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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 4, Number 12

For the week ending April 8, 2005

(For Internal Use Only)




Planning Guidance and Instructions

The Planning Guidance and Instructions for Submission of Two Years of the Strategic Five-Year State Plan for Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and the Wagner-Peyser Act is now electronically available.

Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-7159.pdf

The WIA: Revisions to the Workforce Act Title I, Wagner-Peyser Act and the Senior Community Service Employment Program Unified Planning Guidance is now electronically available. Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-7175.pdf


Training and Employment Notice No. 24-04

Subject: Workforce Innovations 2005 Conference

Purpose: To announce Workforce Innovations 2005: A Declaration of Innovation to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11 - 13, 2005

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1708

Training and Employment Notice No. 25-04

Subject: Announcing the 2005 Recognition of Excellence Process and Application

Purpose: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is pleased to announce the 2005 Recognition of Excellence (ROE) on behalf of the nation's workforce investment system.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1709

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 25-04

Subject: Participant Eligibility Guidance

Purpose: To transmit the Participant Eligibility Guidance for participation in the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) and the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) Youth Program under Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1706

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 26-04

Subject: Program Year (PY) 2005 State Senior Employment Services Coordination Plan

Purpose: To delineate requirements for the PY 2005 State Senior Employment Services Coordination Plan (State Plan).

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1707


Training and Technical Assistance

CareerOneStop Staff Coach

The CareerOneStop Staff Coach is now available for workforce development professionals across the county. This tool is designed for staff to effectively utilize the CareerOneStop e-tools in serving the business and jobseeker communities. The Coach provides a detailed lineup of possible customer scenarios. Front-line staff can choose the desired scenario and will be guided through the entire batting order of CareerOneStop e-tools with "Tips" on effectively using the sites with the respective customer. Workforce development professionals may choose to master the CareerOneStop Staff Coach learning tool desk-side. They can choose to learn about various resources --WIA State Planning Guide, Career Voyages, CareerOneStop websites, and Workforce Tools of the Trade. Or they may elect a number of customer-specific scenarios -- Dislocated Worker, Veteran transitioning to civilian job, Youth, Demand Occupations, Job or Career Advancement, and several others.

Contact: http://staffcoach.onestopcoach.org/



ETA Seeks Extension of Current Workforce Flexibility (Work-Flex) Program

Governors may request waiver authority from the Secretary of Labor to waive certain provisions of the Workforce Investment Act Title I programs. Applications are submitted to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) National Office on behalf of states and local areas to implement reforms of State Workforce Investment systems. ETA is currently seeking an extension of a currently approved collection -- Workforce Flexibility (Work-Flex) Program. To obtain documentation on this information collection request, please contact Ira Mills on 202-693-4122 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail: mills.ira@dol.gov)

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), by May 14

The April 14 FEDERAL REGISTER provides additional background on this request and summarizes the desired focus for public comment. Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-7492.pdf

Native American Employment and Training Council to Meet on April 27

The next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council as constituted under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) will be held in Houston, Texas. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., Central Daylight Savings Time (CDT), on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, and continue until 12 p.m. (CDT) that day. The period from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) on April 27 will be reserved for participation and presentation by members of the public. The meeting will reconvene at 1 p.m. (CDT) on April 28, 2005, and adjourn at approximately 4:30 p.m. (CDT) on that day. Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-7383.pdf