Tilson Recognized For SIDES Award

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Tilson Recognized for SIDES Award

Tilson | July 2022

Tilson is proud to be recognized for dedication to fighting unemployment fraud by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) recognized Tilson among 38 state workforce agencies, employers, Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) and Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) at its annual State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Seminar Wednesday, in St. Louis, Missouri.

The agencies and employers were recognized for their dedication to promoting integrity in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system by their commitment to utilizing SIDES for UI benefit claims. SIDES is a web-based system that allows electronic transmission of information regarding UI claims between employers, TPAs and state workforce agencies to accurately and securely reduce fraud and waste in the system.

“The dedication demonstrated by these states, employers, and TPAs is essential to ensuring the dollars are safeguarded for those who are truly in need,” said Scott B. Sanders, NASWA President and CEO. “Promoting the integrity of the UI system is everyone’s business and these states, employers, and TPAs have shown they take that seriously.”

SIDES is a quick, accurate, and secure way to automate responses to unemployment insurance claim notices from state workforce agencies and is currently operating in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories. SIDES E-Response is a free website where employers and their representatives can quickly, accurately, and securely submit responses to unemployment insurance (UI) claims directly to state unemployment agencies.


About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (www.naswa.org): NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.

About SIDES (http://www.itsc.org/Pages/ui_SIDES_home.aspx)The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) went live in February 2010. The system securely verifies UI benefit claims information from employers and third-party employer representatives through a nationally standardized computer-to-computer system. The use of SIDES has since grown steadily and is now available in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories. In addition, the secure SIDES online information-sharing website (E-Response) for smaller employers now receives tens of thousands of responses on requests for information about UI benefit claims. 

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