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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 3, Number 4

For the week ending January 23, 2004

(For Internal Use Only)




Directive: Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 16-03

Subject:National Emergency Grant (NEG) Policy Guidance

Purpose:To inform the state and local workforce investment system of the policies and priorities that will govern the award and use of the Secretary’s discretionary National Emergency Grant (NEG) Dislocated Worker funds, pursuant to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title I, Section 173, as amended.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1544

Common Measures for Federal Job Training and Employment Programs: "Questions and Answers"

The Employment and Training Administration has developed a set of "questions and answers" related to the common measures policy contained in Training and Employment Guidance Letter 15-03.
Contact: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/performance/Adminstrators_Mtg_QA_for_web_1-12-04.cfm

TEGL 15-03 -- http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1535


Technical Assistant & Training


WorkforceUSA.net is dedicated to the work of workforce development. It is designed to meet the day-to-day needs of workforce development practitioners in community-based organizations, community colleges, private firms, employer associations, unions, economic development organizations, One-Stop Career Centers, Workforce Investment Boards and elsewhere. Representing a collaboration among workforce development organizations and professionals, workforceUSA.net is intended as a site of shared learning.

There are now over 2,100 resources which can be found on the site. The new resources are distributed across functions, but the largest recent increases have been in Career Development, Program Design and Program Management. Contact: http://www.workforceusa.net/home/index.cfm

National Emerging Workforce Conference

More than 500 leaders from various governmental, private and non-profit organizations will come together February 8-10, 2004 for the first National Emerging Workforce Conference, designed to enhance employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities.

The conference, hosted by Nova Southeastern University`s Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services and sponsored by more than a dozen top federal, state and non-governmental agencies, marks the first time multiple government and non-governmental agencies will come together to support employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Contact: http://www.fgse.nova.edu/workforce/


Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events


State Plans


Texas has re-submitted a request to revise its plan, which is a "Six-Year" Strategic Plan. The state asked for an extension of the time in which to submit its modification request in order to include its Agricultural Services Plan. The period covered by the modified Plan will be through June 30, 2005, making it in effect a Six-Year Strategic Plan. Regional Contact: Ann Cole (Cole.Ann@dol.gov; 214-767-2154) National Contact: Valerie Lloyd (lloyd.valerie@dol.gov; 202-693-3644)




Ready4Work is a reintegration employment project that helps businesses meet employment needs in partnership with community organizations that train and mentor job-ready ex-prisoners. The project creates a partnership between local government, religious leaders, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the criminal justice system to improve outcomes for ex-prisoners and the communities in which they live.

Contact: http://www.dol.gov/cfbci/ready4work.pdf