Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 4, Number 13
For the week ending April 15, 2005
(For Internal Use Only)
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 27-04
Negotiating Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1B Performance Goals for Program Years (PY) 2005 and 2006
To inform states of the guidelines for negotiating PY 2005 and PY 2006 WIA title 1B performance and customer satisfaction goals. The negotiated performance goals for these two program years will be included in the WIA and Wagner-Peyser Act State Plans, which are due to ETA by May 31, 2005.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 28-04
Common Measures Policy
To inform states and grantees of the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) revised policy on common performance measures for Federal job training and employment programs, and rescind Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 15-03.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 29-04
Subject: Program Year 2005 Fringe Benefit Guidelines
Purpose: To issue fringe benefits guidelines for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
Training and Technical Assistance
Training and Employment Notice No. 26-04
Subject: Announcement of a Conference and Call for Proposals for "From Roots to Wings: Guiding Youth with Disabilities to Employment"
Purpose: To inform the workforce investment system of: 1) a conference sponsored by the United States Department of Education's Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA) and the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation to enhance the transition delivery system (from education to employment) for youth with disabilities and, (2) the request for proposals that may be presented at the conference.
Work Supports and Low-Wage Workers Report
Work support programs, such as earned income tax credits and child care subsidies, encourage employment, promote job retention, and help increase family income to meet basic needs. These are results that benefit children, families, and communities.
The Finance Project has recently published a new report -- Work Supports and Low-Wage Workers: The Promise of Employer Involvement -- which presents various models and strategies for engaging employers in extending the reach of critical work supports to low-wage workers.
Transportation: Coordinating Council and United We Ride Introduce New Useful Practices Database and Framework for Action
The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility and United We Ride have announced a comprehensive Useful Practices Database. This interactive database is designed to "assist individuals in the field to search by practice, population, geographic size, and state. The Database will continuously play host to new submissions of practices taking place within communities as well as provide up to date contact information for the user. Communities and organizations are encouraged to submit their useful practice strategies for publication on the site."
Trust Fund Loans
New York, Missouri, North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois, and Massachusetts have outstanding loans from the Federal Unemployment Account. Their balances as of April 13, 2005, are:
SUTA Dumping Legislation
All states except North Carolina have submitted draft SUTA Dumping legislation to DOL for review. Forty-two (42) states have reported the following legislative activity:
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