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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20213

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUQ

ISSUE DATE

October 16, 1984

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

October 31, 1986

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 02-85

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

BERT LEWIS
Administrator
for Regional Management

 

SUBJECT

:

Quality Control (QC) in Unemployment insurance (UI)

 

  1. Purpose. To inform SESAs of major QC design elements and implementation strategy.

  2. References. UIPL 19-84

  3. Background. UIPL 19-84 announced the development of the QC program and requested ideas from States on the design and structure of QC. The UIPL indicated, there would be further communications with the States and that ETA would seek State involvement throughout the design and implementation of QC.

    Subsequent to issuance of the UIPL a number of design and implementation issues were identified. Policy recommendations with respect to these issues form the framework for phasing-in QC in the States. The attached paper describes the actions taken to initiate the QC program and the policy recommendations. This paper provides a good overview of the UI QC program and outlines Federal-State roles in its processes.

  4. Next Steps. From these policy recommendations the Unemployment Insurance Service (UIS) has developed a work plan of QC design and implementation activities extending into fiscal year 1985. UIS will be seeking SESA assistance with upcoming work activities and has already begun to involve SESA staff in designing the ADP architecture for QC, the-data collection instrument, revenue and pre-check procedures. In late September, ETA held multi regional meetings with SESA Administrators and UI Directors to solicit their input into the design of QC and their ideas for integrating QC information with other UI program information tools and indicators.

  5. SESA Action. Administrators are requested to:

    1. Become familiar with the contents of the attached paper, and

    2. Distribute the paper to other key SESA staff.

  6. Inquiries. Direct questions to Jim Van Erden ((202) 376-6704). Charles Atkinson (202) 376-6704) or Janet Sten (202) 376-7086).

  7. Attachment. UI Quality Control System Policy Recommendations.