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August 2023

It's time for the latest NENA E-News!

Your source for news, resources, and advocacy 

for your Employment Network (EN).

Conference News


CONFIMRED: Ticket Program Manager will be in attendance at this year’s conference!


Conference Dates: September 12-14, 2023

Deadline for Conference Registration: July 31, 2023 August 7, 2023

Deadline to reserve your room: August 11, 2023

Deadline to register for the After Hours Orioles Event: August 11, 2023

Agenda and hotel link provided on the Conference Webpage

News to Know

July 21, 2023

EN Essentials Virtual Training Events

Social Security invites both new and established Employment Network (EN) staff to attend the next two EN Essentials virtual training events about developing and maintaining successful Individual Work Plans (IWP).

"EN Essentials" is a new series of supplemental trainings for both new and established ENs, featuring information from the new EN Guide for Working with Ticketholders.

The trainings will focus on how to develop relationships with Ticketholders and support them in their journey to financial independence. Learn tips to support your EN's performance and details on compliance with Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program policies.

  • August 23, 2023: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET (Please note this is a date change)

Developing and Maintaining Successful Individual Work Plans (Part 1)

This session will cover how to use Ticketholder intake information to create an IWP that has clear and measurable goals. Learn how to complete the discussion summary, identify the services and supports a Ticketholder needs and obtain required signatures.

  • September 20, 2023: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Developing and Maintaining Successful Individual Work Plans (Part 2)

This session will cover Ticket assignment and amending the IWP as the Ticketholder moves toward their employment goals. Learn about additional compliance metrics for IWP completion, the importance of ongoing communication and the required documentation for the annual EN services and supports review.

Mark your calendar to join these events, which will be held via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to register in advance. Two weeks prior to the event, SSA will send service providers the login information for participating.

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Add the following Upcoming Events to your calendar:

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Work Incentives Training 

Interested in learning more about Work Incentives Planning? Opportunities are available!

Work Incentives Training

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).
  • Include the title, location, a brief description (25 words max) 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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The National Employment Network Association (NENA) serves Employment Networks (ENs), American Job Centers (AJCs), State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) and other Stakeholders involved in the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program.

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