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2022 SIDES Seminar

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.

Schedule

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The 2022 SIDES Seminar will be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO from Wednesday, April 27, 2022, through Thursday, April 28, 2022.

April 26: SIDES Bootcamp and Pre-Con

April 27 - 28: SIDES Seminar

April 29: SIDES Operations Committee Meeting


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Travel Reimbursement - STATES ONLY

NASWA will provide up to $2000 to each participating state to help cover travel costs. Allowable travel costs include transportation, hotel lodging, per diem costs (consistent with the General Services Administration schedule or the state’s out-of-state per diem requirements, whichever is less), and minor incidental costs like parking. NASWA will reimburse states only for accommodations on the nights of April 25 – 28, 2022.

After the seminar and upon receipt and approval of a single invoice summarizing travel costs incurred, NASWA will issue one reimbursement check per state for all participants from that state. The invoice to NASWA should include the name of the attendees, total travel expenses paid per attendee, the total requested reimbursement amount, and copies of all corresponding receipts to support the reimbursement, as required by the state’s travel policy.

The invoice and documentation, including mailing instructions for the check (attention of individual or department, and address), must be scanned and emailed to accounting@naswa.org. Each attending state should submit its invoice no later than July 31, 2022. NASWA will not honor invoices submitted after July 31, 2022.

Committee Meetings

Registration

Seminar Registration

There is NO COST to attend any of the SIDES Seminar sessions.

Registration Types

  • NASWA Member is an employee of a member state agency or NASWA staff.
  • Government Partner is a USDOL employee, Federal Agency employee, Federal Agency contractor, Congressional staff, or Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state agency partner employee.
  • Employers / PEO / TPA
  • Software Providers / Vendors

REGISTER

 


Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 18, 2022, or once we reach capacity. 

NOTE: There will be NO onsite or late registrations.

We recommend registering as soon as possible. 


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NOTE: To access your registration, click "Already Registered?" then use the Confirmation Number from the "Registration Confirmation" email (sent from NASWA Meetings).

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Cancellations

Cancellations

No cancellation fees will be applied.


Photography and Video Disclaimer

By attending the event, you acknowledge and agree as follows: (a) NASWA may use photographs or recordings of you at the event for social media, marketing, promotional activities and for any other lawful purpose in the ordinary course of its business; Keynote Speaker, Jeff Koziatek, may use a video recording of his presentation, in which the audience may be included, for marketing purposes as outlined in his contractual agreement with NASWA and (b) due to the prevalence of mobile recording devices in today’s world, NASWA disclaims all liability for the capture of your image in any multimedia format by other attendees at the event.

Travel Information

Hotel Information

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

1 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
United States

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The discounted group rate is $141.00 (single/double), plus applicable tax. 

The deadline for reservations is FridayMarch 25, 2022.

 

Reserve Your Room

 

Travel Reimbursement - STATES ONLY

NASWA will provide up to $2000 to each participating state to help cover travel costs. Allowable travel costs include transportation, hotel lodging, per diem costs (consistent with the General Services Administration schedule or the state’s out-of-state per diem requirements, whichever is less), and minor incidental costs like parking. NASWA will reimburse states only for accommodations on the nights of April 25 – 28, 2022.

After the seminar and upon receipt and approval of a single invoice summarizing travel costs incurred, NASWA will issue one reimbursement check per state for all participants from that state. The invoice to NASWA should include the name of the attendees, total travel expenses paid per attendee, the total requested reimbursement amount, and copies of all corresponding receipts to support the reimbursement, as required by the state’s travel policy.

The invoice and documentation, including mailing instructions for the check (attention of individual or department, and address), must be scanned and emailed to accounting@naswa.org. Each attending state should submit its invoice no later than July 31, 2022. NASWA will not honor invoices submitted after July 31, 2022.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS


We encourage you to check this page frequently for updates and information about COVID-19 protocols at the 2022 SIDES Seminar.

Your Health & Safety Is Our Priority. In an effort to provide an engaging and participatory experience while keeping the health & safety of attendees as our priority, we are instituting the following protocols consistent with CDC Guidelines


Attendee Health & Safety Responsibilities for the Seminar and/or committee meetings:

Pre-Seminar

  • In order to attend the Seminar and/or accompanying committee meetings, all attendees must
    • Register in advance by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 18, 2022. Registration will be Opening Soon!
      • There will be no onsite registration.
    • Agree to the terms of the Participation Agreement during registration.
      • This Agreement must be completed with your registration in order to attend the Seminar and/or committee meetings.
  • Do not attend if you are sick. Should you become sick and must cancel plans to attend the Seminar please contact NASWA Meetings.
  • Vaccinations are not required to attend but are strongly encouraged. NASWA staff in attendance will all be fully vaccinated.

At the Seminar

  • Masks will be required for everyone during the event unless eating or drinking along with moderate social distancing.
  • All registered attendees will have assigned seating. Please be sure to register in advance.
  • No-Touch Check-In: Registration packets & name badges will be available at attendees’ assigned seats.
  • Moderate social distancing will be required in all meeting rooms and event space.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the event space.
  • All participants shall adhere to all COVID-19 protocols set by NASWA in the Participation Agreement Form and reiterated in our Onsite Health and Safety Measures by complying with all relevant signage and instructions, and by complying with all seating and capacity restrictions.
  • All participants shall watch for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning before attending the event(s).
  • Participants should not participate if they experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 while attending the Seminar and/or committee meeting(s) and are encouraged to seek medical care if necessary.
  • Should you have to discontinue participation after becoming ill on-site, please contact NASWA Meetings.

Post-Seminar

  • If you receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis within 14 days of attending the event, please inform NASWA so that we can perform the necessary follow-up.

 

View additional Onsite Health and Safety Measures NASWA and the event hotel are taking.

Please contact NASWA Meetings if you should have any questions.