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Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency hires new leadership

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Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency will soon have new leadership.

The hiring of Steve Gray was announced on Monday.

Gray helped to create legislation aimed at improving the unemployment agency in the wake of a scandal in which people were falsely accused of fraud.

Gray is director and founder of the University of Michigan Law School's Unemployment Insurance Clinic.

The organization helps families navigate the unemployment benefits system.

Stephanie Beckhorn is acting director of the Talent and Economic Development Department.

She says it’s “an honor to have someone with such intense dedication and understanding of the system" to lead the agency.

Gray starts in his new position on June 3.

Paulette is a digital media reporter and producer for Michigan Public. She started as a newsroom intern at the station in 2014 and has taken on various roles in that time, including filling in as an on-air host.
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