Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) refers to an additional layer of security that is added to the login process.
MFA relies on two forms of authentication: something you know, and something you have with you. The something you know is your password. The something you have with you can be your email account. This means that even if your password is hacked, your account will remain secure.
You will need to re-authenticate on each device and each browser you use.
Upon login to the Unemployment Compensation Management System (UCMS), if you select the device as a private device, you should not have to re-authenticate when using that same device and browser in the future. There are two conditions where you may be asked to re-authenticate again:
(1) if any activity is considered "high risk" (i.e., multiple login attempts in short period) and;
(2) during periodic requests from UCTS to ensure compliance.
A one-time passcode that is valid for 15 minutes will be sent to the email address associated with the User ID. The most recently received verification code should be entered on the UCMS login screen to gain access to the application.
Go to www.uctax.pa.gov and enter your user ID and password to receive a new passcode via email. Enter the new passcode within 15 minutes.
Call Employer Tax Services at 866-403-6163 on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time to unlock your User ID.
Create a new user ID by selecting the "New User?" link at www.uctax.pa.gov.
You can contact Employer Tax Services at 866-403-6163 or
UC Chat on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.