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July 12, 2013 Workforce Bulletin Highlights:
NASWA Submits comments on Senate WIA Discussion Draft Legislation
On Friday, July 12, NASWA submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on their June, 2013, discussion draft on the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In March, NASWA adopted nine guiding principles for the reauthorization of the WIA.
Senate Committee on Appropriations Advances FY 2014 Labor-HHS-Education Bill
On Thursday, July 11, 2013, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved its fiscal year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill along a 16-14 party line vote.
OMB Updates Deficit Forecast for FY 2013; USDOL Issues Latest UI Outlook
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday, July 8, 2013, released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Mid-Session Review report providing an update of estimates in the fiscal 2014 budget proposal the Obama Administration sent to Congress on April 10.
NASWA Treasurer Richard McPherson (OK) Declares He is Running for Reelection - No Candidate Has Announced yet for NASWA Secretary
This week NASWA Treasurer Richard McPherson (OK) informed NASWA he is running for reelection. There still is no candidate declared for Secretary. Declarations of candidacy for the NASWA Executive Offices are accepted until the vote.
ETA to Host Webinar on Reemployment Connections National Initiative
The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is poised to announce the next phase of Reemployment Connections, a national initiative to implement a vision for improving the connections between Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants to reemployment services available through the workforce system and modeling innovative reemployment strategies.
NASWA and DirectEmployers to Host Virtual Career Fair during 2013 NASWA Veteran Services Conference
NASWA will be hosting its first ever NASWA Veteran Services Conference, which is being co-sponsored by NASWA’s partner in the National Labor Exchange (NLX), DirectEmployers Association (DirectEmployers). The NASWA Veteran Services Conference 2013 will be held in Washington, D.C., starting at 1 PM (EST) Wednesday, July 17 and will end at noon on Friday, July 19, 2013. The Conference will be held at the Washington Court Hotel near the U.S. Capitol.
NASWA Employment and Training Committee Meets in Charlotte, NC
The NASWA Employment and Training (E&T) Committee held its third meeting of the association year in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 27-28, 2013.
HealthCare.Gov Launches as Resource Guide to New Healthcare Law
As part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Humans Services launched Healthcare.gov, as one of the first comprehensive tools to help individuals and small businesses navigate the complicated process of shopping for health care.