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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUM

ISSUE DATE

January 7, 1997

RESCISSIONS

UIPL 33-96

EXPIRATION DATE

January 30, 1998

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 10-97

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

A compilation of previously issued questions and answers concerning the implementation of new benefits time lapse and quality (BTQ) measures for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits Operations, with newly answered questions.

  1. Purpose. To provide previously issued questions and answers together with additional information requested by State Employment Security Agencies and Regional Offices regarding BTQ implementation.

  2. References. UIPL 10-96, Implementation of New Time Lapse and Quality Measures for UI Benefits Operations; UIPL 43-96, Delayed Implementation of the Benefits Timeliness Measures and Related Reporting; UIPL 35-96, Additional Guidance Concerning Sampling for Quality Measures for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits Operations; ETA Handbook 301, A Performance Based Quality Control Program for Nonmonetary Adjudication, Revised July 1996; ETA Handbook 401, Change 7.

  3. Background. UIPL 33-96 answered questions about the design of BTQ and about its implementation. Further questions about the BTQ measures came up during training sessions. UIPL 33-96 is rescinded by this document, which provides answers to all BTQ questions in one accessible format.

  4. Action Required. SESA Administrators are requested to distribute the attached questions and answers to State BTQ reviewers and to appropriate data processing staff as well as the staff responsible for the new BTQ reports.

  5. Inquiries. Direct inquiries to your Regional Office.

  6. Attachment. Question and Answer Compilation.