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

CLASSIFICATION

UI/Benefit Pmt. Control

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OIS/OWS

ISSUE DATE

February 9, 2001

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE

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ET HANDBOOK NO. 401, 3RD EDITION, CHANGE 1

 

TO

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ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

  Wendy L. McConnell for
LENITA JACOBS-SIMMONS
Deputy Assistant Secretary

 

SUBJECT

:

Benefit Payment Control - ETA 227 Report

 

  1. Purpose. To transmit the revised ETA-227 Report, Overpayment Detection and Recovery activities, with revised reporting instructions; and inform State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) of the date by which programming changes must be made.

  2. Background. Over the past several years, comments were received from SESAs with suggestions for updating and improving the effectiveness of the ETA-227 Report. Based in part upon these recommendations, proposed changes to the ETA-227 Report were published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2000, Volume 65, No. 112, pages 36726-36727. Respondents commented favorably to the proposed changes. The changes were submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and approval has been granted.

  3. Report Changes. The extent of the changes has made it desirable to revise the instructions in their entirety. A listing of the changes follows:

  4. Effective Date. The revised reporting instructions will become effective beginning with the fourth quarter of Calendar Year 2001 (October 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001); the date the report is due in the National Office is February 1, 2002. SESAs are responsible to ensure that all necessary reprogramming is completed by September 30, 2001.

  5. OMB Approval. These reporting requirements have been approved by the OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, OMB Approval No. 1205-0173, expiration date November 30, 2003. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a current valid OMB control number. Respondents' obligation to reply to this reporting requirement is mandatory under Social Security Act Section 303(a)(6). Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 14 hours per response, including 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 U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Security, Room S-4231, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210 (Paperwork Reduction Project 1205-0173).

  6. Handbook Maintenance. 

  7. Action Required. SESA Administrators are requested to ensure that the necessary reprogramming is completed by September 30, 2001, in order to accommodate the transition to the revised report format.

  8. Inquiries. Address all inquiries to the appropriate Regional Office.

  9. Attachment. Pages IV-3-1 - IV-3-16 (12/2000)