Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 71

For the week ending October 11, 2002

(For Internal Use Only)




TEGL NO. 9-02

Subject: Questions and Answers on the ET Handbook No. 406 (ETA 9002 and VETS 200 Reports and Specifications)

Purpose: To provide state workforce agencies with additional information, in a question and answer format, on aspects of the new Labor Exchange Performance Measures, the proposed Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) measures and the revised ETA 9002 and VETS 200 data collection and reporting system. 

TEGL NO. 10-02

Subject: Use of National Emergency Grant Funds Under the Workforce Investment Act, as Amended, to Develop Systems for Health Insurance Coverage Assistance for Trade-Impacted Workers

Purpose: (1) transmit information regarding new health insurance coverage benefits and state-level responsibilities created by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002; and (2) announce the availability of funds to help states establish the systems and procedures needed to carry out their new responsibilities. 

Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events


Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN is a free service from the Department of Labor, Office of Disability and Employment Policy.
Contact: 1-800-526-7234 (V/TTY) or

DISABILITYINFO.GOV offers a comprehensive listing of disability-related government services and resources. is a new website containing information on civil rights, education, employment, housing, health care, technology and transportation and other subjects -- a one-stop source of government information relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers, and service providers.

National Emergency Grants

National Emergency Grants are part of the secretary's discretionary fund. A grant is awarded after a state submits a request and the grant guidelines have been met.
Contact: George Shepard (202-693-3572;