Last week the U.S. Department of Labor released open source sample code for implementing important pieces of the unemployment insurance systems they require states to implement – including state integration wth This is important, valuable precedent for changing how the federal government supports the policies it leaves to the states to implement. (For more about why, see recent posts from Shelby and Aaron.)

If you’re working on a state’s UI implementation, let us know! Here at the Beeck Center, the Intergovernmental Software Collaborative and Digital Benefits Network teams are working with federal and state folks on various pieces of that puzzle; we’d love to help, and to hear more about how that’s going for you and your state.