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

CLASSIFICATION

UIPL

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUQ/RQC

ISSUE DATE

December 20, 1994

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

December 31, 1995

DIRECTIVE

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 07-95

 

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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Additional Revenue Quality Control (RQC) Program and Employment and Training (ETA) Form 581 Questions and Answers (Q&As)

  1. Purpose. To provide answers to questions that have been asked about the RQC program and about instructions for the revised Form ETA 581 (581). These Q&As should be distributed to State Employment Security (SESA) Tax staff, RQC Reviewers and appropriate Data Processing (DP) staff as well as the organizational unit staff responsible for preparation and accuracy of the 581 report.

  2. References. UIPL No. 16-94 (3/15/94), UIPL No. 31-94 (6/24/94), UIPL No. 32-94 (6/24/94), UIPL No. 42-94 (8/16/94), ET Handbook No. 401. 2nd Edition, Change 5 (10/11/94).

  3. Background. The RQC staff compiles questions and issues that arise during Regional and National Office (NO) monitoring trips, and from other sources in order to develop a generic set of answers to those questions believed to be of universal interest to the State staff implementing RQC.

  4. Revised 581. The 581 report has been revised and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to accommodate planned changes in data elements for accounts receivable and to include the proper data elements for RQC Computed Measures. Instructions for completing the revised 581 were issued in ET Handbook No. 401, 2nd Edition, Change 5, October 11, 1994. The revised form will become effective with the report for the quarter ending March 31, 1995, due in the NO on May 20, 1995.

    State Employment Security Agency staff have raised additional questions concerning changes on the revised form. Answers to 581 questions are now included in this third group of Q&A's dated November 1994.

  5. Questions and Answers. The Q&As are arranged by categories of the 581 report and by each major RQC tax function. Numbering of the questions in each section is continuous. This format provides the necessary flexibility to allow periodic Q&A updates to be inserted in the appropriate section.

    There may be some overlap between 581 and RQC Computed Measures questions. Effective with this compilation, questions relating to interpretation of Computed Measures data elements have been included in the appropriate 581 category and questions relating to calculation are included in the appropriate Computed Measures tax function.

  6. Action Required. The SESA Administrators are requested to provide the attached Q&As to the SESA Tax staff, the agency organizational unit responsible for the accuracy and completion of the 581, RQC Reviewers and appropriate DP staff. Five copies are attached for your convenience.

  7. Inquiries. Direct inquiries to your Regional Office.

  8. Attachment. I. Questions and Answers Compilation.

    Revised Form ETA 581