Richmond — The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) successfully launched the new Virginia Unemployment Insurance System (VUIS) today, Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The new system marks the third and final phase of a multi-year effort to modernize VEC systems.  The new system includes a number of enhancements to better assist customers, to include online access to documents, an improved user experience with dynamic claims filing, and a customer dashboard for claims filing status and other inquiry information.  The VEC has invested a great amount of time and resources into the modernization of its Virginia Unemployment Insurance System, and will implement future enhancements as part of its ongoing operations and maintenance program.

Commissioner Hess noted, “We are extremely proud of the work our team has invested in this effort.  We look forward to the improvements this system will provide to our customers.”  VEC customers can access and learn more about the new system by visiting the website at

About the Virginia Employment Commission

The Virginia Employment Commission, a state agency under the Secretary of Labor, is dedicated to promoting economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services to include: policy development; job placement services; temporary income support; workforce information; and transition and training services. To accomplish this mission, the agency partners with stakeholders; develops and empowers staff; improves its processes; embraces innovative solutions and technologies; and continually renews the organization. Additional information can be found on VEC’s webpage at: