OESC Testing Technology, Hopes To Get More Money On Unemployment Checks

Wednesday, September 16th 2020, 8:26 am
By: Caleb Califano

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is testing its technology, hoping to get more money added to unemployment checks.

OESC is hoping to get the additional $300 out to Oklahomans by possibly next week. 

This is from President Trumps executive order in August.

Oklahoma was one of the first states to get approval for the presidents second round of funding.

The problem is the OESC's current system for implementing the extra money is outdated by 40 years.

Executive director Shelley Zumwalt says the state was one of the first to get approved because they knew it would be a process to get the money out to unemployed Oklahomans.

"That was actually purposeful because we knew that working with our 40-year-old main frame it was going to take a significant development hours to implement this program," said Zumwalt.