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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS DUIO

ISSUE DATE

March 3, 2003

RESCISSIONS

none

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

ADVISORY

:

ET HANDBOOK NO. 401, 3RD EDITION, CHANGE 10

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT WORKFORCE AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

EMILY STOVER DeROCCO
Assistant Secretary

 

SUBJECT

:

Revised Definition of “Inactive Employer” for Form ETA 581, Contribution Operations

 

  1. Purpose. To clarify the definition of “inactive employer” in regard to “no wage” reports and missing reports.

  2. Background. Part c. of “E. 3. Inactive Employer” in the instructions for Form ETA 581, may be interpreted in a way that is inconsistent with the intent of the instructions, i.e., an employer becomes inactive only if the employer has filed eight consecutive quarterly reports showing no wages paid. The intent is that if there are eight consecutive quarters with no evidence of wages having been paid, regardless of whether or not eight quarterly “no wage” reports were filed, the definition of “inactive employer” is met.

  3. Revision. Part c. of the definition for “inactive employer” is being changed to read, “for eight consecutive calendar quarters has filed quarterly reports showing no wages paid, or has not filed quarterly reports and has or has not been assessed for such reports, or any combination of these occurrences. The effective date is the last day of the eighth quarter for which these events occur."

  4. OMB Approval. These reporting instructions are approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) according to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, OMB Approval No. 1205-0178, expiration date: August 31, 2005.

  5. Disclosure Statement. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8.5 hours per response, 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 U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Security, Room S-4213, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 (Paperwork Reduction Project 1205-0178).

  6. Effective Date. These revisions are effective immediately upon issuance.

  7. Instructions for Handbook Maintenance

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             Remove and Destroy                                  Insert 
             Chapter 2 (8/2002)				Chapter 2 (10/2002) 
  8. Attachment. Revised Chapter 2, Section II of ET Handbook No. 401