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

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TP

ISSUE DATE

October 11, 1994

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 8-94
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Study to Assess the Implementation of the 1992 Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Amendments--Replacement of 7 of the 30 SDAs Originally Selected for Field Visits

  1. Purpose: To notify States of the replacement of seven SDAs originally selected for field visits with other SDAs.

  2. Reference.s: Training and Employment Information Notice (TEIN) No. 3-94, dated August 25, 1994, and the Job Training Partnership Act Amendments of 1992.

  3. Background: Section 701 (i) of the JTPA Amendments directs the Secretary, the Governors, and SDAs to conduct a comprehensive review of current policies, practices, procedures and delivery systems in order to ensure the effective implementation of the Act. A contract was awarded to James Bell Associates, and its subcontractors, the Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and MAXIMUS Inc., in June 1993, to conduct an independent evaluation of Amendments progress.

    Training and Employment information Notice (TEIN) No. 3-94, dated August 25, 1994, identified 30 SDAs selected for site visits for the collection of information concerning the implementation of the Amendments. In response to the concerns raised by several Regional Offices, seven of the original thirty SDAs selected for site visits will be replaced with new randomly selected SDAs. This will reduce the burden for these seven SDAs, who recently participated in a JTPA Amendments Implementation Review conducted by DOL Regional Offices.

  4. SDA Sites

    a. The seven originally selected SDAs to be replaced are:
    Region State SDA# SDA Name
    1 VT 50005 VERMONT CONSORTIUM
    2 NY 36015 NEW YORK CITY
    4 AL 1015 ALABAMA SDA DIVISION
    5 IL 17045 CITY OF CHICAGO SDA 9 (FORMERLY MAYOR'S OFFICE OF E & T)
    5 IN 18005 LAKE SHORE (FORMERLY LAKE COUNTY)
    5 MN 27010 MINNEAPOLIS E & T PROGRAM (IN HENNEPIN COUNTY)
    8 MT 30010 BALANCE OF MONTANA CONSORTIUM

    b. The seven new SDAs which have been selected as replacements are:
    Region State SDA # SDA Name
    1 MA 25040 BRISTOL CONSORTIUM
    2 NY 36110 ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY
    4 GA 13015 CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA CONSORTIUM
    5 IL 17125 SDA 25 (PIC FOR SDA 25)
    5 OH 39020 YOUNGSTOWN CITY IN MAHONING COUNTY
    5 MN 27040 RURAL MINNESOTA CEP
    8 CO 30010 DENVER CITY/COUNTY

  5. Action Required. (1) Those States containing any of the 7 original SDAs who have been replaced should notify these SDAs that they will no longer be visited by the contractor (James Bell Associates, Inc.). (2) Those States containing any of the seven replacement SDAs should notify each SDA of the upcoming visit, and explain that James Bell Associates, Inc., will be contacting them directly to arrange the most convenient time possible for the on-site visit, which is expected to take place sometime between now and December 1994.

  6. Inquiries. Questions on the evaluation may be directed to Tom NaSell, the DOL project officer for this study, at (202) 219-5782, ext. 123.

  7. Attachment.

    Revised listing of the 30 SDAs selected for site visits.