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The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) is a secure and prompt way for employers and third-party administrators (TPAs) to electronically receive and respond to the EDD’s Notice of Unemployment Insurance Claim Filed (DE 1101CZ) (PDF).

You will receive this form if a new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim is filed, or an existing UI claim is reopened.

No, but we highly recommend participating to help you control costs associated with UI claims.

There is no cost to participate in SIDES E-Response. However, if you participate in SIDES Web Service you may be charged setup and maintenance costs.

Yes, you can use SIDES if you have multiple businesses. However, all of the businesses must participate in either SIDES E-Response or SIDES Web Service.

When we cannot send the Notice of Unemployment Insurance Claim Filed (DE 1101CZ or DE 1101ER) electronically, we will mail you the form instead. You must complete and mail the form within 10 days of the date listed on the notice.

Responses are stored in SIDES for 35 days. After 35 days, you will no longer be able to view your responses. We recommend that you save a copy for your records.

To use SIDES E-Response, you must be enrolled in e-Services for Business.

If you logged in to e-Services for Business for the first time, you must wait 24 hours before you can subscribe to SIDES E-Response. Visit e-Services for Business for more information.

You will receive an email notification when you have one or more requests.

To make sure emails from the EDD appear in your inbox, add SidesSupport@edd.ca.gov to your address book. This will prevent notifications from going to your junk or spam folder.

To change the email recipient, you must unsubscribe from SIDES E-Response and then re-subscribe by logging into SIDES E-Response with your Employers Services Online username and password.

Note: We recommend using a group email address to avoid this issue.

The notifications are sent to the email address subscribed to your Employer Services Online account. To make sure emails from the EDD appear in your inbox, add SidesSupport@edd.ca.gov to your address book. This will prevent notifications from going to your junk or spam folder.

Note: Only one email address can be subscribed to receive the notifications. We recommend using a group email address so that more than one person can view the notifications.

You need to create a new subscriber. Contact our Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886 and have the previous employee’s information deleted in e-Services for Business.

Once completed, you will be able to re-subscribe your business in SIDES E-Response.

  1. Log in to SIDES E-Response.
  2. Select Respond to Request(s) in the Notifications section.
  3. You will be redirected to National UI SIDES E-Response.
    1. Select Create Response to begin your response.

Once you complete the Compensation After Separation screens, you will see an attachment screen. Here, you can attach up to 10 files.

Acceptable file formats include:

  • CSV
  • PDF
  • RTF
  • TIFF
  • TXT

For a single response, the total size of all attachments is limited to 5 MB.

  1. Log in to SIDES E-Response.
  2. Select View Previous Request(s) in the Notifications section.
  3. You will be redirected to National UI SIDES E-Response.
  4. Select Amend Response to edit your response.

Note: Submitting an amended response does not replace your original response. Amending your response will send us an additional response to review.

Yes. Any requests you did not complete electronically will stay on National UI SIDES E-Response for 35 days after the notice request date.

To respond to these requests, log in to SIDES E-Response and select Respond to Request(s) or View Previous Request(s).