Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 7

June 1, 2001

(For Internal Use Only)


Published by the Division of One-Stop Operations

 

Policy

(1) The Resource Sharing and Cost Allocation Methodologies final guidance was published in the Federal Register on May 31, 2001. The guidance discusses the two distinctly different concepts of cost allocation and resource sharing. Primary users will be the financial and accounting staff, as well as auditors, of the One-Stop partner programs and the One-Stop operators. The guidance will also provide program operators and others with a fuller understanding of cost allocation principles and possible ways through which each partner program can pay for its fair share. Contact: Ed Donahue (202-693-3157; EDonahue@doleta.gov).

(2)  The Office of Adult Services submitted three issue papers for discussion at the next Policy Team meeting. The issues are: (a) whether SCSEP funding should be based on a 3-year grant, with costs and limitations as well as all other requirements applied over a 3-year period versus a 12-month period; (b) whether the regulatory restriction limiting enrollee paid hours to 1,300 hours in a 12-month period should be retained; and (c) whether the new regulations should continue the prohibition regarding enrolling trainees solely for the purpose of receiving job search and job referral services. Contact: Ric Larisch (202- 693-3742; RLarisch@doleta.gov).

(3)  The final Labor Exchange Performance Measures were published in the Federal Register on May 31, 2001. The Proposed ETA and VETS 200 9002 reporting process will be published for a 60-day comment period on June 6, 2001. Contact: Gay Gilbert (202-693-3428; GGilbert@doleta.gov)

(4)  The next Policy Team meeting will be held Tuesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. EST. Contact: Maria Kniesler (202-202-693-3045; MKniesler@doleta.gov).

 

Technical Assistance and Training

The WIA Performance Accountability Team recently issued FM No.18-01, to transmit guidance and instruction to the Regions on the review and validation of State WIA Performance Reports

The WIA Readiness Workgroup being led by ATELS will meet in Baltimore on June 7 and 8. The workgroup will focus on issues related to the attraction and retention of employers to participate on WIA Boards. Contact: Laura Ginsberg (202-693-2796; LGinsberg@doleta.gov).

June 27 - 29 - WIA Readiness Review One-Stop Workgroup Meeting in Washington, D.C. The workgroup will focus on MOU/Partnership, Service Intergration, and Cost Allocation/Resource Sharing. Contact: Maria Kniesler (202-693-3045; MKnielser@doleta.gov).

 

Plans

WIA Incentive Grant applications are due in the NO on June 18, 2001 for the six early implementing States that qualify for awards: FL, KY, IN, TX, UT, VT. Awards are expected to be made by June 30, 2001 Contact: Jacqui Shoholm (202-693-3190; JShoholm@doleta.gov).

 

ETA-Sponsored Meetings

June 6  -  Young Offender Initiative Pre-Application Workshop, St. Louis, MO

Regional staff training on the WIA Reporting requirements will continue in Seattle, June 12-14. Contact: Candice Young (202-693-3189; CYoung@doleta.gov).

June 17 - 20  -  The 4th Annual STW Indian Grantees Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

June 26 - 27  -  First America's Workforce Network Research Conference at the Radisson Berkeley Hotel, Washington, DC. Contact: Vivian Chen (202-693-3187; YChen@doleta.gov) or https://oui.doleta.gov/nrc

July 16 - 18  -  Jett*Con 2001, Baltimore, MD. Contact: www.jettcon.org or Gardner Carrick; (202-693-3689; (GCarrick@doleta.gov).

July 22 - 27(202-693-3689;-(202-693-3689;Youth Opportunity Grants Leadership Institute, Leesburg, VA. Three-hundred fifty participants from YOG sites have confirmed attendance. Contact: David Lah (202-693-3604; DLah@doleta.gov.

 

Miscellaneous

Through publication in the June 1 FEDERAL REGISTER, The Departments of Labor, Justice, and Health and Human Services announced the availability of approximately $79 million to fund applicants for the "Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program." The application package can be found at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/cpo/grants2001/yoi2001.pdf or Contact: Christina Lo (693-3599; CL@doleta.gov).

On May 31, Secretary Chao announced that 34 communities nationwide will share $2,997,440 in funding for the Community Audits Demonstration Project. There are 16 locally-led projects; 10 local-regional projects; and, 8 State-led multi-area projects. One-page summaries on each recipient (with location, duration, stakeholders involved, dimensions of audits, and contact person) are available. Contact: Kevin Thompson (202-693-2925; KThompson@doleta.gov).

The latest version of eWorkforce, an electronic newsletter publication of the U.S. Department of Labor is available for reading. To pick up your copy, please go to: http://www.eworkforce.org/.

June 27  -  National Summit on Transition Briefing for Senior Federal Staff, Washington, D.C.

The 21st Century Workforce Summit will be held June 20 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. Representatives from business, labor, academics and government leaders are expected to attend. The Summit will address the structural changes that are affecting our workforce and our economy by focusing on: (a) The skills gap within the workforce; (b) The demographic changes facing the workforce; and (c) The future of the workplace. Contact: http://www.dol.gov/dol/21cw/summit.htm or http://www.dol.gov/dol/21cw/summit-agenda.htm