Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 2, Number 45
For the week ending November 28, 2003
(For Internal Use Only)
Training and Employment Notice No. 8-03
Subject: Announcement of ETA’s Sponsorship of the 2003 Workplace Learning Conference
Purpose: To encourage attendance and participation at the 2003
Workplace Learning Conference, December 7-10, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois. The Employment and Training
Administration (ETA) is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this conference for workforce professionals. If you
are interested in leading-edge workforce preparedness issues involving incumbent worker training,
Workforce Investment Act policy and implementation, welfare-to-work, economic development, work-based
learning and school-to-careers initiatives, you may find this conference useful and informative.
Training and Employment Notice No. 9-03
Subject: Training Seminars for State Workforce Agency Staff on the Resource Justification Model (RJM)
Purpose: To announce details for three RJM training sessions for
Training and Employment Notice No. 10-03
Subject: Preparation for Implementation of the Enterprise Information Management System (EIMS) Quarterly Performance Report Module for the H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Program.
Purpose: To inform H-1B grantees of a proposed new EIMS module
designed for H-1B quarterly performance reporting.
Training and Technical Assistance
Resource Justification Model (RJM) Training
OWS staff conducted training on RJM data collection and submission on November 19 and 20 in Washington, D.C. for East Coast states. Twenty-one state agency staff and 2 regional office staff attended the training. Additional 2-day RJM training sessions will be held for state agency staff during the first two weeks of December in Sacramento and Chicago. A session will be conducted for regional office staff in late January, 2004. Contact: Ron Wilus (202-693-2931; firstname.lastname@example.org)
TechLearn is the world’s leading event, focused on business and government leaders engaged in using learning, training and technology to develop workforce skills, engage customers and provide educational programs in their organization. Over 2,000 attendees from 56 countries attended the event, which is sponsored by over 100 major learning technology providers. The conference addressed the Industry’s following issues:
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
December 2-4 -
H-1B Grantee Conference, St. Petersburg, FL
Contact: Mindy Feldbaum (202-693-3382; email@example.com)
December 7-10 -
Workplace Learning Conference, Chicago, IL
North Dakota has submitted a modification to its Workforce Investment Act State Plan. Regional Office Contact: Alfonso Fuentes (214-767-2154; firstname.lastname@example.org). National Office Contact: Valerie Lloyd (202-693-3644; email@example.com)
Trust Fund Loans
States Borrowing from the Federal Unemployment Account. Minnesota, New York, Missouri, and Illinois have authorizations to borrow from the Federal Unemployment Account. Outstanding loans, as of November 20, are:
|New York||$ 463,353,668|
Extended Benefits/Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation
States Currently on Extended Benefits (EB). Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Michigan, and North Carolina are currently triggered "on" to EB and TEUC-X.
Once workers have exhausted their regular unemployment compensation benefits (26 weeks for each of
these states, except Washington with 30 weeks) and their 13 weeks of TEUC, they may be eligible for
additional weeks of TEUC-X and EB, up to a total of 65 weeks in Alaska, Washington, Michigan, and North
Carolina and a total of 72 weeks in Oregon.
Contact: Ron Wilus (202-693-2931; firstname.lastname@example.org)