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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS/OIS

ISSUE DATE

June 14, 2002

RESCISSIONS

none

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

ADVISORY

:

ET HANDBOOK NO. 401, 3RD EDITION, CHANGE 5

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT WORKFORCE AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

EMILY STOVER DeROCCO
Assistant Secretary

 

SUBJECT

:

ETA 9016 Report Revised

 

  1. Purpose. To transmit a revised version of the ETA-9016, Alien Claims Activity Report.

  2. Background. States are required to verify the legal status of all aliens applying for unemployment insurance benefits, using the INS' Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement (SAVE) system. The Department of Labor must gather information from state agencies concerning alien claimant activities, and the ETA-9016 is the vehicle for collecting this information.

    Recent analyses of the ETA-9016 identified a lack of consistency in the interpretation of the reporting instructions among state agencies, each of which must apply the instructions to claimstaking procedures that vary significantly. In order to encourage more consistency in reporting, several data items have been consolidated.

  3. Report Changes. With this revision, the two items reporting nonmonetary determinations and the two items reporting denials have been consolidated into one item each as follows:

    Consolidation of the reporting items on nonmonetary determinations will eliminate the distinction between issues detected through the SAVE process and issues detected through other means, as will consolidation of the reporting items on denials. This will simplify the reporting process with no corresponding loss of the Department of Labor's ability to evaluate the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the SAVE process in the individual state agencies.

  4. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval. These reporting requirements have been approved by the OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, OMB Approval No. 1205-0268, expiring 02/28/2005. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays an OMB approval number. Respondents= obligation to reply to this reporting requirement is mandatory under the Social Security Act, Section 302(a). Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one hour per response, including gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. If you have any comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, please send them to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Security, Room S-4231, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210 (Paperwork Reduction Project 1205-0268).

  5. Effective Date. The revised reporting instructions will be effective beginning with the third quarter of calendar year 2002; the report is due in the National Office by October 25, 2002. States are responsible for ensuring that all necessary reprogramming is completed.

  6. Handbook Maintenance

        
             Remove and Destroy                                  Insert 
             IV-2-1  --   IV-2-4 (5/2000)                        IV-2-1  --   IV-2-4 (2/2002) 
  7. Action Required. State administrators are requested to ensure that the necessary reprogramming is completed by June 30, 2002, 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-2-1 - IV-2-4 (2/2002).