Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 4, Number 7
For the week ending March 4, 2005
(For Internal Use Only)
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 14-05
Subject: Changes to UI Performs
Purpose: To inform State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) of changes made to the unemployment insurance (UI) performance management system "UI Performs" as a result of a five-year review; to convey a summary of the comments received in response to the Federal Register Notice (FRN) containing Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 21-04 "Proposed Changes to UI Performs"; and to provide effective dates for implementing changes.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 13-05
Subject: Benefit Appeals Report, ETA 5130
Purpose: To announce that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the extension of data collection for the Benefit Appeals Report, ETA 5130.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 12-05
Subject: Increase in Social Security Annuities and Federal Civilian Pensions
Purpose: To ensure that state workforce agencies are aware of the increases in social security survivors and old age retirement annuities and Federal civilian pensions due to annual cost of living adjustments (COLAs).
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 11-05
Subject: 2005 Pay Adjustments for Annual Salary Rates for General Schedule (GS) Federal Employees in the 31 Locality Pay Areas
Purpose: To ensure state workforce agencies (SWAs) are aware of locality-based salary rates for some Federal civilian employees that SWA personnel may use in completing Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Form ES-935, Claimant Statement of Federal Civilian Service.
Technical Assistance and Training
WIA Stand Alone Planning Guidance Train-the-Trainer Session
The Office of Workforce Investment, PROTECH and OFO sponsored a train-the-trainer session on March 1 and 2, in Washington, D.C., to train regional office staff on the WIA stand alone planning guidance. The day and a half session provided the regional office staff with curriculum and tools to use as they train the states in their regions on the guidance and performance negotiations the week of March 7th. Contact: Chris Kulick (202-693-3045; firstname.lastname@example.org;)
Ranking Of Career One-Stop Tools
ETA-sponsored electronic tools continue to rank high as popular Web sites on the major search engines. A recent review of six major search engines, including Google, MSN, Yahoo, Lycos, Altavista and HotBot, produced the following rankings:
Contact: Harvey Ollis (202-693-3699; ollis. email@example.com)
Trust Fund Loans
Contact: Ron Wilus (firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-693-2931)