Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system, and includes reforms to the Job Corps program.
For complete information about ETA’s implementation of WIOA, please visit ETA’s WIOA information page.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Updates
DOL announces the release of the
In addition, the Department of Education is issuing three separate NPRMs to implement the requirements of titles II and IV of WIOA. These NPRMs can be accessed through the links below.
- Programs and Activities Authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act - Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception of subparts H, I, and J of part 463, which become effective October 18, 2016)
- State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage - Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception of 34 CFR 361.10; 34 CFR 361.23; 34 CFR 361.40; and subparts D, E, and F of part 361, which become effective October 18, 2016)
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Miscellaneous Program Changes - Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception that the removal of part 388 becomes effective October 1, 2016)
Please visit the Regulations.gov website to share your comments on the specific proposed rules, in accordance with the process outlined in the NPRMs. Any comments not received through the processes outlined in the NPRMs will not be considered by the departments.
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