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State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and SIDES E-Response

Employers and third-party administrators (TPAs) are all too familiar with the challenges associated with responding to paper-based unemployment insurance (UI) information requests. The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and SIDES E-Response are designed to make it easier and more efficient for employers and TPAs to respond to UI information requests.

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Additional information available at http://info.uisides.org

Submit inquiries to sides@mdes.ms.gov

What are SIDES and SIDES E-Response?

SIDES and SIDES E-Response are web-based systems available to employers and TPAs – free of charge – that provide a secure, electronic and nationally-standardized format to respond to UI information requests. SIDES is designed for employers and TPAs that typically deal with a large volume of UI information requests, while SIDES E-Response is for employers with a limited number of UI claims throughout the year.

What are the benefits of SIDES and SIDES E-Response?

SIDES and SIDES E-Response have the potential to significantly improve the UI information exchange process.

While the best option depends on the specific needs of an employer, both systems offer significant benefits:
Saves time and money
Available for FREE
Reduces staff time
Reduces paper work
Helps keep UI rates as low as possible
Provides an electronic, nationally standardized data format
Includes data checks to ensure the exchange of complete and valid information
Provides tools for a healthier bottom line

We invite you to read more about SIDES and SIDES E-Response, and learn how both systems can help your company reduce paper work while saving time and money. 

Mississippi is a SIDES and SIDES E-Response state.  To participate in the  UI SIDES E-Response, you must:

  • be a registered employer
  • have your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • MDES Employer Account Number and
  • authorization code listed on the form UI-21AE, Notice to Employer of Claim Filed and Request for Information.