All employees are provided unemployment insurance coverage as required by the Mississippi Employment Security Law.
Employee: This generally includes faculty and staff employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department.
Supervisor: An employee designated by management who exercises major supervisory functions over another employee or employees. These functions include hiring, evaluating, assigning work, and disciplining employees.
The University pays the premium for the coverage that provides unemployment compensation for individuals during periods of time when they are out of work through no fault of their own.
Claims for unemployment insurance benefits are filed with an office of the Unemployment Compensation Division, Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Additional information and assistance, if needed, may be obtained from the Human Resources Department.