Responding to Job Separations

When an employee is separated from employment and files a claim to collect unemployment benefits, any employer listed on the claim is notified via letter and are required to submit job-separation documentation. This documentation allows us to make decisions about allowing or denying unemployment benefits to be paid to the previous employee.

Employers can respond in two different ways:

Request for Facts About a Former Employee's Employment, Form UIB-290


Online through SIDES E-Response 

Register for Online Access

Both large/multi-state and small employers are encouraged to sign up to receive and respond to job-separation notifications online using a tool called the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES).

Employers participating will be able to:

  • Respond to Request for Facts About a Former Employee's Employment, Form UIB-290, in an easy and efficient online format.
  • Receive a date stamped confirmation, avoiding time and cost of unnecessary hearings.
  • Attach additional documentation to job-separation responses.
  • Eliminate delays related to mail delivery.
  • Provide speedy and efficient resolution of separation and related issues.
  • Keep premium rates and business costs low due to reduction of state- and employer-related administrative costs and by reducing improper payments through streamlined fact-finding processes.

If you use a third party administrator (TPA) or professional employer organization to handle the processing of your employees’ unemployment claims, please consult with the TPA prior to signing up for this service.

Sign Up for Electronic Job-separation Notification

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Colorado Division of Unemployment Insurance | 303-318-9100 | Contact Us