EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
ADVISORY SYSTEM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Washington, D. C. 20210
CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS/DPM

ISSUE DATE

March 19, 2004

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

March 31, 2005

ADVISORY

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 19-04

 

TO

:

STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

CHERYL ATKINSON s/s
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

:

Additional Information for State Workforce Agencies to Implement Data Sharing with the Social Security Administration via the Interstate Connection Network

  1. Purpose. To provide State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) with additional information and documents to complete the project to exchange data with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

  2. Reference. Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 29-02

  3. Background. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) and SSA signed a memorandum of understanding on March 5, 2004, that will allow states to have real-time access to social security data to combat unemployment benefit fraud and abuse. The signing of this agreement clears the way for the SSA and SWAs to proceed with implementation of the data exchange.

  4. Action Required. The following are next steps for SWAs:

  5. Inquiries. Inquiries ahould be directed to your RO.

  6. Attachments

    1. Program Logic Document

    2. Systems Security Requirements for SWA Access to SSA Information Through the ICON System

    3. SWA Access to SSA Data Through the Interstate Connection Network, IV&V Specifications

    4. SSA Regional Contacts

    5. ITSC IV&V Proposal