Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 53

May 17, 2002

(For Internal Use Only)



The next policy meeting is scheduled for May 28, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Contact : Maria Kniesler Flynn (202-693-3045;


Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events



Military Resume Writer

OTIS met with the Veteran's Education and Training Administration and the Department of Defense to develop system specifications for a military resume writer, a tool that will assist exiting military to identify civilian occupations that use similar skills and knowledge to those learned in the military. The resume writer will assist military personnel to target their job search and to translate skill accomplishments into civilian language. The resume writer will be a feature in the America's Job Bank association site, DOD Job Search.
Contact: JBarbara Derwart (202-693-3620;

Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Education and ETA regarding the award of WIA Incentive Funding was cleared by the Department of Education and is ready for Assistant Secretary Stover DeRocco's signature.
Contact: Christine Kulick (202-693-3937;


National Occupational Supply and Demand

The Georgia Department of Labor was awarded a grant on May 15, 2002 to fund the National Occupational Supply and Demand project. This ALMIS research project is designed to provide projection and supply data for state and regional employment and training planning. The primary purpose of the project is to help planners of educational and training programs by providing current state-specific supply and labor market demand data. The project will be undertaken by forming a consortium of states that will direct the project activities and conduct research on methodologies to identify labor supply.


Field Memorandum 6-02 providing instructions to the Regional Offices on the process to be used to renegotiate state performance levels developed by the performance accountability task force was released last week.
Contact: Christine Kulick (202-693-3937;


Toll-Free Help Line Developments

Call volume continues to remain high this month. Given the numbers for the first half of the month, it is anticipated that a new record this month will be reach. OAS continues to work with the Faith-based and Community-based Initiative to assist in that office's outreach campaign to the local faith-based and grassroots organizations using the Toll-Free Help Line
Contact: Stephanie Curtis (202-693-3353;

National Emergency Grants (NEG)

The State of Maine has been awarded $338,889 for services to 139 workers displaced from eight companies in the Oxford Hills area; $134,959 for services to 77 workers displaced by the closure of Saucony, Inc.; and $1,004,356 to provide assistance to 600 displaced workers in Maine and New Hampshire's fishing industries.

The State of Colorado has been awarded up to $7.5 million (with $3.7 million for immediate use) for services to workers dislocated from the finance, telecommunications, technology, airlines/aviation, and tourism industries as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The State of Oklahoma has been awarded over $1.1 million that will aid 2,050 dislocated Oklahoma workers. The grant project will be operated by the Tulsa Workforce Center, Job Training Northeast Workforce Center, and Oklahoma City Workforce Center, and will supplement existing re-employment programs including: job search assistance, job development, job placement, basic skills training and counseling.
Contact: George Shepard (202-693-3572;