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UI SIDES and SIDES E-Response

Separation and Information Data Exchange System

UI SIDES and SIDES E-Response are two computer-based options developed through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and state UI agencies to simplify and streamline responses to UI information requests. Both SIDES and SIDES E-Response use nationally standardized, electronic formats to process UI information exchanges.

SIDES is best suited for employers and third party administrators (TPAs) that typically handle a large volume of UI information requests. It is an automated computer-to-computer interface which streamlines the UI response process, reducing paperwork, manpower time and saving money.

SIDES E-Response is ideal for employers and TPAs with a limited number of annual UI requests. This free website allows employers and TPAs to electronically submit their responses to the UI information requests.

Why use SIDES and Sides E-Response? There are many benefits:

> Both SIDES and SIDES E-Response are free
> Reduction of staff time and paperwork, on your end and ours
> Help keep UI rates as low as possible by reducing overpayments
> Includes data checks to ensure the exchange of complete, valid information
> Provide an electronic, nationally-standardized data format
> Reduces follow-up requests and phone calls

   What is the difference between SIDES E- Response and Sides?

    SIDES E-Response
   Best Suited For:   Ideal for employers and TPAs with a limited number of annual UI claims

    Ideal for employers and TPAs that handle a large volume of UI information requests

   How it Works:   > SIDES E-Response is a free website through which employers and TPAs submit electronic responses to UI information requests.

> Employers and TPAs participating in SIDES E-Response will receive a request for UI information from the participating state UI agency by mail or secure email. The request will include an authorization code that allows them to logon to SIDES E-Response and enter the requested information in a standard format.
    >SIDES is an automated computer-to-computer interface for employers and TPAs to receive and respond electronically to UI information requests

> UI information requests from participating states are in the same standard format; responses are also in a standard format.

> SIDES produces performance metrics and provides audit controls.

   What it Requires:   Requires a working internet connection and an employee to enter; there is no programming required for implementation and no charge for its use.
    Requires employers and TPAs to integrate SIDES with their internal IT system themselves, but technical support is available; there is no charge for its use.
  Visit the national site for more information including user guides - http://info.uisides.org/  

   How do I begin? You will need your Employer ID and FEIN to log in.

> Click here to enroll in SIDES E-Response

> Click here to enroll in SIDES

   If you have more questions, or would like to find out more, email eresponsehelp@dlt.ri.gov.


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