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Universal Jobmatch

 

This is the letter I got after asking about what we have to do about Universal Jobmatch.

It says we have to register. This can be enforced through a “Jobseekers Direction” (a pretty ominous name).

But that there is “discretion” allowed for the Adviser.

That is, they have power.

It says that we have to do “what is reasonably expected” to find a job.

But it does not say that we have to supply print-out of our jobsearches.

I hope this clarifies matters.

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Written by Andrew Coates

May 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

89 Responses

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  1. So we’ve lost.

    Personal details and data protection are forcibly removed from us under threat of sanction.

    I knew this would happen. It’s been ambigous from the start the rules regarding this and they hold all the power. What chance did we have? Even if we argue from the perspective of the DPA or the laws regarding cookies we still loose.

    This whole thing has been kept deliberately vague from the start and the advice given to us from all sides (unfortunately) has been equally vague, leaving people at risk.

    This is disgusting. I absolutely object to forcing me to give up my data to the internet and to companies that cannot be trusted.

    To call UJM a valuable tool says it all: they are reframing our position. Anyone who refuses or objects to this site, even though it’s unsafe and complete shit, is automatically shirking.

    Ghost Whistler

    May 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    • Ingeus sold by wife of former PM of Australia to Americans Ingeus have offices in other Europeian countries ie Amsterdam
      If they are forcing the British job seekers into poundland and other such places. It’s a good job we don’t have brothels in the uk or 18 year old women would be sanctioned for not going or aplying for a job in one
      SO ask A4e Atos and Ingeus to provide you with details that they don’t do this kind of thing in Prague and Amsterdam. And refuse to take part in there schemes until you get the info you’ve asked for. Ps .Gov is part of tempora,five eyes, and prism it records everything with a chat screen including this chat

      Anon

      August 31, 2016 at 9:02 am

  2. LISTEN PEOPLE DWP WILL AND DO WHAT THEY WANT WHEN THEY WANT . ALSO PEOPLE WHEN YOU USE DWP COMPUTERS TO DO UNIVERSAL JOB SEARCH AN ADMINISTRATOR OUT THE BACK CAN SEE EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING EVEN YOUR ACCESS CODE AS.HE OR SHE CAN SEE WHAT AN ADVISOR IS DOING IN THERE COMPUTER .AT BOTTOM PAGE OF UNIVERSAL JOB MATCH SAYS RUN BY DWP NOT MONSTERS INC GET REAL PEOPLE DWP DO WHAT THEY WANT WHEN THEY WANT AND AN ADMINISTRATOR LOOKING WHAT YOU DOING IS BREACH DATA PROTECTION ACT PEOPLE REFUSE TO USE THERE COMPUTERS ON GROUNDS BREACH DATA PROTECTION ACT

    wayne

    May 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

    • “remote management”; “admin” can see everything on your screen and take control of your mouse or keyboard if need be.

      IT Administrator

      May 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

      • What Could They Do If They Did. Why Would They Want Too

        Not The Jobcentre

        May 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

    • You’re a hypocrite. You don’t want to look for a job using a computer but you’re happy to post comments on websites. You need to get out more ‘Wayne’. (Is that your name or an acronym ? I worked out what the W stands for)

      Peter Davies

      December 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

  3. What they are doing to us makes me want to cry sometimes.

    I cannot believe that we live in such a dictatorial regime.

    With each passing week I can feel my will diminishing, my dignity being stripped away. Criminalised for being unemployed.

    That’s what it is now. Unemployed? You may not be a criminal in the traditional sense, but we are all breaking the law now. My adviser ‘asked’ me to register with UJ today.
    I just said to her ‘I’ll look into it’. She seems quite nice, an older lady. She isn’t the typical drone, but she does still have a job to do. She says a lot of stuff that indicates she knows what is going on. The real test will be when I tell her I don’t wish to register.

    She may issue a jobseekers direction, she may not. I really am past caring. A piece of paper with some words on it? It’s one big charade. A joke that’s not funny.

    I care about us, all the genuine who are suffering at the hands of the psychopathic bastards who make so many otherwise good people suffer.

    Not very uplifting, but I guess it’s just as it ever was, adapt and try to survive.

    Mr No

    May 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    • Mr No:

      That’s the ticket, adapt and play their own system against them. Study everything the DWP publish.

      Obi Wan Kenobi

      May 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  4. I signed on yesterday, and I showed the advisor the DWP briefing directive (dated 1st march 2013) that states that you must register on UJ—BUT, the claimant does not have to tick the box that allows the advisor to see anything!.
    I just gave him my email and showed that I did register.

    It states also that as long as you bring in screenprints ( printouts ) of the jobs applied for —and I can apply for them on any agency site–then that is ok.
    I asked him if that was acceptable when I next sign on….he stated yes.

    So, there you are—just register–don’t allow them access , and just bring in screenprints…..that way, they cannot track you.

    epsom

    May 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    • NSP – No Sodding Printer!

      something survived...

      June 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      • They have computers and printers in libraries, or internet cafes.
        OK, it will cost about 10p per sheet–but thats preferable to being sanctioned isn’t it?.

        epsom

        June 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      • Cost me 50 pence when I did it last week.

        Andrew Coates

        June 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      • Andrew Coates :
        Cost me 50 pence when I did it last week.

        Whats that, 50 pence per sheet or for 5 sheets?.

        epsom

        June 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

  5. ………..also, I intend to write to the DWP Head Office with this letter:

    Dear JCP advisor and/ or DWP,

    I am writing to express my deep concern as to the security of private and personal information that could be made available to others when one has registered with UJ.
    This site is managed by Monster Worldwide International in the USA, and information/ data such as a CV will be hosted at their USA offices in Utah….outside the European Union and European Economic Area.
    *I have attached a copy of the Terms and Conditions of Monster Worldwide, and there are some extremely unsettling and dare I say, illegal statements made there.

    Some of them are as follows::

    4.7 We will not be contractually bound by any of your actions or statements.

    6. Data protection

    6.1 Information you provide to Us may be passed to relevant service providers, including government departments, agencies or authorities, for example in order to respond to any query you have made with Us or process any application you may have made.

    7. User content

    7.3 If you submit User Content to this site you grant Us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish the User Content through this site.

    9.8 You agree that you have no ownership rights in your account …..
    .
    Third parties may retain saved copies of your information which they have downloaded from the site. We may delete your account and all of your information if you do not use this site at least monthly

    The fact that they say they will not be bound by any of the users actions or statements make the Terms and conditions void—because a contract has to be signed and agreed by BOTH parties.
    English law attempts to adhere to a principle that people should only be bound when they have given their informed and true consent to a contract.

    On the Universal Jobmatch site itself, it states:*(updated 29th April 2013)

    Other ways to apply:
    You can search and apply for jobs without an account.

    I, as someone who is on Jobseekers Allowance, and who is fullfilling my obligation to look for work, cannot look only in one place such as the DirectGov site.
    This is plainly ludicrous.
    There are many online agencies such as Indeed, TotalJobs, Reed, CV Library etc etc, and I cannot find anywhere on the Universal jobmatch (DirectGov) site where it is possible to record jobsearches from elsewhere.
    There is a small box with a 250 character limit (?).

    I also attach a DWP briefing, dated 1st March 2013. This gives further information regarding access to claimants UJ accounts.

    I would like an intelligent response to the above issues, as the threat of sanctions is ever pervading.
    This should not be the case if the claimant is fulfilling his or her obligations and providing proof of seeking work when they sign at the Jobcentre.

    There is documented proof that Jobcentres throughout the country are being given “targets”–and bribes such as easter eggs, to take away Jobseekers Allowance from claimants.
    This proof can be forwarded to you should you request it.

    I would like a response to the Terms and Conditions of Monster Worldwide International—particularly the parts I have highlighted.
    I would also like to know the OFFICIAL position of DWP on the access to Universal Jobmatch client accounts.
    If a claimant provided proof of jobs applied for via screenprints—other than use the DirectGov site, would they be sanctioned?
    Can you please give a definitive answer?.

    Your’s faithfully

    I attached the Monster Worldwide Int Terms and Conditions, the DWP briefing —
    I will let you know the outcome….
    but folks…DON’T WORRY!!!!!

    epsom

    May 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    • Epsom:

      You may also want to include this.

      Universal Jobmatch Toolkit: 22.03.13

      Issuing a Jobseeker’s Direction to mandate JSA claimants to
      create a profile and public CV in Universal Jobmatch:

      52. However, for legal reasons, you cannot issue a Jobseeker’s Direction to mandate a claimant to create a profile and public CV unless a DWP IAD service is reasonably available to them should they need to use one – for example, because they do not want to accept cookies and therefore need to have access to a device on which cookies have already been accepted.

      53. You also cannot issue a Jobseeker’s Direction to mandate a claimant to give us access to their account – this is their decision not ours.

      Actively Seeking Employment:

      82. We cannot specify to a JSA claimant how they provide us with records of their jobsearch activity and Universal Jobmatch will not change this.

      https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/151933/response/367730/attach/3/Universal%20Jobmatch%20Toolkit%20as%20at%2005%2003%2013.pdf

      Obi Wan Kenobi

      May 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      • You beat me to it Obi Wan Kenobi, with your reference to the Universal Jobmatch Toolkit, paragraphs 52, 53 and 82!

        Paragraph 89 is also very useful; it comes under the heading “Reviewing Jobsearch Activity – Claimant Not Using Universal Jobmatch”. The fact that some claimants will NOT using Universal Jobmatch suggests that it is not compulsory in the first place!

        Paragraph 89 reads as follows:

        “In cases where a claimant is not using Universal Jobmatch, they will show the steps they can be reasonably be expected to take to actively seek work that can give them the best prospects of employment, through other means”.

        “Through other means” suggests a simple list of jobsearch steps written down on any old piece of paper – remembering the contents of Paragraph 82 which says:

        “We cannot specify to a JSA claimant how they provide us with records of their jobsearch activity and Universal Jobmatch will not change this”.

        Of course, the uninitiated will be bullied and cowed into submission. How many Jobseekers nationwide are savvy about the Universal Jobmatch Toolkit?

        Tobanem

        May 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      • Surely just putting someone onto a jobcentre pc is even worse. It will be less secure and so when you register there it will have all your personal details captured on cookies in that system.

        Ghost Whistler

        May 12, 2013 at 8:02 am

      • Double Click :
        OFF TOPIC:— Any Truth In Rumours That By Logging On To UJM You Will Be Designated As Signing On Etc. Thereby Negating The Need Of Jobcentres. Anybody From PCS \ Unite Heard Of This

        As far as I am aware, the goal is to pay Jobseekers Allowance every month—sent to your home address.
        Also, the idea is to get the signing on process done via the internet–hence, no more Jobcentres.
        How and when this will be achieved is anybody’s guess!
        Who, for instance, would you show your screenprints to—as, at the moment, you only have to REGISTER on UJ–but do not have to give access to your advisor.
        Screenprints/ printouts are acceptable as proof of jobs applied for at the moment.
        It seems that the person/s responsible for the whole process has not thought it out properly.

        epsom

        May 12, 2013 at 10:05 am

      • Signing on by Internet is highly unlikely – we would not be fully under their surveillance.

        That is until they install a camera in our homes.

        Andrew Coates

        May 12, 2013 at 10:51 am

      • The whole sign-on bullshit is an anachronism anyway. Not sure if it is still the case but in Eire you just signed for your Giro at the Post Office when you went to cash it – no visiting some stupid jokecentre to be interrogated by some jumped up desk jockey.

        Irish Gal

        May 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    • Please everybody do not forget Monster as has been said is hosting this site. Their international offices are in Utah in the USA. This is a predominantly MORMON STATE. They are involved [The Mormons] in big business in the States.

      Kevin The Klingon

      June 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

      • Kevin The Klingon :
        Please everybody do not forget Monster as has been said is hosting this site. Their international offices are in Utah in the USA. This is a predominantly MORMON STATE. They are involved [The Mormons] in big business in the States.

        Yes, they plan to be up and running in September I think (Utah).
        Monster are one of the corporations there, and all your data will be sent there.
        It is sickening that Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked that they will have the capability to intercept and archive ALL your electronic data, be it email, Facebook, telephone, etc etc—is facing espionage charges!!
        IT IS THOSE WHO INVADE OUR PRIVACY WITHOUT CONSENT THAT ARE THE TERRORISTS—AND THEY ARE HOPPING MAD BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND OUT.
        However, it was well known before this “leak”, that a persons personal data was compromised via ECHELON and GCHQ in the UK.

        epsom

        June 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      • For EPSOM. Thanks for your post. But remember THE ECONOMIC LEAGUE HAS NOT GONE AWAY>

        Kevin The Klingon

        June 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    • I think you make some good points. I do in fact work for JCP and it is shite. Just a pointer the head office is at 10 Downing Street. We’re not private and we don’t make the rules. Its the ministers you vote in.

      Choof

      August 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      • CHOOF: What will happen when the workfare thing comes in (sorry I don’t know exactly what it is called and have only had it mentioned by my external provider advisor). Where it’s either working 30hrs pw for 6 months or daily signing for a set period for those who are doing a part time course and voluntary work? Would it still be mandatory to do one or the other (whichever is chosen for me), and if it is would they allow me to miss signing on the say I am on my course or if it’s working 30hrs pw could I do this where I volunteer? I would be interested to know.

        Also, is it true that if your cv is private on UJM that it does not get to the employer? Do all jobs applied for via the site reach the employer direct or to someone at JCP/DWP first?

        Jen

        November 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    • If you go to the my activity section it will show the jobs you applied for direct from universal jobmatch. Not the ones where clicking the orange apply button has taken you to another website, but the ones where clicking the orange apply button takes you straight to sending them your cv. You can add notes and just type in the date, job number and other info. They stay there for 90 days and you can not delete or edit once you have added it on. It’s a box on the right hand side of the screen.

      miss can't wait to get a job

      November 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  6. I’ve spent the last week undergoing a brief training course in food hygiene in order to improve my chances of finding employment within the catering industry. Whilst there, I noticed a very well-spoken, obviously highly educated guy in his late-fifties, who I initially mistook for a tutor or member of the management team. It transpired he was actually a claimant who, despite a good degree from Oxford and a lifetime as a teacher in both state and “public” schools, had been out of work for over four years. We got on well, in spite of my innate dislike for men who wear neckties and exude that kind of conventional air which always makes me suspicious of their political views.

    I needn’t have worried: this guy hated politicians – especially the current Tory mob – with a venomous hostility I’ve rarely come across outside of extreme left-wing circles. He particulary loathed Ian Duncan Smith (not difficult, I know), and his diatribes against him are unrepeatable. He confessed he’d been a lifelong Conservative voter, until that is, finding himself out of work for the first time ever and facing the realities of being unemployed. Initially, his savings insulated him against real hardship but these, after four years of signing on, have long gone and now he’s struggling to make ends meet just like the rest of us. He openly admitted he’d previously regarded the poor as worthless layabouts, something he was now deeply ashamed of.

    It just goes to show that when a person’s circumstances change for the worst, even the most deeply ingrained reactionary views are amenable to change.

    Perhaps there’s hope for our species yet.

    Trevor

    May 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    • yes, Trevor, Unemployment is a great leveller of people’s pretensions.

      Though at first you get people who think “I’m not like this riff-raff”.

      Being riff-raff all my life, in work and out, and being a (non-Oxbridge, but Russell Group University) graduate who left school at 16 and did manual work, and loads of different stuff, I never cease to marvel at how the Dole wears people down who have been insulated from this side of life.

      On the other point, I have always hated Tories, though now UKIP are coming close on my little list!

      Andrew Coates

      May 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  7. “To add to these previous responses; registering with Government Gateway is not in itself a condition of entitlement for Jobseeker’s Allowance and that there are no regulations specifically relating to claimants signing up for Government Gateway.”

    “However and as previously stated, Jobcentre Plus Advisers can issue a Jobseeker’s Direction requiring Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants to create a profile and public CV within Universal Jobmatch, where appropriate. As claimants must have a Government Gateway ID and password to log in to Universal Jobmatch we can reasonably expect the claimant to create a Government Gateway account as part of this direction and failure to do so without good reason would result in a benefit sanction being applied.”

    The full history of this FOI request can be found here https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/jsa_government_gateway#incoming-387659

    Hoopla

    May 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  8. Obi Wan Kenobi :
    Epsom:
    You may also want to include this.
    Universal Jobmatch Toolkit: 22.03.13

    Issuing a Jobseeker’s Direction to mandate JSA claimants to
    create a profile and public CV in Universal Jobmatch:
    52. However, for legal reasons, you cannot issue a Jobseeker’s Direction to mandate a claimant to create a profile and public CV unless a DWP IAD service is reasonably available to them should they need to use one – for example, because they do not want to accept cookies and therefore need to have access to a device on which cookies have already been accepted.
    53. You also cannot issue a Jobseeker’s Direction to mandate a claimant to give us access to their account – this is their decision not ours.
    Actively Seeking Employment:
    82. We cannot specify to a JSA claimant how they provide us with records of their jobsearch activity and Universal Jobmatch will not change this.
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/151933/response/367730/attach/3/Universal%20Jobmatch%20Toolkit%20as%20at%2005%2003%2013.pdf

    I have seen that Obi wan Kenobi, and thats why i showed the advisor this:

    http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/department_for_work_and_pensions_group/dwp-news.cfm/id/7CB27121-96CB-4363-944EBA40616465A4

    This is part of it—it tells workers at the jobcentre exactly what they can and can’t do:

    “Access to UJ Account

    If, and when, a claimant signs up to UJ, they
    will be encouraged to give DWP access to their
    account. However, it is absolutely clear from a
    legal perspective that the claimant does not
    have to tick the box to give DWP access to
    their account, and can provide alternative proof
    of UJ sign up and use, e.g. screenprints”

    As I said in previous post, you do need to register with UJ, as eventually it will all be done online and jobcentres will cease to exist…BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TICK THE BOX THAT GIVES THEM ACCESS.
    When I signed on, I showed him that I registered, by giving him my email–and he checked. But i did not give him permission to look at anything else—inc jobs applied for etc etc.

    I gave him a number of screenprints of jobs i applied for–and that is sufficient.

    Unless a person is NOT really looking for work, then they can issue a Jobseekers Directive….but as long as you bring in screenprints…no problem.

    epsom

    May 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

  9. And what if in any given fortnight there are no vacancies to apply for? No screen prints!

    They can accept my signature as my word. Printer ink is too expensive to waste complying with these bastards. if I apply for a job it get written on my paper job log.

    I said to this adviser today that I had to use my own sheet of paper for my jobsearch record. As they stopped giving the books out.
    I explained to her how coercive that was and she then admitted that ‘We’re not supposed to be giving these out’, And handed me a job log book!

    She disapproves of how we are being treated. Let’s hope she is as understanding when I refuse to register on UJ.

    Mr No

    May 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    • Mr No :
      And what if in any given fortnight there are no vacancies to apply for? No screen prints!
      They can accept my signature as my word. Printer ink is too expensive to waste complying with these bastards. if I apply for a job it get written on my paper job log.
      I said to this adviser today that I had to use my own sheet of paper for my jobsearch record. As they stopped giving the books out.
      I explained to her how coercive that was and she then admitted that ‘We’re not supposed to be giving these out’, And handed me a job log book!
      She disapproves of how we are being treated. Let’s hope she is as understanding when I refuse to register on UJ.

      I am 58 and have been out of work for quite a while… my work is usually warehouse, but what I do is look on many of the agency sites (Indeed, Reed, Morestaff and many more) then apply on-line for warehouse and similar jobs—even jobs I know I have no chance in hell of getting.
      I have applied for 2 or 300 jobs in the past few months this way—and just got two replies back in my email!.
      The fact that I am applying is all they need to know.

      If you have no computer then it is more difficult, I know—-I wish I had an answer for you.
      Screenprints prove that you have actually applied—your signature or writing in a job log doesn’t—unless they check with the companies.

      epsom

      May 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  10. UNDER COPYRIGHT rules on UJ it states you can copy and print screen prints of jobcentre vacancies

    other agencies you have to seek permission

    kat

    May 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

  11. kat :
    UNDER COPYRIGHT rules on UJ it states you can copy and print screen prints of jobcentre vacancies
    other agencies you have to seek permission

    Kat,

    Even if that is correct, and I have no reason to doubt it—who is going to the time to look at it and enforce it?
    In any event, I am taking screenprints of my APPLICATIONS to them—not of the actual job vacancy as originally published by them.

    epsom

    May 10, 2013 at 9:32 pm

  12. If you’ve got a smartphone; log into your UJ account and pass them the phone so they can scroll through the jobs you’ve applied for. No waste of ink etc.

    A. Ellis

    May 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  13. id just say im stoned 9-5 pissed 6-2 and will look for work in my dreams 2-9 7 days a week 365 days a year 🙂

    super ted

    May 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm

  14. OFF TOPIC:— Any Truth In Rumours That By Logging On To UJM You Will Be Designated As Signing On Etc. Thereby Negating The Need Of Jobcentres. Anybody From PCS \ Unite Heard Of This

    Double Click

    May 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

    • To be honest, I don’t think anyone will be shedding any tears if a few PCS-member jc bods lose their jobs 🙂

      Sign-on

      May 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm

  15. “….

    super ted :
    …will look for work in my dreams 2-9 7 days a week 365 days a year

    What, including bank holidays? 🙂

    Poor. Old. Tired. Horse

    May 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

    • What, including bank holidays?

      yea man but im pissed and stoned all day and night on those days got to have some time off to relax or riot

      i found loads of jobs in my dreams tho only problem is when my eyes open there all gone again ffs might need just a few more cans of gold label 🙂

      might try and get the pip and tell atos that ids gave me ibs now im stoned all day and pissed all night and full of shit all of the time and all 3 on bank holidays.

      super ted

      May 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

  16. Perhaps we should consider buying a single share en mass of Monster Inc, then dumping them!!!

    Darren Cahil

    May 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

  17. jcp staff get free tool to get ppl of the dole

    Formed in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s by its leader, Konstantin Heirl, for the purpose of eliminating the mass unemployment existing among the youth of Germany

    http://www.bladesandbows.co.uk/world-war-ii-nazi-rad-replica-dagger-608-p.asp

    super ted

    May 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

  18. Please sign this petition – we need UJM removed
    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49607

    fed up and about to be sanctioned

    May 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

  19. Boycott Workfare interupts Mark Hoban speech at Employ 2013

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    May 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

  20. --

    May 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

  21. The new legislation only refers to creating and maintaining an on-line profile, but does not specifically state with UJM.

    AND, it only states MAY be specified.

    If you can find better ways (of which there are many) you cannot be forced to use UJM. Most laws allow scope and flexibility to cater for a wide range of individual circumstances.

    It is often then left to the Jobseeker to challenge the adviser, which is difficult for the vulnerable or least assertive claimants.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012… search requirement

    (1)In this Part a “work search requirement” is a requirement that a claimant take—
    (a)all reasonable action, and
    (b)any particular action specified by the Secretary of State,
    for the purpose of obtaining paid work (or more paid work or better-paid work).
    (2)The Secretary of State may under subsection (1)(b) specify the time to be devoted to any particular action.
    (3)Action which may be specified under subsection (1)(b) includes in particular—
    (a)carrying out work searches;
    (b)making applications;
    (c)creating and maintaining an online profile;
    (d)registering with an employment agency;
    (e)seeking references;
    (f)any action prescribed for the purpose in subsection (1).
    (4)Regulations may impose limitations on a work search requirement by reference to the work to which it relates; and the Secretary of State may in any particular case specify further such limitations on such a requirement.
    (5)A limitation under subsection (4) may in particular be by reference to—
    (a)work of a particular nature,
    (b)work with a particular level of remuneration,
    (c)work in particular locations, or
    (d)work available for a certain number of hours per week or at particular times,
    and may be indefinite or for a particular period.

    Mary

    July 2, 2013 at 9:24 am

  22. I AM A COMMERCE GRADUETE, I HAVE DISTRIBUTION MAIL SORTING 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE. IN ROYAL MAIL GROUP PLC. & I WOULD LIKE TO WORK IN BT. RAIL, LIBRARY NHS PARCELFORCE ETC. SECTOR WANT TO WORK.

    BHARAT DESAI

    July 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    • and you cant spell GRADUATE ??????????????????

      ???

      July 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  23. Until I found this site I thought I was the only one having to undergo this humiliating process.
    The “Daily Mail” and senior politicians have us all pegged as “scroungers” or worse.
    IDS who lives 10 miles up the road is hardly in a position to judge. His wife’s family owns the village, Swanborough, Feudal or what?

    Keep on doing what you doing

    Nick

    Nick Weir

    July 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

  24. Have resisted the requests for me to sign up to a universal jobmatch account in any way shape or form. Primarily on data protection grounds. Have today been told, that the mandation is now enshrined in law. I asked for more details, including the specific law on the matter, however apparently the jobcentre (local to me) has been told not to divuldge any further information to those who request it.

    I found this extremely strange behaviour. An information black-out. I was told to check out the local library or to talk to my local mp.

    I will try to do both.

    I am a conscientous objector who does not wish my personal data to be distributed to third party entities, and or sold/traded or given, especially to an entity that is of a different nation to my own. I will be resisting this fully.

    I do/have done what is required of me with regards to looking for work, and do not see how having a universal jobmatch account is in anyway beneficial to me (I can still find the details of the jobs on ujm by approaching the company directly e.t.c) or will in anyway further by ability to attain employment. It is solely beneficial to the com pany operating (m onster) to absorb data on citizens of a foregien nation (monster is a u.s.a entity). I would actually be aiding the intelligence of a foreign nation if i did this. Being a u.k citizen through and through, i will not aid and abet a foreign nation.

    – Dan.

    ObiDanKinobi

    July 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  25. *in anyway further my ability

    ObiDanKinobi

    July 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    • ObiDanKinobi :

      Have resisted the requests for me to sign up to a universal jobmatch account in any way shape or form. Primarily on data protection grounds. Have today been told, that the mandation is now enshrined in law. I asked for more details, including the specific law on the matter, however apparently the jobcentre (local to me) has been told not to divuldge any further information to those who request it.
      I found this extremely strange behaviour. An information black-out. I was told to check out the local library or to talk to my local mp.
      I will try to do both.
      I am a conscientous objector who does not wish my personal data to be distributed to third party entities, and or sold/traded or given, especially to an entity that is of a different nation to my own. I will be resisting this fully.
      I do/have done what is required of me with regards to looking for work, and do not see how having a universal jobmatch account is in anyway beneficial to me (I can still find the details of the jobs on ujm by approaching the company directly e.t.c) or will in anyway further by ability to attain employment. It is solely beneficial to the com pany operating (m onster) to absorb data on citizens of a foregien nation (monster is a u.s.a entity). I would actually be aiding the intelligence of a foreign nation if i did this. Being a u.k citizen through and through, i will not aid and abet a foreign nation.
      – Dan.

      You should REGISTER on UJ only…. and NOT allow them access. That is why they have the boxes there on UJ site…. so you have a CHOICE….. If it was mandatory for you to allow them access, the boxes would not be there.
      I suggest you download this and print it out…. then show them when you next sign on.

      http://www.getoutofdebtfree.org/forum/download/file.php?id=3825&sid=f71379626b43c5430f482add48f2b99a

      The Mandation is NOT enshrined in Law…. it is subject to Contract law…. which means that hat any contract entered by threats, bullying, intimidation, or coercion is unlawful and the contract is invalid.

      What is a Mandate?

      In this context it is a judicial command or order, so you merely ask which court, judge, or magistrate made such an order against you, and why the court didn’t contact you prior to this being heard, and why you weren’t allowed to make a defence, then watch them cringe when you tell them to put it all down in writing and sign it with a true signature.

      epsom

      July 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  26. OK I’ve read through all these messages and here is my basic take on it. As DWP can’t enforce any of this by law they are using contractual and misleading conjecture to manipulate people into giving information away.

    If you are honest job searcher this shouldn’t be an issue however in the interest of privacy and the so-called DPA it is completely irrelevant anyway. If you have the money, you can buy information about anyone he right people.

    The internet is just one great harvest of data and the unemployed and impoverished are the chaff of the wheat. I feel the government is using the terrorism act to abuse the basic civil rights of people.

    The right to refuse DWP viewing your work search record is merely a ruse, so they stay within the bounds of the law. Anybody with administrative rights could quite easily just login anyway. Afterall they do have your UJ UID number on their system.

    My so-called advisor asked me if I had signed-up (seems to be a constant question) and then proceeded to confirm this anyway. Why ask, if he already could check? I’m no dummy in this respect.

    I have to sign a new agreement next time I sign on which will dupe me into agreeing to allowing them viewing my profile. I’m not against anybody helpful viewing my UJ profile. However I do not want a powermad jumped-up grunt viewing my page and creating impossible scenarios where I can be mandated regardless of my circumstances.

    Their job is to get as many people sanctioned and with the constant threat of this, maybe people will just take any job – regardless of location and financial benefit. To be fair, the majority of people do not want or need the stress of an overrated computer operator telling them how to commit to their life. They should be more helpful, less procedural and only sanction people who really show no progress or interest.

    They should stop paying for drug addicts and alcoholics; that’s an individual problem and tax payers shouldn’t have to fund it. That goes for citizens who don’t legally have the right to stay in the UK.

    Britain’s too soft and the people who suffer the most are the ones who were born here. As for the other two, how can these conditions be considered an illness. . Meanwhile disabled people are being considered to be fit for work and some clearly can not work in a mainstream environment. Some can though and are work shy.

    AzzaDooDoo

    August 1, 2013 at 12:04 am

    • AzzaDooDoo,

      Again… as in the above post…you do NOT have to allow them access to your UJ account.
      That is their OWN DWP internal memo. Register, yes… but that’s it.
      If they need proof–print the DWP memo, linked elsewhere in this thread.
      They are NOT “personal advisors”, as they maintain… they are Employment officers.
      Ask them to show you where in any of the rules it states the term “personal advisor”…they cannot do it…because it doesn’t exist.
      …and the ONLY reason they want you to allow them access is so they MONITOR you like a criminal.
      All the jobs on UJ can be found and applied for in indeed.co.uk and totaljobs.co.uk.

      epsom

      August 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

  27. SAME VAIN. WHEN I WENT TO SIGN AT A JOBCENTRE IN SUFFOLK ON TUESDAY. THE FLA WAS MOANING ABOUT UJM. SHE COULD NOT ACCESS SOME ACCOUNTS EVEN THOUGH ACCESS HAS BEEN ALLOWED. IT WOULD ALSO NOT LET HER ACCESS FOR A BASIC JOB SEARCH. SHE SAID THAT SHE WISHED THAT THEY LEFT THING AS THEY WERE. TOO DIFFICULT ON TELLING YOU APPLY FOR AGENCY JOB MAY NOT BE GENUINE VACANCY. ONE AT LEAST ON OURSIDE

    HA HA

    August 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

  28. Personally I think we have to look to the new twenty pound note to find an answer here.The new twenty pound note will feature Adam Smith a Scotsman.This is interesting and I imagine a political move to highlight the economic principle of ‘the unseen hand’ or ‘invisible force’ which is supposed to operate in a ‘laissez faire’ styled economy.

    This economic approach practiced by the DWP now believe that they don’t have a part to play in your job search anymore, it all boils down to the ‘invisible hand’.In fact Adam Smith is history because the majority of Scots are labourites and have embraced Keynes who believed in intervention in the economy, that is by government spending to generate employment and production.

    Today is not the situation that was the same as the labour stronghold that gripped the country prior to the take-over of Margret Thatcher and the conservatives in the eighties.It appears labour are always accused of overspending when in fact the economic crisis in Britain was a global tidal wave that started in America in 2008.

    The new political panacea for Britain to cut spending is to introduce a strict political party, this may be fine but as usual the conservatives cannot address the fact that whenever they get into power unemployment shoots up to astronomic levels.To make things worse the DWP adopts this ‘laissez faire’ approach to job creation. The truth is the forces of supply and demand do not equate to equilibrium and this is why there must be intervention to created aggregate demand in the economy and to create more jobs.

    This non-involvement by DWP in actively intervening in the jobseekers search is very suttle because not only does it tie into the political stance of non-involvement but also seems to encourage more internet based job searching which gives away more information.This internet approach follows the international trend of signing up to the ‘beast’ and closer to the ‘mark of the beast’ which is the giving away of personal information into some database and we all know that database is shared by other ‘marketiers’ who contact us because we ticked some box somewhere, and the marketier can’t even tell you what that box is.

    At present the ‘mark of the beast’ appears to be harmless but it gradually conditions the participants to give away more and more information. It’s also giving away more information to more databases who promise secure encryped websites and security of mind.
    The information we give is obviously manipulated into various forms which can lead to all sorts of conclusions being drawn about that individual.

    So yes I think there is an element of danger in signing up to a supposed harmless Universal Jobsite because the information can be used against us.Take the length of your job search for example.This can be saved on a database for a number of years and it could be misconstrued into a negative profile.I don’t know if youv’e noticed but the advisors at Service orgs and job centre don’t bother about handing out paper based job searches anymore. It’s because they want to encourage internet searches which can be monitored by them more easily.

    These Service organisations and the jobcentre use the ‘carrot and stick’ approach. If you sign up to their website, you get a carrot. If you rebel, you get a stick.

    I think there is need to be cautious to the general ‘mark of the beast’ which the DWP are also innocently a part of. There is a danger in giving away personal information.The question is can we live without it?

    gullible

    August 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  29. The DWP may be able to get you to register for UJ but they cannot force you to use it if you decide not to. How can they if you have not given them access to your account even tell if you are using it or not,
    Do not give them access and if you already have you can easily change that

    P Leto

    August 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

  30. If You Do Decline After 1st Giving Permission You Have Too Write To Caxton House And Your Local District Manager.. This Will Set You Up For A Sanction On The Grounds Of Non-Co-Operation

    sanction doubt

    August 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  31. Mr Any Mouse. Yep big bruvver is watching us what happend to the so called free world
    has Mr Cameron been taking lessons in politics from the comunist party.
    The trouble is those in power dont live in the real world and most were born with a silver
    spoon in their mouths and they seem to think that people on benefits all live the easy life
    lets see how long cunts like Cameron last on £130 a fortnight he would spend more than
    that on one meal.
    I say we the the people should all get together and march on parliment and protest because I think we have all had enough of being wakled on by those in power

    darren adams

    August 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

  32. Andrew Coates :Cost me 50 pence when I did it last week.

    libraries should not charge you if it is to do with searching for jobs or job applications

    Mark

    August 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

  33. wow really? all of you moaning on here about having to sign up and use the job match…

    if you’re capable of using the internet to cry about this, surely you are capable of using the job match, so what is the problem? Sounds like you don’t actually want to find a job as this is another way of checking if you are genuinely looking for work.

    david

    August 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    • david :
      wow really? all of you moaning on here about having to sign up and use the job match…

      if you’re capable of using the internet to cry about this, surely you are capable of using the job match, so what is the problem? Sounds like you don’t actually want to find a job as this is another way of checking if you are genuinely looking for work.

      You really are a silly boy aren’t you.
      If you really want to make any comments here, then you should do some basic research first.
      You seem the type of person who does what they are told without looking at the wider implications.
      There is no problem REGISTERING with UJ—the problems come when you give them ACCESS. You can use use it, as I do—-but if you give them access, that creates the problem—and if you don’t know what those problems are, you should not be on here.
      All the jobs on UJ are on other agency sites, like indeed.co.uk and totaljobs.co.uk. There is a REASON why they want you to give them access.

      HAVE A LOOK AT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MONSTER WORLDWIDE, WHO ARE AN AMERICAN COMPANY WHO RUN UJ—then see where they are based, in UTAH….then research what they do with all your information and how long they store it for. This is OUTSIDE of the EU.

      If you really are happy with the JCP monitoring you 24/7 and you are happy to do everything they say…..then that is whats wrong with most people in this country.
      This goes a great deal deeper than just “signing up and using the jobmatch”.

      epsom

      August 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      • Don’t Forget…. Most internet and sms traffic goes through the USA anyway

        Doctor 6

        November 15, 2013 at 11:07 am

  34. I have had same problem with DWPabout joining the job match they directed me and mandated me but i refused to give consent.
    I asked for there legislation of law and the rights they have to force me to hand over my data amongst other laws they were breaking and got nothing but ignorance and directions to join.
    I appealed and it did not even go t0 the the tribunal they awarded me back what they took no apologize or admittance i was right but i won
    My advise fight every thing you can do not give them consent and ask for the laws that require them to do this.
    Trust me they can not force you to give up your rights they may sanction you illegally but you will get it back.

    rightfull man

    November 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

  35. after 3 wp sanctions 19 weeks later have had it reversed a day ago.

    Now I have this same UJ problem looming to set up yet another cut!!! And need to provide ‘printouts’.
    Which I will not bring as I am not going out of my way to prove what I have done when I already record everything I do and nobody ever bothers reading it.
    See how I get on after I ask for more information and legislation. See them co ercing and force us under a direct threat of sanction. Nowhere in the conditions does it say we need to provide print outs or otherwise.??? Literally whats the point if no one reads it????????
    IE THERE must be another reason for this “access” 24/7 your accounts keys and mouse your personal computer, cookies use free legal aid if needs be… we should for the majority
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ?

    KAY

    December 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    • Kay,
      You should read all of the above posts for the information you need.
      They have a UJ Toolkit, which states what they can do and cannot do–here is a post that I sent earlier on this thread:
      This is part of it—it tells workers at the jobcentre exactly what they can and can’t do:

      “Access to UJ Account

      If, and when, a claimant signs up to UJ, they
      will be encouraged to give DWP access to their
      account. However, it is absolutely clear from a
      legal perspective that the claimant does not
      have to tick the box to give DWP access to
      their account, and can provide alternative proof
      of UJ sign up and use, e.g. screenprints”

      –As I said in previous post, you do need to register with UJ, as eventually it will all be done online and jobcentres will cease to exist…BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TICK THE BOX THAT GIVES THEM ACCESS.
      When I signed on, I showed him that I registered, by giving him my email–and he checked. But i did not give him permission to look at anything else—inc jobs applied for etc etc.

      I gave him a number of screenprints of jobs i applied for–and that is sufficient.

      Unless a person is NOT really looking for work, then they can issue a Jobseekers Directive….but as long as you bring in screenprints…no problem.–

      So—you do need to register, but do not need to give access. But if you don’t give access, then they ask for printouts.

      epsom

      December 8, 2013 at 1:40 am

      • … but printouts cost a fortune to produce though…

        InkLevelLow

        March 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      • InkLevelLow :
        … but printouts cost a fortune to produce though…

        Depends.
        if you have a printer and are using Epsom inks, they can be found for less that a pound for black and just over a pound for colour ( compatible–not original).
        If you are using other makes, then it is expensive—but its worth it to get them off your back.

        epsom

        March 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  36. Yes Thank you Epsom, interesting to know. Was having a bit of an outlet there! I appreciate this page and all the links/comments on here, its good to know there are groups out here. All the info is going to be helpful.
    I am on the system but i did not tick the box. So thats clear!
    Most of the jobs I have had have never been from the internet. They have been through phone, calls meetings, application forms and contacts.
    I still apply now via phone and face to face and this suits me. Instead of creating a legal case to prove what I- or anyone else has done each time. How can I prove that… I guess they want me to dig out the phone bills, record all interactions, Wish i was joking. 1 print will have to do! if any..

    KAY

    December 10, 2013 at 12:42 am

    • KAY :
      Yes Thank you Epsom, interesting to know. Was having a bit of an outlet there! I appreciate this page and all the links/comments on here, its good to know there are groups out here. All the info is going to be helpful.
      I am on the system but i did not tick the box. So thats clear!
      Most of the jobs I have had have never been from the internet. They have been through phone, calls meetings, application forms and contacts.
      I still apply now via phone and face to face and this suits me. Instead of creating a legal case to prove what I- or anyone else has done each time. How can I prove that… I guess they want me to dig out the phone bills, record all interactions, Wish i was joking. 1 print will have to do! if any..

      YW Kay.
      If you have the contact details of the people you phone or see face to face, then it is up to the JCP to check.
      All the jobs on the Universal Jobmatch site (except, literally one or two) can be found on Indeed.co.uk and totaljobs.co.uk..
      I apply for jobs via those sites and a few others, and use printouts to prove it.

      epsom

      December 10, 2013 at 2:49 am

  37. Thats good information. Will do this instead then! and see how it goes.Thanks for your consideration

    KAY

    December 11, 2013 at 12:49 am

  38. I went to sign on the other day and the “advisor” looked on my ujm and said you have not applied for any jobs, you will be in trouble if the powers to be (pointing to an office). I thought they cannot access my info,or is it they can see what jobs I applied for?

    spudulike

    March 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  39. In addition to that, I’ve been trying to get on to ujs but to no avail, so I contacted them and this is the reply that I got,strange since it’s just co-incided with the latest scandel to hit the jobsearch site of bogus jobs:

    You recently contacted the Universal Jobmatch Helpdesk regarding your Government Gateway / Universal Jobmatch account. You told us:

    You have problem which is preventing you from getting in to the account you set up on Universal Jobmatch.

    Firstly let me apologise on behalf of the service for the problems that you have been experiencing. We are aware that there are some technical problems with the system which is preventing some users from accessing their accounts. The below instructions outline what options are currently available when this happens. I am sorry that I cannot provide you with a more satisfactory resolution at the present time.

    The Universal Jobmatch service uses your email address as part of the secure verification process and will not allow it to be reused. Therefore the service will not allow you to set up a new account using an email address that has been used before in Universal Jobmatch.

    The Universal Jobmatch service has recognised that this may cause problems for some people. The service now runs a regular ‘fix’ within three weeks of this mail that clears the email addresses of people like you who have told us they cannot get into the service. All people who have reported this problem will receive an email notification advising when the ‘fix’ is about to take place. If you have taken option one below you can ignore that email notification.

    You now have two choices:

    Choice 1:
    If you have a different email address available, or can set up a different email address, you may setup a new user id on the service now by starting the new registration process again.

    Your new account on Universal Jobmatch must use this different email address.

    When you have created your new account you can ignore the email notification described above.
    (Please note: The DWP cannot advise you on creating a new different email address as there are numerous providers on the internet that can assist you with this).

    Choice 2:
    You can continue using the service using the standard jobsearch which does not need you to log in to your account.

    When you receive the email notification described above you can set up a new user id on the service by starting the registration process again and reuse your existing email address.

    When you set up your new account it is important that you look for the verification email from gateway.confirmation@gateway.gov.uk in your email account (check your spam folders too) and take the option to verify your email. This will allow you to recover your user id or reset your password in the future.

    Should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us via the website.

    Kind regards

    Universal Jobmatch Helpdesk (A DWP Service

    Please note: It does not mention that setting up a new account is mandatory so the advise would be to “NOT” set up one

    spudulike

    March 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    • This question has been asked so often….the answer is NO…..IT IS NOT MANDATORY TO USE UJ.
      You have to register BUT you do NOT have to give them access.
      That is why there are boxes on there…. for you to tick whether you want to give them access or not.
      AND HAVE A LOOK AT PREVIOUS POST’S—-AND THE UJ TOOLKIT….IT STATES QUITE CLEARLY THAT IT IS NOT MANDATORY TO GIVE ACCESS.
      You can show them your job applications by using print outs of the jobs you applies for.
      Almost ALL jobs advertised on UJ are on TOTALJOBS and INDEED .CO.UK.

      epsom

      March 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  40. as long as you fill in your job search sheet you dont need to show them any print outs as the written job search is all you need to provide that you are applying for jobs.

    not that can check any jobs you have applied for as they not got the time or staff to do it anyway.

    and i proved this buy making up company’s and jobs and just filling in my job search with them and nothing is said or checked.

    not even tried for a job since b4 the wp as there’s no point even trying now just fill in my js and keep my gob shut and no hassle 🙂

    super ted

    March 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  41. epsom :

    InkLevelLow :

    … but printouts cost a fortune to produce though…

    Depends.
    if you have a printer and are using Epsom inks, they can be found for less that a pound for black and just over a pound for colour ( compatible–not original).
    If you are using other makes, then it is expensive—but its worth it to get them off your back.

    *Should be Epson–not Epsom.

    epsom

    March 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

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  49. I fill out daily my History Activity which is such a waste of time. If there are no jobs to apply for, then i can not magic them up. What am I supposed to say i am doing? Currently waiting on jobs i have applied for to get back to me as they said they are working through application forms.

    This is good but does the UJ require we add out activity each day? I am privileged to be dealing with the most hateful person at the job centre. For a start she is smug, rude, condescending, unhelpful and demands to know all my details. She has enough already and my login to job sites and what jobs they are mine to keep.

    Do job centre staff go on courses to be rude? The moment I get a job i shall be writing a letter to the DWP minister copies to my local MP complaining of how i am being treated. Unemployment is not a hobby, I did not ask for it but it is what happens, so to make someone feel worse for not working is a form of bullying.

    Sadly unemployed

    November 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

    • As I have pointed out numerous times, you have to REGISTER, but you do NOT have to give them permission to look at it.
      That is why there are TWO boxes on UJ —-tick one and it says you do NOT give permission.
      It is also in the DWPs OWN guidelines—so if an advisor says you HAVE to let them see it, they are breaching their own rules and you tell them you are going to report them for mis-representation in public office.
      I have a computer and PRINT my applications i make online and take them to the JCP when I sign on. If you don’t have a computer, use one in a library.

      If you have an obnoxious advisor, then you have a right to ask for another one–and give your reasons for doing so.

      They are there to HELP you find work…not make things as difficult as they can. They have a Duty of Care towards their customers

      Currently the DWP is classed as the Civil Service directly answerable to a Ministerial department headed by the Minister for Work and Pensions and their conduct is directly governed by something called CIVIL SERVICE VALUES which is a statutory document. All employees are contractually bound to this document through their contract of employment. This means that as employees of the civil service they have to be open and honest, maintain the respect of the public, and comply with the law.

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