Issuance of Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements under WIOA

Plan, Do, Check and Act cycle drawn on chalkboard

The Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development have issued joint guidance on the required elements for State Plan submissions under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

States must use the final Information Collection Request (ICR) published on February 22, 2016 for their submissions of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans.

The Proposed Elements for State Plan Submission Under WIOA

An initial 60-day comment period on proposed plan submission requirements opened on August 6, 2015 with a Federal Register Notice (FRN), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 

A 30-day Information Collection Request (ICR) was published later on December 23, 2015, soliciting additional public comment on the proposed information states will be asked to submit in their WIOA State Plans and subsequent Plan Modifications.

The second ICR reflected the incorporation of public comments received from the publication of the August 6 Federal Register notice.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reviewed the final ICR, and approved this data collection under Control Number 1205-0222.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

 Man holding Plan, Do, Check Act cycle over palm of hand

Requirements for Submitting Unified or Combined State Plans under WIOA

In the webinar on this page, the statutory requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans were reviewed, and presenters described what states can do to comply with the provisions of WIOA. 

Updates were presented on the State Plan Information Collection Request (ICR) process and timeline, as well as other related Federal planning tools.

Presenters also discussed the features of the State Plan online submission portal that will be used.

Review the materials linked to this page to see the contents of the PRA packages, ICRs, and WIOA requirements for State Plans.  

Stay informed to ensure that your state is ready to submit a complete WIOA Unified or Combined State Plan.

Strategic Planning that is Responsive to Your Labor Market Analysis

A combined business and compliance plan serves as a roadmap for achieving the labor market outcomes desired for your customers and needed to achieve greater economic prosperity for your community.

This requires leadership and vision in labor market-relevant planning that includes evaluation, assessments, data-driven decision-making, and collaboration to best meet the needs of special populations, jobseekers, workers and businesses alike. 

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Posted: 3/24/2016 3:03 PM
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