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Incentives & Sanctions

Section 503 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) authorizes the Secretary of Labor to award incentive grants to states that exceed performance levels for programs authorized by title I of WIA, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act). The grants are used for a variety of purposes, including infrastructure support, coordinated training with partner programs, and staff capacity building.


PY Year TEGL for the 503 Application Federal Register Notice State Grant Summaries
PY 12 TEGL 20-01, Change 12 April 15, 2014 Federal Register Notice
PY 12 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 11 TEGL 20-01, Change 11 May 24, 2013 Federal Register Notice
PY 11 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 10 TEGL 20-01, Change 10 May 25, 2012 Federal Register Notice
 
PY 09 TEGL 20-01, Change 9 June 7 Federal Register Notice
May 9 Federal Register Notice
PY 09 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 08 TEGL 20-01, Change 8 May 7 Federal Register Notice PY 08 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 07 TEGL 20-01, Change 7 May 11 Federal Register Notice PY 07 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 06 TEGL 20-01, Change 6 April 24 Federal Register Notice PY 06 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 05 TEGL 20-01,Change 5 May 14 Federal Register Notice
April 30 Federal Register Notices
PY 05 WIA Incentive Grant State Applications
PY 04 TEGL 20-01, Change 4 PY04 WIA Incentive Awards to 23 States PY 04 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 03 TEGL 20-01, Change 3 PY03 WIA Incentive Awards to 19 States
PY 03 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 02 TEGL 20-01, Change 2 PY02 WIA Incentive Awards to 23 States PY-02 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 01 TEGL 20-01, Change 1 PY01 WIA Incentive Awards to 16 States PY 01 WIA Incentive Grant Summaries
PY 00 TEGL 20-01 PY00 WIA Incentive Awards to 12 States  

State Rankings

These rankings of State performance are based on actual performance, not progress against the negotiated level.

 
 Directives:
These TEGLs offer guidance on negotiating performance, the incentives and sanctions process and the policy for failing to meet those negotiated levels.

  • June 18, 2012
    TEGL 38-11, Change 1:
    ETA announces Negotiating Performance Goals for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1B Programs and Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for Program Year (PY) 2012. This guidance informs states of the guidelines for negotiating WIA Title 1B program performance and customer satisfaction goals and performance levels for Wagner-Peyser Act funded activities for PY 2012. These performance goals, once agreed upon between the State and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), will be incorporated into the State's Strategic Plan.

  • August 12, 2010
    TEGL 11-01, Change 1:
    Guidance on Revising Workforce Investment Act (WIA) State Negotiated Levels of Performance.

  • April 27, 2010
    TEGL 23-09:
    Negotiating Performance Goals for the Workforce Investment Act Title 1B Programs and Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for Program Year 2010. This advisory informs states of the guidelines for negotiating Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1B performance and customer satisfaction goals and performance levels for the Wagner-Peyser Act funded activities for Program Year (PY) 2010. These performance goals, once they are agreed upon between the state and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), will be incorporated into the State's Strategic Plan for the WIA and Wagner-Peyser Act.

  • June 8, 2009
    TEGL 09-08, Change 1:
    To inform States of a change in the guidelines for the negotiation of the Workforce Investment Act, title 1B goals and the performance levels for Wagner-Peyser for PY 2009.

  • January 14, 2009
    TEGL 9-08:
    Negotiating Performance Goals for the Workforce Investment Act Title IB Programs and Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for Program Year 2009.

  • TEGL 9-07:
    To provide states guidance on the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) revised policy related to incentives and sanctions under title IB of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for performance accountability purposes.
    Issued October 10, 2007

  • The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Education, announces in the April 30 Federal Register that the Ten states listed in the May 14 Federal Register are eligible to apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive awards under the WIA Regulations.
    Issued April 30, 2007

  • TEGL 19-06:
    To inform states of the guidelines for negotiating Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1B performance and customer satisfaction goals and performance levels for the Wagner-Peyser Act Program for Program Year (PY) 2007 and PY 2008. These negotiated performance goals will be incorporated into the State Strategic Plans for the WIA and Wagner-Peyser Act as part of the modifications states will be making for Years Three and Four of the Strategic Five-Year State Planning cycle.
    Issued March 30, 2007 (Attachment VII, Table 2 Updated Table as of April 3, 2007)

  • TEGL 29-05:
    Negotiating Common Measures Performance Goals for Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for Program Year (PY) 2006, Re-Negotiating the Earnings Common Measure for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title IB Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs, and Clarification of Accountability for Youth Measures
    Issued May 12, 2006

  • TEGL 22-03:
    This guidance letter describes criteria and procedures the Department of Labor (DOL) will use when considering state requests to revise negotiated levels of performance established under title I-B of WIA.
    Issued June 3, 2004

  • TEGL 21-03:
    WIA State Planning Guidance, States should submit their proposed levels of performance for PY 2004 as part of their new plan submission. States should consult TEGL 22-02, dated March 24, 2003, for additional information on establishing and negotiating levels of performance.
    Issued April 22, 2004

  • TEGL14-03:
    Performance Reporting Submission Procedures for the Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record Data (WIASRD) and the Annual Report under Title 1B of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
    Issued November 13, 2003

  • TEGL 22-02:
    To inform states of the guidelines for negotiating performance goals for the performance and customer satisfaction indicators for the fourth and fifth program years (PY2003 and PY2004) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
    Issued March 24, 2003

  • TEGL 19-02:
    Sanctions Policy for Failure to Meet State Negotiated Performance Levels under Title I of
    the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
    Issued February 24, 2003

  • TEGL 11-01:
    This guidance letter describes criteria and procedures the Department of Labor (DOL) will use when considering state requests to revise negotiated levels of performance established under title I-B of WIA.
    Issued February 12, 2001

  • TEGL 8-99:
    Negotiating Performance Goals; and Incentives and Sanctions Process under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
    Issued March 3, 2000