Oregon Bulletin

February 1, 2012


Employment Department
Chapter 471

Rule Caption: Extended Benefits Temporary Look Back Period.

Adm. Order No.: ED 12-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12 thru 6-25-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Adopted: 471-030-0230

Subject: Add administrative rule to allow payment of additional, federally funded, unemployment insurance extended benefits (EB) to align with recent passage of Public Law 112-78, The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. This will provide individuals with additional benefits they would not otherwise receive and allow the state to continue to receive 100% federal funding for EB payments.

Rules Coordinator: Courtney Brooks—(503) 947-1724


Extended Benefits Temporary Look Back Period

(1) Section 201 of Public Law 112-78, The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011, provides an opportunity for states to pay federally funded unemployment insurance extended benefits that would not otherwise be available. To permit this program to be implemented in Oregon, except as otherwise specified in this rule, the provisions of ORS 657.321 through 657.329 apply to benefits paid under Section 201 of Public Law 112-78.

(2) For benefits for weeks of unemployment beginning January 1, 2012 through the week ending February 25, 2012, for purposes of determining an “extended benefit period” or “high unemployment period,” the average rate of total unemployment in the state (seasonally adjusted), as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor, for the three-month period referred to in ORS 657.321(3)(c)(C)(i), must equal or exceed 110 percent of such average for any or all of the corresponding three-month periods ending in the three preceding calendar years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 657.610, 657.895

Stats. Implemented: ORS 657.895

Hist.: ED 12-2011(Temp), f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-25-12

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