Tag: Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson

Schulz, Perez spar over the Hogan administration’s handling of pandemic UI

Schulz, 52, served as state labor secretary from 2015-2019, when she was succeeded by Tiffany Robinson.  That means that Schulz was no longer in charge of the state’s UI program when the pandemic began and the program attracted widespread criticism for being so badly mismanaged compared with that of other states in the nation that the General Assembly convened a series of oversight hearings.

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Can the state’s unemployment system be fixed? If so, how?

The Maryland Department of Labor’s distribution of unemployment insurance benefits has been so badly mismanaged that state lawmakers and the state’s entire congressional delegation are still baffled as to why 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic thousands have yet to be paid and some cannot even get a claims representative on the phone despite having made repeated calls.

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