Attachment

Technical Specifications for the UI Measure
For Reemployment Facilitation


The following steps are required to produce a UI measure for reemployment facilitation for the DOL and ETA GPRA plans.

  1. Create a file consisting of all UI claimants who received an intrastate first payment in the state UI program during the CY 2002 quarter (Q). The number of records in this file should closely approximate the number of first payments reported on the ETA 5159 report, line 303, column 22, for the three months that constitute the quarter. For example, CY 2002 quarter 1 includes the number of first payments reported on the January, February, and March ETA 5159 reports, adjusted for those claimants whose classification has changed from interstate to intrastate or vice versa since the report was submitted. A file of first payments will be created for each quarter of CY 2002.


  2. The following data elements will be included in the file:

    state postal ID: 2-letter alpha. code; for example, AL (Alabama)
    calendar quarter (YYYY.Q)
    claimant’s Social Security Number (SSN): for example, 111223333
    week ending date of first compensated week: MM/DD/YYYY
    first quarterly crossmatch indicator: 0 or 1
    second quarterly crossmatch indicator: 0 or 1

  3. The file created in step 1 will be crossmatched against the state’s intrastate wage record files for the subsequent two quarters (Q+1 and Q+2). If the SSN of a UI claimant in the file of first payments matches a SSN of employee wages in the wage record file for quarter Q+1, the first quarterly crossmatch indicator will be set to 1; otherwise, the first quarterly crossmatch indicator will be set to 0. If the SSN of a UI claimant in the file of first payments matches a SSN of employee wages in the wage record file for quarter Q+2, the second quarterly crossmatch indicator will be set to 1; otherwise, the second quarterly crossmatch indicator will be set to 0.

  4. The state will sum the number of records in the file of UI first payments with first quarterly crossmatch indicators equal to 1, and the number of records in the file of UI first payments with second quarterly crossmatch indicators equal to 1.

  5. The state will report the following information to DOL (attention: Andrew Spisak, spisak.andrew@dol.gov):

    State First Payment Cohort Number of First Payments Number of Xmatch Hits YYYY.Q+1 Number of Xmatch Hits YYYY.Q+2
    AA 2002.Q1 x,xxx,xxx y,yyy,yyy z,zzz,zzz
    AA 2002.Q2 x,xxx,xxx y,yyy,yyy z,zzz,zzz
    AA 2002.Q3 x,xxx,xxx y,yyy,yyy z,zzz,zzz
    AA 2002.Q4 x,xxx,xxx y,yyy,yyy *


    * Data may not be available, assuming a pilot cut-off of 09/30/2003.

    Run Date: MM/DD/YYYY

  6. Timing Issues.

    There is an unavoidable lag in performing the crossmatches. For example, for claimants receiving a first payment in the quarter ending 3/31/2002, the state will run the first quarterly crossmatch against the wage record file for the quarter ending 6/30/2002 and the second quarterly crossmatch against the wage record file for the quarter ending 9/30/2002. Allowing time for employers to submit their wage records and the states to enter the data and run the crossmatch, states should report the crossmatch results to the National Office for the latest quarterly wage record file available no later than September 30, 2003.

  7. Additional Data.

    If the state is able to identify first payments prior to January 1, 2002, the state may include additional cohorts in the crossmatch pilot. These additional data are optional and should be included in the report discussed in section 4.