The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) is an important piece of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The WIAC is a Federal Advisory Committee of workforce and labor market information experts representing a broad range of national, state, and local data and information users and producers. The purpose of the WIAC is to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, working jointly through the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training and the Commissioner of Labor Statistics, to address:
- The evaluation and improvement of the nationwide workforce and labor market information system and statewide systems that comprise the nationwide system, and
- How the Department and the states will cooperate in the management of those systems. These systems include programs to produce employment-related statistics and state and local workforce and labor market information. Please click on the WIAC charter link for complete information regarding the WIAC.
Signed WIAC Charter | Accessible Version
The Department of Labor anticipates the WIAC will accomplish its objectives by:
- Studying workforce and labor market information issues;
- Seeking and sharing information on innovative approaches, new technologies, and data to inform employment, skills training, and workforce and economic development decision making and policy; and
- Advising the Secretary on how the workforce and labor market information system can best support workforce development, planning, and program development.