Flash Edition - 4/3/2015

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Flash Edition 

April 3,  2015

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act— Five Notices of Proposed Rulemaking Available for Public Inspection

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Department of Education released a program memorandum announcing five notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs) related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). We encourage you to share this information with interested stakeholders, and to become familiar now with the content of the NPRMs in advance of the comment period. 

The notices are:

  • A NPRM between ED and the Department of Labor (DOL) to implement jointly-administered activities under Title I of WIOA regarding unified and combined state plans, performance accountability, and the one-stop system.  This NPRM applies to all core programs, including state vocational rehabilitation services and adult education programs.
  • A DOL-only NPRM to implement changes made to the adult, dislocated worker, and youth programs authorized under Title I of WIOA.

  • An ED-only NPRM that will implement changes to programs authorized under Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), which are contained in Title II of WIOA.
  • Two ED-only NPRMs that will implement changes made to the programs authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which are contained in Title IV of WIOA, as well as new provisions. 

The AEFLA Title II NPRM is available online at https://federalregister.gov/a/2015-05540.  The other four NRPMs are posted on the Federal Register Public Inspection website at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.  They will all be available for comment during a 60-day period beginning on April 16, 2015. 

Please visit www.ed.gov/aefla for links to the NPRMs and additional resources and information.