Adult, Youth, Dislocated Worker, Wagner-Peyser Employment Services, Agricultural Outreach and other ETA Programs
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, WIOA, and the Workforce System
WIOA, which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation's workers and jobseekers through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. It supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economies where businesses thrive and people want to live and work.
The WIOA Quick Start Action Planner (QSAP) is an interactive, self-paced assessment tool designed to help leaders at all levels of the public workforce system plan for this transformation and prepare for implementation of WIOA. The QSAP will help you identify areas of strength and focused areas for improvement in your workforce system and connect you to targeted resources that can help you to prepare and plan effectively.
Webcast Overview of the Information Collection Request for the WIOA Unified and Combine Plans
On August 6, 2015, the Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development published a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on the proposed planning requirements and related burden, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This pre-recorded session is designed to provide information on this request and tips on how to make a good comment.
Click here for the slides, transcripts and additional handouts
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 29, 2016. Click here for further information.
WIOA Implementation Dates
WIOA Policy Guidance
USDOL Strategic Planning
The DOL Strategic Plan is the foundation for DOL's planning and budgeting activities. DOL's strategic goal framework is comprised of five strategic goals: 1) Prepare workers for better jobs, 2) Improve workplace safety and health, 3) Promote fair and high-quality work environments, 4) Secure retirement, health, and other employee benefits and, for those not working, provide income security, and 5) Produce timely and accurate data on the economic conditions of workers and their families.
Performance Planning Guidance for State's Strategic Planning
ETA Publishes Thirty-Day Notice for "Planning Guidance and Instructions for State Strategic Plan and Plan Modifications Submission for Workforce Investment Act Title I and Wagner-Peyser Act".
Mar 2, 2015
The Employment and Training Administration has published the thirty-day notice in the February 23, 2015 FEDERAL REGISTER for the Planning Guidance and Instructions for State Strategic Plan and Plan Modifications Submission for Workforce Investment Act Title I and Wagner-Peyser Act. The Office of Management and Budget will consider all comments that the agency receives on or before March 25, 2015.
The sixty-day notice regarding this collection was published in the September 10, 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER.
TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER No. 01-15 (July 01, 2015)
Operations Guidance Regarding the Impact of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation on Waivers Approved Under the Workforce Investment Act.
For additional specific program performance information, please see:
WIA/W-P Performance Negotiations
Under WIA, states submitting a State Plan under Title I, subtitle B must propose expected levels of performance for each of the 17 indicators of performance consisting of the adult, dislocated worker and youth programs respectively and the two customer satisfaction indicators unless they have a waiver for the 15 common measures. Please see the link below to visit the state negotiations webpage.
Other Planning Resources
- Economic Innovation Group (EIG): The Distressed Communities Index
- Economic Development Administration Resources for WIOA Strategic Planning
- Progress Update on Job Driven Training and Apprenticeships
- GAO: "Contingent Workforce: Size, Characteristics, Earnings, and Benefits"
- Resources for Transition Economies
- Women's Participation in Education and the Workforce
- BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Business and Industry Resources
- Business Dynamics Statistics
- Business Solutions; Partners of The American Job Center Network
- Career Pathways
- Cluster Mapping
- ETA Publications and Research
- Job Retention
- Managing for Results - A GAO report which addresses barriers to interagency coordination.
- Sector Strategies
- Today's High Growth Industries
Please select a program below for additional guidance and information on performance planning.
- Adult Programs
- Youth Programs
- Trade Adjustment Assistance
- Indian and Native American Program
- National Emergency Grant
- Unemployment Insurance
- Foreign Labor Certification Programs
- H-1B and PERM
- H-2A and H-2B
- Reintegration of Ex-Offenders
- Registered Apprenticeship
- ETA Initiatives