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WIOA Program Year 2017–18 Statewide Performance Reports

Section 116(d)(2) of WIOA requires States to submit an annual performance report on several data elements required by statute, including information on the State agreed-upon levels of performance and levels of performance achieved with respect to the primary indicators of performance. The Statewide Performance Reports for the Adult Education program, WIOA Title II, are available on the Accountability and Reporting page.

Joint WIOA Data Validation Guidelines

OCTAE announces the release of Program Memorandum 19-1: Guidance for Validating Jointly Required Performance Data Submitted under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Section 116(d)(5) of WIOA requires the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor to establish data validation guidelines to ensure the information contained in program reports is valid and reliable. The program memorandum provides a general framework for data validation that states must use to develop procedures consistent with these guidelines.

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Laws and Guidance

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law (Pub. L. 113-128) on July 22, 2014. This Act reauthorizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) with several major revisions.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Regulations

The U.S. departments of Labor and Education collectively issued regulations to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128). The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) published in January 2019.

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Regulations

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Regulations

  • VR Program-Specific Regulations: 34 CFR part 361, subparts A-C
  • Supported Employment Services Regulations: 34 CFR part 363
  • Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage Regulations: 34 CFR part 397
  • VR Miscellaneous Program Changes: 34 CFR parts 367-373, 381-387, 390, and 396
  • WIOA Joint Regulations (Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions): 34 CFR part 361, subparts D-F

Department of Labor (DOL) Regulations

  • DOL Program-Specific Regulations: 20 CFR parts 603, 651-654, 658, 675, 679-688
  • WIOA Joint Regulations (Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions): 20 CFR parts 676-678

Additionally, the Department of Labor's Civil Rights Center (CRC) issued regulations related to Section 188 Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity of WIOA (29 CFR Part 38). 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 information related to Section 188 on the CRC’s Web site at https://www.dol.gov/crc/188rule/.

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

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Information Collection Requests

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.

OCTAE's Information Collection Request for the National Reporting System tables for Title II (OMB Control No. 1830-0027) The NRS technical assistance guide contains an overview of the NRS information collection and instructions for the WIOA title II performance reporting components such as the statistical tables, the narrative report, the Federal Financial Report, and the data quality checklist.

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State Plan Resources

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WIOA Resources, Technical Assistance, and Events

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About WIOA Partners

WIOA authorized core and partner programs which also maintain resource pages:

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Last Modified: 05/15/2019