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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)


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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) became law on July 22, 2014. This legislation and its implementing regulations are designed to strengthen and improve the nation's public workforce development system and help Americans with significant barriers to employment, including individuals with disabilities, into high quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA was signed into law on July 22, 2014. This legislation and its implementing federal regulations are designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help Americans with significant barriers to employment, including individuals with disabilities, into high quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes programs and initiatives administered by RSA.

TAC-18-01

To provide guidance to States, territories, and outlying areas regarding the two-year modification requirements, submission process, and deadline for submitting the two-year modifications for the WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans for Program Years (PYs) 2018 and 2019. States must submit a WIOA Unified or Combined State Plan two-year modification to the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) (collectively, Departments) by March 15, 2018.

TAC-17-05

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) (collectively, Departments) are exercising their transition authority under section 503(a) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to inform States that the Departments will consider Program Year (PY) 2016 WIOA Statewide and Local Performance Reports (form ETA-9169) submitted by October 16, 2017, as being timely.

TAC-17-03

This Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) provides guidance on the operating costs of the one-stop delivery system, which are comprised of infrastructure costs and additional costs (i.e., career services, shared operating costs, and shared services) in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its implementing regulations. This guidance has been developed jointly by the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL), Education (ED), and Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, Departments).

TAC-17-02

This Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) 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.

TAC-17-01

This guidance updates Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) 17-01 published December 19, 2016 and developed jointly by the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) (Departments). Within ED, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education will update Program Memorandum (PM) 17-2 and, within DOL, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will update Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 10-16 respectively.

PD-17-01

Through this Policy Directive (PD), the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is transmitting a list of policy issuances that are outdated due to changes in law, regulations, or reporting requirements resulting from the amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 made by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Effective immediately, the attached policy issuances are retired. Those policy issuances marked with an asterisk will be revised and reissued.

PD-16-03

This policy directive (PD) conveys the following to States: the vision and content requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans under WIOA; the deadline and submission process for Unified and Combined State Plans under WIOA (Instructions for Plan Submission section); the requirements to have approved Unified or Combined State Plans in place for Program Year (PY) 2016 and beyond for the six core programs of WIOA; and the options for States to incorporate all or portions of partner programs into their State plan submissions if they choose to submit a Combined State Plan.

TAC-15-02

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents the first major reform of the publicly-funded workforce development system in more than 15 years. Title IV of WIOA amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act) by significantly revising requirements for, among others, the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) program, particularly with regard to its role as a core partner in the workforce development system. WIOA fosters new opportunities for innovation and collaboration across Federal, State, and local agencies, private organizations, and employers.

TAC-15-01

This Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) lays out the vision for the one-stop delivery system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and links to key technical assistance resources to support States and local areas as they integrate this vision into their one-stop delivery system. Separate guidance is being issued by the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education to their grantees who are partners in the workforce development system.