Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is considered a school employee?
For UI purposes, a school employee is an individual who works or provides services for a public or private nonprofit school employer. A school employee (unless stated otherwise) is also a school supportive employee. These are employees employed by a nonprofit or public entity employer who provide services to, or on behalf of an educational institution.
School employee claims have distinctive eligibility requirements. For example, a school employee may not be eligible to receive benefits if all the following occur:
A claim is filed during a recess period.
Only school wages are in the base period of the claim.
There is an offer to return to work for a school employer when the recess period ends.
What is a recess period?
The Department defines a recess period as the period of time between terms, or within terms when classes are not usually scheduled. Examples of recess periods include summer vacation, off-track weeks, and holiday recess such as Christmas or Spring breaks.
What is reasonable assurance?
Reasonable assurance is a written, verbal, or implied agreement that the school employee will perform services for an educational institution during the next academic year, term, or remainder of a term. The agreement must ensure the economic terms and conditions are substantially the same as those conditions in the previous school year or term.
Upcoming changes for 2012
Beginning Spring 2012 the Employment Development Department (EDD) will be implementing a new Alternative Base Period (ABP) program in accordance with California Law. Review EDD’s ABP fact sheet for employers listed below in Resources.