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Your source for news, resources, and advocacy 

for your Employment Network (EN).

Conference Update

Speaker Opportunities

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NENA Member Updates

Interest Area Calls

As a reminder, NENA’s Interest Area Calls are a Members Only Benefit. Please do not forward links to non-NENA Members. Each organization is allowed one Full Membership and additional staff can join as an Associate Member. There is no limit to the number of Associate Memberships. If you’d like more information on becoming a member, please visit:  or email us at

TTW Policies & Procedures Manual

The Ticket Operations Interest Group has prepared a TTW New Policies and Procedures Manual. Members can access it through the Member Dashboard area of the NENA Website by clicking on Ticket Operations or clicking this link:

News to Know

February 29, 2024

Effective immediately, Employment Networks (EN) must use an approved signature method on all Individual Work Plans (IWP). The IWP is a written and signed agreement between the Ticketholder and the EN and is a prerequisite for a Ticket assignment. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires both the Ticketholder and a suitable EN representative to use either a wet or electronic signature, described below, on the document.

  • Wet Signature – Ticketholder and EN Representative physically sign their names to the document.
  • Electronic Signature – An electronic signature is a broad term for any electronic process that indicates acceptance of an agreement. Software such as DocuSign and Adobe Acrobat Sign are examples that allow anyone to electronically sign documents.

February 15, 2024

SSA Proposes Rule to Curb SSDI and SSI Payment Errors

On February 15, 2024, SSA introduced a rule targeting improper payments in SSDI and SSI programs by leveraging electronic payroll data. Commissioner O'Malley highlighted the importance of timely wage data in reducing overpayments through systems like the Payroll Information Exchange (PIE). Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the public review and comment period until April 15, 2024. For further information, refer to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) here.

February 1, 2024

Eldercare Locator

The U.S. Social Security Administration has shared a website with resources for seniors. Please see the link below. Please share this with your clients.

Eldercare Locator (

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Help Wanted Job Board

Does your member organization have an internal position available within your organization that you would like to post in the NENA E-News?

As a member courtesy, we will post your opening in our next E-News update one time.

Posting requirements:

• The posting must be for a specific, EN-related position within your organization (i.e., career specialist, career services provider)

• Email to submit your post

• Include the title, location, a brief description (25 words) and contact information on the form.

*Those interested in applying should contact the EN directly. NENA will have no further information about any posted positions.

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