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Policy Brief: Reviewing and Updating Your WIOA Unified or Combined State Plan from a Disability Perspective

LEAD Center | February 2018 | Report/Brief

On January 24, 2018, the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) issued new guidance to State Workforce Agencies, State and Local Workforce Boards and other partners (TEGL 6-17) on approaches to be taken to submit any modifications to their state plan now that two years have elapsed since submission of original Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified or Combined State Plans. On January19, 2018, the Department of Education’s (ED’s) Rehabilitation Services Administration issued complementary guidance to State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (RSA-TAC-18-01). Although all States have plans that have been approved for Program Years 2016-2019, WIOA requires that States review their plans every two years and update their plans based on changes in the labor market, economic conditions or other factors affecting implementation.

The Employment and Training Administration has developed several Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs) that provide guidance on WIOA Requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans. This brief references TEGL 14-15 and TEGL 6-17.