On this page:
- Announcements Updated
- Laws and Guidance
- Information Collection Requests
- State Plan Resources
- WIOA Resources, Technical Assistance, and Events
- About WIOA Partners
- Email: AskAEFLA@ed.gov
Now Available: WIOA Section 188 Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Final Rule New
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center (CRC) announces publication of WIOA Section 188 nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulations (29 CFR Part 38) in the Federal Register on December 2, 2016. The rule’s updated provisions generally reflect obligations already imposed by changes to other nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws that expanded, for example, protections against unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability, national origin (including limited English proficiency), and sex. Check out the Final Rule, a Fact Sheet, FAQs, and other related information on the CRC’s Web site at https://www.dol.gov/crc/188rule/.
The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify requirements related to the eligible agency’s competition and award to eligible providers of Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funds under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Extension of Existing NRS Information Collection Request (ICR) New
OCTAE is proposing an extension of the existing NRS ICR to include four new tables and one revised table consistent with the WIOA performance accountability requirements for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act program (AEFLA). The proposed changes seek to obtain a more accurate reporting of participants served in the various AEFLA activities, services, and programs that support the purposes of AEFLA.
The ICR is available for review and comment for 60 days starting September 27, 2016. Comments must be submitted on or before November 28, 2016. Comments submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. The ICR with applicable supporting documentation may be accessed at Docket ID number ED-2016-ICCD-0104. Comments may be submitted electronically through this Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=ED-2016-ICCD-0104-0001.
Joint Guidance On Data Matching to Facilitate WIOA Performance Reporting and Evaluation
The U.S. departments of Labor and Education have collaboratively issued joint guidance to assist state agencies, educational agencies and institutions, and service providers in meeting the performance reporting and evaluation requirements of WIOA. The guidance provides states with information about applicable requirements for, and procedures and options for, matching confidential unemployment compensation information from wage records with personal information from vocational rehabilitation records, and personally identifiable information from education records, and for protecting the confidentiality of information contained in such records.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law (Pub. L. 113-128) by President Obama on July 22, 2014. This Act reauthorizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) with several major revisions.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Final Rules
The U.S. departments of Labor and Education have collectively issued five rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128).
- WIOA: Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions — Final Rule
- State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage — Final Rule
- WIOA: Miscellaneous Program Changes — Final Rule
- Programs and Activities Authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Title II of the WIOA) — Final Rule
- WIOA: Department of Labor-Only — Final Rule
WIOA Joint and Program-specific Performance Information Collection Requests (ICR) The U.S. departments of Labor and Education collaboratively issued WIOA provisions related to joint performance accountability. The associated documents encompassed in this release include: a Participant Individual Record Layout, reporting calculation specifications, and quarterly and annual report templates. All of these documents have been approved by the Office and Management and Budget (OMB Control No. 1205-0526) for collection through June 30, 2019.
- Access to Portal for Submission of State WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans
- 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).
- Joint ED and DOL Training on WIOA State Plan Submission Process and Portal Webcast archived webinar
- OCTAE State Plan webinar held February 25, 2016: Slides with notes [PDF 1.7MB]
- OCTAE State Plan Negotiations webinar held March 3, 2016: Slides with notes [PDF 1.8MB]
- OCTAE Serving English Language Learners under AEFLA webinar held March 24, 2016: Slides with notes [PDF 252KB]
- OCTAE Revising your State Plan – Title II archived webinar held July 21, 2016; Slides with notes [PDF 755KB]; Study Guide [MS Word 117KB]
- Innovation and Opportunity Network Workforce GPS
- LINCS.ed.gov Find resources, online courses, and a community of practice around adult education programming on topics including career pathways, serving students with barriers, evidence-based instruction and training, and more.
- See recorded presentations on the OCTAE ED.gov YouTube channel.
- Webinar: Education: A Key Service in WIOA March 1, 2016, Slides [PDF 2MB]; Transcript [PDF 155KB]; Audio recording [File 13MB]
WIOA authorized core and partner programs which also maintain resource pages:
- Department of Labor administers Title I (Adult, Dislocated and Youth services) and Title III (Wagner-Peyser Act).
- Department of Education administers both Title II (Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, which is covered by this page) and Title IV (Vocational Rehabilitation).
- (HHS-administered) TANF; Community Services Block Grant;
- (ED-administered) Career and Technical Education programs authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006;
- (USDA-administered) Employment and Training programs and Work programs under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program;
- (DOL-administered) Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers programs; Jobs for Veterans State Grants programs; Unemployment Insurance programs (programs authorized under State unemployment compensation laws in accordance with applicable Federal law); Senior Community Service Employment program; and Reintegration of Ex-Offenders;
- (HUD-administered) Employment and Training activities carried by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.