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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 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 is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

On August 19, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education announced the publication of the final rules in the Federal Register:

Additional Material

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by requiring vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to collect and report additional data describing the individuals served and the services provided through the VR and Supported Employment programs. In addition, the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by WIOA, requires that the standards and indicators for the VR program be consistent with the performance accountability measures for the core programs of the workforce development system. Consequently, RSA has revised the Case Service Report (RSA-911) approved under OMB control number 1820-0508.

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have collaboratively issued Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provisions related to 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 for collection through June 30, 2019. You may access the documents at https://doleta.gov/performance/pro.cfm.

The following additional material is also available.

For more information and the most recent updates, please visit the Department of Labor’s WIOA landing page at www.doleta.gov/WIOA and the Innovation and Opportunity Network on WorkforceGPS (ION), which features technical assistance on strategies fundamental to WIOA implementation such as customer-centered design, strategic boards, career pathways and sector strategies; it will also host technical assistance specific to the regulations as it is available. Use ION to find peer learning groups and calls, fact sheets, and details on training events; visit the ION Community of Practice at: https://ion.workforcegps.org/.

Last Modified: 08/26/2016