Labor and Labor Relations
Employment Security — General Provisions
R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-42-42
§ 28-42-42. Agent for cooperation with federal government, states, and territories.
(a) The director is designated as the agent within this state charged with the responsibility of cooperating in all necessary respects with the appropriate agencies and departments of the federal government in the administration of chapters 42 — 44 of this title, or in the administration of any law of either this state or the United States relating to free public employment offices, or relating to payment of employment security benefits under any law of the United States.
(b) He or she is further authorized to make those investigations, obtain and transmit that information, make available those services and facilities, including entering into arrangement for them, and exercise those of the other powers provided with respect to the administration of chapters 42 — 44 of this title, as he or she deems necessary or appropriate to facilitate the administration of any state, territorial, or federal unemployment insurance or public employment service law, including the taking of claims and the payment of benefits, and in like manner, accept and utilize information, services, and facilities made available to the state by the agency charged with the administration of any other employment security or public employment service law. The director is authorized and directed, subject to § 28-42-38, to make all reports requested by any directly interested federal agency or department, and to enter in any agreement with that agency or department, relative to the administration of those laws in this state, and to accept any sums of money, pursuant to those agreements, and to accept any sums of money allotted or appropriated to the director or to this state for that administration, and to comply with all reasonable federal regulations governing the expenditure of that money.
History of Section.
P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, § 11; P.L. 1937, ch. 2556, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, § 11; P.L. 1939, ch. 670, § 8; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3206, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-42-42; P.L. 1960, ch. 108, § 1.