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

CLASSIFICATION

WtW

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TD

ISSUE DATE

July 29, 1998

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

December 31, 1998

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 04-98
 
TO : ALL STATE WELFARE-TO-WORK CONTACTS
ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
 
FROM : DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : HHS/DOL Welfare Reform: Promising Practices National Conferences

  1. Purpose. To announce the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Department of Labor (DOL) Welfare Reform Promising Practices National Conferences.

  2. Background. HHS and DOL are convening a series of conferences to share with other welfare reform stakeholders an informational "road map" on how to succeed in moving welfare families to self-sufficiency. The information presented will be based on research and evaluation findings and will include models of promising practices for helping families move from welfare to work. These meetings will also be a vehicle to discuss organizational change in an effort to foster the transformation of State agencies and other institutions serving welfare recipients.

  3. Conferences. Promising Practices Conferences are currently scheduled for the following dates and locations:

  4. Audience. The conference is designed for welfare reform and welfare-to-work practitioners; stakeholders including representatives from Federal, State, and local agencies (e.g., welfare, food stamps, transportation, labor, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, child care, child support enforcement, housing, legislators, executive branches); workforce development representatives (JTPA/PIC/SDA/ES/etc.); community-based organizations; educational organizations; faith-based organizations; Chambers of Commerce; advocacy groups; the business community (employers) and service providers (e.g., child care, mental health/substance abuse, domestic violence).

  5. Registration. Conference announcements and registration forms have been mailed to all stakeholders. Registration for the conference is $150.00 per person. The deadline for the early registration fee for all conferences is August 17, 1998. After August 17, the registration fee will be $200.00 per person.

  6. Action. States are asked to encourage the participation of State and local stakeholders, particularly on behalf of State formula and competitive grantees in their jurisdiction. States may also share this information on the conference with other appropriate State officials interested in welfare reform, welfare-to-work, and workforce development issues.

  7. Inquiries. Please contact your ETA Regional Office for further information regarding these conferences. The ETA Welfare-to-Work home page (http://wtw.doleta.gov) will also have up-to-date information about the conferences.

  8. Attachment. Conference brochure including a registration form.

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