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

OWS

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS

ISSUE DATE

June 21, 2004

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

June 30, 2005

ADVISORY : UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 25-04
 
TO : STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
 
FROM : CHERYL ATKINSON s/s
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security
 
SUBJECT : Purchase of New Sun System to Support State Unemployment Insurance Data Base (UIDB) System

  1. Purpose. To provide State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) with advance information concerning the purchase and distribution of new Sun Blade 1500 computer systems.

  2. References. UIPL No. 13-00, Purchase of New Sun Enterprise Servers for the Unemployment Insurance Data Base System (UIDB)

  3. Background. In 2000, the Department of Labor (DOL) provided Sun SPARC Ultra 10 Model computers to all SWAs. These systems are no longer produced or supported by the manufacturer, Sun Microsystems. As a result, many of the essential computer parts for these systems have become difficult to locate and purchase. DOL will be replacing the current equipment with a new and faster computer system in order to continue providing SWAs with the necessary support and computer equipment to process unemployment insurance data.

  4. Upgrade Overview.

    Hardware: The Sun Blade 1500 computer has been chosen as the replacement server for the SWAs. This new system has larger disk drives, memory, and faster central processing units (CPUs) and allows for future expansion. The new system will be designed and configured to support the web based implementations of the current applications.

    Software: DOL Technical Support staff will work closely with the state SUN System Administrators to transfer all software and data from the current systems to the new systems. It is not anticipated that any additional training will be needed as the system transition should be a transparent one for the user and the system administrator.

    DOL Technical staff will be in contact with the state SUN System Administrators to coordinate the schedules and provide more information on the implementation process. The projected completion date for this project is September 2004.

  5. Action Required. Please provide the above information to all appropriate state staff including state SUN System Administrators providing support for the SWA's SUN Unix system.

  6. Inquiries. Inquiries should be directed to your Regional Office.

  7. Attachments.

    1. New System Configuration
    2. Upgrade Plan