UI Claimant Reemployment: Translating Recent Lessons Learned into a Permanent Federal Program
NASWA's Employment and Training (E&T) Committee, Subcommittee on Continuous Improvement, hosted a webinar titled "UI Claimant Reemployment: Translating Recent Lessons Learned into a Permanent Federal Program," on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm Eastern Time. The goal of the webinar was to provide NASWA members an opportunity to share recent experiences from planning and operating reemployment programs, and to consider the implications for Federal legislation. 146 attendees participated in the webinar.
SIDES State Discussion
NASWA hosted a webinar about the unemployment insurance (UI) State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and third-party administrators on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Discussion centered on states experience so far with third-party administrators and the SIDES application. Thirty-one states participated on the webinar. To view a replay of the webinar discussion or access presentations please follow the links below.
On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, NASWA hosted a webinar with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR); Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance, USDOL; Laurie Warner, Director, Oregon Employment Department and Stephen Wandner, PhD, The Urban Institute, on Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) programs. The webinar was well attended with over 65 participants representing 20 state agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor and several non-governmental organizations.
Self-Employment Assistance programs provide unemployed individuals financial support while they access the resources, information and training they need to get a business off the ground. States work with the individual participants to determine what training they need to help them succeed in the program. On February 22, 2012, the President signed into law the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-96). The new law amended Federal Unemployment Compensation law to extend the SEA program to the long-term unemployed receiving benefits under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB) programs. This is a further expansion of the SEA program, which began in 1993.