Notes from the Director

December 6, 2019 Dear Colleagues,

This message shares information on WIOA State Plan due dates, a request for states to designate the formal plan submitter, and a reminder of where the plan requirements are posted.

To encourage implementation and integration of workforce development services, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires States to submit a four-year Unified or Combined State Plan that covers, at a minimum, the six core programs of the workforce development system. In order to satisfy the submission requirements of sections 102(c)(1)(B) and 103(b)(1) of WIOA for these State Plans, each State’s Governor must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan for the four-year period covering PYs 2020-2023 by March 2, 2020. The Unified or Combined State Plan covering the six core programs of the workforce development system will be considered approved 90 days after the date the Plan is submitted, unless the Secretaries of Labor and Education inform the State in writing within that time period that the Plan is inconsistent with the State Plan requirements or the provisions authorizing the core programs, as appropriate (sections 102(c)(2)(B) and 103(c)(3)(A) of WIOA).

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