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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.

Modernizing the Unemployment Compensation Management System

The Unemployment Compensation Management System (UCMS) will be undergoing a facelift! The Department will be replacing the current portal technology with a more modern responsive design, making it compatible with most mobile devices.

The new design features Action Icons, which reduce the number of clicks it takes a user to complete an action. If you are not sure what the Action Icon does, simply hover over the icon for information.

The updated version of UCMS was used by a group of accounts and users during the 4th Quarter 2019 and 1st Quarter 2020 filing periods. A link to the newly designed UCMS was available for all users during the 1st Quarter 2020 filing period. On June 13, 2020, the deployment of the newly designed UCMS will be complete. Going forward, this will be the only version of UCMS that is available.

The image below highlights the new features and is provided to assist you in navigating the newly designed UCMS. Click on the thumbnail to open a full version.

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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


UCMS Quick Reference Guide

Accessing UCMS

Profile Maintenance Reference Guide

Online Filing

File Upload/FTP

Electronic Filing FAQs

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 Submit Files via FTP Server

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.