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WIA Waiver Authority:
Increased Flexibility and Improved Programmatic Outcomes

The general statutory and regulatory waiver authority granted to the Secretary of Labor is a continuing authority granted by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) at section 189(i)(4), Public Law 105-220, and provides increased flexibility to states and local areas in implementing reforms to the workforce development system in exchange for state and local accountability for results, including improved programmatic outcomes.

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 Summary of the Waiver Request Process for Each
 Waiver Authority

 Tools, Plans, and Reports

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 Statute, Regulations, and Guidance