The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the federal legislation governing the public workforce system—and it is up for reauthorization for the first time since 2014. As Congress considers reauthorization, CLASP recommends focusing on five priorities to help people secure better jobs.
This report analyzes a survey of WIOA and TANF state administrators CLASP conducted and makes recommendations to improve coordination between TANF's employment and training programs and other federal workforce development services that are currently available.
As states release draft Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plans for public comment, advocates and other stakeholders have an important opportunity to improve them. CLASP is offering a list of questions to consider when reviewing state plans. These questions will help strengthen the…
States can establish a state-wide policy that promotes self-attestation and self-certification as acceptable—and preferable—for upfront eligibility determination of out-of-school youth in "high-risk" categories.
The local plan will outline the strategic and operational functions local boards undertake with WIOA and required one-stop partners in the development and implementation of a career pathway program or programs that serve local employers and residents.