The NEA RA directs the NEA to help state affiliate legal staff assist higher ed contingent faculty appeal a negative disposition to an unemployment compensation claim by creating guidelines contingents can use to help craft their appeal letters and prepare for hearings. These guidelines would be based on the new US Department of Labor guidance letter 5-17, which acknowledged that contingent faculty do not have reasonable assurance of employment between terms and are eligible for unemployment insurance compensation when they do not have work between terms.

Cost Implications

This NBI can be accomplished at an additional cost of $8,000.