Job & Family Services Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations
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Internal Security

The Internal Security Unit is responsible for the general management of Ohio Unemployment Compensation (OUC) Data Security which includes the development and implementation of security access policies based on federal security requirements and standards (RIS Pub1075, NIST, FIPS). Internal Security staff also act as the liaison with federal agencies (IRS, US Health and Human Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement, US Social Security Administration, US Department of Labor) and their contractors.
The Internal Security Unit monitors and verifies the use of federal data to ensure usage meets the agency's security requirements (administrative, physical and technical) and complies with federal laws and guidelines. In addition, the unit evaluates security of OUC information and the effectiveness of security review tools to maintain the integrity of OUC information security. The unit directs audits of controlled warrant stock and regularly audits security access. The Internal Security Unit also conducts internal investigations involving waste, fraud and abuse within the unemployment compensation programs. Investigations involve initial fact finding, conducting investigatory interviews, report preparation, pre-disciplinary hearings and testifying at State Personnel Board of Review hearings and court proceedings. The Internal Security Unit works in conjunction with ODJFS Office of the Chief Inspector, Ohio Department of Public Safety - Ohio State Highway Patrol, as well as, other law enforcement agencies to conduct investigations and prosecutions.
To report potential fraud of UI benefits, e-mail:
To report questionable employer practices, e-mail:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1618, Columbus, OH 43216-1618