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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEURA

ISSUE DATE

September 27, 2001

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

September 30, 2002

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 49-01

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

GRACE A. KILBANE
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

:

Training Seminars for State Workforce Agency Staff on the Resource Justification Model (RJM)

 

  1. Purpose. To announce RJM training for state staff.

  2. References. Federal Register notice, dated June 19, 2001.

  3. Background. The Office of Workforce Security (OWS) has developed and with state input refined the Resource Justification Model (RJM) as a replacement for the current budget formulation and allocation methodology for state unemployment insurance (UI) administrative resources.

    In a series of meetings convened by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), state and federal staff discussed the feasibility of model implementation and how OWS could modify the model to accommodate states' concerns, operations, and accounting systems.

    After revising the model, OWS is preparing to use RJM data for the FY 2003 allocation and the FY 2004 budget formulation processes. OWS will offer training to state staff on how to use the RJM to prepare state budget requests.

  4. RJM Training Seminars. OWS has scheduled five training seminars in FY 2002 for state staff who would be responsible for compiling the cost data necessary to complete an RJM submission. Seminar size will be limited to 24 participants each to permit more individual attention to each participant. Therefore, it will be necessary to limit state participation to two staff members each - preferably one accountant or budget analyst and one UI program specialist. The five training seminars are scheduled as follows:

    Session Dates Location Deadline
    October 2 - 4, 2001 Baltimore, Maryland September 21, 2001
    October 16 - 18, 2001 Atlanta, Georgia October 8, 2001
    October 23 - 25, 2001 Dallas, Texas October 9, 2001
    November 6 - 8, 2001 Chicago, Illinois October 15, 2001
    November 13 - 15, 2001 California November 2, 2001

    Arrangements for the last session have not been finalized. Additional information will be forthcoming as soon as it is available.

  5. Costs. The state agencies will be responsible for travel and per diem costs for state staff to attend the training sessions.

  6. Logistics. The attachment provide information on location, hours, hotel arrangements, and ground transportation for the training seminars.

  7. Action Required. State Administrators are requested to notify appropriate state staff of the upcoming RJM training seminars and to provide the name, title, and first and second session preference of each nominee to Regional Office staff by the deadlines indicated above. OWS will try to accommodate the session preference of each nominee; however, the size limit of each session may make this impossible for all. Each attendee is required to bring a laptop.

  8. Inquiries. Address all questions to the appropriate Regional Office.

  9. Attachments.