US Department of Labor Awards $11.6M in Grants to Improve Delivery of Workforce Services, Measure Effectiveness in Five States: Grants were awarded to Arkansas, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi and New Mexico. Administered by the Employment and Training Administration, the Workforce Data Quality Initiative grants will support the development and expansion of workforce longitudinal databases and enhance their ability to share performance data with stakeholders.
Announcing 30-day Public Comment Period for Joint WIOA ICR (1205-0526): The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this ETA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
TrainingProviderResults.gov: This site helps further the U.S. Department of Labor’s mission of providing high-quality job training and enhanced employment opportunities to the American workforce. This website aims to help individuals make informed career training choices based on the program’s completion and employment results, make the best use of their Individual Training Account (ITA) funds, and assist American Job Center staff compare the quality of programs offered by approved training providers. For an overview of the website, please go to the tutorial video to help you start your search.
Overview: Validating Required Performance Data Submitted by DOL Grantees: This webinar introduces the concept of data validation and its application for DOL-funded grant recipients as outlined in TEGL 23-19. ETA staff highlight the impacts of data validation requirements for WIOA titles I and III, as well as Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).
- June, 2020
- PIRL 3.0: This third release of the PIRL Resource includes the following:
- Common PIRL data elements
- Program-specific PIRL data elements
- Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS)
- Uploading performance reports through WIPS
- WIPS edit checks
- Resource links
- Credential Attainment Decision Tree Tool: The Department of Labor (DOL) Employment & Training Administration (ETA) designed this interactive tool and accompanying guide (based on similar tool developed by the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)) to assist grantees in making determinations about whether individual credentials count toward the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) credential attainment primary indicator of performance.
- PIRL 3.0: This third release of the PIRL Resource includes the following:
June 19, 2020
TEGL 23-19: Guidance for Validating Required Performance Data Submitted by Grant Recipients of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Programs. 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.
June 8, 2020
TEN 25-19: Understanding Postsecondary Credentials in the Public Workforce System. 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.
- May 21, 2020
TEN 24-19: Eligible Training Provider Reporting and Data Publication. 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.
- April 22, 2020
DOL-Only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System: Department of Labor Publishes Thirty-Day PRA Notice
The Department of Labor today has published the thirty-day PRA notice for the information collection in support of the DOL-Only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System. Comments are due to the Office of Management and Budget by May 22.
This request fulfills Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act reporting requirements regarding the collection of performance indicators described in Sec. 116(b)(2)(A). Requirements for state level collection of this data for the programs contained in this collection are based on WIOA requirements.
As part of this ICR, ETA has made changes to the Participant Individual Record Layout (ETA-9172), (Program) Performance Report (ETA-9173-APPSHP) to facilitate State and grantee performance reporting. In particular, as part of the effort to streamline program performance reporting for ETA grants with significant apprenticeship components as a primary goal of the program (Apprenticeship grants), the agency is adding the performance information collection requirements for Apprenticeship grants.
DOL also is adding a new information collection requirement to this ICR: the Apprenticeship Outreach: Organization/Employer Record Layout.
April 22,2020 sixty-day PRA notice
June 21, 2020 sixty-day PRA notice
March 23, 2020
TEN 19-19: 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. Attachment 1 includes a list of the PIRL revisions.
February 6, 2020
TEGL 11-19: Negotiations and Sanctions Guidance for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Core Programs.
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.
February 3, 2020
TEGL 10-19: 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.
The purpose is 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.
- January 2, 2020
TEGL 08-19: ETA Publishes Training and Employment Guidance Letter 08-19: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Training Provider Eligibility and State List of Eligible Training Providers (ETPs) and Programs
The purpose of this guidance is to identify actions that states can take to meet requirements for training providers, program eligibility, and the state ETP list in WIOA Section 122 and 20 CFR part 680. WIOA and its regulations established the allowable types of training, including both work-based and classroom instruction, with the goal of ensuring provider performance, job-driven training, informed consumer choice, continuous improvement, and cost-effective investment of public funds.