Monday, October 26, 2015

Rhode Island wins award for UI tax operations

Rhode Island has been recognized for running one of the nation’s best unemployment insurance (UI) tax operations. 

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) received a State Performance Excellence Award as the top-performing small state in UI tax operations. The award was presented at a conference last week of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) in Albuquerque, N.M.

DLT Assistant Director of Income Support Robert Langlais, who heads the state UI program, and Chief Revenue Agent Philip D’Ambra, head of the Division of Taxation’s Employer Tax section, accepted the NASWA award. This is the sixth straight year that Rhode Island has won in the small state category. DLT and the Employer Tax section have long collaborated on running this key area of the state UI system.

“For Rhode Island to be recognized by its peers for running high-quality UI tax operations is gratifying and I congratulate the Division of Taxation and DLT for their efforts,” Governor Gina M. Raimondo said. “My administration is committed to continuous improvement in rethinking the way we work and becoming more customer-friendly to make it easier for Rhode Islanders to do business with government.”