Showing records of jobsearch activity.

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In the situation where a Jobseeker does not allow the DWP access to their Universal Jobmatch account points 87 & 88 of the Universal Jobmatch Toolkit (as of 05.03.2013) would suggest that providing printouts of a Jobseeker's UJM account is mandatory, should an adviser request this, as proof of a Jobseeker's Jobsearch activity.

I was told by my advisor that I had to provide my Jobsearch activity history in one of two ways, 1. Allow DWP access to my UJ account. 2. Log into my UJ and/or email account on an IAD when I go to sign on, under the supervision of my advisor so she can look at my Jobsearch history. All these options require me to log into my UJ account from my home computer thereby accepting cookies!

However, point 82 clearly states that the choice of how (i.e. the method by which) a Jobseeker presents evidence of his Jobsearch activity is his alone to make and specifically that UJM will not change this.

Please explain this apparent contradiction and make an unequivocal statement of the DWP's stance on whether printouts of the UJM account, as evidence of Jobsearch activity, are mandatory or not.

Please also supply a copy of the most recent UJM Toolkit if the one of 05.03.2013 has been superseded.

Yours faithfully,

Russell Webb

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Mary Sanderson left an annotation ()

Thanks for asking this question.

Russell Webb left an annotation ()

It is basically a rehash of a request from a few months ago, however I need (as I'm sure others do) an up to date response to this..

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Dear Mr Webb
Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
Yours sincerely
DWP Central Freedom of Information Team

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