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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUDPR

ISSUE DATE

March 30, 1998

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

February 28, 1999

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 19-98

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

GRACE A. KILBANE
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

Materials from First Performance Enhancement Group (PEG)

 

  1. Purpose. To transmit for information key background materials provided to the Performance Enhancement Group (PEG) at their first meeting.

  2. References. UIPL 41-95 (August 24, 1995), "Draft Narrative Describing the System for Enhancing Unemployment Insurance (UI) Performance: the 'UI Performs' System."

  3. Background. On November 19-21, 1997, the State-Federal Performance Enhancement Group (PEG) met for the first time in Washington, DC. The PEG is the successor to the Performance Enhancement workgroup (PEWG) which developed the outline for the UI PERFORMS system. It was convened to guide the Unemployment Insurance Service's completion of the design and implementation of the UI PERFORMS system. The PEG comprises senior State UI managers from Connecticut, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio and Washington; UI Regional Directors from Regions IV and VI; the ETA Regional Administrator from Region III; and four senior ETA National Office managers.

  4. Meeting Materials. At the close of its first meeting, the PEG agreed to send out to all States some basic materials from the meeting to help keep the UI system informed of its overall activities. These materials are (a) descriptions of the status of UI PERFORMS roll-out; (b) a matrix showing the expected timing of future UI PERFORMS activities; (c) information on the workgroups which will develop preliminary national performance criteria (or benchmarks) for key UI PERFORMS performance measures; and (d) agenda items for the next meeting, tentatively scheduled for the last week in March 1998. These materials are attached below.

  5. Inquiries and Comments. Direct questions and comments to Sandra King, Chief, Division of Performance Review, at (202) 219-5223 x160.

  6. Action Required. All SESAs are requested to ensure that a copy of the attached directory is made available to appropriate staff.

  7. Attachments.