State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response
The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and SIDES E-Response provide a way to report separation information electronically, for faster, more efficient and secure processing. The system provides a standardized format that is also used by other states.
SIDES is designed for employers and third-party administrators (TPAs) that typically deal with a large volume of UI information requests or operate in multiple states. Employers and TPAs must integrate SIDES with their internal IT systems.
SIDES E-Response similarly provides an easy and efficient way to electronically respond to information requests for employers with a limited number of unemployment claims throughout the year. SIDES E-Response requires a working Internet connection and someone to enter the information. No programming is needed.
SIDES and SIDES E-Response save time and money by reducing paperwork and staff time, keep UI rates low by reducing overpayments and includes data checks to ensure valid information.
To sign up for SIDES, login to your MiWAM account. Under I Want To, click Sign up for SIDES e-Response.
Employers can submit a response to requests for separation information through SIDES E-Response. The following credentials are required to log into SIDES E-Response:
- Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN),
- Michigan UIA Tax Account Number and,
- Personal Identification Number (PIN)
To obtain a PIN, click here to generate an email PIN request. In your email, you must include the Name and Physical Address of the Business as well as your name and a contact phone number.
Click the image below to find out more about how employers and UIA work together to preserve the integrity of the UI system.