Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA)
Congress has passed guidance with regard to establishing a system of employment services in tune with the 21st Century business needs.
The guidance for the development of this workforce “system” is articulated in Title 1 – Workforce Development Activities under Sub-Title A: System Alignment. Chapter 1 of Sub-Title A addresses State Level Provisions; Chapter 2 covers Local Provisions; Chapter 3 covers Local and State Board Provisions; and Section 116 in Chapter 4 addresses Performance Accountability.
Applicable CFR Sections
The Final WIOA Rules are posted in the Federal Register 8/19/16, with the following links provided by the US Departments of Education and Labor:
The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor are proud to announce the publication in the Federal Register of the following final rules implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA):
WIOA: Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions – Final Rule
(Effective Date: October 18, 2016)
State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage – Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception of 34 CFR 361.10; 34 CFR 361.23; 34 CFR 361.40; and subparts D, E, and F of part 361, which become effective October 18, 2016)
WIOA: Miscellaneous Program Changes – Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception that the removal of part 388 becomes effective October 1, 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.
Additional Guidance from our Federal Partners in Implementation
Included in this guidance on the development of Unified and Combined State plans, guidance on how the Core Partner Agencies will reflect their performance objectives in the State Plan.