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

UI Performs

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS/DPM

ISSUE DATE

March 25, 2005

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

March 31, 2006

ADVISORY : UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 19-05
 
TO : STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
 
FROM : CHERYL ATKINSON s/s
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security
 
SUBJECT : Extension of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval to Collect Benefits Timeliness and Quality Data

  1. Purpose. To inform states that OMB has approved the extension of data collection to support the Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) program.


  2. Background. The data collected under the BTQ program is used to assess the timeliness and quality of states' performance and administrative actions concerning unemployment insurance (UI) benefits operations and to promote performance improvement. The information is collected monthly and quarterly as required for the UI Required Reports system and for UI Performs, the performance management system for the UI program.


  3. OMB Approval. This reporting instruction has been approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, under number 1205-0359 through November 30, 2007. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB number. Respondent's obligation to reply is mandatory (SSA, Sec. 303 (a)(6)).


  4. Burden Disclosure. The annual public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 720.15 hours per state for all of the reports in the BTQ program, including the time for reviewing instructions, conducting quality reviews, and searching existing data sources.

    Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Security, Room S-4231, Washington, D.C. 20210 (Paperwork Reduction Project 1205-0359).


  5. Inquires. Inquires should be directed to Geri Oberloh at 202-693-3194 or Delores Mackall at 202-693-3183.