July 25, 2006
REGION 5 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT LETTER 008-06
MEMORANDUM TO: Region
5 State Workforce System Administrators
FROM: Byron Zuidema
SUBJECT: Quad-Annual Federal/State Tax Performance System (TPS) Review
To advise States of the schedule for the 2006 TPS Federal/State Team Reviews.
. This Letter is in the Region 5 website archive at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/reg05/pages/libraryissuances.cfm
TPS Coordinators/Reviewers conduct reviews of their States' tax functions annually. Additionally, each year, State TPS reviewers are required to participate with Federal and TPS staff from other States as a team, to review a sample of TPS Acceptance Sample cases
in two Region 5 States. The objective of the Federal/State Team Review is to validate the original findings of the TPS reviewer.
Funds have been designated for travel for TPS reviewers, which will enable all State TPS staff to participate in the Team Reviews. All State reviewers’ travel expenses will be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Team Reviews will be conducted during one week in each State under review. The second 2006 Team Review will be conducted in Columbus, OH during the week of October 2, 2006. The Attachment
to this Letter is the review schedule that will apply in Ohio during the 2006 Federal/State TPS review.
6. Team Review
. The TPS Coordinator/Reviewer of the host State will be responsible for coordinating the availability of the appropriate State Tax staff responsible for the functions being reviewed. The Federal/State Team will review seven Acceptance Samples for each Tax function to determine the adequacy of the required documentation. The Team members will present their findings to the State Agency Tax Chief and interested
State staff at the end of the visit.
7. Hotel Accommodations.
A block of rooms has been secured for team members at the hotel listed below. Each team member should call to reserve his/her room:
The Columbus, A Renaissance Hotel
50 North 3rd Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
For the nights of October 2-6, 2006 the rate is $88.00 per night, plus 16.75 percent tax. When calling for reservations, ask for the USDOL Tax Review block. The cut-off date for this room block is September 11, 2006. Please visit the hotel website
for information on hotel amenities.
State Workforce System Administrators are requested to share this Letter with UI Directors, Tax (Revenue) Managers and to designate Tax Performance System Coordinators/Reviewers. TPS staff should obtain out-of-State travel authorization from their State Agency
in order to participate on the team.
Comments or questions concerning the 2006 Ohio TPS Review may be directed to Sandy Diaz
Comments or questions about the format of this Letter may be directed to Tom Coyne
10. Expiration Date
. October 2, 2006.
. Ohio 2006 TPS Review Schedule.
Ohio - 2006 TPS Review
October 2 through October
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Begin Case Reviews
Tuesday – Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Case Findings Summary
8:00 -11:00 am
11:00 am - Noon
Prepare Findings & Recommendations
Presentation to State Executive
& Tax Staff