What Members Say About UST
Here are some testimonials from our existing members. We are honored that they have shared these with us, and we continue to strive to exceed our members’ expectations in all that we do here at UST.
As a UST member I really value having ThinkHR as a resource. I love how easy it is. I especially like that if you can’t find what you’re looking for on the website you can email your question and get a very thorough response. ThinkHR gives me peace of mind knowing that I have a team of HR experts on my team to help.”
- Christian Senior Services
Wow – this Total Training is awesome – part of your Think HR package. We are small and have a small budget to match. I was looking into some training packages that we might be able to afford, but we just couldn’t do it….so I’m very, very excited to be able to offer our staff these training snippets (just perfect for the adult attention span) for them to access. Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift to your UST members.”
- APIC – Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
We joined UST about 10 years ago because we compared the state tax rate to UST’s rate. We have stayed with the Trust ever since and have continued to save. Currently, the state tax rate is 2.745% but through UST we are currently experiencing a rate of 1.504%. Overall, we have saved a total of $103,253.”
- North Homes, Inc.
Through our own cost-analysis, we have determined that Unemployment Services Trust is the preferred option for saving on unemployment costs. Since joining UST in 1996, we have experienced $129,077 in total savings. That’s an average of $12,908 in savings each year. The claims monitor provides training and guidance that can’t be measured in dollar amounts. But we know their advice has prevented costly unemployment errors.”
- Crider Health Center, Inc.
With your help, we have reduced our unemployment rate [by 4%] in the past year, which represents a savings of approximately $55,000.”
- BRIDGES, Inc.
The online unemployment training was great. I’d certainly recommend others take advantage of this program.”
- Channel One Food Bank & Food Shelf
PEAK Parent Center appreciates this review process that UST goes through annually to reward agencies for positive business practices. The refunds that we have received have been a great benefit.”
- PEAK Parent Center
We appreciate your services and excellent care of our funds in your Trust. We work hard to keep our costs down and like most not-for-profits, any experience credit refunds we receive help us serve more clients and bring needed help in our community.”
- DePelchin Children’s Center
Thank you for the most efficient way that you have operated the Trust in the past. It is comforting to know that we can depend on the Trust to keep our best interests in mind.”
- Sunbeam Family Services, Inc.
I really appreciate your services. UST rocks! Thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly, too!”
- Valley Teen Ranch
Washburn Center for Children, a 125-year-old children’s agency in Minnesota, has been a member of UST for more than 25 years. Washburn is the leading resource in Minnesota serving children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. The children seen at Washburn often arrive feeling beaten down and discouraged but leave with hope, the opportunity for increased success in life and the chance for a happier childhood. Washburn estimates it has saved more than $100,000 through its participation in UST. This is money that has gone directly to supporting its work with troubled children.
Steve Lepinski, Washburn Center for Children’s executive director has served as a Trustee for UST for the past 13 years. He states, ‘The savings generated by UST are like a large foundation that has provided millions of dollars to nonprofits across the country to support their organizational missions.’”
- Washburn Center for Children
Switching to Unemployment Services Trust immediately saved me money as my initial rate was significantly lower than what I had been paying to the state. The year-end reports that total the amount of claims and the amount I have paid provide me with a clear understanding of why my rate goes up or down. I have been impressed with the responsiveness of the staff when I have questions or concerns. Moving to the Unemployment Services Trust has been a very positive move for my agency.”
- Mental Health Association
The partnership between Catholic Charities and UST creates a perfect relationship with which to fully manage unemployment costs in the non-profit environment. UST demonstrates they are efficient, effective, and have expert knowledge in the unemployment arena. During this time of economic uncertainty, I feel comfortable that a potential large cost expense item is being well managed on behalf of Catholic Charities. I am pleased to be part of this successful partnership.”
- Catholic Charities
The level of service I receive from my claims representatives is outstanding. They are knowledgeable about our claims; they give me clear, accurate information and are responsive, efficient and consistent in their efforts on the YWCA’s behalf. I know I can rely on them to keep our claims charges in line.”
- YWCA of Minneapolis
I would like to thank you for the excellent management of our funds that allows you to pass along this experience credit to us. These funds will help us improve the residential living experience for our residents/clients.”
- SELF, Inc.