Technical Problem with the UI and TDI Phone System
December 24, 2012
On Monday, December 24, 2012, the telephone system for Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance programs at the RI Department of Labor and Training experienced a technical problem with its telephone system that may have allowed the unauthorized sharing of some customers’ personal information, including Social Security numbers. A departmental review shows the potential pool of impacted customers to number no more than 700; the actual number of impacted customers may be significantly smaller. Out of an abundance of caution, the department is in the process of notifying all customers who may have been impacted, and is providing them with free credit monitoring services for a three-month period. The department is also working closely with the telephone system vendor to ensure that no technical problems of a similar nature can occur in the future.
ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov.