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  • January 27, 2014
    The Workforce Investment Act program and Wagner-Peyser Act program serving veterans (including those veterans' programs funded by Jobs for Veterans State Grants) have assisted over one million individuals in finding employment every year for the past three years. The document found HERE explains in more detail.
  • November 8, 2013
    The Office of Management and Budget approved the new Workforce Investment Act Standard Record Data (WIASRD) layout in May. This layout includes many new variables which require state collection, as well as new edit checks associated with each. This presentation will serve as a training tool for state workforce employees to better understand the new elements themselves, and the reasoning why these were included. A new layout for the WIASRD is not the only piece that will be new to states however; states will now also be required to submit their WIASRD file through the E-DRVS - a new online system where states can upload files directly to ETA. We will also touch on how states will utilize this system to submit all required materials. Please see the Implementation of the Updated WIASRD: Layout & Edit Checks Registration Information.
  • September 4, 2013
    ETA released Training and Employment Notice (TEN) No. 5-13, Reporting Training-Related Employment under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Programs. TEN 5-13 is intended to improve reporting on training related employment for WIA programs. The TEN begins with general overview of the current state of the training-related employment and occupation information in the Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record Data (WIASRD) for individuals that obtained employment after program exit. Second, this TEN presents the challenges associated with collecting this information. Lastly, the TEN will present some State practices on effective ways to collect and report on training-related employment for WIA exiters who received training and obtained employment.
  • August 28, 2013
    ETA released Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 4-13, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Performance Reporting System, which announces changes to the WIA Reporting System. The WIA reporting system facilitates reporting on the characteristics, services, and outcomes of WIA program participants. Collectively, the WIASRD, the ETA 9090 (Quarterly Report), and the ETA 9091 (Annual Report) comprise the data and reports necessary for satisfying Federal WIA reporting requirements. These data are necessary for tracking and reporting information to stakeholders on the usage, services provided, and performance of WIA programs. The TEGL begins with background information. It then provides a summary of the changes to the reporting system, reporting due dates, and the revised individual record layout, quarterly and annual report specifications.
  • June 20, 2013
    ETA has received a several questions regarding recent modifications to the WIA Reporting system. The modifications were initially announced in the Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 187 Wednesday, September 26, 2012. The subsequent 30 day notice was published in the Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 250 Monday, December 31, 2012. OMB approved the collection (1205-0420) on May 8, 2013. The first submission using the new layout will be the PY 2013 first quarter reporting cycle, due November 15, 2013. The file will be submitted using eDRVS. The WIA portal in eDRVS will be made available on October 1, 2013. See the specifications for the record layout are here. States will only be responsible for uploading the individual record file as the quarterly (ETA 9090) and annual reports (ETA 9091) will be generated by eDRVS. More detailed information will be provided in a forthcoming TEGL.

  • May 24, 2013
    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA), in collaboration with the Department of Education (ED), announced the 15 states that are eligible to apply for a share of over $10 million in incentive grant awards, as authorized under section 503 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). An update of the eligible states are: Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. To receive funds, a state must submit its application for an incentive grant award to DOLETA by June 24, 2013. Eligible states are encouraged to review the official electronic version of the Federal

    The funds, made available by ED from appropriations for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), are available for use through June 30, 2015, TEGL 20-01, Change 11 describes the innovative workforce development and education activities, authorized under Title IB (Workforce Investment Systems) or Title II (AEFLA) of WIA, or under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). Each qualifying state must have exceeded its Program Year 2011 performance levels for WIA, Title IB and Title II. Performance-related goals that were used to determine a state's eligibility status include: employment after training and related services, retention in employment, and improvements in literacy levels.

  • June 17, 2013
    TEGL 20-01 Change 11, ETA announces the Application Process for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 503 Incentive Grants, Based on Program Year (PY) 2011 Performance The guidance letter updates the procedures states should follow to apply for WIA Section 503 Incentive Grants.
  • May 13, 2013
    TEGL 26-12, Negotiating Performance Goals for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1B Programs and Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for Program Year (PY) 2013 has been posted to the ETA Advisory Web site and disseminated to the workforce development system.
  • March 18, 2013
    TEGL 35-11, Change 1 informs states of the extended timeline for the collection of data on the provision of intensive services to Post-9/11 Era Veterans through the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service under the Gold Card Initiative.
  • March 1, 2013
    American Job Center Services for Veteran's Front Line Staff Training Tutorial. Staff completing the tutorial should expect to be able to describe the meaning of Priority of Service, identify the Point of Entry in the AJC Network, Reporting requirements for Priority of Service as well as being able to understand and act upon the requirements of Priority of Service.
  • February 1, 2013
    ETA has hosted training on Literacy/Numeracy through two Webex(s) and a Webinar. From beginners to experts, this session covered all aspects of the Literacy/Numeracy measure from the basics to those tricky cases. The sessions featured a powerpoint presentation from the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA)Office of Youth Services and Dave McEachern, ETA's support contractor. These resources are available online: Literacy/Numeracy Video Presentation, the Literacy/Numeracy powerpoint, and the Literacy Numeracy Desk Aide.
  • February 1, 2013
    National Wear Red Day for Women's Heart Health: On February 1, 2013, when we wear red for women's heart health, ETA highlights the women served through its programs. These charts display the breakout of women served by program relative to the total of women served in program year 2011. ETA programs together served over 10.2 million women. Overall, outcomes for women have increased from PY 2010 to PY 2011. The final image shows the story of Ashley, a Job Corps participant, and the great strides she made through the Job Corps program as well as her contributions to increasing understanding of the young job seeker in today's economy.
  • December 14, 2012
    The PY 2011 WIASRD Data Book provides detailed information on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs, including information about who is served, what services are provided, and the outcomes attained by participants. (See also the PY 2011 4th Quarter WIASRD)
  • November 27, 2012
    TEGL 28-11, Change 1

    Update to Program Year (PY) 2011/Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Performance Reporting and Data Validation Timelines informs the workforce investment system of the updated performance reporting requirements and revised associated timelines for the following Employment and Training Administration (ETA) programs and activities:
    • Quarterly and annual reports and data validation results for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title IB programs and National Emergency Grants (NEGs);
    • Quarterly reports and data validation results for the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service;
    • Activities authorized under chapter 41 of title 38 United States Code (Local Veterans' Employment Representative and Disabled Veterans' Outreach Programs); and,
    • The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.
  • November 11, 2012
    VETERANS Day

    In the four quarters ending June 30, 2012, the USDOL Employment and Administration (ETA) programs have served over 1.7m Veterans. Several initiatives which provide assistance to veterans who are looking for work are underway in American Job Centers. One effort is the Gold Card Initiative, which is a joint effort between ETA and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) where Veterans may receive enhanced intensive services to help their job search. Through the Wagner-Peyser Act, over 209,000 new post 9/11 era Veterans have been enrolled in services as of September 30, 2012, and over 107,000 have accepted intensive services. Tools such as MyNextMove as well as a toolkit for employers all available to help Veterans become employed.
  • October 17, 2012
    Due to unforeseen circumstances in implementing the Enterprise Data Reporting and Validation System (E-DRVS) for WIA in Program Year (PY) 2012, the current process of submitting the WIASRD file and 9090 quarterly reports should be followed for the first and second quarters of PY 2012. Beginning with the third quarter submission (due May 15th, 2013), states should submit the WIASRD file through E-DRVS.
    Additionally, states will submit the first quarter Wagner-Peyser/Labor Exchange file (due December 17th) into E-DRVS.
    Formal guidance, including a user's guide to E-DRVS will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
  • October 5, 2012
    TEGL 8-12 Summary of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Public Workforce System in Tracking, Offering Employment Services, and Reporting Outcomes of Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) Participants.
  • September 28, 2012
    TEGL 7-12 To advise States of the changes to LERS necessary to implement Sections 211, 238, and 239 of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW Act) and Section 2149 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, as well as for collecting performance data related to the Veterans' Gold Card Initiative
  • September 26, 2012
    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. This information can be located at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-26/pdf/2012-23602.pdf
  • August 15, 2012
    First Quarter of PY 2012 Reporting Extension for LERS: The performance reporting system for the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service (ES) and the Jobs for Veterans State grants, incorporate new reporting requirements in the LERS. To assist States in implementing the system modifications, the Department announced the availability of funds, in the amount of $60,000, for each state and applicable territory (District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands). See TEGL 37-11 for more information on this funding. This additional required LERS information collection took effect on August 15, 2012. The first submission of the LERS individual record file using the modified LERS layout coincides with the end of the first quarter of Program Year (PY) 2012. ETA has granted a onetime 30-day reporting extension for the first quarter of PY 2012; rendering a LERS reporting due date of December 15, 2012 -- rather than the customary due date of November 14, 2012. Note: This due date applies only to the LERS reporting deadline. All other PY 2012 first quarter reporting deadlines are not being extended.
  • August 1, 2012
    TEGL 5-12
    The purpose of this Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) is to provide guidance for the use of WIA Youth-funded activities in PY 2012.
  • June 27, 2012
    Notice: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is delaying its implementation of the Enterprise Data Validation and Reporting System (E-DRVS) for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs. In previous notifications, ETA scheduled WIA implementation to begin in the 4th quarter of Program Year (PY) 2011 (quarter ending 6/30/2012; with quarterly reports due 8/15/2012, WIASRD due 9/15/2012, and Annual reporting due 10/1/2012). The implementation of E-DRVS for WIA programs will now coincide with the Wagner-Peyser program implementation date of the 1st quarter of PY 2012 (quarter ending 9/30/2012; quarterly and WIASRD reporting due 11/15/2012). Quarterly, Annual, WIASRD, and Data Validation requirements will utilize the existing procedures and software for the 4th quarter of PY 2011.
  • June 18, 2012
    TEGL 38-11 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 States Strategic Plan.
  • June 13, 2012
    TEGL 35-11 ETA announces guidance on the Early Collection of Service Data on Post-9/11 Era Veterans which informs states of the guidelines and process for the interim collection of data on the provision of intensive services to post-9/11 era veterans through the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service.
  • June 6, 2012
    TEGL 20-01, Change 10 ETA announces updated guidance for states to follow when applying for their 503 Incentive Grants. These grants are available to those states exceeding their WIA and AEFLA (Education) Performance goals for PY 2010.
  • June 6, 2012
    TEN 49-11 ETA announces guidance to reinforce the importance of accurate state and grantee reporting on attainment of industry recognized credentials
  • May 25, 2012
    ETA and the Department of Education announced today in the Federal Register that eight states qualify to receive a share of the $10.4 million available for incentive grant awards under WIA section 503. These funds, which were contributed by the Department of Education from appropriations for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), are available for the eligible states to use through June 30, 2014, to support innovative workforce development and education activities that are authorized under title IB (Workforce Investment Systems) or title II (AEFLA) of WIA, or under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education
  • May 25, 2012
    Veteran's Services Region/State WEBEX, May, 2012

    Please note an updated version of the powerpoint presentation with a change to slide 23 is now available. The new Electronic Data Reporting and Validation System (e-DRVS) was built to include the proposed changes and additions to the Wagner-Peyser performance reporting system (Labor Exchange Reporting System). Because of this, the current file format will be invalid at upload and thus the current DRVS process (using the standalone DRVS software) should be followed for all PY 2011 Wagner-Peyser files. There are no modifications to the WIA record layout; therefore, the new e-DRVS will be available for states to submit their files for validation of the PY 2011 WIA Annual Report.
  • May 16, 2012
    TEGL 29-11
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program Year (PY) 2011 Annual Report Narrative guidance to the states regarding the content of the WIA Annual Report narrative; including strategies for serving veterans (as referenced in section 4, part E), and the procedures for submission of the report to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The Annual Report is due on Monday, October 1, 2012.
  • May 9, 2012
    TEGL 28-11
    Program Year 2011/Fiscal Year 2012 Performance Reporting and Data Validation Timelines informs and reminds the workforce investment system of the performance reporting requirements and associated timelines for submitting reports.
  • May 8, 2012
    TEGL 43-11
    Overview of the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), section 211 of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • April 18, 2012
    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has submitted to OMB the sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, Workforce Investment Streamlined Performance Reporting System,’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Comments are due on or before May 18, 2012.

  • March 2, 2012
    TEGL 18-11 provides guidance to state and local workforce investment area staff and WIA Youth Program service providers to increase literacy and numeracy gains of out-of-school, basic skills deficient youth and to further clarify reporting policies and requirements.
  • February 21, 2012
    Round 2 of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced that $12 million is available for grants through the Workforce Data Quality Initiative, which will enable states to build or expand longitudinal databases that link workforce and education data to improve understanding about the performance of workforce development programs among those who benefit from and make decisions about them. Contact Gerald Tate, Grants Management Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693-3703. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to tate.lonnie@dol.gov and must specifically reference SGA/DFA--PY 11-01, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number. For more information, click here.
  • Round 2 of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative.
  • February 14, 2012
    February is Black History Month and ETA is recognizing its PY 2010 workforce services to 4.7M African Americans.
  • January 31, 2012
    National Wear Red Day for Women's Heart Disease: On Friday, February 3, 2012, National Wear Red Day, Americans will wear red to show their support for women's heart health. Over 2.5 million women received services through Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs from PY 2008 to PY 2010.
  • January 18, 2012
    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning LERS, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 1205-0240, which facilitates performance reporting for the Wagner-Peyser Act funded public employment service activities through the ETA 9002 reports and for the Jobs for Veterans' State grants' activities through the Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS) 200 reports.
  • October 3, 2011
    PY 2010 WIA Annual Report narratives These narratives describe the states WIA activity and most include customer success stories and employer engagement activity as well as their state and local performance tables.
  • September 27, 2011
    TEGL 07-11 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Annual Report Narrative provides guidance to the states regarding the content of the WIA Annual Report narrative, provide strategies for business engagement (as referenced in section 4, part c), and address the procedures for submission of the report to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The Annual Report is due on Monday, October 3, 2011.
  • September, 2011
    ETA has completed the online WIASRD Tutorial to help states and locals understand the data fields in the Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record Data.
  • August 12, 2011
    TEGL 11-01, Change 1: Guidance on Revising Workforce Investment Act (WIA) State Negotiated Levels of Performance.
  • June, 2011
    Performance and Fiscal Forums, June, 2011 The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has prepared a total of sixteen training presentations to provide states with technical assistance on a variety of fiscal and performance based topics. Of the sixteen topics, nine focus on fiscal materials, and the remaining seven are performance related. These presentations are available via flash drive, which may be requested from ETA at ETAPerforms.gov., on Workforce3One as well as at "Training and Tutorials".

    Power point Presentations      Video

  • June, 2011
    Performance and Fiscal Forum Presentations: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has prepared a total of sixteen training presentations to provide states with technical assistance on a variety of fiscal and performance based topics. TEN 3-11 has been issued to announce this training to the system. These presentations are available via flash drive (request at ETAPerforms).
  • June 13, 2011
    State's WIA Annual Report Narrative Personal Stories: States prepare annual reports on accomplishments under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training and employment programs, similar to that of an annual report to stockholders. In the reports, many states highlight "success stories" that focus attention on achievements of program participants. The personal stories illustrate how states have responded to unemployed participants; providing tax dollar-funded services that have made a difference in the lives of many individuals.
  • June 13, 2011
    TEGL 29-10, Change 1 Extending the Deadline for Declaring Intent to Negotiate and for Submitting the Proposed Targets when Negotiating Performance Goals for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1B Programs and Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for Program Year (PY) 2011.
  • June 1, 2011
    TEGL 29-10 Negotiating Performance Goals for the Workforce Investment Act Title 1B Programs and Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for Program Year (PY) 2011.
  • May 25, 2011
    ETA has published the Workforce System Results for the quarter ending December 31, 2010. ETA programs served 39.1 million people and this publication spotlights the e-tools for "mySkills my Future" and CareerOneStop Worker ReEmployment Portal."
  • May 11, 2011
    TEGL 27-10 Program Year 2010/Fiscal Year 2011 Performance Reporting and Data Validation Timelines
  • May 9, 2011
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB )issued a Notice of Action for the extension of the Data Validation paperwork package 1225-0448 through 5/31/2014.
  • May 9, 2011
    ETA announced today in the Federal Register as well as the Federal Register on June 7 the four states eligible to receive the 503 WIA Incentive Grants for PY09. States receiveing these awards and thier amounts are:
    Arizona........... . $3,000,000
    Minnesota......... $3,000,000
    North Dakota.....$1,210,964
    Texas.................$3,000,000
    States have until June 23, 2011, to submit their applications.
  • May 9, 2011
    TEGL 24-10 provide states with notice that Trade Adjustment Assistance data element validation is not required for FY 2010.
  • February 25, 2011
    Federal Register Notice for Data Validation 1205-0448. The Department submitted an information collection request for data validation to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval
  • February 10, 2011
    The Workforce System Results for the quarter ending September 30, 2010 is now available. Featured in the spotlight section is the National Emergency Grant On-the-Job Training grants to states which provides assistance to employers to cover training costs of new hires. ETA programs provided services to 39.9M participants in that quarter.