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DLIR reopening offices statewide on Wednesday

The state Department of Labor &Industrial Relations will reopen offices statewide beginning Wednesday.

In-person services from all programs in the department will be available Wednesdays through Fridays, according to the DLIR.

“We will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or testing prior to entry pursuant to Gov. Ige’s Executive Order to help ensure the safety of the public and our workforce,” DLIR Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio said in a written statement. “We have increased security to enforce all COVID-19 safety measures including social distancing guidelines and mask wearing while inside the offices.”

In-person services for general unemployment insurance claims as well as for employer services will be available from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays on a first come, first served basis.

Individuals must present a vaccine card showing full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours before entry. In-person services are not guaranteed and will be accommodated as time and resources allow.

The DLIR will continue to offer telephone appointments as follows:

• Adjudication (30-minute appointments Monday through Wednesday);

• General Unemployment Insurance (20-minute appointments Monday and Tuesday);

• Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (30-minute appointments Monday through Wednesday);

• Employer Services (30-minute appointments Monday through Friday).

Individuals may only make appointments for themselves. Language interpretation services are available for both telephone and in-person services.

For more information about unemployment insurance and other labor issues, please visit the DLIR website’s FAQs.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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