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

CLASSIFICATION

Perf. Standards

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TP

ISSUE DATE

September 17, 1998

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE

:

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 12-97, CHANGE 3

 

TO

:

ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS

 

FROM

:

DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management

 

SUBJECT

:

Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Revised Performance Standards Worksheets

  1. Purpose. To transmit revised performance standards model adjustment worksheets for Program Years (PY) 1998 and 1999 pertaining to the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Titles II-A, II-C, III, and Section 204(d).

  2. Backaround. Change 2 to TEGL 12-97 transmitted performance standards worksheets. Programming errors occurred in the calculation of national averages for two different factors, "Not in the Labor Force" and "Unemployed 15 Weeks or More". Both factors are included in most of the worksheets and calculations have been corrected in the revised worksheets. The worksheet for Older Workers (Sec. 204 (d), "Average Wage at Placement", had an increase in the national average of % No pre-program wage from 47.1% to 53.6%.

    This information is used to apply the optional DOL adjustment methodology to derive SDA-specific performance standards for PYs 1998 and 1999.

  3. Action Required. State Liaisons are requested to distribute this Guidance Letter Change to all officials within the State who need such information to implement performance standards policies and requirements for PYs 1998 and 1999. It is especially critical that States, State Councils Private Industry Councils. and local level operational staff are familiar with the changes addressed in this issuance.

  4. Inquiries. Questions concerning this issuance may be directed to Valerie Lloyd at (202) 219-5487 ext. 107. More information can be found on our website: http//www.ttrc.doleta.gov/ETA/research/nation.htm.

  5. Attachments. JTPA Performance Standards Worksheets.

NOTE: Attachments not available to DMS