Job & Family Services
Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program

Program Administrator: Diana Allen

Program Lead: Emily Fields

To view a video on how to complete RESEA activities using OhioMeansJobs.com, click here.

For assistance in completing the RESEA Program, please contact your county's OhioMeansJobs Center. For a list of OhioMeansJobs Centers, click here.

Who we serve:  

The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program is a federal program that provides intensive reemployment assistance to individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits and are determined likely to exhaust their benefits before becoming reemployed.

What we do:  

The goal of the RESEA program is to provide claimants with a wide array of resources that support reemployment as quickly as possible and connects claimants to reemployment services, including co-enrollment in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) dislocated worker program or other program services, as appropriate.  

Program delivery staff within the OHIOMEANSJOBS Center meet one-on-one with the claimant to assist in the development of an individualized reemployment plan. To successfully assist the RESEA customer, the following will be provided:

  • An Unemployment Compensation eligibility assessment to identify potential issues or barriers to reemployment;  
  • Customized labor market and career information, including information about in-demand occupations;   
  • Registration with the Ohio Workforce Case Management System (OWCMS) and OhioMeansJobs.com;  
  • Information and referral to additional reemployment services and other OhioMeansJobs center services, resources, and training, as appropriate;  
  • An orientation to OhioMeansJobs center services;  
  • An individualized reemployment plan that includes work search activities, accessing services provided through an OhioMeansJobs center or using self-service tools, and/or approved training; and  
  • A follow-up to the individualized reemployment plan


RESEA Program Policy and Delivery Guide
WPPL 20-02 Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program Policy
RESEA Program Delivery Guide (January 2021)
Quick Reference Guides
Guide for Staff Assisting Claimants with RESEA Activities (Rev 4-15-2021)
Process Flow for RESEA Selection and Participation (Rev 4-15-2021)
Process Flow for Manually Scheduling Rescheduling RESEA Appointments (Rev 4-15-2021)
Process Flow for RESEA Initial and Subsequent Appointments (Rev 4-15-2021)
Scripts for RESEA Appointments and Reminder Calls (Rev 2-3-2021)
Additional Resources
Active Search for Work Policy (Rev 12-05-2019)

 Last Updated: 07/06/2021