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

OWS/UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

DUIO

ISSUE DATE

August 16, 2004

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

August 31, 2005

ADVISORY : UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 31-04
 
TO : STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
 
FROM : CHERYL ATKINSON s/s
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security
 
SUBJECT : Handbook for Interstate Overpayment Recovery

  1. Purpose. To advise state workforce agencies (SWAs) of a new format for the Handbook for Interstate Overpayment Recovery and request submission of the statesí updated sections concerning their overpayment recovery procedures and contact information.

  2. Reference. Interstate Benefit Payment Plan; Interstate Reciprocal Overpayment Recovery Arrangement; ET Handbook No. 392.

  3. Background. The Handbook for Interstate Overpayment Recovery is a compilation of procedural instructions and contact information that each state wishes other states to follow to obtain assistance with overpayment recoupment, civil actions, and/or prosecutions. In preparation for automation of the handbook in Fiscal Year 2005, the National Association of State Workforce Agenciesí (NASWA) Interstate Benefits (IB) Committee recently finalized the new format after consideration of all recommendations made by the states concerning the handbook and its format.

    In preparation for making the handbook available electronically, updated information in the new format is needed to populate the database for the initial automated handbook and for issuance prior to automation. Attached are new instructions for completing each handbook section, including examples and a blank outline of the pages, to assist states in providing updated information.

    When the handbook is compiled, states will be able to access it electronically on the NASWA Workforce ATM website www.naswa.com listed under "Interstate Committee."

  4. Action Required. State agencies are requested to review the attached information, prepare the state's handbook section in a Word document following the provided format, and transmit it as an email attachment to Connie.Oneal@state.tn.us by August 27, 2004.

  5. Attachments.

    Attachment A. Completion Instructions for Handbook for Interstate Overpayment Recovery; and,
    Attachment B. Blank outline of the handbook sections.