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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEURA

ISSUE DATE

June 21, 1994

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

June 30, 1995

DIRECTIVE

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 29-94

 

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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Suggestions for the Unemployment Insurance Required Reports (UIRR) Data Entry System

  1. Purpose. To request that States submit suggestions for improvement of the UIRR data Entry System.

  2. Background. The UIRR Data Entry System has been operational since 1990. The system is dynamic and is constantly growing and changing as new programs arise or improvements are created. Suggestions have been received form users and many have been implemented. Some suggestion could not be implemented because of requirements of the data base management system that was used to create the UIRR Data Entry system.

    The National Office is moving in the direction of utilizing personal computers (PCs) to access the SUN equipment. Moving to PCs will have many advantages, one of which is "windowing". windowing allows the user to pull up different functions without going through traditional menus and to have several applications active on the screen in different windows at the same time. Windowing will allow for fewer steps to access any given part of the system and will provide the ability to move easily and quickly from one function to another.

    The UIRR system will begin to be rewritten in this type of window environment during the fall of 1994. the entire system will be rewritten and tested before any screens are released to the States. Release will not occur before January of 1996. In preparation for this large rewrite, we will be studying the existing system as well as the suggestions that have been received to date but not implemented

  3. Suggestions Research. We are soliciting suggestions or comments from users that they think would improve the UIRR Data Entry System. we want to hear what is wrong, what is right, and specific suggestion for improvement. Many users have been exposed to multiple pieces of PC software and could comment on what they think works well. There are multiple users in each state and comments form all are welcome.

  4. Action Required. Please share this directive with appropriate staff. Any suggestions or comments should be sent to Cindy Ambler, Room S-4519, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC, 20210 by June 30, 1994. Suggestions will be welcomed after this date but will more likely be used in planning the new system if received in time.

  5. Inquiries. Direct inquiries to appropriate Regional staff.