NEWSLETTER | June 2022 | Volume 7 | Issue 6
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What's Happening in the States
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NASWA in Action
NASWA released its 2022 Legislative Priorities on May 17. These initiatives advocate for enhanced investment, flexibility, and alignment of the workforce system; data infrastructure support with reduction to systemic barriers; and improvements to unemployment insurance administration.

NASWA's 2022 Legislative Priorities include:

Workforce System
Increase flexibility for states and enhance federal investment; align workforce with post-secondary and infrastructure investments; and reduction of systemic barriers to successful outcomes and promotion of economic mobility.

Data Infrastructure Support
Invest in state-driven data infrastructure.

Unemployment Insurance Administration
Prepare for future recessions while promoting efficient and equitable administration of UI programs.
The UI Interstate Benefits and Federal Programs Training was held for the first time since 2020 from May 10-12 in Orlando, FL, with a total of 147 individuals registered.

On day one, participants received updates from NASWA, USDOL and the IB Subcommittee along with an ICON modernization update. Regional roundtables were also explored. Day two hosted numerous concurrent UI IB workshops followed by the military and federal closing plenary discussion. All presentations are now available on the NASWA website.

Illinois' Annette R. Gordils earned the Award of Merit for Distinguished National Service while Oregon's Charles Spivey was named the recipient of the Award of Excellence. View the complete release below.
Approximately 35 members representing 22 states attended the Employment & Training Committee meeting May 10 & 11 in Orlando, FL.

The meeting featured breakout groups on WIOA Reauthorization as well as a panel of representatives from Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity and the Governor’s Office of Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH). Led by Chair Lynda Parven (NV) and Vice-Chair Mardy Leathers (MO), attendees also participated in discussions on RESEA, Supporting Immigrants and Refugees, and Tourism & Hospitality Workforce Development Programming.

Be sure to register for the next Employment & Training Committee Meeting, Sept. 22-23, in Chicago, Ill. 
A total of 34 members representing 23 states attended the Veterans Affairs Committee meeting May 12-13, in Orlando, FL. Participants heard updates on NASWA, VETS and had a State Spotlight from Florida presentation.

Lori Adams, NASWA's Director, Veterans Policy presented Massachusetts' Alice Sweeney with a plaque for her years of service in leading the Mark Sanders Committee.

The next Veterans Affairs Committee meeting will be held virtually on July 13.
Are you looking to upgrade your fraud investigation skills? NASWA Learning has seats available in both the Investigating UI Fraud and Investigating UI Fraud for Tax Cases virtual courses.

Both courses are delivered through four online sessions each lasting three hours for a total of 12 hours of instructional time.

Please monitor NASWA Learning for new dates which are continually being added.
UI Integrity Center

Visit the Knowledge Exchange Library for these and other helpful materials. Member login may be required for access.
Workforce IT Support Center (Workforce ITSC)
Did you know that all the online tools from Workforce ITSC are designed to work together? One way to utilize the suite is in the development of modernization or digital transformation plans.

To learn how to develop your plan, see it through successfully, and ensure its sustainability, be sure to view the Workforce Technology collection in the NASWA Knowledge Exchange Library.

For assistance on any of our tools, reach out to
UI IT Support Center (UI ITSC)
In May, UI ITSC delivered business analyst training for the Delaware Department of Labor as they prepare for their upcoming UI IT modernization project. UI ITSC conducted a hybrid training to state business analysts who will be involved in the development and implementation of Delaware’s new UI IT system.

  • This instructor-led curriculum is designed to support states in planning UI IT Modernization projects.

If your state is interested in UI IT Modernization training, contact
UI State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)
The NASWA SIDES and Learning teams collaborated to create two new, customizable Employer Guides for State Workforce Agencies' use for employer education. They are designed to provide concise information on topics of interest to the employer community. The Guides must be customized to provide state-specific information to be printed, posted on a website, or emailed.
The Preventing UI Fraud guide provides examples of employer unemployment insurance (UI) fraud, a listing of potential consequences of UI fraud, and suggested ways to avoid UI fraud.
The Completing Reports and Requests guide highlights how employers help preserve the integrity of the UI program and provides tips for maintaining compliance with federal and state UI regulations.
SIDES member login is required for access.
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Workforce Jobs
Check out open positions at NASWA and around the country!

Have a job to fill? State workforce agencies and NASWA Affiliates may contact to submit an open position.
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