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IMPAQ Your Week - August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Project Updates

The 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) will take place this Wednesday-Friday in Washington, DC. The conference, sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect and organized by IMPAQ’s Communications Solutions Division, will bring together 1,200 professionals, researchers, policy makers, parents, and volunteers who share a commitment to ensuring the well-being of children and families. 

IMPAQ’s report, “Employer Views about the Short-Time Compensation (STC) Program: A Survey and Analysis in Four States Final Report,” has been released by the U.S. Department of Labor. STC, also known as work-sharing or shared-work, is an alternative to layoffs for employers that preserves employees' jobs and employers' trained workforces during disruptions to a firm's regular business activity. IMPAQ surveyed 2,415 employers in four states and found that, overall, STC employer respondents were very satisfied with their state's program. IMPAQ‘s report authors include Sandeep Shetty – who we will have on today’s show – Zachary Miller, Jasmine Eucogco, Cassandra Agbayani, and Annelies Goger.  

Publications & Presentations

IMPAQ is looking forward to participating in 8 sessions during the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC from November 3-5. Visit our blog to find the complete list of presentations.

IMPAQ is sponsoring and exhibiting at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities’ (NASUAD) National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference, held in Washington, DC from August 29-September 1. Learn more about the conference on our website’s event page.

Good News @ IMPAQ

IMPAQ has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. Of the award, Inc. Media President and Editor in Chief Eric Schurenberg has said, “On average the companies on the list have grown almost five-fold over the past three years…a result most businesses can only dream of. …IMPAQ International now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armor, Timberland, Oracle, and other notable [list] alumni.” To learn more about the award read the press release on our website.

Our Research Says

As we mentioned earlier in the show, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration recently released our study on their Short-Time Compensation Program. With us today, we have the study’s lead author, Dr. Sandeep Shetty, Research Associate in our Labor & Human Services Division, to talk about the study’s findings.

Upcoming Conferences

Jean Paul Pétraud to present at the International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), September 23-26, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

IMPAQ to present and exhibit at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference, October 24-29, Atlanta, GA.

Human Services and Health Division staff members to present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, October 29-November 2, Denver, CO.

IMPAQ to present, sponsor, and exhibit at the APPAM Fall Research Conference, November 3-5, Washington, DC.

Mousumi Sarkar to present at the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2), November 9-13, Miami, FL.