Monday Mailbag: Why aren’t enumerators who are let go being given this paperwork?
Subject: Why Aren’t All Enumerators Being Given This Paperwork?
When I separated from the Census I was given my SP-50 along with this paperwork ( http://www.docstoc.com/docs/44201134/Census-Separation-Paperwork) which includes a form that advises me that I may be eligible for Federal Unemployment. This is of interest to me since I’d already run out of EDD extensions when I began working for the Census. When I visited the EDD website I learned that there was indeed Federal Unemployment Insurance money that is seemingly just for people who were recently separated from the military or some other branch of the Federal Government. To apply for EDD under these circumstances one must fill out a supplemental Federal form along with one’s regular Unemployment Application (http://www.docstoc.com/docs/44200536/Unemployment-Claim-For-Federal-Employees). The thing is I just spoke to two other enumerators who were recently separated from the Census and all they received was their SP-50s. They did not get the additional paperwork I got. Is the Los Angeles area Census attempting to keep Census workers from the knowledge that they are eligible for this type of unemployment?