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2020 SIDES Seminar

 

March 3 - SIDES Bootcamp & Pre-con
March 4-5 - SIDES Seminar
March 6 - Operations Committee Meeting

The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Seminar is a gathering for state workforce members, employers and third-party administrators (TPAs) to discuss current and developing trends in the unemployment program and how SIDES can be used to enhance integrity measures, streamline claims processing and reduce agency costs.

The SIDES Seminar will begin Tuesday, March 3rd with Bootcamp and pre-conference sessions from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Official kickoff of the Seminar will be Wednesday, March 4th through Thursday, March 5th, from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Additionally, there will be a SIDES Operations Committee meeting on Friday, March 6th from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

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USDOL Travel Reimbursement

TEN 15-19- 2020 Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Seminar, has been added to the ETA Advisory database and is now available At https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?docn=6574

2020 SIDES Seminar Schedule

The daily schedule of the conference is below. View the full pdf program.

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Registration

SEMINAR REGISTRATION

The cost to attend is $150 and includes breakfast and lunch. 

 

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Cancellations and Refunds

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days prior to the start of the event.

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Travel Information

Hotel Information

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The discounted group rate is $124.00 (single/double), plus applicable tax. All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

The deadline for reservations is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020.

 

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Please MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW, and cancel the room if you find you cannot attend. Avoid penalty by canceling more than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Conference FAQs

How do I cancel my registration?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Unregister" button. Follow the instructions to finalize the cancellation of your registration. 

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How do I transfer my registration to someone else?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Substitute Registration" button and follow the instructions to substitute an attendee. 

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I have a dietary restriction. How can I inform NASWA of this?

You may indicate dietary restrictions during the conference registration process. Before the event, a NASWA representative may contact you if more information is needed to process your dietary restriction request.

I require accessibility accommodations. How can I inform NASWA?

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What is the conference dress code?

All NASWA conferences require business casual attire.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days before the start of the first meeting. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days before the start of the first meeting.

2020 SIDES Seminar Presentations

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Learn from the Past, Think of the Future

Session: Preconference: Learn from the Past, Think of the Future | Tuesday March 3, 2020 | 1:00 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Pectol, Jerry - National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Abbott, Jamie - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Connecting the Facts

Session: Concurrent Session: Connecting the Facts | Tuesday March 3, 2020 | 2:10 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Vanek, Maridale - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

SIDES Technical Bootcamp - March 2020

Session: Concurrent Session: SIDES Implementations from an IT Perspective | Tuesday March 3, 2020 | 2:10 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Zemel, David - Atos IT Solutions and Services
  • Seth, Rajesh - Atos IT Solutions and Services
  • Holzbach, Jason - AEM Corporation

SIDES Overview

Session: Concurrent Session: State Technology Efforts & SIDES Overview | Tuesday March 3, 2020 | 2:10 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Pectol, Jerry - National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Abbott, Jamie - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

USDOL Welcome - UI SIDES Seminar March 2020

Session: Opening Plenary: Welcome | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 8:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Garner, Jim - U.S. Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), USDOL

California - Kick Starting Modernization

Session: Concurrent Session: Kick Starting Modernization | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 10:45 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Looney, Erica - California Employment Development Department

System Evolution and Sustainability

Session: Concurrent Session: Kick Starting Modernization | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 10:45 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Ansaldi, Lou - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Texas - SIDES and Modernization

Session: Concurrent Session: Kick Starting Modernization | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 10:45 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Warren, Terri - Texas Workforce Commission

Quits & Leave of Absences

Session: Concurrent Session: When an Employee Folds – Handling Voluntary Quits and Leave of Absence Claims | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 10:45 AM

Art of Gathering Business Requirements

Session: Concurrent Session: Art of Gathering Business Requirements | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Alt, Allan - National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Larson, Marie - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Connecting States to the Data They Need - IDH

Session: Concurrent Session: The Integrity Data Hub – Connecting States to the Data They Need | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Cotter, Jim - National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Lord, Jerome - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

ADP - Charges and Experience Rating

Session: Concurrent Session: Charges and Experience Rating - Understanding the Bottom Line | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 2:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Crowley, Thomas - Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Lean - Process Improvement in Pennsylvania

Session: Concurrent Session: Drawing a Straight Line: Process Improvements | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 2:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Shamatutu, Nsungwe - Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Mississippi - Drawing the Straight Line - Process Improvements

Session: Concurrent Session: Drawing a Straight Line: Process Improvements | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 2:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Granderson, Christina - Mississippi Department of Employment Security
  • Ware, Laketta - Mississippi Department of Employment Security

UI ITSC - Drawing a Straight Line Process Improvement

Session: Concurrent Session: Drawing a Straight Line: Process Improvements | Wednesday March 4, 2020 | 2:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Alt, Allan - National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Larson, Marie - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Thursday, March 5, 2020

NASWA Update - March 2020

Session: NASWA Updates & SIDES Awards | Thursday March 5, 2020 | 8:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Golombek, Ellen - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Crossmatching and SIDES EV

Session: Concurrent Session: Nothing is FreeCell: Earnings Verification Overview | Thursday March 5, 2020 | 9:45 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Littrell, Evan - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Louisiana - DUA ID Theft Case

Session: Concurrent Session: Clue – You Can Help Solve the Mystery | Thursday March 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Graham, Sherneta - Louisiana Workforce Commission

Kansas - Benefit Charges Overview

Session: Concurrent Session: Don’t Let Them Drive You Crazy Eights: Benefit Charges Overview | Thursday March 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • McCall, Polly - Kansas Department of Labor

Iowa - Removing Barriers for Employers

Session: Concurrent Session: Removing Barriers for Employers | Thursday March 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Hollett, Karen - Iowa Workforce Development

Maryland - SIDES Single Sign-On

Session: Concurrent Session: Removing Barriers for Employers | Thursday March 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Moore, Chris - Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

SIDES Toolkit

Session: Modernization: It’s SIDES Time | Thursday March 5, 2020 | 1:15 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Smith, Tyler - Idaho Department of Labor