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

CLASSIFICATION

UIS

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUMC

ISSUE DATE

July 17, 1995

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

July 31, 1996

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 38-95

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Quality Appraisal Results for Fiscal Year (FY) 1995

  1. Purpose. To announce the results of the UI Quality Appraisals conducted for FY 1995.

  2. Reference. Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 32-94.

  3. Background. Copies of the Quality Appraisal results for FY 1995 are being transmitted under separate cover to all States. This report contains the results of all State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) for all performance measures in the Quality Appraisal system.

    Measures in the Quality Appraisal system, using data reported by SESAs, include first benefit payment promptness, appeals promptness, field audit penetration, report delinquency, cash management and benefit payment control.

    Measures using results from on-site reviews performed by SESAs or Federal staff include nonmonetary determinations performance and promptness, appeals performance, employer status determinations, field audit performance and collections.

    The quantifiable goals SESAs should achieve in the various measures are designated as Secretary's Standards (SS) and Desired Levels of Achievement (DLAs). Criteria in the Secretary's Standards apply to intrastate and interstate first payment promptness and lower authority appeals promptness.

  4. Action Required. SESA Administrators are requested to:

    1. Review the FY 1995 Quality Appraisal report and identify any activities not meeting the designated SS/DLAs; and

    2. For those activities not meeting the SS/DLAs, submit corrective action plans in accordance with the FY 1996 Program and Budget Planning (PBP) instructions.

  5. Special Information Concerning Tax. There will be no more Quality Appraisal tax reviews and this publication, Unemployment Insurance Quality Appraisal Results for FY 1995, will be the last one with information concerning the following Quality Appraisal tax functions:

    Status Determinations Promptness

    Field Audit Penetration

    Field Audit Performance

    Report Delinquency

    Collections Promptness

    Employer Accounts Promptness

    Clearing Account

    Benefit Payment Account

    Refer to UIPL No. 32-94, dated June 24, 1994, for information concerning Revenue Quality Control (RQC) implementation and tax reporting requirements.

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

  7. Separate Cover. Unemployment Insurance Quality Appraisal Results for FY 1995.