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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS/OCTA/DPM

ISSUE DATE

July 27, 2001

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 45-01

 

TO

:

STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

GRACE A. KILBANE
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

:

Questions and Answers for Unemployment Insurance Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Denied Claims Accuracy (DCA)

 

  1. Purpose. To transmit BAM DCA Questions and Answers to State agencies.

  2. References. Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 28-01 (April 10, 2001); UIPL No. 34-01 (June 15, 2001); and Benefit Accuracy Measurement State Operations Handbook, ET Handbook No. 395, 3rd edition.

  3. Background. UIPL No. 28-01 informed States of the Office of Management and Budget's approval of the Department of Labor's request to modify the BAM information collection program to collect data on the accuracy of denied claims for unemployment compensation and to include interstate liable claims in BAM paid claims accuracy (PCA) samples. UIPL No. 34-01 notified States that the implementation of DCA and the inclusion of paid interstate liable claims in PCA samples will be postponed until July 29, 2001 -- BAM batch (sampling week) 200131.

    The Benefit Accuracy Measurement State Operations Handbook (ET Handbook No. 395, 3rd edition) is the principal resource for the implementation and operation of BAM DCA. In order to facilitate implementation, the Department of Labor has summarized answers to questions that were raised at the DCA training conferences, which were held in Washington, DC, (April 11-13, 2001) and San Diego, CA, (May 23-25, 2001) or were submitted to the Department of Labor by State agencies.

  4. Action Required. State Administrators are requested to provide copies of the BAM DCA Questions and Answers to the appropriate staff.

  5. Inquiries. Questions should be directed to the appropriate ETA Regional Office.

  6. Attachment. BAM DCA Questions and Answers.