Don’t Forget 2018 Renewal Requirements

MEMORANDUM

FOR: ITA Providers and DOL Staff

 

FROM: Executive Director, Delaware Workforce Investment Board

 

DATE:  May 22, 2017

 

SUBJECT: Provider Performance Measures and the Impact on Next Year’s Renewal

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References. Federal Register /Vol 81, No. 161/ Friday, August 19 2016, Part VI, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 20 CFR Parts 603, 651, 652, et al. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Final Rule, section 680.460 (g).

  1. Purpose. This memo reminds providers, the DWDB will evaluate program effectiveness next year during the June 2018 Subsequent Renewal Period. Although US DOL is still determining the format and methodology for gathering the information, it is nonetheless important for providers to remember program success is essential for renewals.
  2. Required Information. According to 20 CFR Parts 603, 651, 652, et al. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Final Rule, section 680.460 (g). states, “The information requirements that the governor establishes … must include:

(1) The percentage of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program;

(2) The percentage of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the fourth quarter after exit from the program;

(3) The median earnings of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program;

(4) The percentage of program participants who obtain a recognized postsecondary credential, or a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent during participation in or within 1 year after exit from the program;

(5) Information on recognized postsecondary credentials received by program participants;

(6) Information on cost of attendance, including costs of tuition and fees, for program participants;

(7) Information on the program completion rate for such participants.”

  1. Please keep these requirements in mind as you develop your programs. The DWDB will provide additional information as it becomes available.
  2. Wanda Holifield is the point of contact at wanda.holifield@state.de.us or 302-761-8160.

 

William J. Potter

Executive Director

Delaware Workforce Development Board

REQUIREMETNS FOR RENEWAL

Don’t Forget 2018 Renewal Requirements

Delaware Goal Team Kick To Refine Workforce System

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DWDB Chair Gary Stockbridge works with goal team members.

Bill Potter trudged into the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Naamans Rd. in Claymont, Del. on a gray Friday morning to meet facilitators from Maher & Maher, a New Jersey-based outfit specializing in workforce development.

 

After laying months of groundwork with senior Delaware workforce system leaders to develop a mission statement, a vision statement, and several guiding principles, Friday was show time and Bill was there to coordinate last minute stuff, before the hard work began with goal teams diving in to develop Delaware’s new workforce plan.

Bill and Beth Brinly (a VP at Maher & Maher) and two other Maher& Maher facilitators Todd Coen and Libby Livings-Eassa ordered breakfast and ironed out last minute details before 60 other workforce professionals arrived.

There were only a handful of issues.

The four moved, a little after 8:15 a.m., to the main ballroom set up with round tables and a coffee service along the back wall for everyone as they trickled in. The room, predominantly yellow, was bright and people walking in from the gray morning mist seemed to have their enthusiasm amped as they found a seat.

The Delaware Workforce Development Board (DWDB) management analyst, Wanda Holifield, and the DWDB deputy director, Robing McKinney-Newman distributed supporting documents, name tags, packets, and deconflicted last minute room assignments.

At about 9 a.m. it was off to the races as DWDB Chair Gary Stockbridge and Delaware Department of Labor Secretary Patrice Gillam-Johnson welcomed everyone and reinforce the importance of their undertaking.

Mr. Stockbridge said the people in the room were change agents and empowered to make the workforce system as dynamic and effective as they possibly could. Sec. Gilliam-Johnson said the gathering was truly reflective of the workforce system because providers, employers, One Stop Staff, education reps, and thought leaders from throughout Delaware government were ready to roll up their sleeves and make the workforce system better for employers and citizens.

After the introductions and the obligatory PowerPoint review, people moved to one of five goal teams to begin the work of developing plans in five areas:

  • Pathways
  • Process Redesign
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Resource Alignment
  • RFP Redesign

The goal teams went to separate room and for about two hours the diverse groups met, talked, analyzed, and developed detailed workplans to ensure completion of the big state plan No Later Than 1 April 2017.

At about 11 a.m. the goal teams reconvened in the larger ballroom and presented their next steps. The enormity of the task ahead and the optimism of the completing the project were universal.

When it was all over Bill Potter sat in along a side wall. He stretched his legs, stood up, and then stretched his back and thought of the old Army adage, “All of us know more, than one us.”

This is not an official publication of the Delaware Workforce Development Board.

Delaware Goal Team Kick To Refine Workforce System

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