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Good Morning Providers and Panelists:

I’m sure you’ve heard there is a chance of snow Sunday evening/Monday morning. Estimates range from a light dusting, to slush, or 3 to 5 inches. With that in mind, we will use decisions made by Delaware’s Office of management and Budget (OMB) regarding delays or cancellations.

Here is what will happen.

Between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Monday I will check with OMB and then relay the information to you via email, twitter, and the DWDB facebook page. The social media handles are at the end of this email.

Here are the three scenarios:

                1. No delays. Everything goes off as planned.

                2. Two hour delay. We will adjust schedules back two hours and everything goes from there. This may require two panels to go beyond 4 p.m. We’ll see.

                3. Snow day Cancelation. I will send emails and doodle schedulers to everyone to determine the best time, place, and method to review proposals. Important note — The DWDB has an internal deadline of 5 April to complete this project. This may require a bit flexibility and creativity. Again, we’ll see.

Social Media handles:

Facebook — Delaware Workforce Development Board

Twitter @Deworkforce

 

I guess that’s it for now.

Keep up the great work.

Bill

 

Proposal Review RFP Actions

Delaware VETS Award

VETS AWARD (2)  Delaware Department of Labor- Division of Employment (DOL-DET), the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOPS), and all the One Stop Staff recently received an award for excellence from the US DOL Veterans Employment Training Services (VETS), Philadelphia Region for attaining 100 percent of all negotiated performance levels for 13 of their organizational objectives.

Delaware VETS Award

How To Comment Request for Information Collection for the WIOA Performance Management

How to comment on the performance information we talked about yesterday.

Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=ETA-2015-0007 and click on http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=ETA-2015-0007. Titled Comment Request for Information Collection for the WIOA Performance Management, Information, and Reporting System (OMB Control No. 1205-0NEW), new collection. Read that document.

Go back to the previous page, scroll down to Primary Documents and click on the View All hyperlink. Click on the Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Performance Report Template and review that document. You are – of course – free to view the others as well.

Go back to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=ETA-2015-0007 and click on the comment now button, follow the instructions and then you’re done.

How To Comment Request for Information Collection for the WIOA Performance Management

Del. National Guard Celebrates 360th Birthday, Gov. Signs Hire Veterans Proclamation

Delaware National Guard soldiers and airman stand at parade rest during Mondays 360th anniversary.
Delaware National Guard soldiers and airman stand at parade rest during Monday’s 360th anniversary.

Small droplets of sweat rolled down the back of each soldier and airman standing in formation Monday morning, September 30, 2015, at Fort Christina in Wilmington. It was hot and miserable as politicians and VIPs clad in suits oozed sweat through the layers of fabric.

And there was something fitting in it all, as two company-sized formations dressed in combat camouflage stood in column and helped celebrate the Delaware National Guard’s 360th anniversary on the spot where the Swede’s faced off against the Dutch for control of the of the Christiana River.

And even though the Dutch carried the day in 1655, Major General Francis D. Vavala,

Delawre Governor Jack Markell signs a proclamation declaring September
Delaware Governor Jack Markell signs a proclamation declaring September “Hire a Veteran” month

Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard, reminded everyone Monday that the more important event was the establishing of the militia, which has been in force since then and today is known as the Delaware National Guard.

“What is noteworthy,” Gen. Vavala said, “is that the Militia in Delaware Continued.”

Even so, weather it seems is the universal constant in any military organization’s history. Operations always seem to occur in the most miserable conditions; rain provides concealment to the attacker, cold limits mobility favoring the defender, and heat wears out people and equipment.

It’s especially so for the National Guard because they don’t just deploy for operations half a world away, but are the first place governors look to for help when natural disaster in a state get out of hand. The Delaware National Guard has deployed domestically in times of flood, forest fire, and blizzard, Gen. Vavala reminded everyone as the sun beat down and the enclosed parade field sweltered.

According to an old axiom, “It doesn’t rain in the Army, it rains on the Army.” And so it goes.

gdbd-ay9The airmen and soldiers – while at ‘parade rest’ – imperceptibly moved their right leg, then their left to ensure blood was flowing and avoid passing out – some old soldier tricks never die, they get passed on. Still the heat blazed and humidity drenched through clothes.

Like I said, a hot sticky day seemed an appropriate stage to celebrate a 360 year military lineage

While the Delaware National Guard was undoubtedly the star of the day, Gov. Jack Markell unveiled another when, surrounded by legislators from the Delaware House and Senate, he signed a proclamation declaring September “Hire a Veteran Month.”

So amid the blasting of cannons, 21-gun salutes, and cutting of birthday cakes on this hot steamy day, service members looked on at what may be the most significant testimonial – an acknowledgement that hiring veterans provides business a competitive advantage and that ultimately ensures 360 more years of readiness.

Del. National Guard Celebrates 360th Birthday, Gov. Signs Hire Veterans Proclamation