Policy Committees

Administration & Finance

The mission of the Administration and Finance Committee is to: 1. Refine UI Administrative funding reform with the UI Committee as needed. 2. Analyze UI Trust Fund Financing issues and strategies. 3. Develop a polling mechanism to provide fast and more accurate information on how states are spending and obligating funds. 4. Complete the NASWA State Supplemental Funding Survey.


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

The NASWA Employment and Training (E&T) Committee provides state workforce agency administrators and staff a forum to share information and solutions on emerging issues related to the major workforce development programs, to provide advice on and assist with development of NASWA’s legislative and other priorities, and to provide advice to and receive updates from Federal policymakers, researchers, and partners. The most frequently discussed programs are: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs, Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Services program, Reemployment Services and

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


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 every Friday. 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

Workforce & Labor Market Information

The NASWA Workforce & Labor Market Information (WLMI) Committee provides a forum for state Labor Market Information Directors and other workforce agency staff to: discuss collecting, analyzing, and customizing workforce and labor market information to serve a broad range of programs and customers, share promising practices internally and with other NASWA entities, advise the NASWA Board of Directors and State Administrators on advocacy and policy matters. The WLMI Committee's goals are to: Help ensure NASWA remains a valued national voice on WLMI-related budget and policy priorities. Develop