SIDES, NASWA State Information Data Exchange System, In Partnership with USDOL

SIDES — State Information Data Exchange System

Make it easier to respond to benefit claims requests in seven days.

Employers who contest an unemployment insurance claim filed by an employee but fail to supply a written response within seven days may be charged for any benefits paid up until an appellate decision.
SIDES E-Response notifies your business by email about any benefit claims filed against your account and provides information for you to send an initial response.

Click here to sign up for SIDES

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  2. Enter additional email addresses, if desired, below to ensure your business receives notification of any unemployment claim filed in the event you are not able to access your email.

By checking “I Accept” below, you agree to the following:

You will no longer receive paper unemployment benefit claim notices (I-77-501 Employer Notification of Claim Filed) by U.S. Postal Service mail. Instead, you will receive an email notification whenever a Notice to Employer is ready for you to view and respond to electronically via the SIDES E-Response website.

The Notice of Employer response time limit (within 7 business days of the date of the Notice) will not be extended if emails are misdirected because you failed to notify the Department of a change in your email address promptly or because you forgot or misplaced your SIDES E-Response Personal Identification Number (PIN).

If you forgot or misplaced your PIN or your email address changes from the address provided above, you must immediately contact a SIDES administrator at (208) 332-3577 or


For more information about SIDES or to be contacted by a Department representative, email

An online step-by-step manual UI SIDES E-Response User Guide helps you through the E-Response process.

Visit the SIDES website for more information

Watch a video about using SIDES



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