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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AC11 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Federal-State Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program; Confidentiality and Disclosure of State UC Information  

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is considering comprehensive updates to the unemployment compensation (UC) confidentiality regulation found at 20 CFR 603. The existing regulation took effect in 2006 and underwent minor updates in 2016 in response to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). ETA is now considering an update that would incorporate a requirement for states to provide ongoing or direct access for the Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to state unemployment compensation data for purposes of unemployment compensation program oversight and audits. In addition, the agency is considering addressing several other items that states and stakeholders have raised over the years, including addressing questions around sharing information across the workforce system (including with local workforce boards), the permissibility and use cases of sharing information with agencies within the Department for analysis and evaluation, federally-recognized Indian tribes, data warehousing, and the use of contractors/subcontractors. Stakeholders include state agencies, state and local workforce boards, worker advocates, employer advocates, and private sector entities (e.g., research institutions and third-party vendors).

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 603   
Legal Authority: sec. 303(a)(1) of Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 503(a)(1)]    42 U.S.C. 1302(a)    Secretary's Order, 6-2010, 75 FR 66268-01 (Oct. 27, 2010)    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Public Law 113-128 (July 22, 2014)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  07/25/2023  88 FR 47829   
RFI Comment Period End  09/25/2023 
Analyze Comments  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michelle E. Beebe
Deputy Administrator
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-4524,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-3029