Gov. Pritzker’s Ongoing Saga of Failures at IDES Hits New Low

Gov. Pritzker’s Ongoing Saga of Failures at IDES Hits New Low

Governor Pritzker and his administration’s handling of the unemployment filing system issues from day one has been a debacle.

May 18, 2020

After delaying the unemployment filing process for weeks for independent contractors and gig economy workers, Governor Pritzker rolled out a faulty website that has made private information for those that filed unemployment public. It was just weeks ago, that Governor Pritzker highlighted the PUA website and assured the public that his administration had partnered with best to build the new system.

This latest debacle in the ongoing saga at the Illinois Department for Employment Security calls for a full and transparent investigation.

Governor Pritzker and his administration’s handling of the unemployment filing system issues from day one has been a debacle and unfortunately their incompetence has resulted in people’s private information becoming public. The time for excuses and finger pointing is over. Governor Pritzker and his administration owe the public a full and transparent investigation into this matter as well as real solutions to these issues. – Kayleen Carlson, executive director of Illinois Rising Action.

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