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  • January 27, 2016

    TEN 23-15

    Announcing the release of the revised Section 188 WIOA Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Regulations (29 CFR Part 38) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register

  • January 26-28, 2016

    WIOA National Convening. The resources section of the Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) contains curated content of existing ETA resources to support the workforce system in its implementation efforts of WIOA. Common resources might include best practices, replicable models, implementation plans, recorded webinars, videos, research documents, and data reports. Content is categorized in topic related folders.

  • January 21, 2016

    WIOA FAQ: When must States submit the first WIOA Unified or Combined State Plan?

    WIOA Sections 102(c)(1)(A) and 103(b)(1) require States to submit the initial Unified or Combined State Plan no later than 120 days prior to the commencement of the second full program year after the date of enactment (i.e., July 1, 2016), making the statutory submission date March 3, 2016. However, pursuant to the orderly transition authority in section 503 of WIOA, the Departments of Labor and Education will consider as timely an initial Unified or Combined State Plan that is submitted by April 1, 2016. FOR MORE WIOA FAQS

  • January 8, 2016

    PY 2014 WIA State Annual Reports

    PY 2014 WIA State Annual Reports: Each state that receives an allotment under WIA Section 127 (Youth activities) or Section 132 (Adult and Dislocated Worker activities) must prepare and submit a WIA Annual Report of performance progress to the Secretary of Labor in accordance with WIA Sections 136 and 185. See TEGL 7-15.

  • December 23, 2015

    COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO JANUARY 29, 2016

    Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. See the Federal Register Notice. Comments are due by January 22, 2016. Click here for further information.

  • December 1 and 2, 2015

    Statistical Adjustment Model Methodology Webinar, December 1 and December 2, 2015. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) emphasizes the importance of achieving outcomes - helping individuals find jobs, and obtaining the credentials and skills necessary to be successful in those jobs. As part of the performance accountability requirements, WIOA requires the use of a statistical adjustment model for setting targets for the core performance indicators. The Departments of Labor and Education have collaborated to develop a Statistical Adjustment Model per Sec.116 (b)(3)(A)(viii) of WIOA. Through your participation in this webinar, you will learn about the methodology for the statistical model, how the model will be used, and how it will be applied to targets to account for changes in economic conditions and participant demographics throughout the workforce and education systems.

  • November 23, 2015

    TEN 16-15 Performance Partnership Pilots; ETA announces the nine pilot sites that will receive a grant award under the Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) authority.

  • November 17, 2015

    TEGL 08-15 To provide guidance and planning information to states, local workforce areas, and other recipients of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I youth formula funds on the activities associated with the implementation of WIOA.

  • November 4, 2015

    TEGL 07-15 ETA provides guidance to the states regarding the content of the WIA Annual Report narrative; including strategies for serving veterans, acceptable approaches to fulfilling the customer satisfaction requirements, and the procedures for submission to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The Annual Report is due on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

  • October 08, 2015

    TEN 12-15 ETA announces the upcoming SMART Financial Training for ETA Grantees and ETA stakeholders between November 2015 and April 2016.

  • September 28, 2015

    The Employment and Training Administration today has published the sixty-day notice for the proposed extension (without revision) of the:
    ETA 9048 -- Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and ETA 9049 -- Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services The Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) program allows for the targeting of reemployment services to those most in need of services. The ETA 9048 and ETA 9049 are the only means of tracking the activities in the WPRS program. The ETA 9048 report describes flows of claimants at various points in the WPRS system from initial profiling through the completion of specific reemployment services. The ETA 9049 describes the reemployment experience of profiled claimants who were referred to services by examining the state's existing wage record files to see in which quarter the individuals who received reemployment services became employed, what wages they earned, and whether they changed industries. Comments are due by November 27.

  • September 17, 2015

    TEN 10-15 To announce changes made to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) through passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Technical Amendments Act.

  • September 1, 2015

    The Department is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Workforce Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System (OMB Control No. 1205-3NEW). The following programs will be required to report through this system: WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth, Wagner Peyser Employment Service, National Farmworker Jobs, Trade Adjustment Assistance, YouthBuild, Indian and Native American, and the Jobs for Veterans' State Grants.

    Comments are due by November 2, 2015

  • August 24, 2015

    Federal Register Volume 80, Number 163 The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, "Labor Exchange Reporting System," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited. Comments must be received on or before September 23, 2015.

  • August 13, 2015

    TEGL 04-15: Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) lays out the vision for the one-stop delivery system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and links to key technical assistance resources to support states and local areas as they integrate this vision into their one-stop delivery system (https://www.doleta.gov/wioa). This guidance is also being issued by the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. It was developed in collaboration with these agencies, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will soon issue additional guidance to other programs administered by DOL that covers governance, operational, and service delivery topics related to the one-stop delivery system.

  • August 6, 2015

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development (Departments) are proposing a new information collection: Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128).

    Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 5, 2015.

    Request Comment by October 5.

    August 31, 2015:  ETA Announces a Webcast providing an overview of the Information Collection Request for WIOA Unified and Combined Plans. This pre-recorded session is designed to provide information on this request and tips on how to make a good comment. Presenters from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services discuss the contents of the PRA package, introduce the Information Collection Request (ICR), and note the WIOA requirements for state plans. This webcast also highlights the process for submitting comments on the ICR during the 60-day comment period.
    Click here to view the webcast
    Click here for the slides, transcripts and additional handouts

  • 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 11, 2015

    The Employment and Training Administration has published the sixty-day notice on the Labor Exchange Reporting System in the FEDERAL REGISTER. Comments are due by August 10.

  • 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 www.regulations.gov 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