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Effectiveness in Serving Employers


The Departments of Education and Labor held a joint webinar titled “Effectiveness in Serving Employers – Another Look” on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Earlier in 2017, several state representatives met to form a cohort to discuss their progress with the Effectiveness in Serving Employer indicator of performance under WIOA. In this webinar, some of those state representatives along with a few new representatives discussed their progress with the pilot program for this indicator of performance.

Presenters:

  • Shelia Lewis, Workforce Analyst, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Melinda Giancola, Chief, Data Collection and Analysis Unit, Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education
  • Andy Ridgeway, Unit Supervisor, Adult Performance Unit, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

(August 31, 2017)

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Supplemental Wage Information


The Departments of Education and Labor held a joint webinar titled "Supplemental Wage Information" on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. This webinar provides an overview of the joint policy guidance developed by the Departments of Education and Labor (ETA TEGL 26-16, RSA Technical Assistance Circular 17-4, and OCTAE Program Memorandum 17-6) published in June 2017.

Presenters:

  • Melinda Giancola, Chief, Data Collection and Analysis Unit, Rehabilitation Services Administration: U.S. Department of Education
  • Lekesha Campbell, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education: U.S. Department of Education
  • Christina M. Graff Eckenroth, Regional Specialist/Executive Assistant, Employment and Training Administration: U.S. Department of Labor

(July 12, 2017)

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One-Stop Infrastructure Funding Part 2: Local Funding Mechanism vs. State Funding Mechanism


The Departments of Education and Labor conducted the second joint technical assistance webinar on One-Stop Infrastructure Funding on June 7, 2017. This webinar provides a hypothetical example of how partner contributions towards infrastructure costs may be determined under the state funding mechanism.

(June 7, 2017)

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American Job Center Certification: A Tool to Maximize State's Quality & Consistency


The Departments of Education and Labor held a joint webinar titled “American Job Center Certification: A Tool to Maximize State's Quality & Consistency” on Wednesday, April 12, 2018.

This webinar focused on emerging practices occurring in States for evaluating the effectiveness, physical and programmatic accessibility, and continuous improvement of American Job Centers. Presenters discussed the process for defining those standards and its application, combined with an assessment of the impact on their one-stop system operations and outcomes.

Moderators:

  • David Jones, Employment and Training Administration, DOL
  • Edward West, Rehabilitation Services Administration, ED

Presenters:

  • Marissa Clark, Workforce Services Division Policy Unit Manager, California Employment Development Department
  • Sue Ann Searles, Workforce Specialist, Michigan Talent Investment Agency
  • Danielle Smith, State WIOA Equal Opportunity Officer, Missouri Department of Economic Development

(April 13, 2017)

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We Are WIOA Partners: Now What?


The Departments of Education and Labor held a joint webinar titled “We Are WIOA Partners: Now What?” on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

This webinar focused on developing meaningful memoranda of understanding for one-stop partnership, reviewing core program roles and responsibilities as one-stop partners, and discussing the ways in which core programs may provide access to applicable career services in the one-stop service delivery system to ensure positive results for all partner programs, job seekers and employers. The webinar featured local areas that have made strides in aligning resources to accomplish great things for shared customers and businesses.

Moderator:

  • Frank Stluka, Employment and Training Administration, DOL

Presenters:

  • Cheryl Keenan, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, ED
  • Chris Pope, Rehabilitation Services Administration, ED

(February 22, 2017)

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The New RSA-911: Changes Resulting from WIOA


The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has posted the second in a series of technical assistance webinars related to the changes and the collection and reporting of data via the Case Service Report RSA-911. In this recorded TA event, RSA staff provides an overview of the key changes to the RSA 911 as a result of the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Download the webinar and transcript for "The New RSA-911: Changes Resulting from WIOA" from the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) website.

(February 21, 2017)

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One-Stop Delivery System Overview


The Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services held a joint webinar titled One-Stop Delivery System Overview on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Federal partners provided a high level review of key components of the joint guidance including characteristics of the American Job Center Network and benefits of participating in the American Job Center Network.

Moderator:

  • Charlotte Harris, Employment and Training Administration, DOL

Presenters:

  • Robert Kight, Employment and Training Administration, DOL
  • Carol Dobak, Rehabilitation Services Administration, ED
  • Lisa Washington-Thomas, Administration for Children and Families, HHS
  • Jacqui Shoholm, Employment and Training Administration, DOL
  • Lekesha Campbell, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, ED
  • Jeffrey Patton, Employment and Training Administration, DOL
  • Winston Tompoe, Employment and Training Administration, DOL
  • Ed West, Rehabilitation Services Administration, ED
  • Damon Waters, Administration for Children and Families, HHS

(February 15, 2017)

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WIOA Performance Accountability—Hot Topics!


The Departments of Education and Labor held a joint webinar on WIOA Performance Accountability—Hot Topics! on January 11, 2017.

The Departments will review the soon-to-be released Performance Accountability Guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV Core Programs; address questions regarding the Credential Attainment Rate and Measurable Skill Gains indicators; and time permitting, answer other questions that the audience may have.

Moderator:

  • Karen Staha, Director, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Presenters:

  • Cheryl Keenan, Director, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  • Melinda Giancola, Data Unit Chief, Rehabilitation Services Administration

(December 16, 2016)

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Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) - November 2016


The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), together with its federal partners in the Departments of Education and Labor, provided technical assistance on the final regulations under titles I and IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) at the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) fall conference, November 7 through November 10, 2016. Under title I, the technical assistance addressed final regulations implementing the joint performance indicators and the one-stop infrastructure. Under title IV, the Rehabilitation Act, the technical assistance addressed final regulations implementing program-specific changes made to the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program and the State Supported Employment Services program, as well as final regulations implementing new section 511, Limitations on the Use of Subminimum Wage. You can view the presentations from the CSAVR conference in PDF format by clicking the links below.

(November 23, 2016)

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WIOA: Career Pathways


The Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services held a joint webinar on Career Pathways on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

In this webinar, federal partners will discuss national efforts to promote and support the building and strengthening of career pathways systems and programs. The team will highlight relevant career pathways sections of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and regulations. You will also get a first-hand look at the newly released ‘Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development’ that aligns with the vision, definition, and requirements of WIOA and embeds hands-on worksheets to assist state and local teams with implementation of the six elements of career pathways.

Moderator:

  • Jennifer Troke: Employment and Training Administration, DOL

Presenters:

  • Felipe Lulli: Rehabilitation Services Administration, ED
  • Corrine Sauri: Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, ED
  • Robin Fernkas: Employment and Training Administration, DOL
  • Deborah List: Administration for Children and Families, HHS

(November 7, 2016)

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WIOA Performance Accountability, Part II


The Departments of Education and Labor held a joint webinar on Performance Accountability, Part II.

This joint webinar provided stakeholders with a better understanding of the performance accountability provisions in section 116 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the accompanying regulation.

Moderator:

  • Karen Staha, Director, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance, Office of Policy Development and Research, ETA, DOL

Presenters:

  • Luke Murren, Team Leader, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance, Office of Policy Development and Research, ETA, DOL
  • Cesar Acevedo, Workforce Analyst, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance, Office of Policy Development and Research, ETA, DOL
  • Jay LeMaster, Team Leader, Accountability Team, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, OCTAE, ED
  • Melinda Kaufman, Chief, Data Unit, RSA, ED

(November 2, 2016)

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Data Matching for WIOA Reporting


This joint webinar provided an overview of the recently released joint policy guidance, which explains how educational agencies can match personally identifiable information in education records and personal information in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) records with wage records held by the state agency responsible for administration of the state’s unemployment compensation (UC) program.

(October 19, 2016)

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OSEP/RSA: Transition-Related Changes to the VR Program Regulations


On October 13, 2016, RSA and OSEP held a webinar focused specifically on transition-related changes under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The webinar focused on transition-related changes to the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program regulations, as amended by WIOA including transition-related definitions specific to the provision of pre-employment transition services and transition services; the scope of pre-employment transition services, group transition services and individualized transition services; requirements of and considerations related to the formal interagency agreement between State educational agencies and VR agencies; and limitations on the use of subminimum wage. The OSEP website contains links to this event and other WIOA related TA materials.

For resources and more information please visit: Osep.grads360.org

(October 13, 2016)

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WIOA Performance Accountability: Part I


This joint webinar discussed performance accountability provisions in section 116 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the accompanying regulation.

(October 13, 2016)

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RSA-911: Introduction to Data Collection and Reporting Requirements


The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has posted the first in a series of webinars related to the changes and the collection and reporting of data via the Case Service Report RSA-911. In this recorded webinar, RSA staff provide an overview of the performance measures, key terms in the joint guidance, information on how the terms apply to VR and the RSA-911. RSA also discusses the deliverable timelines for 2016 and 2017 and how to use the RSA-911 data to monitor the performance of the VR program within the state agency.

Download the webinar and transcript for “RSA-911 - Introduction to Data Collection and Reporting Requirements” from the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) website.

You may also want to read Supporting Information for the RSA-911 Data.

(October 5, 2016)

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One-Stop Infrastructure Funding Part 1


The Departments of Education and Labor conducted the first joint technical assistance webinar on One-Stop Infrastructure Funding on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. This webinar provides an overview of key concepts and terms along with providing foundational knowledge of the local and state funding mechanisms for one-stop infrastructure costs.

You may also want to read the FAQs on One-Stop Infrastructure Costs.

(September 21, 2016)

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