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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 2, Number 29

For the week ending August 1, 2003

(For Internal Use Only)

Technical Assistance and Training

Chamber of Commerce Announces a Course to Help Construct Small and Medium -Sized Business with Qualified Entry Level Workers

The Chamber of Commerce's Center for Workforce Preparation has announced an October 26 -29 "Workforce Development Leadership Course." is designed to help chambers connect small- and medium-sized businesses with the resources needed to hire and retain qualified entry-level workers, including welfare-to-work participants. The course will identify resources already available at no or low direct cost to employers to assist them in retaining and advancing workers. Contact: http://www.uschamber.com/cwp/strategies/course/default

Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events



See Attachment
Contact: Dennis Nutt (nutt.dennis@dol.gov; 202-659-1064


State Plans

Modification of Idaho’s State Plan

Idaho has submitted a request to revise its Stand-Alone Plan.
Regional Office Contact: Shelia Jones (jones.shelia@dol.gov; 206-553-2606, ext. 8016)

National Office Contact: Dick Ensor (ensor.richard@dol.gov; 202-693-2925)



HUD Announces Intention to Implement Homelss Management Information System

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced its intention to implement a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The HMIS is a computerized data collection application designed to capture client-level information over time on the characteristics and service needs of homeless persons.
Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-18505.pdf or Michael Roanhouse at 202-708-1226, ext. 4482



The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: Overview of Findings from a Field Network Study

This interim evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 examines the national goals, roles of federal, state and local partners and implementation of the law in eight states - Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and Utah. Its purpose is to provide well-timed information to the U.S. Department of Labor and other public agencies, organizations and experts on what is happening now in the administration and delivery of publicly-funded workforce development services. The evaluation project is under the direction of Richard P. Nathan, Director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government. The principal authors of the report are Burt S. Barnow and Christopher T. King. The report contains a condensed analysis of extensive field research that looks across the eight study states and examines how public policy was carried out. Later, findings from the state reports will be published along with a full and detailed crosscutting comparative analysis.
Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/owsdrr/papers/RIG_Interim_Report_7-8-03.pdf