Unemployment Compensation

Employees of the University of Pittsburgh may be eligible for unemployment compensation in accordance with the Pennsylvania Employment Compensation Law. Individuals may apply for unemployment compensation benefits at the Office of Employment Security nearest their place of residence after having completed the last day of work.

Generally, individuals qualify for benefits if they are unemployed through no fault of their own and not as a result of misconduct, provided they have satisfied entitlement requirements established by statute. In addition, the terms and conditions of the appointment are a major factor. The Office of Employment Security makes the determination if one qualifies for benefits after having examined many factors, including the circumstances of the termination, wages in the base year, and the individual's availability for work.

Unemployment compensation notices from the Office of Employment Security must be forwarded immediately to Employee Relations within the Office of Human Resources.