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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS/DPM

ISSUE DATE

May 18, 2001

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

May 31, 2002

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 32-01

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

GRACE A. KILBANE
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

:

Unemployment Insurance Data Validation (UI DV) Preclearance Notice

  1. Purpose. To transmit the preclearance notice published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2001 announcing the Department of Labor's intention to seek Office of Management and Budget approval for information collection associated with an enhanced UI DV system.

  2. References. Unemployment Insurance Program Letter 03-01 (October 23, 2000)

  3. Preclearance Notice. On March 30, 2001, the Department published a preclearance notice in the Federal Register (66 Federal Register 17443-17446). This notice solicits comments on the proposed information collection associated with the enhanced UI DV system which will validate all the data previously validated under the Workload Validation (WV) program as well as all other key report elements. To ensure that all States have the opportunity to comment, the text of that notice is attached to this UIPL.

    Comments must be received within 60 days of the publication of the notice in the Federal Register--May 29, 2001.

    Authority to collect data under the WV program expired on December 31, 2000. The Department's proposed collection would permit States to validate the old workload elements using the WV methodology if they cannot implement UI DV within the first year of implementation.

  4. Action Required. State Employment Security Administrators are requested to:

    1. Distribute this directive to appropriate staff;

    2. Provide comments on the proposed UI DV program to the Department's contact person listed in the attached Federal Register notice by May 29, 2001.

  5. Inquiries. Please refer any questions to the appropriate Regional Office.

  6. Attachment. "Proposed Collection; Comment Request," 66 Federal Register 17443-17446 (March 30, 2001).