SAU29 and Member District Employee COVID-19 Resources
We want to assure our employees that, with the ever-changing guidelines concerning benefits you may/may not be eligible for, the Human Resources office is working to keep you informed. Below you will find information and links that serve as a foundation of resources. As always, we stand committed to making sure our employees are served to the best of our ability. Your time and patience during this time is greatly appreciated.
- Unemployment Benefits
- U.S. Department of Labor FAQ’s
- How to Determine Your Eligibility for Benefits
- Other Resources
On March 17th, 2020, Governor Sununu issued an executive order, broadening New Hampshire unemployment benefits to provide relief for a broad range of people affected by COVID-19.
In addition, on March 27th, 2020, new federal benefits were enacted through the Federal CARES Act. Such benefits include up to an additional $600 per week for all individuals filing for unemployment in New Hampshire through July 31st, 2020. The Act also extends unemployment benefits for effected employees for an additional 13 weeks, changing it from 26 to 39 weeks of eligibility. There is no additional work or application process for the federal benefits, they are based solely on claims filed with unemployment.
SAU 29 or member district employees who are unable to work due to lack of work or who are being furloughed or laid off are advised to contact NHES to file for unemployment benefits. Please find the mandated employer posting from NHES here.
At this time, NHES is advising that all claims and questions should be directed to nhes.nh.gov or the Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700 or you can view their Unemployment Compensation Quick Tips here.
On a regular basis, the U.S. Department of Labor is posting answers to questions both employees and employers have concerning the many components of this newly enacted legislation. We highly encourage you to check the U.S. DOL FAQ website or the CDC link below to help answer questions you may have for you or your loved ones.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Staff with concerns about performing their work duties due to Covid-19 or who wish to request a modification to their work environment must contact the Human Resources Department and complete the following online request form (https://forms.gle/cVmvmA86pJqee5Lp6) to initiate the reasonable accommodation interactive process accompanied by a completed medical certification form found here.
Other Staff Resources
Below you will find information made available by our providers. It is important to note that all employees are welcome to the information provided on the wellness and employee assistance program, however, materials relating specifically to coverage details are limited to those covered under such plans.