The DOL today released open source sample code for implementing important pieces of the unemployment insurance systems they require states to implement. I am overjoyed. This is important, valuable precedent for changing how the federal government supports the policies it leaves to the states to implement. (See the last couple paragraphs of my post about this very subject.)

Moreover, a second lede is folded into this code launch: some of the released sample code enables states to use as an identity proofing provider, with Arkansas leading the way as the pilot case. having its first state-level client is a huge step for federal shared services.