U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDCR

ISSUE DATE

December 4, 1998

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE

:

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 07-95, Change 1

 

TO

:

ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS

 

FROM

:

DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management

 

SUBJECT

:

Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Intertitle Transfers of Funds

 

  1. Purpose. To provide updated guidance on intertitle transfers and transfer authority for Titles II and III of JTPA.

  2. References. 

    1. Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 7-95, Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Intertitle Transfer of Funds.

    2. TEGL No. 3-97, JTPA Allotment for PY and CY 1998 and Wagner-Peyser Act Preliminary Estimates for 1998.

    3. TEGL No. 4-97, Program Guidance and Allocations for CY 98 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP).

    4. TEGL No. 2-98, Instructions for Title II JTPA Quarterly Financial Report.

    5. Training and Employment Information Notice (TEIN) No. 14-93, Change 2, Notification of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Revision and Extension of the Worker Adjustment Formula Financial Report, ETA 9041.

    6. TEIN No. 39-97, Annual Reporting Requirements for JTPA Title II-A/C Service Delivery Area (SDA) Programs.

    7. DOL Appropriation Act of 1997, P.L. 104-28; the 1998 Appropriation Act, P.L. 105-78; and 1999 Appropriation Act, P.L. 105-277.

  3. Background. TEGL No. 7-95, dated July 31, 1996, provided guidance on the use of intertitle transfers. Since that time, further legislative actions have extended the authority for such transfers.

  4. Transfer Authority. The attached table from TEGL No. 7-95 is updated to reflect intertitle transfer authority through PY 1999, based on the DOL appropriation laws for FY 1997 (P.L. 104-28), FY 1998 (P.L. 105-78) and FY 1999 (P.L. 105-277). Transfer authority for FY 1998/PY 1998 and PY 1999 is the same as it was for PY 1997/FY 1997. Service delivery areas (SDAs) and substate areas (SSA), with the approval of the Governor, may transfer up to 100 percent of the funds for Titles II-B and II-C between the two programs; and they have the authority to transfer up to 20 percent between Titles II-A and III.

    It should be noted for Program Year 1999, funds for both the Title II-B Summer Youth program and the Title II-C year-round Youth Training Grants are available for obligation on April 1, 1999. Thus, the Summer Youth program is no longer on a fiscal year period. Transfer authority remains the same, i.e., up to 100 percent of the funds can be transferred between the two programs. Further guidance on the use of the remaining JTPA funds after PY 1999 under the Workforce Investment Act will be provided at a later date.

    Question 13 in TEGL No. 7-95 dealt with the impact of intertitle transfers in excess of 20 percent on National Reserve Account (NRA) grant requests. With the start of PY 1997, the maximum transfer between Titles II-A and III is 20 percent of the applicable substate formula allocation; therefore, this policy is no longer applicable.

  5. Reporting. The JTPA Title II Quarterly Status Report (JQSR) was revised to report on intertitle transfers between Titles II-A and III. Line 37 of the JQSR was added for Titles II-A and III transfers. Instructions for the above was provided in TEGL No. 2-98 dated July 28, 1998. The Worker Adjustment Formula Financial Report was also changed to report intertitle transfers with the addition of Line 10a to report on transfers. Guidance on Title III reporting was provided in TEIN No. 14-93, Change 2.

  6. Action. State JTPA Liaisons are requested to distribute this information to all SDAs and substate areas.

  7. Inquiries. Questions concerning this TEGL should be directed to your Regional Office.

  8. Attachment. Table on Intertitle Transfers

 

NOTE: Attachment not available to DMS