NASWA Collaborators

A NASWA Collaborator is a public or private organization or individual with whom NASWA has an ongoing working relationship that is either informal or stated formally in a memorandum of understanding or contract. Below are organizations that NASWA collaborates with.

Government & Intergovernmental Collaborators

U.S. Department of Defense – NASWA, USDOL, and the Department of Defense took a proactive role in reviewing reemployment services for separating veterans from their military jobs. The goal of the effort is to move ex-servicemembers off unemployment to viable jobs. NASWA is also involved in the DoD's Heroes to Hired initiative through the National Labor Exchange by providing unduplicated and verified job order content for the initiative's website.

U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) – NASWA communicates the state workforce agencies' perspective when it comes to the proposal, implementation and reform of federal job workforce programs. NASWA continues to engage USDOL to further the state role in the workforce system.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – NASWA is engaged with the Department of Veterans Affairs through the utilization of the National Labor Exchange's job order content and job search interface at VetSuccess.gov. Vetsuccess.gov is the Department of Veterans Affairs' online resource for veterans to facilitate the transition from active duty to civilian life.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), NASWA, USDOL, Federation of Tax Administrators, CA, MI, NJ, NY, and NC helped shape the Questionable Employment Tax Practices (QETP) initiative to help the IRS and states leverage resources and improve compliance with federal and state employment tax laws.

National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) – The National Association of Workforce Boards represents approximately 600 Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and their 12,000 business members that coordinate and leverage workforce strategies with education and economic development stakeholders within their local communities, to ensure that state and local workforce development and job training programs meet the needs of employers.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the 50 states and territories. NASWA works with NCSL collaborating on policies and issues that impact the state workforce system.

National Governors Association (NGA) – The National Governors Association is a bipartisan organization that promotes states leadership, shares best practices and speaks collectively for state governors on national policy. NASWA has worked with NGA on a wide range of issues to communicate policies that are in the best interest for states.

U.S. Census Bureau – The U.S. Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.

World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) – WAPES encourages the exchange of good practices between labor market and employment services systems. NASWA President Bonnie Elsey attended the WAPES Board meeting representing NASWA as an observer.

Workforce Information Council – The Workforce Information Council (WIC) is a partnership between the Bureau of Labor Statistics, State employment statistics agency representatives, and other Federal agencies, who works together to plan, guide, and oversee the nationwide workforce information system. Many members of the NASWA Labor Market Information Committee are also involved in the Workforce Information Council.


Workforce Research Collaborators

Capital Research Corporation (CRC) – Capital Research Corporation specializes in program evaluation, policy analysis and development of automated information systems. The firm has expertise in providing policy expertise in employment, training, education, welfare, health, and other human services programs. CRC works with CESER on the Recovery Act study.

George Washington University Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) – The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide center for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues. GWU Professor Burt Barnow is co-director of the Recovery Act Study.

Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore – The Jacob France Institute (JFI) serves as a leading source of high quality statistical information and research covering the interaction of business, worker, and government investment decisions.

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University  – The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, based at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a research and policy institute dedicated to raising the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education and training programs. The John J. Heldrich Center assisted ITSC in the development of the UI Workforce Connectivity Portal and NASWA assisted the Center in an older worker study.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is an international economic organization of 34 countries founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. OECD partnered with NASWA and the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) to host a Conference on Long-Term Unemployment as part of the 2013 NASWA Winter Policy Forum.

Ray Marshall Center University of Texas-Austin – The Ray Marshall Center's research and evaluation efforts encompass a broad array of human resource development issues including employment training, education, childcare and welfare reform. The Ray Marshall Center has worked with CESER on workforce system research reports, including the Recovery Act study.

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research – The W.E. Upjohn Institute is an independent, nonprofit, endowed research organization founded in 1945 for the purpose of finding, evaluating, and promoting solutions to employment-related problems. The Institute is working with CESER on the Recovery Act study.

Urban Institute – The Urban Institute analyzes policies, evaluates programs and informs community development to improve social, civic and economic well-being. NASWA worked with the Urban Institute on the UI Performance and Accountability project and the Recovery Act study.


ITSC Collaborators

Accuity, Inc. – Accuity, Inc. helps federal agencies improve management efficiencies, realize the promised value of IT investments, and collaborate effectively. In conjunction with Early Warning Services and ITSC, Accuity accesses financial institutions' data for an employment detection project.

America's Job Exchange (AJE) – AJE is an online destination for job seekers to find jobs and manage career enhancement. AJE was the successful bidder in ITSC's first RFP on the Review of State UI Websites and Development of a Standardized Portable Website Prototype Template.

APQC – APQC helps organizations to assess and improve their performance. APQC worked with ITSC on the Best Practices, Connectivity and UI Performance and Accountability projects.

AgencyQ – AgencyQ is a technology design consultancy company that worked with ITSC in the development of requirements for the Workforce3One website. 

Burson-Marsteller (BM) – BM is a leading global public relations firm. BM was the successful bidder of the ITSC UI Claimant and Employer Messages Project. In addition BM created a SIDES marketing plan targeting employers and the SIDES eResponse system.

CSG Government Solutions – CSG Government Solutions is a leading government operations consulting firm focused on helping states modernize critical program enterprises. CSG provides with ITSC with Data Validation technical assistance and training.

Gartner, Inc. – Gartner Inc. is a leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner was selected as the winning vendor to develop the requirements for UI and Workforce Systems Connectivity Requirements Gathering RFP issued by ITSC.

Maher & Maher – Maher & Maher is a New Jersey-based change management consulting firm serving clients in the communications and government services sectors. Maher & Maher worked with ITSC on the UI Workforce Connectivity Projects.

Mathematica – Mathematica is a policy research organization which conducts program evaluation, policy research and interpretation, survey design and data collection, and performance measurement and data management. Mathematica is also working with ITSC on the Legislative E-Learning Training.

Xerox Services – Xerox Services is a contractor for ITSC environment and professional services, State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES), and UI Interstate Connection Network (ICON).


Advisory Councils

Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO) – ACVETEO is a Congressionally mandated Advisory Committee authorized under Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 4110 and subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended. The ACVETEO is responsible for: assessing employment and training needs of Veterans; determining the extent to which the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of Labor meet these needs; assisting to conduct outreach to employers seeking to hire Veterans. The ACVETEO meets at least quarterly. NASWA Deputy Director Bob Simoneau is a member.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – NASWA Executive Director Rich Hobbie serves on the Labor, Education and Health Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The Council supports the Federal Reserve System Community Affairs' Workforce Development and Employment Issues Program.


Social Jobs Partnership

DirectEmployers Association – DirectEmployers Association and NASWA formed an alliance in March 2007 to provide an employer-funded, jointly administered National Labor Exchange (NLX) as a replacement for the discontinued America's Job Bank. 

Facebook – Facebook is an online social networking service. Facebook is a partner in the Social Jobs Partnership which is working to facilitate employment through the use of online social networks. Visit NASWA's Facebook account here.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. NACE is a partner in the Social-Jobs Partnership which aims to facilitate employment through the use of online social networks.

U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) – The United States Department of Labor is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. USDOL is a partner in the Social Jobs Partnership.


Healthcare Virtual Career Network

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) – The AACC represents and advocates for nearly 1,200 associate-degree granting institutions with more than 13 million students. NASWA worked with AACC on the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).

American Council on Education (ACE) – ACE is a higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of accredited colleges and universities. ACE supported the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) – ADEA represents all U.S. and Canadian dental schools in an effort to address contemporary issues in dental education. ADEA assisted in the development of the Virtual Career Network (VCN).

Ed2Go – Ed2Go is an industry leader in online learning and course offerings over the past ten years. Ed2Go supported the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).

iSeek Solutions – iSeek Solutions is Minnesota's comprehensive career, education and job resource. iSeek assisted in the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).

Jobs for the Future (JFF) – JFF identifies, develops, and promotes education and workforce strategies that expand opportunity for youth and adults. JFF partnered in the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).

National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)  – NAWB represents business-led Workforce Investment Boards at the state and local level. NAWB supported the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).

XPAND Corporation  – XPAND Corporation has been a leading provider of Information Technology services and solutions since 1991. XPAND Corporation aided the development of the Healthcare Virtual Career Network (VCN).


Workforce System Resource & Educational Collaborators

America's Job Link Alliance (AJLA) – America's Job Link Alliance is an association of state workforce agencies formed in 2001 with the goal of designing an affordable information management system to support the operations of one-stop workforce development centers.

Data Quality Campaign (DQC) – The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. NASWA participates in national discussions at DQC meetings and events, while supporting an exchange of information with various other partners in support of the development of the state workforce longitudinal data system. 

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – FINRA is an independent regulator for security firms doing business in the US. FINRA registers brokers and brokerage firms, writes and enforce rules governing their activities and educate investors. NASWA partnered with FINRA on the Job Dislocation brochure Making Smart Financial Decisions After a Job Loss. 

Greg Newton and Associates – Greg Newton and Associates offers a team of experts that provide highly rated and useful training on the topics most affecting the workforce investment system. NASWA facilitates state engagement with Greg Newton.

Maher & Maher – Maher & Maher is a New Jersey based human management consulting firm serving clients in the communications and government services sectors. Maher & Maher worked with ITSC on the UI Workforce Connectivity Projects.

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) – The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals is a professional organization that represents individuals who work in workforce development, career development, employment and training, and economic development fields.

National Disability Institute (NDI) – The National Disability Institute is a national not for profit corporation that is dedicated to changing thinking and behavior that advance the financial stability and economic strength of persons with disabilities across the country.

National Skills Coalition (NSC) – The National Skills Coalition organizes broad-based coalitions seeking to raise the skills of America's workers across a range of industries. NASWA began working with the NSC and other partners in support of the Data Quality Initiative, but with a focus on workforce agencies and the state workforce longitudinal data systems.

National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) – The National Veterans Training Institute was established in 1986 to further develop and enhance the professional skills of veterans' employment and training service providers throughout the United States. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor/Veterans' Employment and Training Service, and administered by the University of Colorado Denver with training conducted in Denver, Colorado.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

UWC – UWC is supportive of NASWA's UI Administrative Funding Proposal. The proposal would allow more Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) revenue returned to the states in good economic times and also provide funding for information technology improvements.


Workforce Research Partners

Capital Research Corporation (CRC) – Capital Research Corporation specializes in program evaluation, policy analysis and development of automated information systems. The firm has expertise in providing policy expertise in employment, training, education, welfare, health, and other human services programs. CRC works with CESER on the Recovery Act study.

George Washington University Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) – The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide center for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues. GWU Professor Burt Barnow is co-director of the Recovery Act Study.

Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore – The Jacob France Institute (JFI) serves as a leading source of high quality statistical information and research covering the interaction of business, worker, and government investment decisions.

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University  – The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, based at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a research and policy institute dedicated to raising the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education and training programs. The John J. Heldrich Center assisted ITSC in the development of the UI Workforce Connectivity Portal and NASWA assisted the Center in an older worker study.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is an international economic organization of 34 countries founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. OECD partnered with NASWA and the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) to host a Conference on Long-Term Unemployment as part of the 2013 NASWA Winter Policy Forum.

Ray Marshall Center University of Texas-Austin – The Ray Marshall Center's research and evaluation efforts encompass a broad array of human resource development issues including employment training, education, childcare and welfare reform. The Ray Marshall Center has worked with CESER on workforce system research reports, including the Recovery Act study.

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research – The W.E. Upjohn Institute is an independent, nonprofit, endowed research organization founded in 1945 for the purpose of finding, evaluating, and promoting solutions to employment-related problems. The Institute is working with CESER on the Recovery Act study.

Urban Institute – The Urban Institute analyzes policies, evaluates programs and informs community development to improve social, civic and economic well-being. NASWA worked with the Urban Institute on the UI Performance and Accountability project and the Recovery Act study.


ITSC Partners

Accuity, Inc. – Accuity, Inc. helps federal agencies improve management efficiencies, realize the promised value of IT investments, and collaborate effectively. In conjunction with Early Warning Services and ITSC, Accuity accesses financial institutions' data for an employment detection project.

America's Job Exchange (AJE) – AJE is an online destination for job seekers to find jobs and manage career enhancement. AJE was the successful bidder in ITSC's first RFP on the Review of State UI Websites and Development of a Standardized Portable Website Prototype Template.

APQC – APQC helps organizations to assess and improve their performance. APQC worked with ITSC on the Best Practices, Connectivity and UI Performance and Accountability projects.

AgencyQ – AgencyQ is a technology design consultancy company that worked with ITSC in the development of requirements for the Workforce3One website. 

Burson-Marsteller (BM) – BM is a leading global public relations firm. BM was the successful bidder of the ITSC UI Claimant and Employer Messages Project. In addition BM created a SIDES marketing plan targeting employers and the SIDES eResponse system.

CSG Government Solutions – CSG Government Solutions is a leading government operations consulting firm focused on helping states modernize critical program enterprises. CSG provides with ITSC with Data Validation technical assistance and training.

Gartner, Inc. – Gartner Inc. is a leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner was selected as the winning vendor to develop the requirements for UI and Workforce Systems Connectivity Requirements Gathering RFP issued by ITSC.

Maher & Maher – Maher & Maher is a New Jersey-based change management consulting firm serving clients in the communications and government services sectors. Maher & Maher worked with ITSC on the UI Workforce Connectivity Projects.

Mathematica – Mathematica is a policy research organization which conducts program evaluation, policy research and interpretation, survey design and data collection, and performance measurement and data management. Mathematica is also working with ITSC on the Legislative E-Learning Training.

Xerox Services – Xerox Services is a contractor for ITSC environment and professional services, State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES), and UI Interstate Connection Network (ICON).







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