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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Availability of Initial Informational Resources from Departments of Labor and Education (Fact Sheet, Implementation Timeline, FAQs, Resource Webpage, Mailbox)
Jul 23, 2014
The Employment and Training Administration has published Training and Employment Notice -5-14. This TEN communicates the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), announces its current implementation plans, shares key statutorily-required implementation dates, and provides initial informational resources regarding the provisions in the new law.

The TEN conveys three attachments:

WIOA Fact Sheet
Key Statutorily Required Implementation Dates
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

The TEN notes that ETA has established a WIOA Resource Page (www.doleta.gov/WIOAM) to serve as the on-line repository for the Department's WIOA implementation materials. The fact sheet, key statutorily required implementation timelines, questions and answers, and other relevant guidance and technical assistance materials are available on this site.

Questions regarding WIOA implementation can be submitted to a newly-established in-box (DOL.WIOA@dol.gov). As responses are developed, they will be posted on the WIOA Resource Page.

The TEN also notes:

The Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education has established a WIOA Resource Page for information related to the adult education and literacy programs under title II of WIOA. This page is located at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/wioa-reauthorization.html. Questions may be submitted to OCTAE staff at AskAEFLA@ed.gov.

The Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration has also established a WIOA Resource Page for information related to the vocational rehabilitation program. This page is located at: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/wioa-reauthorization.html