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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.
WIOA Program Year 2016–17 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.
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
- AEFLA Program-Specific Regulations (Measuring Educational Gain in the NRS): 34 part 462
- AEFLA Program-Specific Regulations: 34 CFR part 463, subparts A-G
- WIOA Joint Regulations (Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions): 34 CFR part 463, subparts H-J
- 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
- 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/.
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.
- Access to Portal for Submission of State WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans
- Final WIOA Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements 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).
- WIOA Youth Myth Buster This document dispels the myth that WIOA Title I Youth Program and Title II AEFLA Program funding can’t be used jointly to serve disconnected youth and discusses the benefits of partnering between the two programs.
- Sample Memorandum of Understanding and One-Stop Infrastructure Costs Toolkit The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) established new requirements for the development of MOUs in the one-stop service delivery system. This sample MOU and infrastructure costs toolkit may be used as a reference guide when developing your own MOU, including your one-stop operating budget, infrastructure funding agreements, and cost allocation methodologies.
- WIOA One-Stop Infrastructure Frequently Asked Questions
- Competitive Selection of One-Stop Operators The U.S. Department of Labor's Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL 15-6) provides information on the requirements to designate or certify certain one-stop operators through a competitive process, as set forth in section 121(d)(2)(A) of WIOA.
- WIOA American Job Centers Common Identifier and Branding The Department of Labor released frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the branding and common identifier requirements for American Job Centers (AJC). The FAQs and additional resources on this topic are available on the AJC Common Identifier and Branding page.
- Innovation and Opportunity Network Workforce GPS (ION)
- 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.
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.