The Unemployment Compensation Pool (SWUCP) provides Unemployment Compensation Insurance for 29 member districts.
The Southwest Washington Unemployment Compensation Pool provides cost-effective unemployment compensation self-insurance to its membership. Southwest Washington Unemployment Compensation Pool is an Enterprise Fund established for the purpose of providing group self-funding, hearings support and risk management services for the unemployment compensation claim made against the membership.
A Board of Directors governs the Pool, which is comprised of one designated represented from each participating member, with delegated authority to a five member Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for conducting the business affairs of the Pool.
The Pool was formed January 1, 1978, when school districts in the southwest area of the State of Washington joined together by signing a Cooperative Pool Account Agreement to self-fund their unemployment compensation losses. An agreement to form a pooling arrangement for Unemployment Compensation Insurance was made pursuant to the provisions of RCW 39.34, the Interlocal Cooperation Act, and RCW 50.44, Unemployment Compensation.
Read about reasonable assurance, unemployment forms, eligibility and benefits.
How to Make a Claim
The claimant employee submits his/her claim to the State of Washington Employment Security Department, who in turn contacts the Pool to respond to the claim on behalf of the employer Pool member district. The Pool reimburses the State of Washington for the unemployment claims paid against the member district’s account.
Who to Contact
Who to Contact
If you have a question about any of our insurance programs or services, please reach out to:
Director of Insurance Programs
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