Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment - Program Overview

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The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program identifies unemployment benefits claimants who are likely to exhaust all unemployment benefits, and connects them with reemployment services to help them quickly return to work.

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RESEA connects unemployment benefits claimants who are likely to exhaust their benefits with reemployment services to help them find new employment as quickly as possible. The activities include orientation, staff assistance with developing an individualized reemployment plan, conducting an unemployment benefits eligibility assessment, providing the claimant with customized labor market information, and other staff-assisted career services at a Workforce Solutions Office. See Job Search and Unemployment Benefits for more information about services to job seekers and claimants.

The RESEA program uses statistical modeling to rank unemployment benefits claimants based on their likelihood to exhaust all unemployment benefits. This process includes a statistical evaluation of numerous work and related factors, including but not limited to length of workforce attachment, occupational field, wage, and location.

Claimants are assigned a score of 0.00–1.00, with a higher score indicating a greater risk of exhausting unemployment benefits. Claimants that do not have a work search requirement will not be profiled for RESEA. Claimants with no work search requirement include those who have filed interstate unemployment claims, shared work participants, those on temporary layoff with a definite return-to-work date, and those who are union-affiliated with a local hiring hall.

All claimants with a score at or above the Board cutoff score are outreached to attend an orientation, to meet with Workforce Solutions Office staff, and to participate in the staff assisted services mentioned above.

Individuals with a score below the cutoff may still be outreached and provided the same or other services, but their participation is voluntary.

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TWC’s RESEA program is Texas’ version of the federal Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) initiative. Federal reporting requirements for WPRS are detailed in the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reports Handbook No. 401.

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Tips & Guides

Guidance on RESEA is included in the Employment Service Guide, Part D – Services to Job Seekers.

The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program Guide provides information about policies and procedures related to the delivery of a wide array of resources that support reemployment as quickly as possible.

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