Utah's Unemployment Insurance Program honored for fraud prevention



The National Association of State Workforce Agencies released the following announcement recognizing Utah’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program for its work in preventing and eliminating fraud and waste.


The U.S. Department of Labor's standard for the percentage of UI claims that states respond to using the UI State Information Data Exchange System (see details below) is 50 percent. Only nine states exceed that standard, with Utah being the top performing state at 95 percent.


NASWA Recognizes Employers and Agencies Dedicated to Eliminating UI Fraud and Waste


WASHINGTON (April 12, 2018) — Recently at the National Association of State Workforce Agency's (NASWA) 2018 Unemployment Insurance (UI) Integrity and UI State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) symposium in Houston, several employers, Third-Party-Administrators (TPA's), and agencies were recognized for their dedication to reducing fraud and waste in the UI system by their commitment to utilizing SIDES for UI benefit claims.


SIDES facilitates the electronic exchange of UI benefit claim information between employers, TPA's, and agencies to ensure the relevant information is transferred quickly, accurately, and securely to reduce fraud and waste in the system.


Those recognized for their efforts are as follows:


Employers and TPA's Recognized for Dedication to UI Integrity by their Commitment to Utilizing SIDES:

  • Arizona Labor Force
  • Barnett Associates
  • Dunn Corporate Resources
  • NSN Employer Services, Inc.
  • Personnel Planners


Agencies Recognized for Dedication to UI Integrity by their Commitment to Utilizing SIDES:

  • Arizona Department of Economic Security
  • Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Nebraska Department of Labor
  • Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
  • Utah Department of Workforce Services


"The commitment and dedication to UI integrity and reducing fraud and waste in the system by these employers and agencies cannot be understated," said Scott B. Sanders, Executive Director of NASWA. "UI integrity and safeguarding taxpayer dollars for those who are legitimately in need is everyone's business and these employers and agencies have definitely taken that mission to heart."


For more information about NASWA's 2018 Unemployment Insurance Integrity and SIDES Symposium, visit NASWA.org.



About NASWA

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.