The long awaited guidance to support the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has been published by the Departments of Labor and Education. WIOA will have lasting effects to the entire workforce system, not just the WIOA funded programs, so this period is critical to fine tuning the law to ensure to promotes not inhibits our work.
The Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) are divided into five sections, and you can download each (heads-up they are over 1,000 pages!) below:
Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Activities (Department of Education)
Miscellaneous program changes (Department of Education)
If you, or your organization feels strongly (either positively or negatively) you will have 60 days to submit comments starting on April 16th. You may submit at: NYATEP will also submit comments by the deadline, so you may also forward your suggestions to Melinda at email@example.com .
WIOA Work Group Meeting:
As we did with the initial law, we will be hosting a WIOA Work Group via webinar on April 24th from 12:00PM – 1:30PM. This Work Group will be combing through the NPRM together to surface implementation issues and challenges. NYATEP Members can sign up to attend via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIOAWorkGroup
NYATEP members will be able to access overviews of the Work Group’s review of WIOA via the Workforce Buzz Blog, and via the biweekly Workforce Buzz newsletter.