Unemployment Compensation

The Employee Relations and Compliance Office is responsible for administering the Unemployment Insurance Program, including processing and reviewing unemployment claims.  This office does not make the decision as to whether or not an individual receives benefits. Eligibility for unemployment insurance is determined solely by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, Division of Unemployment Insurance.

Employer Address to use for UofL Unemployment Claims

All claimants who file for unemployment benefits must provide the address of Human Resources as the address of their last employer.  That address is:

University of Louisville
Human Resources
1980 Arthur Street

Louisville, KY  40208

Refer Unemployment Inquiries to Us

When faculty and staff are needed as witnesses, or for documentation regarding separation of an employee, they will be notified by the Employee Relations and Compliance Office. If a state or local unemployment office should contact your office asking questions regarding the termination of an employee, refer them to the Employee Relations and Compliance Office at (502) 852-6538 or 852-6688. It is not appropriate to provide employee information without first consulting Human Resources.

If an appeal is necessary, the Employee Relations and Compliance Office will notify the appropriate University personnel and inform them of the hearing dates and times. A staff member from the Employee Relations and Compliance Office will accompany departmental representatives to the hearing.  Most appeal hearings are held via teleconference.   For additional information, please email the Employee Relations and Compliance Office.

About the Unemployment Office

The Unemployment Insurance Program is a joint federal/state partnership providing temporary and partial wage replacement benefits to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own.

According to the Kentucky Division of Unemployment Insurance, the following situations will disqualify a worker from drawing benefits:

  • Voluntary Quit (not in lieu of dismissal)
  • Work Refusal
  • Labor Dispute
  • Fraud
  • Misconduct

Unemployment Offices in Louisville

600 West Cedar Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2396
(502) 595-3164

5800 Fern Valley Road
Louisville, KY 40228-1093
(502) 595-4187

6201-G Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40219-1855
(502) 595-4188

Additional information can be found at http://www.oet.ky.gov/ui/ui.htm.