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Directive:

RAL 5-88, Change 3


Status: Cancelled

Subject:
Alien Claims Activity Report - ETA-9016

Purpose:
To announce continuation of the Alien Claims Activity reporting requirement through November 30, 1995, provide clarification of reporting instructions and transmit a copy of the slightly revised ETA-9016 format.

To

All State Employment Security Agencies

From

Barbara Ann Farmer Administrator for Regional Management

Date

March 12, 1988

Expiration Date
Rescissions:    None
Contact :

Direct inquiries to the appropriate Regional Office.

Text :
Background: The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, Public Law 99-603, amended the Social Security Act (SSA) by adding to Section 1137 - "Income and Eligibility Verification System". Section 1137 provisions require States to verify, through the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the legal status of all aliens applying for benefits under certain Federally assisted and Federally funded programs, including Unemployment Compensation. To facilitate the required verification, INS developed the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement (SAVE) system. SAVE consists of automated and manual procedures. The SAVE automated procedures, called primary verification, provide that entitlement agencies may access the INS alien status data base by a variety of automated methods, i.e., telephone, computer terminal, etc. Entitlement agencies may also access the INS alien status data base using manual (mail) procedures, referred to as secondary verification. All State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) are participating in SAVE; however, eight have been waived by the Secretary of Labor from participation in the automated portion of SAVE. Need for Information: The information from the Alien Claims Activity Report (ETA-9016) is needed to: a. Comply with the Department of Labor responsibility under IRCA concerning alien claimant activity; b. Assess whether, and the extent to which, the requirements of the automated INS verification system are cost-effective and otherwise appropriate for the unemployment compensation program; c. Make decisions as to the appropriateness of current and any future waiver requests; and d. Determine whether a SESA's administrative costs associated with SAVE are reasonable. The data collected on the ETA-9016 is needed from all SESAs, including those eight currently waived from participation in the automated portion of SAVE. OMB Approval: Approval has been received for continuation of the ETA-9016 reporting requirements through November 30, 1995 under OMB No. 1205-0268. Clarification of Reporting Instructions: Alien-initial claims workload data, reported in item 1 on Form ETA-9016, should match alien initial claims workload data used on the UI-3, Quarterly UI Contingency Report for SAVE. States should complete all items on the ETA-9016 report. States that were waived from participation in the automated portion of SAVE should enter a zero in item 2. SAVE program report (ETA-9016) data should be transmitted electronically. The data entry screen for electronic transmission resembles the paper form to the extent it was technically possible. Reports transmitted electronically do not have to be reported on a hard copy, either to the National or Regional Office. Hard paper copies of the report should be submitted only if hardware or software problems arise which will not allow timely electronic transmittal. In this case one copy of the ETA-9016 report should be submitted to: U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration ATTN: TEURA - Reports, Room S-4519 FPB 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20210 Instructions for transmittal of the ETA-9016, Alien Claims Activity Report, will be incorporated into UI Reports Handbook No. 401 in the near future. Burden Hour Estimate: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden should be sent to: Office of Information Resources Management Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N-1301 FPB Washington, D.C. 20210 and to: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (1205-0268), Washington, D.C. 20503. Action Required: State Administrators are requested to continue to submit the Alien Claims Activity Report (ETA-9016) data on a quarterly basis. ETA-9016 report data should be submitted by the 25th of the month following the quarter to which the data relate.

Attachments :
Alien Claims Activity Report (ETA-9016) Form. To obtain a copy of attachment(s), please contact Deloris Norris of the Office of Regional Management at (202) 219-5585.



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