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WyCAN

   
model Collaborative Agency Development
service type Social Services
country United States
states AZ, CO, ND, WY
government type state
license unknown
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Description

The planning for this Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and North Dakota unemployment insurance software consortium started in 2009, funded via a $62.2 million U.S. Department of Labor grant. The states teamed up via a cooperative purchasing governance agreement (which appears to be a sort of an agreement unique to this project). They tried to build a monolithic system that would serve all of their needs, but it wasn’t designed to manage the states’ different unemployment benefits processes. The states’ labor secretaries gave up after spending $15.4 million in federal funding, returning the unspending funding to the U.S. Department of Labor.