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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUPDI

ISSUE DATE

December 2, 1996

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

12/31/97

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 06-97

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

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A Compilation of Previously Issued Questions and Answers (Q&As) on the Tax Performance System (TPS) and the Employment and Training Form ETA 581, and a Group of Newly Answered Questions.

  1. Purpose. To provide:

      A.)  A compilation of Q&As which are still pertinent from the five preceding segments in the Q&A series. This series was issued by the Revenue Quality Control (RQC) initiative which is now a part of UI Performs.

      B.)  Answers for recent questions about the design and implementation of the TPS and clarification of instructions for the revised Form ETA 581 (Contributions Operations).

  2. References. UIPL No. 16-94 (3/15/94), UIPL No 31-94 (6/24/94), UIPL No. 7-95 (12/20/94), UIPL 21-95 (4/20/95), UIPL NO. 6-96 (12/31/95) and ET Handbook No. 401, 2nd Edition, Change 5 (10/11/94).

  3. Background. Previous segments of this series answered questions about the design of RQC and about items State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) report on Form ETA 581. These items provide many of the data elements used in the calculation of TPS Computed Measures. Previous Q&As were arranged in two sections:

    1)   Items SESAs report on the Form ETA 581 and

    2)   Tax functions assessed by the RQC review, now TPS.

  4. Compilation of Questions and Answers. The Tax staff has reviewed the previously issued Q&As and determined which ones are still applicable. Those that have become obsolete have been deleted. The two sections have been merged into one compilation. Where applicable, each tax function has sections for questions in the various categories. For example, Report Delinquency has a section for Form ETA 581, Computed Measures, System Reviews, Acceptance Sampling and Methods Survey.

    The numbering of questions in each category is continuous. This format provides the flexibility to allow periodic Q&A updates to be inserted in the appropriate section. For example, the last question in the Q&A compilation Collections-Acceptance Sampling is number 13. The first question in the newly issued Q&A's Collections-Acceptance Sampling is number 14.

  5. Action Required. SESA Administrators are requested to distribute the three Q&A attachments to State RQC Reviewers, SESA Tax staff and appropriate Data Processing staff as well as the staff responsible for the preparation and accuracy of the ETA 581 report. Five copies are attached for your convenience. The five old segments of the Q&A series should be replaced by the compilation in attachment 1.

    A crosswalk has been included which indicates the number of each question in the original segment and the new number of the question in the compilation.

  6. Inquiries. Direct Inquiries to your Regional Office.

  7. Attachments: 

      1)   Question and Answer Compilation

      2)   Newly issued Q& As

      3)   Crosswalk