- July 22, 2014
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a historic bipartisan, bicameral bill that amends and reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) through fiscal year 2020, was signed into law by President Obama. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces its current implementation plans, shares key statutorily-required implementation dates, and provides initial informational resources regarding the provisions in the new law.
See TEN 5-14, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Announcement and Initial Informational Resources, for additional information.
PLEASE NOTE: New performance requirements become effective July 2016.
- June 30, 2014
All WIA Section 503 Incentive Grants have been awarded to the eligible states. States may expend funds for activities authorized under WIA Title IB or Title II, and/or the Perkins Act and have until June 30, 2016 to expend the funds. Here is a summary of each state's grant award amount, along with the proposed activities made possible with the incentive grant.
- May 15, 2014
ETA released Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 25-13, Negotiating Performance Goals for WIA Title 1B Programs and Wagner-Peyser Act Funded Activities for PY 2014 . TEGL 25-13 inform states of the guidelines for negotiating WIA Title 1B program performance and performance levels for Wagner-Peyser Act funded activities for PY 2014. Once performance goals are agreed upon by the state and ETA, they will be incorporated into the state's Strategic Plan. This TEGL also announces that ETA will require that all states negotiate performance goals for credential outcomes beginning in PY 2015. Prior to 2015, ETA will work with states to modify the terms of approved common measure waivers. Currently, states are required to report on credentials in their quarterly Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record Data submissions regardless of whether or not they have a common measure waiver. Please see TEGL for additional information.
- May 14, 2014
ETA released Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 20-01, Change 12, Application Process for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 503 Incentive Grants Based on Program Year (PY) 2012 Performance TEGL 20-01, Change 12 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. The following states are eligible to apply for an incentive award: Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. Please see the TEGL for additional information.
- May 12, 2014
As states continue to report Workforce Investment Act data through the Enterprise Data Reporting and Validation System (E-DRVS), updates to the edit check documentation HERE have been made, and continue to be made. The revised edit check and layout specifications are accurate within E-DRVS as of the date posted. However, please be aware that additional revisions have already developed, but have not yet been incorporated into the E-DRVS. Subsequent updates to the edit check specifications will also be posted on this page.
- 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.