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UC Management System

The Unemployment Compensation Management System, or UCMS, is the Tax portion of the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program. 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.

Did you know you can receive email notifications whenever new UC Tax correspondence is available?

Just Three Easy Steps:

  1. Log in to your account at
  2. Select "Employer Profile/Profile Maintenance" or "Representative Profile/Profile Maintenance" on the left menu
  3. In the Notifications area, select the "Send Notifications via Email" option

Why Sign Up for Email Notifications?

  • Timely - electronic notifications provide real-time important UC Tax information about your account.
  • Reliable - to ensure the notifications are not missed; up to 25 contact addresses can receive the email notification.
  • Identifiable – the email notification provides the Legal Name and Correspondence Type so you know what information is available.
  • Environmentally Friendly – paper notices are not mailed for accounts that receive electronic notifications

Don’t delay, sign up today!

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 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

Associating a TPA as a Representative for an Employer Account

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


Contact Employer Tax Services at 866-403-6163 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.​