TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER No. 19-16
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 19-16
Guidance on Services provided through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service (ES), as amended by title III of WIOA, and for Implementation of the WIOA Final Rules
To provide guidance to the workforce system on delivering services under the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs under WIOA Title I, and individuals served by the ES program, as amended by WIOA Title III, under the WIOA Final Rule.
WIOA, signed into law on July 22, 2014, supersedes titles I and II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In general, WIOA took effect on July 1, 2015, the first full program year after enactment, unless otherwise noted. On August 19, 2016, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education published the WIOA Final Rules in the Federal Register. The DOL-only rule became fully effective on October 18, 2016, 60 days after it was published on the Federal Register.
In order to continue implementation of WIOA prior to publication of the final rule, DOL issued a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 3-15, on July 1, 2015, which provided guidance to the public workforce system on delivering services to adults and dislocated workers under WIOA. This TEGL rescinds TEGL 3-15, and provides updated guidance to the public workforce system on service delivery to adults and dislocated workers, consistent with WIOA and the WIOA Final Rules. The section of the final rule pertaining to services for adults and dislocated workers under WIOA title I can be found at 20 CFR part 680 The sections of the final rule pertaining to individuals served under the Wagner-Peyser Act programs, as revised, can be found at 20 CFR parts 651, 652, 653 and 658.
STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
STATE WORKFORCE ADMINISTRATORS
STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
STATE AND LOCAL WORKFORCE BOARD CHAIRS AND DIRECTORS
AMERICAN JOB CENTERS
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Questions regarding this guidance should be directed to the appropriate ETA regional office.