Utah's Unemployment Insurance Division honored for its program integrity



The National Association of State Workforce Agencies released the following announcement recognizing Utah’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division 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 eight states exceed that standard, with Utah being the second highest performing state at 76 percent - nearly 50 percent above the national average of 27 percent.


Employers, Agencies Recognized for Dedication to Eliminating Waste and Abuse in Unemployment Insurance


WASHINGTON (April 4, 2019) – The National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 2019 State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Seminar in Nashville, recently recognized several employers, Third-Party-Administrators (TPA’s), and agencies for their dedication to reducing fraud and waste in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system by their commitment to utilizing SIDES for UI benefit claims.


SIDES is a web-based system that allows electronic transmission of information regarding UI claims between UI agencies, employers and TPA’s 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:

  • AlphaStaff, Inc.
  • Applied Underwriters, Inc.
  • Arizona Labor Force, Inc.
  • AZ School Risk Retention Trust
  • Dunn Corporate Resources
  • EY
  • Matrix Companies
  • NSN Employer Services, Inc.
  • Personnel Planners
  • Unemployment Tracker


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
  • Kansas Department of Labor
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
  • Nebraska Department of Labor
  • Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Utah Department of Workforce Services


“These employer’s, TPA’s and agencies’ dedication to safeguarding taxpayer dollars in the UI system for those who are truly in need is remarkable,” said Scott B. Sanders, Executive Director of NASWA. “Maintaining the integrity of the UI system is everyone’s business and these employers, TPA’s and agencies have taken that mission seriously.”


For more information about NASWA’s 2019 SIDES Seminar, visit NASWA.org.


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About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (www.naswa.org)

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.