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Wednesday, September 21
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session: The UI ARPA Tiger Teams Experience - States' Perspectives

Ambassador Room - 2nd Level


Track: Unemployment Insurance

The UI ARPA Tiger Teams Experience - States' Perspectives

A multi-state panel discussion providing the perspective of five states’ experiences with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Tiger Team project. More than 24 states have worked with multi-disciplinary Tiger Team consultants to conduct discovery assessments and propose solutions to address fraud, timeliness, and equitable access. Listen to how these states have taken advantage of this opportunity and learn about the various stages of the process including initial analysis and information gathering, recommendation selection and development, implementation of resulting recommendations, and how it fits into other state initiatives, such as UI equity grants and UI modernization efforts.


Jennifer Phillips, UI Assistant Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Employment Security (invited)


Andi Bridgmon, UI Director, Nebraska Department of Labor
Susan Dickinson, Deputy Secretary for Unemployment Compensation Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
Jeff Laesch, Director, Bureau of Management and Information Services, Unemployment Insurance, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Lynda Parven, Administrator, Employment Security Division, Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
Helen Ramsden, Systems and Processing Section Chief, UI, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Darryl Scott, UI Director, Delaware Department of Labor