Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 2, Number 32
For the week ending August 22, 2003
(For Internal Use Only)
DirectivesTraining and Employment Guidance Letter No. 03-03
Subject: Data Validation Policy for Employment and Training Programs
Purpose: To inform states and National Program grantees of the Employment and Training Administrationís data validation policy, and the plans to implement data validation requirements for the following programs: Workforce Investment Act Title IB, Labor Exchange, Trade Adjustment Assistance, Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Native American Employment and Training, and Senior Community Service Employment Program. The data validation policy and supplemental guidance on implementing data validation will be conveyed to National Program grantees through the issuance of program bulletins. Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1506
Training and Employment Notice No. 3-03
Subject: Preparation for Implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Common Performance Measures for Job Training and Employment Programs
Purpose: To inform H-1B grantees of the upcoming implementation of OMBís common performance measures for job training and employment programs in 2004.
Training and Employment Notice No. 4-03
Subject: Announcement of Opportunities to Collaborate with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Brownfields Economic Redevelopment
Purpose: To announce the potential for collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Brownfields Economic Redevelopment and workforce training.
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
2-5 - Interstate Benefits National Training Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
Contact: Mary Montgomery (202-693-3217; firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 17-19 - PEPNet í03 Institute
and Awards Ceremony, Washington, D.C.
Contact: National Youth Employment Coalition, 202-659-1064
September 21-27 is National Employ Older Workers
Contact: Gale Gibson (202-693-3758; email@example.com)
BETA Testers Wanted for New Web-Based WIA Data Analysis Resource
The Employment and Training Administrationís Performance and Results Office is
looking for volunteer
beta-testers from the workforce development system to help us fine-tune a new Web-based tool that will
provide instant analysis of workforce system performance data from a number of different perspectives.
The tool has been developed by Northern Illinois University and is tied into the Workforce Investment
Act Standard Record Data (WIASRD). The new resource is designed to:
The agency hopes to introduce the new data analysis tool by the end of August.
In the meantime, the
Performance and Results Office needs users to try out the beta site to provide feedback and reactions
so that the agency can make necessary improvements before the official launch.
If you are interested in taking part in this effort or for more background, please contact Amanda Ahlstrand (202-693-3052; firstname.lastname@example.org) for site access information.
Appointments to Native American Employment and Training Council
Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has announced the appointment of 18 members to the Native American Employment and Training Council. The Council's first 2003 meeting will be held Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Labor Department's Frances Perkins Building. For a list of Council members and terms of service contact: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/whatsnew/eta_default.cfm#1059