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U.S. Department of Labor			CLASSIFICATION:  UI/UCX
Employment And Training Administration          CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOLl  TEUMI
Washington, D.C.  20210				DATE:  December 22, 1992


DIRECTIVE:    UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 25.83, Ch.11
  
TO:           ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
 
FROM:         BARBARA ANN FARMER  
              Administrator for 
              Regional Management

SUBJECT:      UCX Narrative Reason for Separation From the Air Force

1.  Purpose.  To provide additional policy and procedural 
guidance onhow an Air Force narrative reason for separation should be 
treated in making UCX eligibility determinations.

2.  References.  5 U.S.C. 8502(b) and 8521; 20 CFR 614.6(c), 
614.9(a)(1) and 20 CFR 614.22(d); and UIPL 25-83 and Changes 1-9.

3.  Background.  UIPL 25-83, Change 10 transmitted a letter 
to all SESAs that was issued by the Air Force in lieu of reissuing DD 
Forms 214 or issuing DD Forms 215 to  certain Air Force 
ex-servicemembers separated after November 5, 1991, to correct, 
for UCX eligibility purposes, the narrative reason for separation 
reflected in Block 28 of their DD Forms 214.

The Secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with the DOL,
determined that one of the unacceptable narrative reasons for
separation, "Voluntary - Miscellaneous Reasons" was incorrectly
applied to Air Force separatees after November 5, 1991.  These
separatees were in fact, separated for the convenience of the
government under an early release/force reduction program and item
(Block) 28 of their DD Forms 214 should have contained the
acceptable narrative reason for  separation "Early Separation
Program - Force Reduction".

4.  Instructions.  This Department has been informed by the 
Air Force that the early release program to which the narrative reason 
for separation "Voluntary - Miscellaneous Reasons" was incorrectly 
applied ended on October 31, 1992.  The Air Force further informed 
this Department that it would cease issuing letters to the affected 
Air Force separatees on October 31, 1992.  Therefore, the instruction
in Section 4. of UIPL 25-83, Change 10 is not applicable
to Air Force separations occurring after October 31, 1992.

As provided in 5 U.S.C. 8502(b) and 20 CFR 614.9(a)(1), State UI
law claims filing provisions are applicable to UCX claims.
Furthermore, 20 CFR 614.6(c) provides that any redetermination or
reconsideration of previously eligible UCX claims will be
undertaken according to State law provisions applicable to UI
claims.

5.  Action Required.  The above information should be 
provided to appropriate staff.

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

7.  Attachments.  None


RESCISSIONS:      None
EXPIRATION DATE:  December 31, 1993