Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 8

June 8, 2001

(For Internal Use Only)


Published by the Division of One-Stop Operations

 

Policy

Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program.  The Departments of Labor, Justice, and Health and Human Services issued a joint grant announcement. The program is to enhance community safety through the successful reintegration to the community of offenders ages 14 to 35, confined for a minimum of 12 consecutive months (adults) or 6 consecutive months (juveniles), through a coordinated and comprehensive continuum of supervision, programs, and services. $79 million is available to fund up to 25 grants of up to $3.1 million each to applicants that demonstrate a collaborative effort and broad-based community support. Applications must be received by October 1, 2001. The joint grant announcement is posted at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/cpo/grants2001/yoi2001.pdf

 

Technical Assistance and Training

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).

UIPL No. 34-01, announcing that the implementation of the Denied Claim Accuracy measurement program will be postponed until August, was issued with an official date of June 15. Contact:: Andy Spisak (202-693-3196; ASpisak@doleta.gov).

The Pre-clearance Federal Register Notice for the Benefits Timeliness and Quality data collection was published on May 25; comments will be accepted through 7/24. The current OMB approval for this data collection expires 10/31/2001. Contact: Delores Mackall; (202-693-3183; DMackall@doleta.gov).

 

Partnership

On June 15th, OMB will be convening a WIA Federal Partners meeting. This will be the first meeting of this group under the new Administration. Agenda items will include a summary of the WIA Readiness Review activity, MOU development and cost allocation, performance accountability, and America's Workforce Network. Contact: Maria Kniesler (202-693-3045; MKnielser@doleta.gov).

 

ETA-Sponsored Meetings

Regional staff training on the WIA Reporting requirements in Seattle, June 12-14 and New York, June 18-20. 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 11- 13 - Regional Administrators Meeting

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

July 22 - 27 - 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

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) has released its annual "Supplemental Funding Survey" which shows the amounts States have added to various programs' federal grants. Categories covered by the survey are: Unemployment Insurance, Employment Service, Labor Market Information, Job Training and/or One Stop Implementation. Contact: Marsha Read on 202-434-8020.

At an ODEP sponsored Business Advisory Group meeting on May 31st, employer representatives (McDonalds, Bank America, Microsoft, ConAgra, General Motors, Boeing, and others), many of whom also participate on WIBs, expressed the following concerns: 1) the lack of substance on WIBs is resulting in corporate representation disengaging from One-Stops; and 2) failure of One-Stop to provide full access to many disabled customers.

On June 20, the Department of Labor will host a Summit on the 21st Century Workforce, with speakers including Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees

International Union President John Wilhelm. There will be an all-day job fair, panel discussions, and satellite hookups with workforce programs across the country. Contact: http://www.dol.gov/dol/21cw/summit.htm or http://www.dol.gov/dol/21cw/summit-agenda.htm.