but are able, available and actively seeking work. Certain monetary and non-monetary eligibility requirements must be met and certain time frames apply. This program is also known as "Unemployment Compensation".

UNIVERSAL ACCESS or UNIVERSALITY - a One-Stop objective or principle embracing the concept that the design and delivery of core workforce development services must be universally accessible to all individual and employer customers, regardless of their eligibility for specific categorical programs.

USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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VAC - See Vocational Assessment Center.

VACATION PAY - Accrued vacation/annual time paid to an individual following termination of employment.

VACATION RECESS - A school employee on vacation recess will be denied benefits based on the wages earned from an educational institution.

VENDOR - one that engages in selling merchandise or services.

VETERAN (Employment Services and One-Stop definition) - an individual who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.

A Disabled Veteran is a veteran who is entitled to disability compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay, would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Veterans Administration.

A Recently-Separated Veteran is a veteran who applies for participation as defined in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 within 48 months after the discharge or release from active military, naval, or air service.

A Special Disabled Veteran is a veteran who is entitled to disability compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay, would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Veterans Administration for a disability:

  1. rated at 30% or more; or

  2. rated at 10 or 20 % in the case of a veteran who has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to have a serious employment handicap; or

  3. which is service-connected and resulted in the veteran’s discharge or release from active duty.

VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICE (VETS) - the organizational component of the Department of Labor administered by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training established to promulgate and administer policies and regulations to provide eligible veterans and eligible persons the maximum of employment and training opportunities.

VETS - See Veterans' Employment and Training Service.

VIP - See Vocational Interest Profile.

VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT CENTER (VAC) - a section of Nevada’s Rehabilitation Division responsible for conducting client evaluation and testing.

VOCATIONAL CLASSROOM TRAINING - institutional training in a skill or trade to be pursued as a career for which there is a strong ability, inclination, or potential.

VOCATIONAL COUNSELING - assistance given to participants by Department Vocational Counselors in: (1) realistically assessing their needs, abilities, and potential; (2) providing guidance in the development of vocational goals and the means to achieve them; (3) helping participants with solutions to a variety of individual problems.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION - organized educational programs, services, and activities that are directly related to the preparation of individuals for employment, or for additional preparation for a career that does not require a baccalaureate or an advanced degree.

VOCATIONAL EVALUATION - a formal, individualized process of obtaining vocational information about a person which can be used to develop a plan of services leading to an employment outcome. The process may involve the administration of paper and pencil tests, simulated work activities or actual work in workshop setting or in the community.

VOCATIONAL GOAL - (1) long term: a goal which occurs over an extended period of time such as earning a certificate or degree in a specific trade or skill;  (2) short term: a goal which occurs over a relatively short or brief period of time.

VOCATIONAL INTEREST PROFILE (VIP) - a profile derived from test results which outlines an individual’s vocational interests without regard to aptitude.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (VR) - the program of services provided to eligible individuals leading to an employment outcome.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNCIL - a council appointed by the Governor which oversees the vocational rehabilitation program and provides information to the administrator of the Rehabilitation Division related to the operation of the program. The membership consists of individuals with disabilities, their representatives, representatives of other state agencies and councils and persons from business and industry.

VOLUNTARY PARTNERS of the One-Stop/Career Center System-providers of the following:

Welfare Reform / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Food Stamp Workfare
National and Community Service
Any other entity that works in employment-related services

VOLUNTARY QUIT - an Unemployment Insurance (UI) term to describe the "issue" of a claimant’s voluntary separation from employment, as opposed to involuntary termination or layoff.

VR - See Vocational Rehabilitation

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WAGE PROTEST - a request for reconsideration or re-examination of a claimant’s wage records by a claimant applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits who feels that there are insufficient or missing wage records on his pre-monetary or monetary determination.

WAGES IN LIEU OF NOTICE - Payments made to an employee when the employee is to be laid off, but the employer cannot or will not give the customary notice period.

WARN - See Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification.

WBA - See Weekly Benefit Amount.

WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT (WBA) - the amount of weekly Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to which a claimant is entitled.

WELFARE-TO-WORK (WTW) - a federal initiative to provide grants to states and local communities intended to help hard-to-employ welfare recipients move into lasting, unsubsidized jobs. Local communities have flexibility to design programs that fit their particular needs.

WELFARE-TO-WORK TAX CREDIT - federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire long-term welfare recipients who begin work any time after December 31, 1997, and before June 30, 1999. Certain eligibility requirements must be met. This tax credit can reduce employer federal tax liability by as much as $8500 per new hire.

WIA - See Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

WIB - See Workforce Investment Boards.

WORK-BASED LEARNING - activities at the high school level that involve actual work experience or connect classroom learning to work.

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC) - federal program which provides a federal income tax credit for employers hiring certain categories of workers in need of job training or who lack experience required to gain employment.

WORK PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (WPS) - written standards of employee work performance listing all standards for principal assignments and specific assignments, upon which the employee will be evaluated.

WORK REGISTRATION RENEWAL - an action taken by an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims examiner or claimant to insure that the claimant complies with the law regarding registration for work.

WORK SEARCH - A claimant is expected to make a good faith effort to find suitable employment unless designated as a temporary layoff by the state paying the unemployment compensation. A good faith effort means that the individual is making a consistent search for employment. This effort varies by the type of work the person normally does. For a cashier, this may mean going out and submitting applications to hiring employers several days each week, contacting several employers each time they go out. For a certified public accountant, this may mean submitting resumes to prospective.

WORK SEARCH PLAN - a set of actions which, if pursued by an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimant, will assist him or her in becoming re-employed and will assure that he or she meets statutory requirements.

WORKER ADJUSTMENT AND RETRAINING NOTIFICATION (WARN) - federal Act which requires sixty (60) days advance notification of layoffs or closure that employers are required to give to employees, if the employer has 100 employees involved in a mass layoff or closure. A WARN notice will trigger rapid response activities.

WORKER PROFILING - Under the Worker Profiling system, claimants must be held ineligible for any week in which there is a failure to participate in reemployment services which they are required to attend.

WORKER’S COMPENSATION BENEFITS - benefits which will pay a proportion of lost wages during the period that the worker is unable to work due to an on-the-job injury and will protect in full for all medical and hospital bills incurred during this period related to the injury. In Nevada, the Employers Insurance Company of Nevada (formerly known as the State Industrial Insurance System or SIIS) is the full-service company that handles worker’s compensation claims management.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT OF 1998 (WIA) - the law signed by President Clinton on August 7, 1998, which is intended to provide a "more coordinated, customer-friendly, locally-driven workforce development system." This Act establishes the one-stop system as the access point for employment-related services. It establishes the requirements and functions of the state workforce investment board and local workforce investment boards. It requires states to designate local workforce investment areas. This Act specifies designated one-stop core partners that must provide designated core services necessary for one-stop certification. It requires memoranda of understanding between partners and the local boards. It requires submission of a five-year "state plan" to the Department of Labor. States may implement the WIA after the Department of Labor issues regulations within 180 days after August 7, 1998. All states must implement the WIA by July 1, 2000. The Secretaries of Labor and Education are authorized to make reasonable arrangements with states for a smooth transition.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT AREA - a local area designated by the Governor in the state plan to contain a one-stop delivery system. Each local workforce investment area must contain at least one physical location at which individuals can access services from all of the one-stop core partners. Additional centers may link these and other services electronically. The designation of workforce investment areas is required by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The Governor must approve a request for this designation from any unit of local government with a population of 500,000 or more. The Governor designates other local workforce investment areas based on the labor market. Any unit of local government with a population of 200,000 or more that was previously designated as a "service delivery area" (SDA) under the "Job Training Partnership Act" (JTPA) is entitled to a two-year temporary designation as long as previous performance measures were met and fiscal integrity was sustained.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS (WIB) - consist of the "State Workforce Investment Board" and the "Local Workforce Investment Boards" as mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. These boards are described below:

"State Workforce Investment Board" is the state board mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This board consists of the Governor, members of the legislature, chief elected officials, and representatives of business and labor. The functions of this board include:

  1. Developing a five-year state plan

  2. Advising the Governor

  3. Monitoring the statewide system.

"Local Workforce Investment Boards" are local boards mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. These boards are appointed by the chief elected officials and include representatives of business, local educational entities, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic development agencies and one-stop partners. These local boards perform the following functions:

  1. Develop the local plan

  2. Designate, certify and oversee one-stop operators

  3. Provide grants for youth activities

  4. Identify eligible providers of intensive and training services

  5. Develop and enter into memorandums of understanding with one-stop partners

  6. Develop the budget

  7. Negotiate local performance measures

  8. Oversee program

  9. Promote employer linkages

WOTC - See Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

WPS - See Work Performance Standards.

WTW - See Welfare-to-Work.

WWW.NVDETR.ORG - Current website address for DETR.

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YOUTH - generally, an individual who is not less than age 14 and not more than age 21. Please note the following distinctions:

An "economically disadvantaged youth" means an individual who is age 16-21 and who received an income, or is a member of a family that received a total family income, that does not exceed the higher of:

1. the poverty line; or
2. 70% of the lower living standard income level.

An "out-of-school youth" means:

1. an eligible youth who is a school dropout; or
2. an eligible youth who has received a secondary school diploma or its equivalent but is basic-skills deficient, unemployed, or underemployed.

A "summer youth" means an individual who is under 22 years of age and applying only for a summer job.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES - include educational, employment, and training assistance designed for youths.

YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP - typically a multi-year program that combines school and work-based learning in a specific occupational area or cluster and is designed to lead directly into a related postsecondary program, entry-level job, or registered apprenticeship program.

YOUTH COUNCILS - subgroups of local workforce investment boards consisting of representatives of youth service agencies, parents, public housing authorities, Job Corps, former youth program participants, and other appropriate individuals. Youth Councils will be responsible for developing portions of the local plan relating to youth, recommending the providers of youth activities to be awarded grants by the local board, conducting oversight of these providers, and coordinating youth activities in the local area. The establishment of Youth Councils is required by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

Y2K (YEAR 2000) PROBLEM - MILLENNIUM BUG - the year 2000 problem wherein a computer glitch adversely affects computer-based systems by rendering a computer incapable of recognizing "00" as the year 2000. Y2K does not just refer to a problem which will occur in the year 2000, but to any problem which will occur when the year 2000 is referenced in any date or time period in any computer application. For example, an Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit year which begins in the year 1999, should be calculated to have a benefit year ending date in the year 2000. A computer which recognizes the year 2000 and still functions properly, is described as being "millennium-compliant." Nevada’s Employment Security automated systems for Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Employment Services (ES) are "millennium-compliant.

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