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.
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Please also supply a copy of the most recent UJM Toolkit if the one of 05.03.2013 has been superseded.
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In chapter three of the UJM Toolkit the abbreviation/acronym "RE" occurs frequently, such as in point 141.
Does this simply mean referral to a decision maker or does it have a more detailed meaning? If it is more detailed please provide relevant DWP documentation that explains this.