New York State Workforce Development System New York State
Technical Advisory
March 23, 2005
Workforce Development System Technical Advisory #05-3.1
TO: Chairpersons of Local Workforce Investment Boards
Chief Elected Officials
WIA Grant Recipients
WIA Fiscal Agents
WIA Local Area Contact Persons
SUBJECT:Planning Guidelines for the Comprehensive Three-Year Local Plan Reissued March 23, 2005
Purpose:To transmit revisions to the instructions and a format for developing the strategic WIA Comprehensive Three-Year Local Plan under Titles I and III of the Workforce Investment Act
Background:Section 118 of the Workforce Investment Act requires each local Workforce Investment Board (Local Board) to develop and submit a comprehensive local plan (Local Plan) in partnership with the appropriate Chief Elected Official(s).

Local Area Five Year Plans implemented as of July 1, 2000 expire on June 30, 2005. Pursuant to federal directives, states and local areas must have developed and implemented new strategic plans on July 1, 2005, to be eligible to receive WIA Titles 1 and III funds for administering the One Stop system and delivering services to its customers.

The planning guidelines issued via Technical Advisory #05-3 on February 18, 2005 have been revised. The revisions were made to the following sections:

  • Profile Section, Question #1, Population data, Unemployment rates and Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment levels
  • Section #3, Question #7, revised performance table now found on page III-8
  • Section #3, Question #8, revised performance table now found on page III-11
Action:Local Boards must use the attached revised planning guidance to develop their WIA Comprehensive Three-Year Local Plan. Please note that the attached document bears the March 18, 2005 date on the bottom left corner of every page. Local Areas must use this version of the planning guidelines to develop their local plans.

As previously stated, the Local Plan must be received electronically no later than June 30, 2005, following a statutorily mandated 30 day public review and comment period, unless an extension has already been granted under the conditions set forth in the planning guidelines. Directions for plan submittal are included in the planning guidelines.

Workforce Development and Training (WDT) staff will provide technical assistance to local boards upon request.

Attachment:Planning Guidelines for the Comprehensive Three-Year Local Plan