The South Texas board of directors just held a special meeting
March 24th to discuss how best to support swimming in this
challenging time. The top priority is safety for everyone. Second,
is doing everything possible to support our teams, coaches,
swimmers and officials. Third, we are looking at how to support a
rapid and efficient restart once this crisis is over.
Given our diversity in team size, business organization and
geography there is no one size fits all answer. In addition, there
are still a lot of external, out of our
control, variables making any kind of timeline impossible at
this point. However, the board is proactively pursuing ways to
support all our members with the following steps.
1) The board has asked the governance committee to gather
feedback first from a questionnaire and then followed up by emails
or phone calls to compile a list of the the most pressing
2) The board is providing 5 attachments, contact information,
notes and links in this email for clubs and coaches in an effort to
get the correct information that you may need into your hands as
quickly as possible.
3) Thinking ahead, the board is already considering a start-up
stimulus plan to help the South Texas LSC members get up and
running and back to business as usual as quickly as possible once
we are out of this crisis.
Below are the notes, links
Texas Workforce Commission
Unemployment Insurance Field Specialist
512- 322-2858 – Fax ATTN: John Riojas
The current unemployment benefit is $521/wk max down to $69/wk
There is a one week delay on payment of the first benefit
which must be requested after an application is approved.
Claims made prior to April 1 use data from each teams'
employment filings in the state of Texas from Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept.
Claims made as of April 1, 2020 will use all of 2019
employment data filed with the state of Texas.
In general John felt it is was best for each individual to file
their own application.
Teams with a large number of employees could do a mass claim.
An employer is supposed to submit the Mass Claims Request at least
five working days before the layoff.
Handbook and Job-dislocation attachments are
from Amber Warne
Director of Upskilling and
Workforce Solutions Capital Area
9001 N IH 35, Ste
110E | Austin, TX | 78753
512.597.7142 Direct | 520.339.1779 Cell | 512.719.4709
ASCA Coronavirus Resources