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UC Management System

The Unemployment Compensation Management System, or UCMS, replaces the UC Tax portion of the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program's 40 year old legacy system. It allows real-time, 24-hour access to employer account data in a secure environment.

The Department of Labor & Industry requires that employers file UC quarterly tax and wage reports electronically through UCMS. Paper UC-2 and UC-2A forms are no longer being mailed.

Coming Soon – UCMS Upgrades to a New Responsive Design

The Unemployment Compensation Management System (UCMS) will be undergoing a facelift! The department will be replacing the current portal technology with a more modern visual rendering of data on the screen. The modern technology includes functionality that will allow UCMS to have a responsive design. Responsive design means the screen layout will automatically adjust to the screen size on the device you are using. UCMS will be compatible with most electronic devices including smartphones and tablets.

One of the changes you will notice with the new design is a transition from Radio Buttons to Action Icons (Action Icons). The Action Icons reduce the number of clicks that a user needs to perform. If you are not sure what the Action Icon will do, you can simply hover over the Action Icon for information.

You can look forward to seeing the improved UCMS in early 2020. Check this website for any important updates during the transition.

Please use the links below to learn more about UCMS's UC Tax and Wage functionalities.

UCMS Highlights

File Uploads/FTP

Alert The File Checker program has been removed and replaced by the new UCMS File Validation Tool, which can be found by logging into the UCMS website at www.UCTax.PA.Gov and navigating to Quarterly Reporting.

UCMS File Layouts and Formats for Electronic Reporting of PA Quarterly UC Wage and Tax Data (PDF)

Program to Create a CSV File to Upload a Quarterly Report

Instructions for Program to Create a CSV File to Upload a Quarterly Report (PDF)

Program to Create TAB File to Upload a Quarterly Tax Report (UC2 Only)


UCMS Quick Reference Guide

Accessing UCMS

Profile Maintenance Reference Guide

Online Filing

File Upload/FTP

Electronic Filing FAQs

Video Tutorials

How to Register Online

How to Make a Payment

How to File a Quarterly Report Online

PDF Tutorials

How to Register Online for Employers

How to Register Online as a Third-Party Administrator (TPA)

How to File a Quarterly Report Online

How to Upload a Quarterly Report

How to Create a Multi-Client CSV File for Third-Party Administrators (TPAs)

How to Pre-File and Verify Client Information for Third-Party Administrators (TPAs)

If you have questions, click here to Submit Feedback or a Question about UCMS via email


Contact the UC Employer Contact Center at 866-403-6163 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.