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

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

DFAS

ISSUE DATE

March 30, 2005

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

March 31, 2006

ADVISORY : UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 20-05
 
TO : STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
 
FROM : CHERYL ATKINSON s/s
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security
 
SUBJECT : Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Identifying Codes (FICs) for the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) and the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) Programs

  1. Purpose. To provide expanded Department of Homeland Security FICs and revise FIC 401.


  2. References. UI Reports Handbook No. 401, ETA 191, Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Service Members; UIPL 23-04, Directory of Federal (Civilian) and Military Agencies Requesting Quarterly UCFE or UCX Detailed Benefit Payment Data.


  3. Background. The DHS, created in 2002, is comprised of 22 government agencies and over 180,000 employees. Since 2003, when DHS became operational, the federal agencies included in the Department have paid their own unemployment benefit charges. For fiscal year 2005, DHS will pay unemployment benefit costs for its former employees.

    DHS requested separate FIC accounts for each of its agencies and that information requests and detailed charges be sent to each agency separately. The new FIC accounts were transmitted to the State Workforce Agencies via e-mail and took effect on October 1, 2004. The Interstate Connection (ICON) Directory has been updated to include the new FIC account numbers.


  4. Listing of DHS Addresses. Attached is a list of DHS field offices, including addresses to which requests for wage and separation information, other claim related information, and detailed listings of benefit charges should be sent.


  5. Action Required. State agencies are requested to provide the attached address list to appropriate staff.


  6. Inquiries. Direct all inquiries to the appropriate ETA Regional Office.


  7. Attachment. List of DHS mailing addresses.