NEWSLETTER | July 2022 | Volume 7 | Issue 7
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NASWA in Action
For the first time since 2019, NASWA hosted the Veterans Conference in-person June 28-30 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. More than 450 attendees registered for the event.

Participants heard from four Keynote Speakers: Four Star General Stanley McChrystal, disability advocate Dr. Richard Pimentel, Gold Star wife Jennie Taylor and Retired Army Master Sergeant Cedric King. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden addressed attendees with a video message and multiple breakout workgroup sessions were available for participants to attend. Conference materials will be available and sent to attendees no later than July 15, 2022.

Colorado's Arapahoe/Douglas Works! was named the 2022 recipient of the Mark Sanders Award for Exceptional Veteran Service. View the complete release below.

The 2023 conference is scheduled for Aug. 2-4, in Washington, D.C.
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A total of 30 members representing 16 states attended the Communications Committee meeting June 8-9 at The Westin in Seattle, WA.

The meeting featured highlights from the Government Social Media Conference in March, a presentation on Cybersecurity from South Dakota, along with a State Spotlight presentation from Washington. Participants also had Workgroup breakout sessions, peer-to-peer discussions and joint meetings with the Technology and Administration & Finance Committees.

Be sure to register for the next Communications Committee Meeting, Sept. 22-23, in Chicago, IL. 
UI Interstate Connection Network (ICON)
NASWA has recently released a new online learning lesson in the UI ICON curriculum. The new self-paced Federal Claims Control Center (FCCC) Data Entry Type 1-6 lesson is now available in the Federal Claims Module, along with the Federal Claims Module Exam and several other topics within the Foundations, Claims and Overpayments modules. Additional lessons are in development.
NOTE: Member login is required to take the training lessons.
The next monthly ICON Programmer Tech Talks is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, at 3 PM ET. July’s call will be focused on IB5 processes. The monthly sessions are a virtual forum discussion series in partnership with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), and allow state ICON programmers the opportunity to collaborate, discuss best practices, receive technical assistance, and hear an overview of the ICON system.

If you are interested in joining the virtual calls, please contact the NASWA ICON Team at
UI Integrity Center

Visit the Knowledge Exchange Library for these and other helpful materials. Member login may be required for access.
UI State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)

“The Monetary & Potential Charges (MPC) rewrite is part of the larger goal of modernizing SIDES," said Michael Burke, UCB Director, New Hampshire Employment Security. "We have a great mix of individuals on the subcommittee that will prioritize the needs of states, employers, and TPAs. If you aren’t already using the MPC exchange, this would be a perfect time to start.”

The SIDES MPC exchange electronically notifies employers of wages used to set up a claim and allows them to verify correct wages. The objective of the rewrite is to update the SIDES MPC exchange to align with changes made to the Separation Information exchange this past March. Rewrites allow all SIDES exchanges to stay up-to-date, accessible, and useful to states, employers and TPAs.

At the SIDES Operations Committee meeting, the Project Charter of the MPC rewrite was shared, the rewrite scope was discussed, and the MPC Subcommittee re-organized in order to begin the rewrite process. Click here to register for the SIDES Operations Committee meeting on July 14.
National Labor Exchange (NLx)
The National Labor Exchange (NLx) Steering Committee convened in Washington, D.C., from June 27-28 for the first in-person meeting since 2019. The Steering Committee consists of six NASWA state member representatives and six DirectEmployers employer representatives, as well as NASWA and DirectEmployers staff.

Current initiatives and future projects were discussed among committee members during the meeting.

For more information on the NLx, visit or contact NLx Program Assistant Ellen Samoriski.
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