As part of its 2 year State Plan modification being submitted for Years 2018 – 2020. the State of Delaware requests consideration of the following waiver which is currently not in effect.
Eligible Training Provider Performance reporting for Non-WIOA Participants
|Statutory/Regulatory Provisions||Eligible Training Provider Performance reporting for Non-WIOA Participants
|Citations||WIOA, Sections 116 (related to performance) and 122 (related to the Eligible Training Provider List), and at 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 677.230 and 20 CFR 680.400-680.530.|
|Entity||State of Delaware|
Eligible Training Provider Reporting for Non-WIOA Participants
The Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Employment and Training, and the Delaware Workforce Development Board are requesting a waiver to absolve the approved providers on the Delaware ETPL based on the undue burden it will cause for the providers, staff and participants.
Statutory and Regulatory Sections to be Waived:
WIOA, Sections 116 (related to performance) and 122 (related to the Eligible Training Provider List), and at 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 677.230 and 20 CFR 680.400-680.530.
Actions undertaken to remove state or local barriers:
Delaware has worked closely with providers to develop procedures providers to help providers meet this requirement. We’ve had forums, planning sessions, and one-on-one technical assistance, but through it all the complexity of such reporting is universally perceived as onerous, intrusive, and burdensome.
State strategic goals and Department of Labor priorities supported by the Waiver:
Among Delaware Strategic Goals is its Pathways initiative. Attainment of this goal requires alignment of the Eligible Training Provider Lists (ETPL) with 14 designated Pathways. Aligning the ETPL with Pathways entails recruitment of new training providers. Many potential and current providers have balked at joining or expanding (respectively) their presence on the ETPL due to – what they believe – are onerous tracking/reporting requirements. As we attempt to expand opportunities for Delawareans waiving the reporting requirement would facilitate recruiting and retaining quality providers.
Projected Programmatic Outcomes from Implementation of Waiver:
Ease recruiting of new providers
Ease the addition of new training programs from current providers
Improve assessment of provider performance
Ensure greater accuracy relative to consumer choice as prospective WIOA students will view outcomes of current previous WIOA students.
Employer participation in WIOA customized training programs. Employers will benefit by having a labor pool with the marketable skills they require.
Individuals Impacted By the Waiver:
Delaware Job Seekers, America’s Job Center Staff, DWDB Staff and last but not least Training Provider Staff as they will be doing the Lion’s share of the data collection for reporting.
How the state plans to monitor waiver implementation, including collection of wavier outcome information.
The DWDB Staff will continue to hold annual site reviews and the annual provider renewals for the Eligible Training Provider List, with special attention on validating negotiated performance measures to ensure state and Federal monies are well and correctly spent. As well as the collection of pertinent information such as updated licenses, financial statements, surety bond certificates of insurance and DE Department of Education certification. The DOL/DET and the DWDB will submit both an interim and final report to the USDOL detailing the impact of the waiver.
Delaware intends to post the waiver request on its web site, advertise the public comment period in the state’s newspapers of record, and accept comments in person or in writing.