Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 1, Number 75
For the week ending November 8, 2002
(For Internal Use Only)
TEGL NO. 13-02
Subject: Petition Form for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Including a Spanish Version
Purpose: To provide a copy of ETA Form 9042A and 9042A-1, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Solicitud de Asistencia Para Ajuste.
Technical Assistance and Training
The Performance Enhancement Project
The Performance Enhancement Project (PEP) has been undertaken jointly by the
Adults/Dislocated Workers, Youth offices within OWIS, and with all Regional Offices.
The cadre of consultants for this project (formerly known as the “WIA Poor Performers
Project”) have held discussions with all ETA Regions (except Region I, Boston) to
develop plans for technical assistance for those states that have failed one or more
of the WIA performance measures. The goal is to reduce the number of states who
fail. Regions were provided with a template to assist them in the development of
these specifically targeted technical assistance plans. The consultants will go
on site in each region to assist in plan development, which will include regional
selection from a menu of technical assistance topics, products, and activities that
best meet the particular problems of their failing states. The result will be a
custom-tailored TA plan in each region by mid-December of this year. OWIS will
review all plans to identify common problems that might also be addressed through
larger national technical assistance efforts. The first plan development meeting
with Region V will take place early next week. A total of 34 states, including the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands failed one or more of
the performance measures.
Contact: Dennis Liberman (202-693-3375; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
Federal Transit Administration’s Job Access and Reverse Commute Project
The Federal Transit Administration recently announced FY 2002 funding awards for Job Access and Reverse Commute Projects. A Job Access project is one that provides new or expanded transportation service designed to fill gaps that exist for welfare recipients and other low-income individuals to and from jobs and other employment-related services. A Reverse Commute project facilitates the provision of new or expanded public mass transportation services for the general public from urban, suburban, and rural areas to suburban work sites.
In the November 4 FEDERAL REGISTER, the Federal Transit Administration announced
selection of projects to be funded under Fiscal Year 2002 appropriations for the Job
Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program. Funds were provided to organizations
within the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
From Region I (New York) - System and Partnership Building
The Regional OAS/OYS Director and staff participated in the Federal Partner's Council
Faith-Based Initiatives Subcommittee meeting. The meeting focused on strategic
planning as well as different methods of marketing our expertise, working with the
recipients of Intermediary grants from HHS/ACF and DOL/ETA, and plans to
publish a joint newsletter. Members also brainstormed various methods of following
up on the Faith-Based Conference held last spring.
Contact: Howard Knoll (212-337-2148; email@example.com)
From Region V - Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute
Regional representatives will interview on November 14th with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government regarding an 8-state study of state and local service delivery under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The broad objective of this study is to understand how the states and localities have interpreted and operationalized the provisions of WIA, and identify the strengths, weaknesses, and accomplishments of state and local service delivery. The Institute's goal is to become well informed on how states are delivering services and to understand the barriers and accomplishments associated with these efforts. The Institute will identify policies and practices at each level of government that shape service delivery, their relative success, and the degree to which these are constrained or supported by the provisions of the Act.
Grant Applications for the Senior Community Service Employment Program
The Solicitation for Grant Applications for the national grants portion of the Senior Community
Service Employment Program for Program Year 2003 was published in the Federal Register
on November 8. The closing date for applications is 4:45 p.m. on February 6, 2003. Three
information (bidders’) conferences for applicants will be conducted in early December. Tentative
locations are DC, St. Louis, and San Francisco. Actual dates, times and locations will be posted
on the ONP Division of Older Worker Programs’ homepage.
National Farmworker Jobs Program
The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) has implemented another phase of the
automated reporting component of the ETA Enterprise Information Management System.
The first phase commenced with the NFJP adult program. It is now available for the
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Youth Program Grantees. Like the adult grantees,
the youth grantees will now be able to report program and financial annual and quarterly
reports on-line through the Internet. The system is easy to navigate. Automating the
forms will make reporting less burdensome for the grantees than in the past.
Contact: Louisa Bonilla-Spriggs (202-693-3773; firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Amanda Denogean (202-693-3771;adenogean@doleta)
OFAS is preparing estimates for spending under the possibility of a long term
Continuing Resolution. Estimates will be reviewed by the OFAM Administrator and the
Deputy Assistant Secretary this week.
Contact: Erica Cantor (202-693- 2757; email@example.com)
OGCM completed the first round of Continuing Resolution funding to selected
States for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2003, Trade Adjustment Assistance training program
as well as a funding advance to the States for the Alien Labor Certification program for FY-03.
Contact: Fred Tello (202-693-3333; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Attached is a chart reporting the status of state modifications to the WIA strategic five-year plans. Please notify the respective regional contact if information does not coincide with your records
|Region I||Boston/New York||Angela L. Davis (202-693-2789; email@example.com)|
|Region II||Philadelphia||Bonnie Coe (202-693-2918; firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Region III||Atlanta||Joe Hines (202-693-2793; email@example.com)|
|Region IV||Dallas/Denver||Valerie Lloyd (202-693-3644; firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Region V||Chicago/Kansas City||Richard Ensor (202-693-2792; email@example.com)|
|Region VI||San Francisco/Seattle||Kevin Thompson (202-693-2925; firstname.lastname@example.org)|
ATTACHMENT: Report on Status of State Modification to WIA Strategic Five-Year Plan