BLS Publishes Sixty-Day PRA Notice for the Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is seeking Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension of the Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages.
The BLS has taken steps to help reduce employer reporting burden by developing a standardized format for employers to use to send these data to the States in an electronic medium.
The BLS established an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Collection Center to improve and expedite the MWR collection process. Employers who complete the MWR for multi-location businesses can submit employment and wages information on any electronic medium directly to the data collection center, rather than separately to each State agency. The data collection center then distributes the appropriate data to the respective States. In addition, the BLS developed a web-based system, MWRweb, to collect these data from small to medium-size businesses. The BLS continues to see much greater utilization of this reporting option.
The March 21 sixty-day PRA notice with instructions for obtaining the collection and submitting comments can be found here.
Comments are due by May 20.