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