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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEURL

ISSUE DATE

January 28, 1994

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

January 31, 1995

DIRECTIVE

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 13-94

 

TO

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ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

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MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

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The Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993 (Public Law 103-152) - Provisions Affecting the Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program

  1. Purpose. To advise State employment security agencies (SESAs) of the provisions of the Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993, Public Law (P.L.) 103-152, which affect the Federal-State Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program.

  2. References. Section 4 of P.L. 103-152; Titles III and IX of the Social Security Act (SSA); P.L. 103-6; P.L. 102-318; UI Occasional Papers 89-3 and 91-1; and UIPL 45-93, dated September 23, 1993.

  3. Background. On November 24, 1993, the President signed into law the Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993, P.L. 103-152. P.L. 103-152 extended the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, and amended the SSA to require States, as a condition of receiving administrative grants, to establish and utilize a system of profiling all new claimants for regular UC for purposes of identifying claimants who are likely to exhaust UC and will need job search assistance to make a successful transition to new employment. The SSA was further amended to require States to disqualify an individual identified pursuant this pro iling system if the individual fails to participate in reemployment services. In addition, P.L. 103-152 made a technical change to Title IX of the SSA. States have already been advised of those provisions affecting the EUC program in GAL 12-92, Change 6. This issuance is limited to those amendments to the SSA affecting the Federal-State UC program. These amendments are as follows:

    1. a new requirement that States establish and utilize a system of profiling all new claimants for regular UC;

    2. a new requirement that State law require claimants identified as most likely to exhaust regular UC to partici pate in reemployment services as condition of UC eligibili ty; and

    3. a technical amendment to Title IX of the SSA pertaining to the Unemployment Trust Fund.

  4. Action Required. SESAs are requested to take the action necessary to assure consistency with Federal require ents as amended by P.L. 103-152. The effective dates for implementation of these amendments are found in Attachment III.

  5. Inquiries. Inquiries should be directed to your Regional Office.

  6. Attachments.

    1. UNEMPLOYED WORKER PROFILING

    2. PARTICIPATION IN REEMPLOYMENT SERVICES

    3. DRAFT LANGUAGE TO IMPLEMENT SECTION 4(b) OF P.L. 103-152

    4. TECHNICAL AMENDMENT CONCERNING THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND