Unemployment insurance information exchange made easier for employers

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has made information exchange for unemployment insurance (UI) requests easier for employers. Responses can now be submitted electronically through the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response system.

The SIDES E-Response website provides an efficient, secure and standardized format for responses to UI claim notices. Previously, the only option was standard mail delivery.

"The new electronic system is a cost savings to both employers and taxpayers," said State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts. "It reduces benefit overpayments, reduces staff time and reduces paperwork."

SIDES E-Response is especially helpful to those that operate in multiple states and handle a large volume of UI information requests. South Dakota employers may register for the system at www.sdjobs.org.

"I'm happy we have the opportunity to make interacting with government easier for businesses," said Roberts. "This online automated process makes sense."

SIDES E-Response was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and state UI agencies. Forty-two states will be using SIDES E-Response by the end of 2012.

For information on other participating states, visit http://info.uisides.org

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