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Through Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs, over 250,000 participants received training services in PY 2013.


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  • July 22, 2015

    The Departments of Labor and Education published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the joint information collection request for performance reporting to fulfill the requirements under section 116 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This represents a collaborative effort among staff from the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and the Department of Education's Office of Career Technical, and Adult Education and the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The information collection request includes an individual participant layout, with common definitions and data elements, to be used by states for reporting purposes. The ICR also includes the accompanying specifications, and the templates to be used by the States and local areas for the annual performance report, and the template to be used by Eligible Training Providers for their reports to the State, which will then make that available to the Department of Labor.

    Comments are due by September 21, 2015.

  • July 7, 2015

    Success Stories: See the compilation of the PY2013 WIA State Annual Report Success Stories about the customer experience accessing ETA's Workforce programs and the benefits derived from their perspective. Customers include youth and adults, Veterans, Dislocated Workers, ex-offenders and more. Read all about them!

  • July 1, 2015

    TEGL 03-15: Guidance on Services Provided through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA or Opportunity Act) and Wagner Peyser, as Amended by WIOA, and Guidance for the Transition to WIOA Services.

  • July 1, 2015

    TEGL 01-15: Operations Guidance Regarding the Impact of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation on Waivers Approved Under the Workforce Investment Act.

  • June 26, 2015

    TEGL 41-14: In accordance with WIOA sec. 122, this guidance explains the requirements and timelines for determining training provider eligibility in order to utilize WIOA title I-B training funds and for publicly disseminating the eligible training provider list.

  • June 8, 2015

    TEGL 38-14: To provide guidance and instructions on the transition of participants, funds, performance reports, grants, and subrecipient contracts under title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and under the Wagner-Peyser Act to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA or the Act).

  • June 3, 2015

    Launch of the Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION): A Peer Learning Community Focused on Implementing WIOA

  • May 29, 2015

    TEGL 37-14: Update on Complying with Nondiscrimination Requirements: Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Stereotyping are Prohibited Forms of Sex Discrimination in the Workforce Development System.

  • May 26, 2015

    TEGL 36-14: To provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 INA grantees with (1) the requirements for Program Year (PY) 2015 adult and youth funding allocations; (2) performance measures and recommended levels of performance for PY 2015; (3) guidance on the period of performance for current grants and the close out of previous grant awards; and (4) an extension to the current grantee strategic plan through PY 2017 (6/30/2018).

  • May 22, 2015

    TEGL 35-14: To provide guidance and planning information to NFJP grantees on the activities associated with the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

  • May 12, 2015

    TEGL 27-14, Change 1: This guidance updates Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 27-14, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Transition Authority for Immediate Implementation of Governance Provisions, to specify that Concentrated Employment Programs (CEPs) are eligible to request initial and subsequent designation as local areas under WIOA. Additionally, this guidance corrects a typographical error concerning new requests for local area designation.

  • May 11, 2015

    TEGL 34-14: The purpose of this Training and Employment Guidance letter (TEGL) is to allot PY 2014 Dislocated Worker National Reserve funds to states, Outlying Areas, and WIA Section 166 Indian and Native American grantees specifically for WIOA implementation activities including training of front-line staff, convening boards and supporting planning, transitioning to serving out-of-school youth, and assessing and improving state information technology (IT) systems.

  • May 1, 2015

    TEGL 20-01, Change 13 : Application Process for Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Section 503 Incentive Grants Based on Program Year (PY) 2013 Performance. This guidance letter provides the procedures states should follow to apply for WIA Section 503 Incentive Grants and reminds states of the authorized use of these grant funds. Federal Register Notice

  • April 30, 2015

    TEN 31-14: The purpose of this notice is to inform state and local workforce system leaders and other stakeholders comprising the nation's employment and training system and One Stop Centers of the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) plans to issue operating guidance on the implementation of WIOA and to continue to provide technical assistance.

  • April 28

    TEGL 30-14 : To inform states of the guidelines for the negotiations process of WIA Title IB program performance and performance levels for Wagner-Peyser Act funded activities for PY 2015. Once performance goals are agreed upon by the state and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), they will be incorporated into the state's Strategic Plan. ETA intends to extend current PY 2014 goals into PY 2015; this guidance is provided for any state that decides to negotiate revised goals for PY 2015.

  • April 27, 2015

    TEGL 29-14: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities Program Allotments for Program Year (PY) 2015; Final PY 2015 Allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service (ES) Program Allotments; and Workforce Information Grants to States Allotments for PY 2015.

  • April 16, 2015

    TEN 29-14, Change 1: To announce the publication of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act NPRMS (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) in the Federal Register.

  • April 16, 2015

    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

  • April 16, 2015

    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability,    and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions: Federal Register

  • April 14, 2015

    TEGL 27-14: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Transition Authority for Immediate Implementation of Governance Provisions.This guidance clarifies the governance-related activities that States must complete by July 1, 2015, which is the beginning of Program Year 2015, in order to ensure an orderly transition to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Additionally, this guidance summarizes other governance-related activities that the Department encourages States to complete as soon as possible, but are not required by July 1, 2015.

  • April 7, 2015

    TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER No. 24-14: Program Year 2015 Planning Guidance for National Farmworker Jobs Program Employment and Training and Housing Grantees

  • April 5, 2015

    The PY 2013 WIASRD State by State Books are here. The 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. Each state book contains tables based on a single state's data.

  • April 4, 2015

    TEGL 25-14: Program Year (PY) 2015 Planning Instructions and Allotments for Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Grantees

  • April 2, 2015

    TEN 29-14: Announcing the release of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) on Federal Register Public Inspection.

  • April 2, 2015

    DOL announces the release of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (joint NPRM with the Departments of Education and Labor) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Labor only) for preview on the Federal Register's Public Inspection Web site.

    In addition to the joint NPRM and DOL-only NPRM, ED is issuing three separate NPRMs to implement the requirements of titles II and IV of WIOA: one implementing program-specific requirements of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), as reauthorized by title II of WIOA; and two NPRMs implementing all program-specific requirements for programs authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA. These NPRMs can be accessed on the Federal Register's Public Inspection Web site and through the following ED Web sites:

    Please begin reviewing the proposed rules now. The Federal Register anticipates that the NPRMs will be formally published on April 16. Once formal publication has taken place, please provide comments in accordance with the process outlined in the NPRMs. Please visit to share your comments the specific proposed rules. Comments may only be submitted after formal publication in the Federal Register; any comments not received through the processes outlined in the NPRMs will not be considered by the Department.

  • March 26, 2015

    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity(WIOA)Act Youth Program Transition
    TEGL 23-14: ETA provides guidance to states, local workforce agencies, and other recipients of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Youth formula funds on the activities associated with the implementation of WIOA.

  • March 18, 2015

    TEGL 22-14: ETA informs the workforce system of the application of the UNTEER for use in evaluating states' reported PY entered employment outcomes for veterans and eligible persons to determine compliance, the need for technical assistance and/or remedial actions.

  • March 9, 2015

    TEN 25-14: CareerOneStop Updates announcing the release of updates made to the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) suite of online career tools for jobseekers, students, workforce professionals, and businesses, including a redesigned CareerOneStop website, a new 'Credentials Center' (Center), and CareerOneStop's mobile apps and tools

  • February 19, 2015

    TEGL 19-14: Vision for the Workforce System and Initial Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. This Training Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) lays out the vision for a revitalized transformed workforce system as a result of implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Further, it encourages workforce system leaders and partners to take action now to support successful implementation to fully realize the vision of WIOA. Finally, it provides an overview of upcoming guidance and technical assistance to support effective implementation of WIOA.

  • January, 2015

    PY 2013, Q4 WIASRD Data