On May 10, 2023, ED and DOL issued a revision to the joint policy guidance outlining the WIOA performance accountability system’s negotiations and sanctions processes; RSA reissued TAC-20-02: Negotiations and Sanctions for the WIOA Core Programs. This joint policy guidance rescinds and replaces the joint policy guidance published on February 6, 2020. Through this revised guidance, the Departments:
- Revise their approach to using the statistical adjustment model for the purpose of assessing state performance;
- Clarify the implementation of potential financial sanctions for consecutive performance failures occurring across multiple State Plan periods; and
- Clarify that states can be sanctioned up to 10 percent of the Governor’s Reserve Allotment if there is consecutive performance failure and a failure to report for the same program year.
The joint policy guidance also continues to delineate the process for negotiating levels of performance and explains the two instances in which a state may be sanctioned. ED and DOL are coordinating joint technical assistance to further explain these revisions; RSA will announce its availability in the near future. Please contact your RSA State Liaison with any questions.