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Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Performance Planning Guidance

WIA Adult, Youth, Dislocated Worker, Wagner-Peyser Employment Services, Agricultural Outreach and other ETA Programs

Summary

The Workforce Investment Act requires joint planning for many programs. The following information on planning program performance outcomes includes the law and policy guidance for WIA Dislocated Worker, Adult and Youth as well as Wagner-Peyser. In addition, WIA covers the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and the Agriculture Outreach Program (AOP). For other ETA programs, click on individual program planning.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, WIOA, will be effective on July 1, 2015; guidance on planning performance for WIOA will be forthcoming (See other WIOA implementation dates).

WIA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Program Performance Planning

WIA provides employment and training services at three broad service levels to job seekers: core, intensive and training. These services are provided at a level which most efficiently meets their needs to achieve gainful employment. The program is also designed to assist employers meet their needs for skilled workers.

  • Laws and Regulations
    Pub. L. 105-220: Workforce Investment Act of 1998

    Federal Register Publications

    WIA Regulations

    • 20 CFR 652 et al: Establishment and Functioning of State Employment Services
      • Part 666: Performance Accountability Under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act
  • PRA Package Information (OMB No. 1205-0420)
    The collection of information on performance outcomes is accomplished through reporting requirements for each WIA program.

Wagner-Peyser Employment Service (ES) Performance Planning

Wagner-Peyser ES is an integral part of the American Job Center network delivery system, which provides universal access to workers, job seekers, and businesses. ES focuses on providing a variety of employment related services including but not limited to job search assistance, job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers, re-employment services to unemployment insurance claimants, and recruitment services to employers with job openings. Services are provided in one of three modes of delivery approaches: self-service, facilitated self-help service, and staff-assisted service.

  • Laws and Regulations

    Wagner-Peyser Act of 1993

    29 U.S.C 49: United States Employment Services Established

  • PRA Package Information (OMB No. 1205-0240)
    The collection of information on performance outcomes is accomplished through reporting requirements for ES.
    • Notice of OMB Action - ETA Form 9002 (A, B, C, D, E, F) and ETA Form 200 (A, B, C) collections (expires 8/31/2015)

Agricultural Outreach Plan (AOP)

TEGL 13-13: Instructions and Planning Guidance for the Agricultural Outreach Plans (AOP) for Program Year (PY) 2014; the Designation of Significant Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) States; and the Designation of Significant MSFW and Bilingual Local Offices

USDOL Strategic Planning

The DOL Strategic Plan is the foundation for DOL's planning and budgeting activities. DOL's strategic goal framework is comprised of five strategic goals: 1) Prepare workers for better jobs, 2) Improve workplace safety and health, 3) Promote fair and high-quality work environments, 4) Secure retirement, health, and other employee benefits and, for those not working, provide income security, and 5) Produce timely and accurate data on the economic conditions of workers and their families.

Performance Planning Guidance for State's Strategic Planning

  • Workforce Information Strategic Planning Resources
    • TEGL 33-11 - Annual Program Guidance for the Program Year 2012 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Wagner-Peyser programs
    • TEGL 13-13 - Instructions and Planning Guidance for the Agricultural Outreach Plans (AOP) for Program Year (PY) 2014; the Designation of Significant Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) States; and the Designation of Significant MSFW and Bilingual Local Offices

Please visit the WIA Adult, WIA Dislocated Worker, and WIA Youth websites for additional program performance planning information.

Please see the Wagner-Peyser website for additional program performance planning information.

WIA/W-P Performance Negotiations

Under WIA, states submitting a State Plan under Title I, subtitle B must propose expected levels of performance for each of the 17 indicators of performance consisting of the adult, dislocated worker and youth programs respectively and the two customer satisfaction indicators unless they have a waiver for the 15 common measures. Please see the link below to visit the state negotiations webpage.

Performance Goals

Please see the links below for Department and agency-level performance and budget information.

Other Planning Resources

Funding Guidance

TEGL 18-13 - Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities Program Allotments for Program Year (PY) 2014; Final PY 2014 Allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service (ES) Program Allotments; and Workforce Information Grants to States Allotments for PY 2014.

Individual Program Performance Planning