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May 2017 Newsletter

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Happy May!

This month has been a busy one for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) as they wrap up the final of three 2017 WIOA National Convenings. For those of you wondering how you can access the resources from the Dallas, San Diego, and DC (coming soon!) convenings, WorkforceGPS has you covered! You can find them on ION on our 2017 WIOA National Convenings Resources page.

As a reminder, the 2017 WIOA National Convenings have had one agenda and nearly identical content across the various locations. They also featured six different tracks: Business Engagement, Financial and Grants Management, Integrated Services, One-Stop Operations, Performance Accountability, and Strategic Governance. The resources page links to different landing pages for each track’s resources, as well as one for special sessions centered on civil rights and the plenary sessions.

This month, ETA has also released FAQs on the competitive section of one-stop operators, which many of you working towards meeting the July 1st deadline may find useful. These FAQs are available here.

As a reminder, in April, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) and accompanying cost allocation analyses for hypothetical local areas that may be used as a reference guide or toolkit when developing your own MOU. There is also an upcoming WIOA Wednesday webinar on MOUs (Part II); this event will take place on June 7. To register, click here.

Also, have you ever wanted to get to know the WorkforceGPS Communities of Practice better? Get started with our top five and check out this infographic.

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Have a great rest of the month, and here comes the summer!  

Featured Content

  • Sample MOU and Infrastructure Costs Toolkit: This Sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and accompanying Cost Allocation Analyses for hypothetical local areas may be used as a reference guide or toolkit when developing your own MOU, including your one-stop operating budget, Infrastructure Funding Agreement (IFA), and cost allocation methodologies, pursuant to the requirements of section 121 of WIOA, its implementing regulations at 20 CFR part 678 and 34 CFR parts 361 and 463, and the relevant guidance.
  • 2017 WIOA National Convenings Resources: In the spring of 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor, in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners, hosted three national convenings. These national convenings supported WIOA implementation and built upon the regulations and guidance, virtual training, and resources already available to the system.
  • Competitive Selection of a One-Stop Operator FAQs: Many in the system are diligently working towards meeting the deadlines to have a one-stop operator in place as the result of a competitive procurement process, and many more have submitted questions to the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA). As a result of these questions, ETA has produced five new FAQs regarding competitive selection of a one-stop operator and various roles in the one-stop system.

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