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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS), is working diligently to ensure that states, local areas, other grantees, and stakeholders are prepared for the implementation of WIOA. The WIOA Resource Page provides information and resources for States, local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and other stakeholders to assist with implementation of the Act. This page is updated to reflect newly developed materials, including responses to frequently asked questions.

WIOA Marks First Anniversary

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – One Year Anniversary

'Our Eisenhower Moment'

One year ago, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This law, passed with overwhelming bipartisan majorities, is helping transform federally funded job training programs across the country to ensure everyone can get the skills and training they need to punch their ticket to the middle class.

In the video above, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan share a short message with everyone as we commemorate this anniversary.

WIOA Reference Map

The WIOA website and the Innovation & Opportunity Network are working in concert to provide you with the most up-to-date information concerning WIOA. This graphic shows what can be found on the two websites and we encourage you to utilize them as a cross-reference tool.

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WIOA'S THREE HALLMARKS OF EXCELLENCE

  • The needs of businesses and workers drive workforce solutions and local boards are accountable to communities in which they are located
  • One-Stop Centers (or American Job Centers) provide excellent customer service to jobseekers and employers and focus on continuous improvement
  • The workforce system supports strong regional economies and plays an active role in community and workforce development

ALL THINGS WIOA

We are striving to keep our WIOA website updated with the important information you need to best implement the new law. Provide us with your feedback to help ensure this website remains the go-to for all-things WIOA!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

April 27, 2016
Comments Requested for WIOA Performance Accountability Information, and Reporting System

On April 27, 2016, The Department of Labor published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the Employment and Training Administration information collection for the following programs: WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth, Wagner Peyser Employment Service, National Farmworker Jobs, Trade Adjustment Assistance, YouthBuild, Indian and Native American, Job Corps, and Jobs for Veterans' State Grants. This collection request announcement includes the revised Participant Individual Record Layout that indicates which data elements are to be collected and reported on by each program. ETA is soliciting comments concerning a collection of data that will be used for WIOA Performance Accountability and Reporting.

Comments are due on or before May 27, 2016.


April 26, 2016
Comments Requested for WIOA Common Performance Reporting

On April 26, 2016, The Department of Labor, in coordination with the Department of Education, published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the joint information collection request soliciting comments concerning a collection of data that will be used for WIOA Common Performance Reporting.

Comments are due on or before May 26, 2016.


April 18, 2016
WorkforceGPS Replaces Workforce3One; Register Now

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is pleased to announce the launch of WorkforceGPS - the next generation, device-friendly website for peer-to-peer connection and resources to help the workforce system, education professionals, and business leaders better do their job. WorkforceGPS has replaced Workforce3One; the new platform offers expanded capabilities and gives users more effective ways to search, save, and share resources.

We encourage you to visit www.WorkforceGPS.org, register for a free My WorkforceGPS account, and create a profile today; to register, click here.

Watch the Meet WorkforceGPS promotional video here.


March 23, 2016
SNAP Measures Now Available

The interim final rule titled SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) Program Monitoring, Oversight and Reporting Measures is available today for public viewing and will be published tomorrow in the Federal Register. To view the interim final rule, please visit https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-06549.pdf.

This interim final rule requires States to report on earnings and employment outcomes for participants in the SNAP E&T program, beginning in FY 2017.


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