What is SIDES?
SIDES is an
electronic tool to help employers respond to unemployment
insurance requests quickly, easily and accurately. Using
SIDES will decrease employer costs through reduction of
Unemployment Insurance (UI) appeals, mail processing, and
follow-up calls. Electronic transmission of data reduces
mail time and paperwork, and decreases UI taxes through
accurate, timely exchange of information.
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What are the
options for employers?
States and employers can
exchange information through an electronic message broker
that uses a computer-to-computer connection. Requests for
separation information are electronically sent to the
central broker where the employer pulls the information.
The employer then posts a response to the information
request, and the State will pull this data from the central
This service requires
information technology programming and is recommended for
large employers, or those employers with a large volume of
separation information requests.
E-Response provides an easy
and efficient method for employers to respond electronically
to separation information requests with just a computer
connected to the internet. An email notification is sent to
the employer to alert of a request for separation
information. The employer logs into a secure website,
completes the request, and it is sent to the State for
further processing. E-Response works best for small
employers, or employers with few requests for separation
For more information
regarding SIDES, go to
or if you wish to speak with an Unemployment Insurance
Representative please call 775-684-3801.