Wisconsin picks vendor for unemployment system upgrade
Wisconsin officials on Wednesday announced the state has entered an approximately $16.5 million contract with the technology consulting firm Flexion to update its unemployment insurance system.

Flexion is expected to modernize a platform for fielding claims that was first developed in the early 1970s. The state’s Department of Workforce Development said the project “will involve integration of additional off-the-shelf software and cloud-based solutions along with significant custom software development, as determined through discovery.”

The upgrade follows a backlog of unemployment insurance claims spurred by job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic and legislation passed in February to upgrade a computer system lawmakers had long known was outdated....


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