2007 NASWA Annual Report
Sep 01, 2007
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Description:I am pleased to release the third annual report of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). During my presidency of NASWA from September 2006 to September 2007, the Association focused on the following goals:
- Strengthen the public workforce system, which includes employment and training services, education, and economic development activities;
- Aggressively pursue funding to support programs and services under the public workforce system and to help the United States compete globally;
- Develop new service delivery and integrity mechanisms through innovation and technology to enhance program performance and efficiency;
- Outreach and advocate for the public workforce system. And
- Create an environment of superior customer service to employers and workers.
- Signing of an alliance agreement with Direct Employers Association (DEA) on March 13, 2007, to create a successor to America’s Job Bank;
- Conducting a successful annual conference focused on veterans;
- Refuting arguments to rescind "unspent" Workforce Investment Act grants to states;
- Distributing the annual state supplemental funding survey;
- Signing a memorandum of understanding with the Internal Revenue service to work toward reducing Questionable Employment Tax Practices (QETP);
- Offering training on leadership, integration of services, and working with business; and
- Developing an information technology portfolio to help states see what other states use as they consider purchasing new information technologies.