Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 3

May 4, 2001

(For Internal Use Only)


Policy

Policy Council was briefed on the interim Data Validity Project report. Division of Performance and Results will convene a workgroup to develop recommendations and a strategy for stakeholder consultation.

WIA Policy Team - At the May 1st meeting, OPR presented an issue paper on the impact of layoffs on H-1B training for incumbent and other workers. As a result of the discussion, a revised paper has been circulated for comment. The next meeting will be held on May 15th at 3:00 p.m. in S2206. Contact Maria Kniesler (202-693-3045); MKniesler@doleta.gov

Approved Waivers

New Waiver Requests

Contact: Dennis Nutt (202-693-3357; DNutt@doleta.gov)

Technical Assistance and Training

OHR announced a New Employee Development and Training Manual is available on the Intranet at: http://www.internal.doleta.gov/documents/generalinfo.pdf.

OAS reports that Toll-Free Help Line (TFHL) call volume reached an all-time record high of over 6,000 calls in April, trending up from 1,649 calls in January; 2,619 in February and 4,443 in March. As National and State-specific public information efforts are implemented, continue and expand, OAS anticipates that this pattern of growth will be sustained. Clearly, there is strong demand by the public for this service.

Plans

The DC Unified Plan remains under review by Regional and National Office staff. Contact: Bonnie Coe (202-693-2918; BCoe@doleta.gov)

ETA-Sponsored Meetings

WIA Readiness Adult/Dislocated Worker Meeting
Washington, DC
May 8-10

WIA Readiness One-Stop Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
May 9-11

Miscellaneous

A State-by-State report on FY 2000 carry-in and expenditures through December 31, 2000 was completed and distributed to the Department, OMB and to GAO. (Contact: Jack Rapport (202-693-2742; JRapport@doleta.gov)