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Unemployment Compensation Independent Validation and Verification Project
Document #:  JFSR1011108053


Question:   Page 4 of RLP “Scope of Work” states: The independent validation and verification vendor (vendor) will review the current data validation results for the state of Ohio for UI Benefits reporting. Then they will compare nine (9) population reports files (1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 11, 12 and 13) provided by ODJFS Unemployment Compensation – Benefits to the U.S. DOL for 2009. Question #1 Can it be assumed that the vendor is expected to utilize the ETA DV software that draws samples of transactions from the reconstruction file and displays them on worksheets to facilitate their validation? Question #2 Is the vendor then expected to subject the sampled transactions to a series of logic tests (state-specific “rules” described in ETA Module 3), using the most definitive source documentation (such as database screens) to test the accuracy of the data? Question#3 Will this validation of the characteristics of reported transactions follow the methodology known as Data Element Validation (DEV) as described in detail in ETA Module 2? Page 4 of RLP “Scope of Work” states: We also need support for review and repair of the Module 4 for benefits in this scope of work. Module 4 is comparing Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) sample with a report that is getting data validated in Population 5. Question #4 Can the State provide some insight into the extent of support that is being requested? Page 4 of RLP “Scope of Work” states: This initial assessment will include a report of current outages identified and a firm hour quote for repairs for each of the population. The ordering and schedule for these repairs will be mutually agreed upon and establish the project plan for the remainder of this activity. The population repair work will include driving the definition of the extract queries as well as review COBOL code to find and execute code changes to improve the accuracy of the reported data. All code changes will be thoroughly reviewed and approved by ODJFS before being entered into the official source repository. ODJFS expects roughly two (2) populations per quarter to allow us to address all of the populations with failures Question #5 Does the terminology “current outages” refer to systematic and quality related data errors identified within the population samples identified in ETA Module 2? Question #6 Is it the States expectation for the vendor to perform analysis, identify source(s) of any systematic error, develop any required code fixes, review code changes with State, test code, and work with States production control to place code into production environment? Page 6-7 “Format of Submission” states: Tab H – Cost Summary: Indicate your company’s quote for this project as indicated under Section VI. This cost summary should be deliverables-base. Vendors should indicate the cost of this project. Vendors are to include the STS product /job title and STS discount rate for the individual(s) that will be doing the work for this project as stated in this RLB. We will then use a time and materials approach to work each of the failing populations. Indicate your company’s quote on company’s letterhead for this project as indicated accordingly: Question #7 Is it the states expectation that the vendor will provide all STS labor categories, titles, and discounted rates for personnel proposed and additionally provide a fixed price for each of the items identified in Section VI of the RLB? Question #8 What is the States intent of utilizing a time and materials approach to work for each populations?

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Answers to Inquiry # 20219 for Document # JFSR1011108053

Date: 6/4/2010

Inquiry: 20219


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Inquiry period ended:  6/1/2010 8:00:00 AM