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The Program Analyst will provide high-level support to the NLx Director and the NLx team. The Program Analyst will conduct research, prepare and analyze surveys and statistical reports, handle information requests from state members, help manage relationships with external partners, and perform other tasks such as arranging conference calls, preparing meeting materials, and responding to operational requests.

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Program Analyst, National Labor Exchange
Submitted by Jon Rickert on February 14, 2020
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MEMBERSHIP

Workforce agencies in states, territories, and the District of Columbia are the members of NASWA. Once a workforce agency is a member, the benefits extend to all their agency leaders and staff.


What is NASWA?

YOUR advocate and national leader working with federal policymakers on issues impacting state workforce agencies.

Driving the national workforce agenda and providing high value member services

 

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Tile 1: Title: Impact

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Drive opportunities to impact national policy through participation in NASWA and its policy committees.

 

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Tile 3: Title: Educate

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Provide advice, technical assistance, training and certification courses.

 

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Tile 2: Communicate

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Share promising state practices; provide timely updates on national workforce issues and the impact of federal budget legislation.

 

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Tile 4: Collaborate

Develop networking opportunities and encourage peer-to-peer relationships.

 

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Tile 5: Deliver

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Provide member resources including legislative tracking services, breaking workforce news, and research and data on workforce agencies. 

 

What’s in It For You?

State Agency Leaders

  • Enhance your ability to leverage information and promising practices from other states
  • Increase your agency’s profile and national policy impact
  • Develop your staff and improve results in your state
  • Connect with and cultivate relationships with other state workforce agency leaders
  • Showcase your state’s promising practices at national conferences, committee meetings, and webinars

State Agency Staff

  • Enhance your ability to leverage information and promising practices from other states
  • Increase your agency’s profile and national policy impact
  • Showcase your state’s promising practices at national conferences, committee meetings, and webinars

Examples of NASWA Work on Behalf of States

  • Restored Governor’s 15% set aside (~$250M increase)
  • Successfully advocated for RESEA – Permanent language through Bi-Partisan Budget Act (~$2.8B increase over 10 years)
  • Fought the elimination of Wagner Peyser in House FY18 Budget - reinstated (~$666M)
  • Increased Funding for Apprenticeships ($~50M increase)
  • Additional Funding for UI Fraud Prevention (UI Integrity Center) ($~6M increase)

 


 

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Submitted by Jon Rickert on October 10, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is awarding four contracts up to $50,000 each for the Pathway Partnership Initiative. The goal is to build high quality youth apprenticeship programs.

Proposals must demonstrate leadership and partnership between employers, secondary and post-secondary education institutions, government bodies, and community partners. Outcomes should meet local economic needs and produce equitable outcomes for students, employers, and communities.

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About NASWA Article
Submitted by Jon Rickert on October 07, 2019

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) has a long and distinguished history. It was founded in the depths of the Great Depression in the early years of unemployment insurance and employment service programs. Both unemployment insurance and programs linking workers with jobs have evolved over their histories, and the national organization of state officials who administer those programs has evolved also. However, the role of the organization is little changed.

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NASWA History 2012