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Webinar

Thu., July 30, 2020

Increasing the Payoff to Workers, Employers & Taxpayers: Reframing Public Benefits Cliffs Beyond the Pandemic

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Webinar
Audiences: Bankers, Business Leaders, Community Advocates, Community Investors, Educators, Policymakers

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is partnering with The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Robins Foundation, and the City of Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building to support states and employers in identifying career pathways that pay off for workers, employers, and the taxpayer. Join us to learn more about the Career Ladder Identifier and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) Dashboard, an interactive tool that depicts wages along select career pathways to indicate barriers presented by losses in means-tested public benefits, also known as "benefits cliffs."

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Reframing Public Benefits Cliffs Beyond the Pandemic

Webinar presenters offer solutions for increasing payoffs for workers, employers and taxpayers and introduce an interactive framework called the CLIFF Dashboard — an online tool developed by the Atlanta Fed to help users predict and mitigate potential earnings barriers for workers and inform whether the career pathways they select will be beneficial long-term.

Who Should Attend


Policymakers, employers, philanthropists, workforce and human service providers, higher education officials

Agenda


  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    10:00 am

    Welcome and Overview
    Tiffany Hollin Wright, Community Development Regional Manager (VA, WV)
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    10:10 am

    Defining and Framing Benefits Cliffs

    • Tyonka Rimawi, Program Officer, Community Partnerships, Robins Foundation
    • Dr. Patrick Graham, Senior Policy Analyst, City of Richmond, Office of Community Wealth Building
    10:20 am

    Introduction to Keynote
    Dr. Claudia Macaluso, Research Economist
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    10:25 am

    Keynote: "Career Paths and Financial Stability for Families"
    Dr. Alex Ruder, Principal Advisor, Community and Economic Development
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    10:45 am

    Break

    10:50 am

    Demonstration of the CLIFF Dashboard
    Question and Answer

    11:10 am

    Response Panel
    Moderated by Dr. Patrick Graham

    • Carlis V. Williams, Regional Administrator, Region IV (Atlanta) and Acting Regional Administrator Region III (Philadelphia), Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
    • Keisha Smith, Executive Director, Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority
    • Matt Guse, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Children’s Council
    11:40 am

    Question and Answer

    11:55 am

    Closing Remarks and Wrap Up

Speakers


headshot of Patrick Graham

Patrick Graham

City of Richmond, Office of Comm. Wealth Building
headshot of Matt Guse

Matt Guse

Florida Children’s Council
headshot of Tiffany Hollin Wright

Tiffany Hollin-Wright

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Claudia Macaluso

Claudia Macaluso

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Tyonka Rimawi

Tyonka Rimawi

Robins Foundation
headshot of Alexander Ruder

Alex Ruder

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
headshot of Keisha Smith

Keisha Smith

Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority
headshot of Carlis Williams

Carlis V. Williams

Department of Health and Human Services

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