Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 1, Number 54
May 24, 2002
(For Internal Use Only)
The next policy meeting is scheduled for June 11, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Contact : Maria Kniesler Flynn (202-693-3045; firstname.lastname@example.org).
TEGL 28-01: "Program Guidance for Implementation of Comprehensive Youth Services under WIA."
This issuance discusses PY 2002 program performance goals, performance data issues, performance improvement strategies and interim measures, service and expenditure levels, out-of-school youth strategies, engaging community and faith-based organizations, youth development practitioner apprentice initiative, and WIA reauthorization. Web site: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/dmstree/ (click on the Document Management System folder, followed by the Training and Employment Guidance Letters' folder).
New DOL Web Site for Youth.
The Labor Department launched a new Web site, http://www.youthrules.dol.gov, a gateway to information on the Internet about young workers. It educates teens, parents, educators and employers about the hours young people can work, the jobs they can do and how to ensure safe work experiences. The Wage and Hour Division is also developing partnerships to provide educational materials and training to ensure that young workers have safe and rewarding work experiences, and it is revitalizing existing federal and state relationships to promote increased compliance with both federal and state child labor laws through improved communications and compliance assistance to employers. Every year, millions of teens work in part-time or summer jobs. Early work experiences can be rewarding for young workers - providing great opportunities for teens to learn important work skills.
Technical Assistance And Training
Workforce Innovation 2002 Educational Session Topics
Information for the educational sessions for WI2002 is now available on www.WI2002.org. The Super-Sessions and workshops will
feature cutting edge information and practical tools for workforce investment professionals. Presenters include experts and
practitioners from both the private and public sectors who will share their expertise in how to work with today's workforce
and prepare the workforce of the future.
Workshops are organized under the following themes:
Focus on Business Needs for a Skilled Workforce
Imagine Future Work and Understand the Needs of a Changing Workforce
Discover a Role in the Legislative Process
Integrate Technology to Enhance Learning and Improve Services
Manage Today's Dynamic Organization in an Era of Globalization
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
June 21 - WIA Reauthorization Forum - Focus: One-Stop Services To Persons with Disabilities, Washington, DC
Contacts: Maria Kneisler Flynn at 202-693-3045 or Dolores Hall-Beran 202-693-2794
June 26-28 - Youth Network Council - 2002 Midwest Hub Conference, Chicago, IL
Contact: Dennis Murstein at 312-704-1265
July 26-28 - National Youth Summit - Washington, DC
Contact: Richard Morris at 202-693-3603
July 9-11 - Workforce Innovation 2002 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
Contact: Gardner Carrick at 202-693-3689
July 20-26 - Youth Opportunity Grants Leadership Institute, Leesburg, Virginia
Contact: Karen David at 202-822-6725
The Department of Education announced an NOFA to promote mentoring programs for children with greatest needs that:
(1) assist children in receiving support and guidance from a mentor; (2) improve the academic performance of children;
(3) improve interpersonal relationships between children and their peers, teachers, other adults, and family members;
(4) reduce the dropout rate of children; and (5) reduce juvenile delinquency and involvement in gangs.
Eligible applicants are) Local Educational Agencies (LEAs); (2) nonprofit, community-based organizations (CBOs), which may include faith-based organizations; and (3) a partnership between an LEA and a CBO.
Additional background can be found in the FEDERAL REGISTER Notice at:
OVAE to Host Public Forums on AEFLA and Perkins
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) held a series of public meetings on June 3 and 4 regarding the reauthorization
of programs under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.
The May 28 Federal Register summarizes the key issues for public comment.
Written comments must be received on or before July 30, 2002
Perkins reauthorization - Federal Register Notice
AEFLA reauthorization - Federal Register Notice
WIA Reauthorization Forum
The compiled notes from forums held in eight cities on the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act are available.
These forums were sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) during the
March 28 - May 8 period. WIA Reauthorization forum notes are also available on
"Youth Resource Connection"
The May 31 edition of "Youth Resource Connection" is now available. This issue summarizes a number of important events,
publications, technical assistance products, and grant opportunities for its readership -- our state and Local Workforce
Investment Boards, youth councils, youth service providers, Youth Opportunity Grant sites, and other partners engaged in
National Emergency Grant
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced a National Emergency Grant of up to $2.2 million that will aid workers
laid off as a result of the tornado that caused widespread destruction in Southern Maryland and
the Eastern Shore. A million dollars will be available immediately. National Emergency Grant to Aid Dislocated
La Plata, Maryland workers.
Data Validation Project
New Hampshire and Utah have declined to participate as pilot states for the data validation project. New Hampshire cited
staff layoffs due to budget reductions and Utah conversion to a new MIS system. Washington state has indicated their willingness
to pilot the data validation methodology and Texas is in the internal review process with the likelihood that they will participate.
Contact: Jim Aaron (202-693-2814; Jaaron@doleta.gov)
WIA Annual Report
The Performance Task Force met with the Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Office of Policy Research to
discuss the reports required by sections 136 and 189 of WIA. The task force will soon be forwarding to the Assistant
Secretary a proposed format for the report required by section 136 that summarizes information in the state annual reports.
The more comprehensive annual report required by section 189 will follow later.
Contact: Jim Aaron (202-693-2814; Jaaron@doleta.gov)