Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs) and Training and Employment Notices (TENs)

ALL ADVISORIES

2020

TEGL 23-19  (June 19, 2020)

Subject: Guidance for Validating Required Performance Data Submitted by Grant Recipients of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Programs.

Purpose: This guidance provides information to grant recipients of the U.S. Department of Labor workforce programs, including states, and provides guidelines for grant recipients to use in developing procedures for ensuring the data submitted for performance reporting are valid and reliable.

TEN 25-19  (June 8, 2020)

Subject: Understanding Postsecondary Credentials in the Public Workforce System

Purpose: The information in this notice is intended to assist the public workforce system in better understanding the key elements of credentials and identifying credentials that help individuals acquire and leverage the skills needed for quality in-demand jobs that meet the needs of the business community.

TEN 24-19  (May 21, 2020)

Subject: Eligible Training Provider Reporting and Data Publication

Purpose: ETA announces the intent to publish the ETA-9171 Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Performance Report results submitted October 1, 2020 to the Training Provider Results website. ETA anticipates launching the website in December 2020. This notice provides information to states and eligible training providers about their requirements and responsibilities to comply with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) statute.

TEN 19-19  (March 23, 2020)

Subject:  Announcing the Approval of the Non-Material Revision to the Department of Labor (DOL)-only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System Information Collection Request

Purpose: To announce the approval and implementation of the non-material revision to the "Department of Labor (DOL)-only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System" Information Collection Request (ICR) (DOL-only ICR) (OMB Control Number: 1205-0521), including the addition of program-specific Quarterly Performance Report (QPR) layouts.

TEGL 11-19  (February 6, 2020)

Subject: Negotiations and Sanctions Guidance for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Core Programs

Purpose: Through this guidance, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (Departments) delineate the process for negotiating levels of performance, as required by section 116(b)(3)(A)(iv) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This guidance also provides explanation of the two instances in which a state may be sanctioned for performance failure or for failure to report (section 116(f) of WIOA). Section 116 of WIOA, its implementing regulations, and this guidance govern how the Departments will determine when it is necessary to sanction a state, which is statutorily required by WIOA.

TEGL 10-19  (February 3, 2020)

Subject: Technical Assistance regarding the Submission Deadline for the Unified and Combined State Plans under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Program Years (PYs) 2020-2023 and Other Related Requirements

Purpose: To provide an update on technical assistance to states, territories, and outlying areas related to the requirements for submitting PYs 2020-2023 Unified and Combined State Plans under sections 102 and 103 of WIOA. The PYs 2020-2023 Unified and Combined State Plans will cover the four-year period from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2024.

2019

TEGL 04-19  (August 29, 2019)

Subject: Waiver Authority for the INA Program and Implementation of Additional Indicators of Performance

Purpose: This guidance describes additional indicators of performance for the INA program, and provides guidance on submitting waivers to statutory and regulatory requirements, including to the primary indicators of performance at Section 116(b)(2)(A) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

TEN 25-18  (April 11, 2019)

Subject: Changes to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Performance Excellence Awards and Performance Management Processes

Purpose: To announce the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA's) creation of two new UI State Performance Excellence Awards to recognize states for program integrity performance and communicate a change to the performance evaluation time period for all future awards.

TEGL 14-18  (March 25, 2019)

Subject: Aligning Performance Accountability Reporting, Definitions, and Policies Across Workforce Employment and Training Programs Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Purpose: This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) aligns and streamlines performance indicators and requirements across 15 DOL Employment and Training Administration (ETA) programs to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) performance indicators, while also rescinding and eliminating outdated performance guidance for these programs in addition to clarifying existing ETA performance accountability policies that changed due to WIOA.

2018

TEGL 07-18  (December 19, 2018)

Subject: Guidance for Validating Jointly Required Performance Data Submitted under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Purpose: This guidance provides information to States and grantees of the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) (collectively "the Departments") on the performance accountability system requirements set forth in section 116 of WIOA. Specifically, this guidance provides information about the guidelines States must use in developing procedures for ensuring the data submitted are valid and reliable.

TEGL 05-18  (November 7, 2018)

Subject: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative

Purpose: To provide guidance to WIOA state grantees regarding the content of the WIOA Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative for titles I and III and the procedures for submission to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The report is due annually on December 1, or the first business day thereafter should that date fall on a weekend. The PY 2017 report is due December 3, 2018.

TEGL 03-18  (August 31, 2018)

Subject: Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Reporting Guidance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Purpose: To provide guidance to states on performance reporting on ETPs. Under WIOA, all states must collect and report performance information on all individuals and WIOA title I core program participants (of Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs) served by each program of study on the state list of Eligible Training Providers (ETP list). The requirements for ETP reporting can be found at WIOA section 116(d)(4) and 116(d)(6)(B) and in the WIOA Joint and Department of Labor (DOL)-only final rules at 20 CFR 677.230 and 20 CFR 680.490.

TEN 02-18  (July 20, 2018)

Subject: Timeline for the Use of the Amended Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) for Program Performance Reporting in the Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS)

Purpose: To announce the timeline for data collection and reporting using the 2018 amended version of the PIRL for performance data collection and submission through WIPS.

TEGL 09-17  (February 16, 2018)

Subject: Negotiating Performance Goals for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Programs and the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service as amended by Title III of WIOA, for Program Years (PYs) 2018 and PY 2019

Purpose: To inform States of the guidelines for the negotiation process for the WIOA title I programs (Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth) and the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service program, as amended by title III of WIOA, for PY 2018 and PY 2019. Once negotiated levels are agreed upon by each State and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), they will be incorporated into the State Unified or Combined Plan. This guidance also provides information on the negotiations process for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act programs under title II of WIOA and the Vocational Rehabilitation program as amended by title IV of WIOA for PY 2018 and PY 2019.

TEGL 05-17  (January 12, 2018)

Subject: Workforce Investment Act Closeout Performance Reporting

Purpose: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires the reporting of performance data, in accordance with Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) performance accountability provisions, for individuals served and exited prior to July 1, 2016, who were not previously reported for Program Year (PY) 2015.

2017

TEGL 10-16, Change 1  (August 23, 2017)

Subject: Performance Accountability Guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I, Title II, Title III, and Title IV Core Programs

Purpose: This guidance updates Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 10-16 published December 19, 2016 developed jointly by the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) (the Departments). Within ED, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) will update Program Memorandum (PM) 17-2 and Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) 17-01 respectively. The updated guidance provides clarifying language and corrections to the operating parameters and to the calculations of the numerators and denominators for the WIOA primary indicators of performance.

TEGL 03-17  (September 12, 2017)

Subject: WIOA Annual Performance Report Submission

Purpose: The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) (collectively, Departments) are exercising their transition authority under section 503(a) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to inform States that the Departments will consider Program Year (PY) 2016 WIOA Statewide and Local Performance Reports (form ETA-9169) submitted by October 16, 2017, as being timely. For all subsequent PYs, States must submit the WIOA Statewide and Local Performance Report by October 1 to be considered timely, pursuant to the "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Performance Accountability, Information and Reporting System" information collection request (WIOA Joint Performance ICR).

2016

TEN 08-16  (August 24, 2016)

Subject: Implementation of an Integrated Performance Reporting System for Multiple Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Administered Programs

Purpose: The purpose of this Training and Employment Notice (TEN) is to announce the implementation schedule for an integrated performance reporting system for ETA and VETS workforce programs. Grantees under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (titles I and III), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), H-1B Job Training Grants, Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO), and Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) will report performance measure outcomes under a new integrated system that will generally become available after July 1, 2016 for testing, and after October 1, 2016 for reporting. This TEN provides, for each program, a timeline for system availability and expected submission of performance data.

TEGL 07-16  (August 23, 2016)

Subject: Data Matching to Facilitate WIOA Performance Reporting

Purpose: To transmit to state unemployment compensation (UC) and workforce agencies joint guidance with the Department of Education on exchanging confidential UC information with educational and training providers to meet the performance accountability requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

2015

TEGL 38-14  (June 8, 2015)

Subject: Operational Guidance to Support the Orderly Transition of Workforce Investment Act Participants, Funds, and Subrecipient Contracts to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Purpose: To provide guidance and instructions on the transition of participants, funds, performance reports, grants, and subrecipient contracts under title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and under the Wagner-Peyser Act to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).