A NASWA Partner is a public or private organization or individual with whom NASWA has an ongoing working relationship that is either informal or stated formally in a memorandum of understanding or contract. Below are organizations that NASWA partnered with.
America's Job Exchange (AJE) – AJE is an online destination for job seekers to find jobs and manage career enhancement. AJE was the successful bidder in ITSC's first RFP on the Review of State UI Websites and Development of a Standardized Portable Website Prototype Template.
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) – The AACC represents and advocates for nearly 1,200 associate-degree granting institutions with more than 13 million students. NASWA worked with AACC on the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).
American Council on Education (ACE) – ACE is a higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of accredited colleges and universities. ACE supported the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).
American Dental Education Association (ADEA) – ADEA represents all U.S. and Canadian dental schools in an effort to address contemporary issues in dental education. ADEA assisted in the development of the Virtual Career Network (VCN).
APQC – APQC helps organizations to assess and improve their performance. APQC worked with ITSC on the Best Practices, Connectivity and UI Performance and Accountability projects.
AgencyQ – AgencyQ is a technology design consultancy company that worked with ITSC in the development of requirements for the Workfroce3One website.
Burson-Marstelle (BM) – BM is a leading global public relations firm. BM was the successful bidder of the ITSC UI Claimant and Employer Messages Project. In addition BM created a SIDES marketing plan targeting employers and the SIDES eResponse system.
Capital Research Corporation (CRC) – Capital Research Corporation specializes in program evaluation, policy analysis and development of automated information systems. The firm has expertise in providing policy expertise in employment, training, education, welfare, health, and other human services programs. CRC works with CESER on the Recovery Act study.
Data Quality Campaign (DQC) – The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. NASWA participates in national discussions at DQC meetings and events, while supporting an exchange of information with various other partners in support of the development of the state workforce longitudinal data system.
Department of Defense – NASWA, USDOL, and the Department of Defense took a proactive role in reviewing reemployment services for separating veterans from their military jobs. The goal of the effort is to move ex-servicemembers off unemployment to viable jobs. NASWA is also involved in the DoD's Heroes to Hired initiative through the National Labor Exchange by providing unduplicated and verified job order content for the initiative's website.
Department of Labor (USDOL) – NASWA communicates the state workforce agencies' perspective when it comes to the proposal, implementation and reform of federal job workforce programs. NASWA continues to engage USDOL to further the state role in the workforce system.
Department of Veterans Affairs – NASWA is engaged with the Department of Veterans Affairs through the utilization of the National Labor Exchange's job order content and job search interface at VetSuccess.gov. Vetsuccess.gov is the Department of Veterans Affairs' online resource for veterans to facilitate the transition from active duty to civilian life.
DirectEmployers Association – DirectEmployers Association and NASWA formed an alliance in March 2007 to provide an employer-funded, jointly administered National Labor Exchange (NLX) as a replacement for the discontinued America's Job Bank.
Ed2Go – Ed2Go is an industry leader in online learning and course offerings over the past ten years. Ed2Go supported the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).
Fall Communications - Fall Communications delivers a complete range of marketing, communication and web site services from concept through delivery. Fall Communications has served as NASWA's primary web developer for the NASWA website since 1997.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – NASWA Executive Director Rich Hobbie serves on the Labor, Education and Health Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The Council supports the Federal Reserve System Community Affairs' Workforce Development and Employment Issues Program. In September 2012 the Council will hold a conference in Kansas City on "The Future of Workforce Development â€“ Where Research Meets Practice."
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – FINRA is an independent regulator for security firms doing business in the US. FINRA registers brokers and brokerage firms, writes and enforce rules governing their activities and educate investors. NASWA partnered with FINRA on the Job Dislocation brochure Making Smart Financial Decisions After a Job Loss.
Gartner – Gartner Inc. is a leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner was selected as the winning vendor to develop the requirements for UI and Workforce Systems Connectivity Requirements Gathering RFP issued by ITSC.
George Washington University Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) – The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide center for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues. GWU Professor Burt Barnow is codirector of the Recovery Act Study.
Greg Newton and Associates – Greg Newton and Associates offers a team of experts that provide highly rated and useful training on the topics most affecting the workforce investment system. NASWA facilitates state engagement with Greg Newton.
iSeek Solutions – iSeek Solutions is Minnesota's comprehensive career, education and job resource. iSeek assisted in the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), NASWA, USDOL, Federation of Tax Administrators, CA, MI, NJ, NY, and NC helped shape the Questionable Employment Tax Practices (QETP) initiative to help the IRS and states leverage resources and improve compliance with federal and state employment tax laws.
Jobs for the Future (JFF) – JFF identifies, develops, and promotes education and workforce strategies that expand opportunity for youth and adults. JFF partnered in the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).
John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development – The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, based at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a research and policy institute dedicated to raising the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education and training programs. The John J. Heldrich Center assisted ITSC in the development of the UI Workforce Connectivity Portal and NASWA assisted the Center in an older worker study.
Maher & Maher – Maher & Maher is a New Jersey â€“based human management consulting firm serving clients in the communications and government services sectors. Maher & Maher worked with ITSC on the UI Workforce Connectivity Projects.
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. NACE is a partner in the Social-Jobs Partnership which aims to facilitate employment through the use of online social networks.
National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) – NAWB represents business-led Workforce Investment Boards at the state and local level. NAWB supported the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the 50 states and territories. NASWA works with NCSL collaborating on policies and issues that impact the state workforce system.
National Governors Association (NGA) – The National Governors Association is a bipartisan organization that promotes states leadership, shares best practices and speaks collectively for state governors on national policy. NASWA has worked with NGA on a wide range of issues to communicate policies that are in the best interest for states.
National Skills Coalition (NSC) – The National Skills Coalition organizes broad-based coalitions seeking to raise the skills of America's workers across a range of industries. NASWA began working with the NSC and other partners in support of the Data Quality Initiative, but with a focus on workforce agencies and the state workforce longitudinal data systems.
Ray Marshall Center University of Texas-Austin – The Ray Marshall Center's research and evaluation efforts encompass a broad array of human resource development issues including employment training, education, childcare and welfare reform. The Ray Marshall Center has worked with CESER on workforce system research reports, including the Recovery Act study.
Social-Jobs Partnership – Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) created the 'Social Jobs Partnership.' The partnership's goal will be to facilitate employment for America's jobless through the use of social networks.
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research – The W.E. Upjohn Institute is an independent, nonprofit, endowed research organization founded in 1945 for the purpose of finding, evaluating, and promoting solutions to employment-related problems. The Institute is working with CESER on the Recovery Act study.
Urban Institute – The Urban Institute analyzes policies, evaluates programs and informs community development to improve social, civic and economic well-being. NASWA worked with the Urban Institute on the UI Performance and Accountability project and the Recovery Act study.
UWC – UWC is supportive of NASWA's UI Administrative Funding Proposal. The proposal would allow more Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) revenue returned to the states in good economic times and also provide funding for information technology improvements.
World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) – WAPES encourages the exchange of good practices between labor market and employment services sytems. NASWA President Bonnie Elsey attended the WAPES Board meeting representing NASWA as an observer.
XPAND Corporation – XPAND Corporation has been a leading provider of Information Technology services and solutions since 1991. XPAND Corporation aided the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).