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

CLASSIFICATION

Older Workers

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDCP

ISSUE DATE

July 24, 1998

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 01-98
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Assessment Tool for Workforce Development Systems: Benchmarks for Mature and Older Workers

  1. Purpose. To disseminate copies of the National Association of State Units on Aging's (NASUA) newest publication, Assessing Workforce Development Systems: Benchmarks for Mature and Older Workers.

  2. Background. NASUA is a national organization through which State aging agencies promote social policy favorable to the aging. With the support of the Retirement Research Foundation, NASUA is developing information, strategies, and guidance for the development of workforce development policy.

  3. Benchmarks for Mature and Older Workers. The attached document is the first product of this effort and reflects the influence of the growing numbers of older workers on the labor market. The 18 "benchmarks" can be used to assess the strengths and weaknesses of workforce reform efforts. They are also a useful assessment tool for bringing Older Worker programs into State and local One-Stop systems.

  4. Action. Please share these benchmarks with partners and interested organizations.

  5. Inquiries. Please direct questions to Gale Gibson of the U.S. Department of Labor's National Office, Division of Older Worker Programs at (202) 219-5904, x105. For information on State aging agencies and contacts in your Region, call NASUA's Washington, D.C. office at (202) 898-2578.

  6. Attachment. Assessing Workforce Development Systems: Benchmarks for Mature and Older Workers

    NOTE: Attachment not available to DMS