1. Purpose. To add new definitions, data elements and update instructions for completing Form ETA 9055, contained in Chapter 6, Section V of ET Handbook No. 401.
2. References. Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 14-05, "Changes to UI Performs."
3. Background. UIPL 14-05, which announced the changes made to the unemployment insurance (UI) performance management system "UI Performs," includes new Core Measures for the average age of pending lower and higher authority appeals cases. The new measures will require the collection and reporting of four additional data elements on the form ETA 9055. Two of the elements are for pending lower authority appeals, and two are for pending higher authority appeals. The additional elements are the average (mean) age of pending appeals and the median age of pending appeals. The Department of Labor (DOL) will collect these data from State Workforce Agencies (SWA) for four quarters before establishing acceptable levels of performance (ALP) for lower and higher authority appeals case timeliness.
4. Revisions. The changes to the ETA 9055 report follow:
- In Section A., Facsimile of Form, two data elements, Average Age and Median Age, have been added to each section.
- In Section B., Purpose, language has been added to make clear that only single claimant appeals are to be included in the inventory of pending cases used for the case aging measures.
- In Section D., General Reporting Instructions, language has been added to reiterate that only single claimant appeals are to be reported. Paragraphs 1.b. and 2.b. have been changed to include instructions for reporting pending multi-claimant appeals cases.
- In Section E., Definitions, a revision provides definitions of "Pending Single Claimant Appeals Case Age," "Average Age of Pending Single Claimant Appeals Cases," and "Median Age of Pending Single Claimant Appeals Cases."
e. In Section F., Item by Item Instructions, language has been added to reiterate that only single claimant appeals are to be reported in the totals and age intervals. Item 3.d. has been added to provide instructions for reporting any pending multi-claimant appeals.
5.OMB Approval.These reporting instructions are approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) according to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, OMB Approval No. 1205-0359, expiration date: November 30, 2007.
6. Disclosure Statement. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average one hour per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Security, Room S-4213, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 (Paperwork Reduction Project 1205-0359).
7. Effective Date. These revisions are effective immediately upon issuance. SWAs should begin reporting the new data elements for the month of June 2005.
8. Instructions for Handbook Maintenance.
UI Reports Handbook No. 401, Section V - ETA 9055 Appeal Case Aging
Remove and Destroy
Chapter 6, ETA 9055 Appeals Case Aging (5/2000) page V-6-1 through page V-6-5
Chapter 6, ETA 9055 Appeals Case Aging (4/2005) page V-6-1 through page V-6-6
9. Inquiries. Address all inquiries to the appropriate ETA Regional Office.
10. Attachment. Revised 04/2005, Chapter 6, Section V of ET Handbook No. 401.