The Government proposes amendments to the Act on Municipal Experiments to Promote Employment, as required by Parliament at the adoption of the Act in December 2020. Provisions that would enable the transfer of a customer from a pilot municipality to the TE Office or to another pilot municipality would be added to the Act. Moreover, provisions on a large-scale transfer of the tasks concerning unemployment security from TE Offices to pilot municipalities would be added to the Act.
Nearly 230,000 customers of TE Offices were transferred to local government pilots on employment when they began on 1 March 2021.
“The proposed legislative amendments will clarify certain provisions on the local government pilots. In particular, the amendments would make it easier and quicker to address unemployment security issues and take into account any changes in the customer’s circumstances during the pilot,” says Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen.
The amendments are scheduled to enter into force on 1 June 2021. However, the provisions on the transfer of unemployment security tasks would not enter into force until 2 October 2021 in order to complete necessary information system changes.