August 12, 2010
REGION 5 ETA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT LETTER 007-10
MEMORANDUM TO: STATE WORKFORCE ADMINISTRATORS
FROM: Byron Zuidema
SUBJECT: Agricultural Services Plan for Program Year (PY) 2009
1. Purpose. To transmit guidelines to State Workforce Agencies for preparing the Agricultural Services Plan for Program Year (PY) 2009.
3. Links. This Letter is in the Region 5 website archive at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/reg05/Pages/LibraryIssuances.cfm
4. Background. The Agricultural Services Plan is an annual Department of Labor, Employment and Training (
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) regulations at 20 CFR 652 and the Wagner-Peyser Act (W-P) regulations at 20 CFR 653.107, .111, and .112, require the provision of services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) on a basis which is qualitatively equivalent and quantitatively proportionate to services provided to Non-MSFWs. 20 CFR 653.112 requires the submittal of a plan to serve Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and agricultural employers. WIA Title I requires the submission of the Five-Year Plan (Two-Year Plan) be coordinated with the Annual Agricultural Services Plan to be consistent with the State’s overall strategy to better serve employers and workers.
5. Action Required. State Administrators are requested to share this Letter with appropriate staff and other agencies. The PY 2009 Agricultural Services Plan should be submitted to this office by September 15, 2010, preferably in an electronic format.
6. Inquiries. Questions or comments concerning the PY 2009 Agricultural Services Plan may be directed to Eric Hernandez on 312.596.5419.
Questions or comments about the format of this Letter may be directed to Robert Rainault on 312.596.5416.
7. Attachments. None
8. Expiration Date. September 15, 2010
PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR
PY 2009 WAGNER-PEYSER AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
1. Your State’s key accomplishments and challenges in PY 2009;
2. Summaries of your reviews, including findings and resolutions; and
3. A summary of the complaint system activity, as it relates to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers.