TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTICE

NO.

12-04

DATE:

December 13, 2004


TO : STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
 
FROM : CHERYL ATKINSON
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security
 
SUBJECT : Training Seminars for State Workforce Agency (SWA) Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Paid Claims Accuracy (PCA) Staff and Denied Claims Accuracy (DCA) Staff on Case Investigations

  1. Purpose. To announce Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 training seminars for SWA BAM PCNDCA investigators.

  2. References. ET Handbook No. 395, and UIPL No. 10-01, dated November 23, 2003

  3. Background. ET Handbook No. 395 requires SWAs to draw weekly samples of paid and denied intrastate and interstate claims and to conduct in-depth investigations of the sampled cases. Each case represents a large portion of the claimant population, so it is important that SWA staff adhere to methodology prescribed in the Handbook to ensure that the data are collected properly and coded accurately for entry into the BAM PCNDCA database. BAM data are used in the Government Performance and Results Act overpayment measure and in the analysis of overpayments at both the state and Federal levels. The inclusion of DCA investigations and interstate paid claims investigations in the BAM program in 2001 requires additional training in the conduct of investigations. Therefore, the Department of Labor is offering training for new and experienced investigators to ensure continued validity of the data collected.

  4. FY 2005 BAM PCA/DCA State lnvestigator Training Seminars. The Department has scheduled three training seminars in FY 2005 for BAM PCA/DCA staff responsible for conducting the investigations. Each seminar will be limited to 25 participants to permit comprehensive discussion.

    Selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The three seminars are scheduled as follows:

    Date Location Hotel Deadline
    February 8 - 11, 2005 Washington, D.C. January 7, 2005
    May 17 - 20,2005 San Diego, California April 25, 2005
    September 2005 To Be Determined (TBD) TBD

  5. Costs. The SWAs are responsible for travel and per diem costs for state staff to attend the training sessions.

  6. Logistics. Attached is information on location, hours, hotel arrangements, and ground transportation for the first two training seminars. Information on the logistics for the September seminar will be sent at a later time.

  7. Action Required. State Administrators are requested to (1) notify appropriate state staff of the upcoming BAM PCA/DCA training seminars and (2) provide Regional Office (RO) staff with the name and session preference of each SWA nominee as soon as possible. Reservations should be made with the applicable hotel by the deadlines indicated above.

  8. Inquiries. Direct any questions to the appropriate RO.

Attachments

  1. BAM PCA/DCA Training Seminar
  2. BAM PCA/DCA Investigators Training Seminar

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Washington, DC 20210