TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTICE

NO.

18-03

DATE:

May 11, 2004

 
TO : ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
 
FROM : Emily Stover DeRocco
Assistant Secretary
 
SUBJECT : Extending Recognition of Excellence Application Deadline and Transmitting Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Purpose. To announce the extension of Recognition of Excellence application deadline and transmit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is pleased to announce the extension of the application process for the first annual Recognition of Excellence which was announced in Training and Employment Notice (TEN) 17-03. The Recognition of Excellence will showcase superior employment and training related programs that demonstrate high levels of success in managing and partnering with ETA funded programs.

  2. References. Training and Employment Notice (TEN) 17-03.

  3. New Application Deadline. The Employment and Training Administration is pleased to announce the extension of the application deadline for the first annual ETA Recognition of Excellence. The original deadline of May 10, 2004, as stipulated in TEN 17-03, is being extended to Monday, May 17, 2004. Applications must arrive at the Department of Labor by 4:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

    Again, this ETA Recognition of Excellence replaces other awards programs that were administered on ETA's behalf in the past. ETA is requesting applications in order to select honorees which will be showcased at the Workforce Innovations Conference in July 2004. Through this conference, thousands of workforce investment professionals from across the nation will be able to learn about the promising practices of the honorees. The applications are for recognition and not a monetary award. Details on the application process and criteria are available on the internet at: http://www.doleta.gov/whatsnew/news/TEN17-03.cfm.

    Honorees will be selected based on an application package that demonstrates that the project, program or initiative is innovative, collaborative, resulted in positive performance outcomes, linked services to occupations in demand, promoted economic development, benefited the community, and is replicable. Collaboration is highly valued and the identification and inclusion of collaborating partners on the signature page is strongly recommended.

  4. Frequently Asked Questions. The attachment contains answers to FAQs that have been generated by prospective applicants since the beginning of the application process. Please reference the FAQs before submitting your application.

  5. Inquiry. If you have questions about the system of recognition or application, contact Adele Gagliardi at (202) 693-3700 or gagliardi.adele@dol.gov.

    Attachment

    Answers to FAQs

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Washington, DC 20210