20 CFR 615.15 - Records and reports.

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§ 615.15 Records and reports.

(a) General. State agencies shall furnish to the Secretary such information and reports and make such studies as the Secretary decides are necessary or appropriate for carrying out the purposes of the Act and this part.

(b) Recordkeeping. Each State agency will make and maintain records pertaining to the administration of the Extended Benefit Program as the Department requires, and will make all such records available for inspection, examination and audit by such Federal officials or employees as the Secretary or the Department may designate or as may be required by law.

(c) Weekly report of Extended Benefit data. Each State shall file with the Department within 10 calendar days after the end of each calendar week a weekly report entitled ETA 539, Extended Benefit Data. The report shall include:

(1) The data reported on the form ETA 539 for the week ending (date). Week-ending dates shall always be the Saturday ending date of the calendar week beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and ending 12:00 p.m. Saturday.


(i) The number of continued weeks claimed for regular compensation in claims filed during the week ending (date). The report shall include intrastate continued weeks claimed and interstate continued weeks claimed (taken as agent State) but shall exclude interstate continued weeks claimed (received as liable State) and continued weeks claimed for regular compensation filed solely under 5 U.S.C. chapter 85; and

(ii) The report of the number of continued weeks claimed filed in the State for regular compensation shall not be adjusted for seasonality.

(3) The average weekly number of weeks claimed in claims filed in the most recent calendar week and the immediately preceding 12 calendar weeks.

(4) The rate of insured unemployment for the current 13-week period.

(5) The average of the rates of insured unemployment in corresponding 13-week periods in the preceding two years.

(6) The current rate of insured unemployment as a percentage of the average of the rates in the corresponding 13-week periods in the preceding two years.

(7) The 12 month average monthly employment covered by the State law for the first 4 of the last 6 complete calendar quarters ending prior to the end of the last week of the current 13-week period to which the insured unemployment data relate. Such covered employment shall exclude Federal civilian and military employment covered by 5 U.S.C. chapter 85.

(8) The date that a State Extended Benefit Period begins or ends, or a report that there is no change in the existing Extended Benefit Period status.

(d) Methodology. The State agency head shall submit to the Department, for approval, the method used to identify and select the weeks claimed which are used in the determination of an “on” or “off” or “no change” indicator. Any change proposed in the method of identification and selection of such weeks claimed constitutes a new plan which must be submitted to and approved by the Department prior to implementing the new plan.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1205-0028)

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