Policy Committees

Administration & Finance

Overview The members of the A&F Committee are Chief Financial Officers, Budget Directors & Officers, Controllers, Executive Director’s Office of Administration, Chief Fiscal Officers, Strategic Operations Managers, and others who deal with member financial, budget, grant, and funding issues. All NASWA members have representatives on the A&F Committee. The Committee meets three times a year with special meetings (virtual) to deal with current issues. Mission The mission of the A&F Committee is to review and provide methods for the exchange of information among states about federal

Communications

Overview The Communications Committee is made up of the Communications Directors and staff from the 50 states, three territories, and District of Columbia workforce agencies. The Committee normally meets three times per year in-person and holds quarterly calls in between meetings. Mission The mission of the Communications Committee is to increase and enhance communications between NASWA and member states, bring attention to and advocate for the work being undertaken on important workforce and unemployment insurance activities and policies nationally and in the states, and leverage messaging at

Employment & Training

Overview E&T Committee members are state workforce agency administrators and workforce development program directors. The Committee generally meets three times per year in person and holds calls and events between meetings. The Committee staff and members also support two related cross-sector forums which meet quarterly, including an Apprenticeship Affinity Group which brings E&T directors together with state apprenticeship directors and influencers; and a Cross-Sector Employment and Training Network, which brings E&T directors together with state TANF and SNAP leaders (through a partnership

Equal Opportunity

Overview The Equal Opportunity (EO) Committee members are state-level Equal Opportunity Officers, State Workforce Agency Equal Opportunity Officers, State Equal Opportunity Directors, and other workforce agency employees who work in the area of equal opportunity in workforce programs. The Committee generally meets three times per year in-person and holds quarterly calls between meetings. Mission The Equal Opportunity Committee's mission is to provide a forum for state workforce agency Equal Opportunity Officers to discuss current EO issues, develop recommendations on how the workforce system

Technology

Overview The Technology Committee is set up to provide strategic guidance to states so that they can improve workforce development outcomes by leveraging information technology. The Committee is a valuable venue for State Technology Directors to share best practices and lead discussions on implementation of WIOA and Workforce/Employment Services Data Technology Systems. The committee serves as the only State Workforce Agency group that can provide top-level perspective, advocacy and education across the various NASWA technology services. This group is the conduit between the UI ITSC and

Unemployment Insurance

Overview Comprised of State Unemployment Insurance Directors or their designees, the Unemployment Insurance Committee strives for state consensus on issues and communicates policy proposals and concerns to the NASWA Board of Directors and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Committee generally meets four times per year in person. Mission The mission of the Unemployment Insurance Committee is to provide state input on unemployment insurance policies, performance requirements, administrative funding, and ways to strengthen the state-federal UI system. How NASWA Members Can Join A Policy Committee

Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee on Interstate Benefits

Overview The Interstate Benefits (IB) Subcommittee is the overseeing body for state Unemployment Insurance (UI) agreements, interstate benefits processes/procedures, states' voice for the federal UI programs, and states' voice for the combined wage claim program. The Subcommittee generally meets three times per year in person and holds quarterly calls between meetings. Mission The mission of the Interstate Benefits Subcommittee is to provide methods for the exchange of information among states and Canada to support unemployment compensation benefit determinations and workforce security

Veterans Affairs

Overview The Veterans Affairs Committee is made up of Jobs for Veterans State Grant coordinators and staff from the 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and District of Columbia workforce agencies. The Committee normally meets three times per year in-person and holds weekly calls. Mission The mission of the Veterans Affairs Committee is to advise State Workforce Administrators on issues related to workforce programs for Veterans, primarily the Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) program, Wagner-Peyser Act program, and required Priority of Service for Veterans in all U.S

Workforce & Labor Market Information

Overview WLMI Committee members are state labor market information (LMI) directors and other state staff who support a range of information functions for state agencies and executives, especially the development of traditional labor market information through the Bureau of Labor cooperative statistics programs, but also: performance measurement, federal reporting, program research and evaluation, population and economic research, research activities using linked administrative data, UI program support (e.g., trust fund analyses, development of statistical profiling models); equal opportunity