- January 19, 2017
The Departments of Labor and Education have published a Federal Register Notice, Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting announcing a 60-day public comment period on proposed amendments to WIOA Common Performance Reporting Information Collection Request (ICR). Comments can be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ETA-2017-0001. The deadline to submit comments is March 20, 2017.
- January 18, 2017
TEGL 16-16: One-Stop Operations Guidance for the American Job Center Network. This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) provides general guidance for the implementation of operational requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) pertaining to the one-stop delivery system, branded nationally as the American Job Center network. Due to the broad scope of the one-stop delivery system, encompassing multiple programs administered by different Federal agencies, this guidance provides the primary components for understanding and implementing an integrated American Job Center network.
- December 21, 2016
Quarterly Workforce System Results for June 30, 2016, is a compilation of program results within ETA. These results are by program and generally show results over the past eight quarters. The highlight in this publication is on Youth.
- December 19, 2016
TEGL 10-16: Performance Accountability Guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV Core Programs. This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) provides sub-regulatory guidance on the requirements set forth in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), related to the implementation and operation of the performance accountability system under section 116 of WIOA and the implementing joint regulations in 20 CFR part 677 (and reprinted in 34 CFR parts 361 and 463). As explained further in this guidance, developed jointly by the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED)(Departments), WIOA requires all States and direct grantees of the Departments to collect and report information on all the participants described in this TEGL.
- December 5, 2016
TEN 21-16: The purpose of this Training and Employment Notice (TEN) is to provide State and Local workforce system leaders and other stakeholders an informational Q&A on the requirements for regional and local planning under WIOA. The Q&A also addresses the role of Local Workforce Development Boards (Local Boards) in reviewing provider applications for the local competition under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), which are required under WIOA to align with Local Plans.
- November 23, 2016
WIA Closeout Report - Important Information
- November 8, 2016
TEN 14-16: ETA Announces the Release and Availability of Eleven Briefing Papers and Two New Reports from the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation: Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: Implementation Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs, and Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: 15-month Impact Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs.
- November 1, 2016
State and Local Area Negotiations Tool
This tool is intended for States and their Local Areas. It provides users with benchmarks stemming from the statistical adjustment model mandated in WIOA, along with a review of past performance viewed through a WIOA lens. These benchmarks are intended to inform the negotiations process between States and their Local Areas.
- August 24, 2016
TEN 08-16: The purpose of this Training and Employment Notice (TEN) is to announce the implementation schedule for an integrated performance reporting system for ETA and VETS workforce programs. Grantees under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (titles I and III), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), H-1B Job Training Grants, Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO), and Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) will report performance measure outcomes under a new integrated system that will generally become available after July 1, 2016 for testing, and after October 1, 2016 for reporting. This TEN provides, for each program, a timeline for system availability and expected submission of performance data.
- August 23, 2016
TEGL 07-16: To transmit to state unemployment compensation (UC) and workforce agencies joint guidance with the Department of Education on exchanging confidential UC information with educational and training providers to meet the performance accountability requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
- August 16, 2016
OMB 1205-0420 is approved without change through August 2019. This reporting structure will remain in place until grantees have completed all required reporting requirements under WIA. Click here to see all updated forms.
- July 18, 2016
TEN 03-16: To increase awareness about the free resources available through the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Toll Free Help Line (TFHL) 1-877-US2 JOBS (1-877-872-5627), and to encourage the increased usage by American Job Centers and state and local governments. The TFHL resource is intended to give the public and the workforce development community universal access to employment and training information, programs and services. The service is available in over 140 languages and provides ease of access to a wide range of DOL specific programs and resources.
- June 30, 2016
TEN 42-15: Announcing the Release of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Final Rules and Information Collections for WIOA and Additional DOL Administered Programs
- June 30, 2016
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have collaboratively issued Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provisions related to performance accountability. The associated documents encompassed in this release include: a Participant Individual Record Layout, reporting calculation specifications, and quarterly and annual report templates. All of these documents have been approved by the Office and Management and Budget for collection through June 30, 2019. You may access the documents here.
- June 29, 2016
TEGL 26-15: ETA informs States of the guidelines for the negotiation process for the first two years of implementation of the WIOA title I programs (Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth) and the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service program, as amended by title III of WIOA, for PY 2016 and PY 2017. Once negotiated levels are agreed upon by each State and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), they will be incorporated into the State Unified or Combined Plan.
- June 24, 2016
WIOA Statistical Methodology Adjustment Report: This document presents CEO's proposed methodology for setting WIOA performance targets. It begins with background information on WIOA and its requirements on the statistical adjustment model, followed by a brief description of previous methodologies used by The Department of Labor for establishing performance outcome goals.
WIOA Statistical Model Methodology Report: Pdf | Docx
- June 3, 2016
TEN 38-15: ETA Announces a new Unemployment Insurance Data Dashboard
- May 12, 2016
TEGL 22-15: ETA reminds the workforce investment system of data validation and performance reporting requirements and establish associated timelines for submitting reports for the following programs/activities:
- Quarterly participant records, annual reports, and data validation results for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) title IB programs and National Emergency Grants (NEGs);
- Quarterly participant records and data validation results for the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service;
- Quarterly reports for activities authorized under 38 U.S.C. 4103A and 4104 (Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER));
- Quarterly reports, participant records, and data validation results for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program;
- Individual participant records for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP); and
- Individual participant records for the Indian and Native American program (INA).
Additionally, this guidance serves to provide documentation for accountability purposes regarding the deadlines of the above activities and reports. While some of the associated due dates are now passed, they are still included here to provide proper documentation of statewide reporting and data validation requirements throughout the entire program year.
Finally, this guidance revises the due date for submission of Data Element Validation (DEV) for WIA and TAA results which must be submitted by March 15 for both PY 2014 and PY 2015.
- April 27, 2016
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, "ETA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks PRA authority for the ETA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System information collection. 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, Job Corps, and Jobs for Veterans' State Grants. Requiring these programs to use a standard set of data elements, definitions, and specifications at all levels of the workforce system helps improve the quality of the performance information that is received by the DOL. While H1-B grants, the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders program, and the Trade Adjustment Assistance program are not authorized under the WIOA, these programs will be utilizing the data element definitions and reporting templates proposed in this ICR. This ICR includes several information collection instruments--Program Performance Report, WIOA Pay-for-Performance Report, Participant Individual Record Layout, WIOA Data Element Specifications, and Job Openings Report. WIOA section 185 authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 3245.
The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 27, 2016.
- April 26, 2016
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Common Performance Reporting information collection that fulfills WIOA section 116(d)(1) requirements for the development of report templates for the State Performance Report for WIOA core programs, the Local Area Performance Report, and the Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Report (Display-Only). See 29 U.S.C. 3141(d)(1).
The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 26, 2016.
- April 18, 2016
TEGL 33-15: ETA announces the launch of WorkforceGPS.org - the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) new technical assistance website. WorkforceGPS.org will replace Workforce3One.org immediately.
- April 7, 2016
Quarterly Workforce System Results (QWSR) 9/30/2015: The QWSR provides a snapshot of ETA programs and their progress in achieving goals of helping people find jobs and connecting workers to employers. It serves as a starting point for further inquiry and analysis of program performance.
- March 15, 2016
PY 2014 WIA State Annual Report Success Stories: See the compilation of the PY2014 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!
- March 4, 2016
TEGL 14-15: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans.
- February 22, 2016
Final WIOA Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements Available: States must use the information Collection Request (ICR) for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans Requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reviewed and approved this data collection (Control Number 1205-0222). These documents reflect the incorporation of public comments received from the publication of the August 6 Federal Register notice prepared by the Departments of Labor, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture.
- February 9, 2016
The Employment and Training Administration has published the sixty-day notice today on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Management Information and Reporting System data collection supporting statement to update the burden estimate to account for annual changes in hourly rates for respondents and remove any outdated language referencing updates made to the WIA reporting system prior to its 2013 renewal. No other revisions were made to the package.
Federal Register Notice
Written comments are due by April 11, 2016.
- January 27, 2016
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.
National Convening tweets
- 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.