U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

OWS/SQSP

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUDPR

ISSUE DATE

March 20, 2000

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE

:

ET Handbook 336, 16th Edition

 

TO

:

STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

LENITA JACOBS-SIMMONS
Deputy Assistant Secretary

 

SUBJECT

:

Employment and Training Handbook No. 336, 16th Edition, State Employment Security Agency (SESA) State Quality Service Plans (SQSPs) for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Operations

  1. Content. Planning and Reporting Guidelines for SESA UI SQSPs.

  2. OMB Approval. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved ET Handbook No. 336 for use through 2001, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, under OMB No. 1205-0132.

  3.  SQSP Handbook. This handbook is designed as a permanent instruction for the annual planning and budget process in each SESA. It will be supplemented in the spring of each year with an Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) which will serve as a call memo and initiate the annual process. The annual UIPL will contain any specific information needed for the planning process. The SQSP Handbook is made available to SESAs via the Information Technology Support Center (ITSC) UI Electronic Bulletin Board System.

  4.  Deadline for Submittal of SQSPs.The annual deadline for SESAs to submit their signed SQSPs to the Regional Office will be set by each Regional Office.

  5. Estimated Burden. Public reporting burden for collecting this information is estimated to be very similar to that for the planning and budget document it replaces. On average, that amounts to 40 hours per State, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Workforce Security, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-4231, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, attention: Kitty Fenstermaker.

  6. Action Required. Upon receipt of the annual call memo, SESAs should prepare their SQSPs according to planning and reporting instructions contained in this Handbook.

  7. Instructions for Handbook Maintenance.

    Remove and Destroy: Replace:
    ET HANDBOOK NO. 336
    15th EDITION
    ET HANDBOOK NO. 336
    16th EDITION

  8. Attachment. ET Handbook No. 336, 16th Edition