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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 2, Number 2

For the week ending January 10, 2003

(For Internal Use Only)




Training and Employment Notice No. 6-02

Subject:       The Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act/Ticket-to-Work and Self-Sufficiency Program Implementation

Purpose:     The purpose of this Training and Employment Notice is to provide information to the workforce investment system on the Ticket-to-Work and Self-Sufficiency Program and how it impacts the One-Stop system.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.asp?DOCN=1447

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 18-02

Subject:       Planning Guidance for Program Year 2002 Workforce Information Core Products and Services: Workforce Information Formula Allocations to States

Purpose:     To transmit guidance for the development and management of PY 2002 Workforce Information grant plans.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.asp?DOCN=1449

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 17-02

Subject:       Online Reporting Instructions For Work Opportunity (WOTC) and Welfare-to-Work (WtWTC) Tax Credit Reporting System

Purpose:     Online Reporting Instructions For Work Opportunity (WOTC) and Welfare-to-Work (WtWTC) Tax Credit Reporting System

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.asp?DOCN=1448

Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation-Program Extension

On January 9, 2003, Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 30-02, Change 1, was issued to State Workforce Agencies, providing guidance for implementing and operating the extension of the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program. The President signed Public Law 108-1 on January 8, 2003, which amended the TEUC Act of 2002 and the program that ended on December 28, 2002. Public Law 108-1 provides for a 5-month extension of the program through the week ending May 31, 2003, and for a transition period for the continuation of payments to individuals who have TEUC benefit balances as of May 31, 2003, through the week ending August 30, 2003.
Contact: Betty Castillo (202-693-3032; bcastillo@doleta.gov)


Regional Federal Partner Meetings

On January 9, Region II ETA managers met with Federal partners from the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Housing and Urban Development. After sharing current news and initiatives, the partners focused on their common priorities for this year: State-specific compliance assistance, communications, rural outreach, and youth.
Contact: Sharon Wellons (215-861-5529; swellons@doleta.gov)

Region V will convene a Federal partners meeting January 28 to discuss opportunities for more regional cooperation among Federal partners to support state/local workforce systems.
Contact: Sandra Wilson (312-596-5404; swilson@doleta.gov)


See Attachment Contact: dnutt@doleta.gov)
Contact: Dennis Nutt (202-693-3357; dnutt@doleta.gov)


National Emergency Grants

Iowa - $888,250, of which $329,500 is being released initially, to provide employment transition-related assistance for approximately 175 dislocated farmers, eligible family members and farmhands throughout the State.

Idaho - $600,000, of which $200,000 will be provided immediately to aid 350 Idaho workers laid off as result of the closure of Jabil Circuit in Meridian.
Contact: George Shepard (202-693-3572; gshepard@doleta.gov)

ATTACHMENT: WIA Waiver Summary Report - As of January 10, 2003