Does anyone have faith in UIA at this point? Whether it’s spending $50 million on computer upgrade with an 93% error rate or the hundred’s of millions paid out in fraudulent claims last year, Michigan’s unemployment agency has a troubling record.
The UIA has a important role to play helping people get back on their feet in tough times, but through a combination of questionable leadership (both in & out of the agency), poor decisions and a lack of accountability the need for change is clear. It’s become one of many politicians favorite punching bags but these are problems that span multiple administrations.
Yet again while politicians take their shots, the people of Michigan are the ones taking the hits.