Past Meetings



WIOA ITSC Meeting

September 12 - September 13, 2017
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The September meeting of the Workforce Information Technology Support Center (WIOA ITSC) will be held at the Hall of States Building – 444 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 - on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 12, 2017.

If you have questions please contact NASWA Meetings



2017 Veterans Conference

August 16 - August 18, 2017
Washington, DC

Almost 500 people attended NASWA's Fourth Annual Veterans Conference August 16-18 in Washington DC. The agenda included four keynote speakers and 24 different workshops that covered such varying topics as credentialing, apprenticeship, transitioning from military to civilian life, LGBTQ issues, Veterans courts, and helping employers understand military culture. Thanks to everyone who attended, was a featured speaker, presenter or panelist, and contributed to the event's success.

Visit the 2017 Veterans Conference website for conference materials.  



Employment & Training Committee Meeting

August 15 - August 15, 2017
Washington, DC

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) invites you to join us for our third Employment & Training Committee meeting of the 2016-2017 association year. The meeting will take place August 15-16, 2017 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The second day of the meeting, Wednesday, August 16, will be a joint session with the NASWA Equal Opportunity and Veterans Affairs Committees.

Members are encouraged to register and stay for the 2017 NASWA Veterans Conference: Serving Those Who Served being held on August 16-18, 2017. The conference will include workshops and plenary sessions for state workforce agencies, federal partners, employers, Veterans Service Organizations, WIOA partners and others focused on "serving those who served”.


Meeting Presentations

Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting

August 15 - August 16, 2017
Washington, DC

This is the 3rd meeting of the Veterans Affairs Committee for the association year. The meeting will take place August 15-16, 2017 at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The committee will meet with USDOL VETS national and regional leadership, NVTI contractors, and other stakeholders. There will be discussion on policy, procedure, legislation, and budget. The second half of the meeting will be a joint session with the NASWA EO and E&T committees.

 

Members are encouraged to register and stay for the 2017 NASWA Veterans Conference: Serving Those Who Served being held on August 16-18, 2017. The conference will include workshops and plenary sessions for state workforce agencies, federal partners, employers, Veterans Service Organizations, WIOA partners and others focused on "serving those who served”.


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Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting

August 15 - August 16, 2017
Washington, DC

The NASWA Equal Opportunity Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, August 15, to Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. The meeting will include joint sessions with the NASWA Employment and Training Committee and NASWA Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting. Members are encouraged to register and stay for the 2017 NASWA Veterans Conference: Serving Those Who Served being held on August 16-18, 2017. The conference will include workshops and plenary sessions for state workforce agencies, federal partners, employers, Veterans Service Organizations, WIOA partners and others focused on "serving those who served”. 


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Labor Market Information Committee Meeting

July 13 - July 14, 2017
Baltimore, MD

The LMI Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 13 to Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. There will be a joint meeting with the Unemployment Insurance Committee for a half day on July 13th. 



Unemployment Insurance Committee Meeting

July 13 - July 14, 2017
Baltimore, MD

The NASWA UI Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 13 to Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. We will be meeting jointly with the NASWA Labor Market Information Committee for a half day on the July 13th. 


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Unemployment Insurance Interstate Benefits Subcommittee

July 11 - July 12, 2017
Baltimore, MD

The NASWA UI IB Subcommittee will be meeting on Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. 


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Board of Directors Meeting

June 08 - June 09, 2017
Austin, TX

The Board of Directors meeting will convene on June 8 at 1:30 pm and will adjourn at 12:00 noon on June 9. 



Communications Work-Group Meeting

June 07 - June 08, 2017
Austin, TX

The NASWA Communications Work-Group will be meeting on Wednesday, June 7th from 1:30p – 5:00p and June 8th from 8:30a – 12:00p. Lunch from 12:00p-1:00p will be included.



Technology Committee Meeting

June 06 - June 07, 2017
Austin, TX

The next NASWA Technology Committee meeting of the 2017 association year will be held at the Kimpton Van Zandt Hotel, 605 Davis Street, Austin, TX. Please register if you will be attending the meeting. Registration is important to help us plan for meeting space and meals. The registration fee, which covers some of the meeting costs, is $100.00.



Basic UI Fraud Investigations Instructor-Led Training

June 06 - June 08, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

During this instructor-led course, participants will learn the UI fraud investigation process in the context of case studies and scenarios. 

In order to reserve your space for this course, you must have applied for and been approved for enrollment in the UI National Integrity Academy and the Fraud Investigation Certificate program. All course participants will be required to complete the pre-requisite Online eLearning course “Fundamentals of Integrity for Fraud Investigators” prior to attending the instructor-led training event.

Training Location:

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Worker's Compensation Programs (Division of Federal Employees' Compensation) 170 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 715E
The Curtis Center
Philadelphia, PA 19106



Workforce Connect Phase II Planning Session

June 06 - June 07, 2017
Arlington,, VA

Thank you for in participating in the Workforce Connect Phase II project with USDOL and NASWA/ITSC. This collaborative project will provide states with advanced functionality to better assist job seekers with planning and strategy development for their next career opportunity. The IT tools developed through this effort will be available for all states to take advantage of, and as a participating state you will be able to help shape the capabilities and functionality of these tools. During this first Planning Session, the team will focus on development of business requirements for My Reemployment Plan to make the tool an automated reality.

State attendees for this session should be thought leaders from your state with a strong base of understanding on reemployment strategies, plans, and technologies. 



Employment & Training Committee Meeting

May 18 - May 19, 2017
Boston, MA

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) invites you to join us for our second Employment & Training Committee meeting of the 2016-2017 association year. The meeting will take place May 18-19, 2017 at Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA.  The first day of the meeting, Thursday, May 18, will be a joint session with the NASWA Administration and Finance Committee.

A $20 processing fee will apply to refunds requested on or before May 1, 2017.  All refunds will be paid approximately 45 days following the meeting. 

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after May 1, 2017.

  Agenda


Meeting Presentations

Administration & Finance Committee Meeting

May 18 - May 19, 2017
Boston, MA

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Administration & Finance Committee announces its third meeting of the 2016-2017 association year. The meeting will take place May 18-19, 2017 at Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA.  The first day of the meeting, Thursday, May 18, will be a joint session with the NASWA Employment and Training Committee.


Meeting Presentations

UI 101 Training for Vendors

May 16 - May 18, 2017
Baltimore, MD

This course is designed to familiarize information technology professionals and other project staff with the concepts, laws, administrative regulations, and business processes of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.  It introduces participants to the basics of UI Tax, Benefits and Appeals regulations and processes at both the national and state level.  The course starts with a brief overview of the history and purpose of the UI program and describes how UI benefits and administrative costs are funded. 

Participants will gain an understanding of the employer’s role in the UI system, including: establishment of an employer account; the reporting of quarterly wages and payment of taxes; how employer rates and charging of benefits are determined; and various enforcement activities within the UI Tax program. The instructors walk participants through the various steps in filing a claim including calculations for a monetary benefit amount and determining claimants’ eligibility for benefits. The training also includes a description of different claim types; UI claimant and employer appeal rights; overpayment determination; adjustments; and fraud issues.  The training concludes with an overview of required UI performance measures and Federal and Non-Federal reporting. 



Veterans Committee Meeting

May 08 - May 09, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

The mission of the NASWA Veterans Committee is to advise State Workforce Administrators on issues related to workforce programs for Veterans, primarily the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP), the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) program, Wagner-Peyser Act program, and Priority of Service for Veterans requirements for U.S. Department of Labor employment and training programs. The Committee provides a forum for state Veteran program leaders to discuss policy and procedure, share promising practices, and hear about pending legislation. The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) considers the NASWA Veterans Affairs Committee a primary partner in developing policy and procedures for the DVOP and LVER programs.


Meeting Presentations

Labor Market Information Committee Meeting

April 19 - April 20, 2017
Chicago, IL

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) invites you to join us for our second LMI Committee meeting of the 2016-2017 association year. The meeting will take place April 19-20, 2017 at The James Hotel in Chicago, IL.

A $20 processing fee will apply to refunds requested on or before April 1, 2017.  All refunds will be paid approximately 45 days following the meeting. 

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after April 1, 2017.

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Meeting Presentations

SIDES Training Seminar

April 18 - April 20, 2017
Kansas City, MO

The 2017 State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Training Seminar is a gathering for state unemployment insurance professionals and employers/third party administrators who are partnering with SIDES to ensure UI program integrity. The training seminar will highlight best practices used for both process and technological solutions.  Some of the workshop topics will include the effort for implementing additional SIDES exchanges, state strategies for engaging employer participation in SIDES, dos and don’ts of implementing the SIDES single sign on option, and fact finding 101 for employers and TPAs.  Attendance is encouraged for UI Directors, UI benefit managers, adjudication managers, state and employer/TPA SIDES liaisons, SIDES IT system analysts and programmers and other appropriate staff as determined by states and employers.

 

ETA recognizes the importance that states attend this Seminar to increase the consistency and use of the SIDES system.  The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), will provide up to $2,000 to each participating state to help cover travel costs.  

 



NLx Steering Committee Meeting

April 06 - April 07, 2017
Santa Fe, NM

The National Labor Exchange (NLx) is a sophisticated electronic labor-exchange network, created in 2007 in a partnership agreement between NASWA and DirectEmployers (DirectEmployers) Association. This is an unprecedented public-private partnership that leverages private non-profit-owned technology with existing state workforce agency resources. 

The mission of the NLx is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive collection of real online job openings in order to achieve the highest level of efficiency for the nation's labor exchange – at no additional cost to state workforce agencies, employers and job seekers. 

The NLx Steering Committee consists of ten employer representatives and ten state workforce agency representatives. It meets in-person twice a year, with most work accomplished via conference calls and emails. The NLx Steering Committee provides guidance and input on all programmatic and operations issues to this important initiative.


Meeting Presentations

NASWA Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting

March 30 - March 31, 2017
Kansas City, MO

The NASWA Equal Opportunity Committee will be meeting on March 30-31,2017, at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Please register if you will be attending the meeting.  Registration is important to help us plan for meeting space and meals.  The registration fee, which covers some of the meeting costs, is $100. You may pay by credit card, check, or purchase order voucher. If you mail your payment, please send it to NASWA, 444 North Capitol St., N.W., Suite 142, Washington, D.C. 20001.

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NASWA UI Committee Meeting

March 02 - March 03, 2017
Charleston, SC

The NASWA UI Committee will be meeting from Thursday, March 2 to Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. Please register if you will be attending the meeting.  Registration is important to help us plan for meeting space and meals.  The registration fee, which covers some of the meeting costs, is $100. You may pay by credit card, check, or purchase order voucher. If you mail your payment, please send it to NASWA, 444 North Capitol St., N.W., Suite 142, Washington, D.C. 20001. Cancellations after February 16 will not be refunded. 

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NASWA Unemployment Insurance Interstate Benefits Subcommittee Meeting

February 28 - March 01, 2017
Charleston, SC

The NASWA UI Interstate Benefits Subcommittee will be meeting from Tuesday, February 28 to Wednesday, March 1 at the Courtyard Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. Please register if you will be attending the meeting.  Registration is important to help us plan for meeting space and meals.  The registration fee, which covers some of the meeting costs, is $100. You may pay by credit card, check, or purchase order voucher. If you mail your payment, please send it to NASWA, 444 North Capitol St., N.W., Suite 142, Washington, D.C. 20001. Cancellations after February 14 will not be refunded. 

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2017 Winter Policy Forum

February 22 - February 24, 2017
Washington, DC

NASWA Members are invited to attend the 2017 Winter Policy Forum, February 22 – 24, 2017 at the JW Marriott, Washington, DC. It will kick off with a Board of Directors meeting the morning of February 22nd and the Policy Forum will begin that afternoon and go through February 24th, wrapping up with visits to the Hill.

More Information | Register for the Policy Forum

Due to the specific focus on policy issues, this event is open only to NASWA members. 



NASWA Technology Committee Meeting

January 25 - January 26, 2017
Albuquerque, NM

The next in person NASWA Technology Committee meeting of the 2017 Association year will be held at the Hyatt Regency, in Albuquerque, NM on January 25th and 26th.  We will be meeting jointly with the NASWA Administration and Finance Committee for a half day on the 25th. 



NASWA Administration and Finance Committee Meeting

January 25 - January 26, 2017
Albuquerque, NM

The next in person NASWA Administration and Finance Committee  of the 2017 Association year will be held at the Hyatt Regency, in Albuquerque, NM on January 25th and 26th.  We will be meeting jointly with the NASWA Technology Committee for a half day on the 25th. 



Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting

January 19 - January 20, 2017
Charleston, SC

First meeting of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the association year. Will meet with USDOL VETS national and regional leadership, discuss policy, funding, legislation, and share state promising practices & initiatives. Will also work on plans for 2017 Veterans Conference in Washington DC.

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