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OVAE: Office of Vocational and Adult Education
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OCTAE: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act


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About WIOA

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. (See the full bill) [PDF 873KB]. This Act reauthorizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) with several major revisions. WIOA became effective on July 1, 2015, with several provisions, such as the Unified and Combined State Plan and the performance accountability system, taking effect on July 1, 2016.

Read a statement [PDF 175KB] from Acting Assistant Secretary of OCTAE Johan E. Uvin. (August 5, 2014)

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Announcements

Request for Comments on WIOA Performance Information Collection Request (ICR) Updated The Departments of Labor and Education published a thirty-day notice announcing the joint ICR soliciting comments on the WIOA Common Performance Reporting. The ICR fulfills WIOA section 116(d)(1) requirements for the development of report templates for the State Performance Report for WIOA core programs, the Local Area Performance Report, and the Eligible Training Provider Report. These documents reflect the incorporation of public comments received from the publication of the July 22, 2015 WIOA Performance Management, Information, and Reporting System ICR. Comments may be submitted to: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.OMB will consider all written comments that the agency receives on or before May 26, 2016.

A copy of the Federal Register Notice, the ICR, and applicable supporting documentation may be accessed here and on RegInfo.gov:

Establishing Expected Levels of Performance and Negotiating Adjusted Levels of Performance for Program Years [PDF 97KB]. This memorandum describes the criteria and procedures the OCTAE will use when considering a State’s expected levels of performance and negotiating adjusted levels of performance for Program Year (PY) 2016-17 and PY 2017-18 for the AEFLA program. These levels are required under section 116(b)(3)(A)(iii) and (iv)(I) WIOA. Posted April 6, 2016. Updated

OCTAE issued several WIOA Program Guidance and Policy Memoranda concerning implementation of AEFLA under WIOA.

WIOA One Year Anniversary: See the joint Secretary Duncan and Secretary Perez video and blog commemorating the one year anniversary of the passage of WIOA.

Information Collection Requests

Final WIOA Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements Available States must use the information Collection Request (ICR) for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans Requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reviewed and approved this data collection (Control Number 1205-0222). These documents reflect the incorporation of public comments received from the publication of the August 6 Federal Register notice prepared by the Departments of Labor, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture. Posted February 22, 2016.

Requests for Comments on WIOA Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements: Archived on the Federal Register Document Number: 2015-32278. The comment period closed on January 29, 2016.

Request for Comments on WIOA Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements: Archived on the Federal Register, docket ID ETA-2015-0006 closed on October 5, 2015.

Request for Comments on WIOA Performance Information Collection Request (ICR): Archived on the Federal Register, docket ID ETA-2015-007 closed on September 21, 2015.

Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

Quick Reference Guide for studying the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Title II) proposed rules

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State Plan Resources

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Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

Resources will be posted here to assist stakeholders in understanding key provisions and changes in Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of WIOA.

Recorded Presentations

WIOA Topical Fact Sheets and Technical Assistance

Making Skills Everyone's Business

Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States [PDF 972K]
Executive Summary [PDF 2MB] Overview Slide Presentation [PPT 2MB]

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Workforce Development Activities (DOL)

Tools, resources, and announcement for technical assistance events will be posted to this page to assist stakeholders in understanding key provisions and changes in the Title I, Workforce Development Activities of WIOA.

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Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Resources posted by the Vocational Rehabilitation office assist stakeholders in understanding key provisions and changes in Title IV, Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which authorizes the Vocational Rehabilitation program.

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FAQs

WIOA FAQs – PY 2016 Local Infrastructure Agreements [PDF 49K], posted January 28, 2016 Updated

Frequently Asked Questions – Final Regulations; State Plan Submission [PDF 49K], posted January 21, 2016 Updated

Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 225K]

Frequently Asked Questions on Notices of Proposed Rulemaking [PDF 348K]

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Last Modified: 04/27/2016