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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 2, Number 20

For the week ending May 23, 2003

(For Internal Use Only)


Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events


Veteranís Clearinghouse Web site

A project to develop the Veteranís Clearinghouse Web site was approved for Federal contractors to list jobs for which Veteranís might have preference. The listing of a job at the site will simultaneously notify the DVOP and LVER staff in One-Stops of job availability while posting the job order to the AJB and DOD Web sites.

Contact: Harvey Ollis(ollis.harvey@dol.gov; 202-693-3699)

Military Resume Writer Developed In Conjunction With VETS and DOD Office of Career Transition Assistance

The resume writer has been crafted to assist the returning veteran to relate military occupations, training and skills to civilian occupations using the crosswalk between the Military Classifications (MOS) and O*NET. This tool, scheduled for release in the summer will be added to the http://dod.jobsearch.org/ site.

Contact: Barbara Derwart (derwart.barbara@dol.gov;202-693-3620) or Greg Hitchcock (hithcock.greg@dol.gov; 202-693-3631)

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) incentive awards

The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Education, has announced that 16 states are eligible to apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) incentive awards under the WIA Regulations. The deadline for application is June 27, 2003.

Contact: http://www.doleta.gov/whatsnew/WIA%20INCENTIVE%20AWARDS%20--%20FINAL%20-%2005-14-03.cfm


National Emergency Grants: Notice of Proposed Collection with Request for Public Comments

Authorized under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), National Emergency Grants (NEGs) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor intended to complement the resources and service capability at the state and local area levels by providing supplemental funding for workforce development and employment services and other adjustment assistance for dislocated workers and other eligible individuals, including those defined as eligible under the Trade Act of 2002. Administered by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), these grants fund the following four types of NEG projects: Regular/Dislocated Worker; Disaster; Trade-WIA Dual Enrollment; and, Trade Health Coverage Assistance.

A Notice was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2003, requesting public comments on proposed application guidelines and forms for these NEGs. These proposed guidelines are being issued in conjunction with implementation of an Internet-based system under which applications will be completed and submitted electronically. The system is designed to facilitate both timely completion and submission of applications and timely evaluation of funding requests and grant award decisions by the Department.

Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-12248.pdf

National Emergency Grant Grant to Provide Transition Services for Military and Civilian Personnel

A National Emergency Grant of $3.9 million has been awarded that will aid 399 participants in the Fort Campbell Military Project. An additional 250 military spouses and Department of Defense civilian personnel who qualify as dislocated workers will also benefit from the grant.
Contact: http://www.doleta.gov/whatsnew/TENNESSEE%20--%2005-13-03%20-%20FINAL.cfm