New York State Workforce Development System New York State
Technical Advisory
 
April 27, 2005
Workforce Development System Technical Advisory #05-5
 
TO: Chairpersons of Local Workforce Investment Boards
Chief Elected Officials
WIA Grant Recipients
WIA Fiscal Agents
WIA Local Area Contact Persons
Interested Parties
SUBJECT:Opportunity for Public Comment: Two-Years of the Strategic Five-Year State Plan for Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act
Purpose:To announce the opportunity for members of the workforce development community, interested parties, and the general public to comment upon New York State’s Two-Years of the Strategic Five-Year State Plan (State Plan) for Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act

Public comment on the State Plan will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. May 25, 2005.

Background:In accordance with 20 CFR Part 661.220, the Interim Final Rule and regulations governing the implementation and administration of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), New York State is providing the opportunity for public comment on and input into the development of the State Plan prior to its submission to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Action:The State Plan was developed by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), as the designated State agency responsible for administration and oversight of Title 1 of WIA and the Wagner-Peyser Act, working on behalf of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB). Input is being sought from State and local workforce development partners, including chief elected officials, business, labor and community based organizations. This two-year Plan is an out-growth the previous five-year Plan, which expires on June 30, 2005. Emphasis is placed on addressing the following State and/or national priorities:

  • Implementation of a demand-driven workforce system;
  • System reform to eliminate duplicative administrative costs and to enable increased training investments;
  • Enhanced integration of service delivery through One-Stop delivery systems in the State;
  • A refocusing of WIA youth investments on youth most-in-need;
  • Improved development and delivery of workforce information to support workforce investment boards in their strategic planning and investments; to provide the tools and products that support business growth and economic development; and to provide quality career guidance directly to students and job seekers and their counselors through One-Stop Career Centers;
  • Faith-based and community based organizations playing enhanced role in workforce development;
  • Continued flexibility to local areas in structuring their workforce investment systems; and
  • Implementation of common performance measures in local workforce areas.
Directions:Copies of New York’s Two-Years of the Strategic Five-Year State Plan for Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Act may be accessed by clicking on the attachment below (linked to the www.workforcenewyork.com website) or by contacting Margaret Moree, Director, Workforce Development and Training Division, New York State Department of Labor, State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 450, Albany, New York 12240. Comments may be submitted electronically to: onestop@labor.state.ny.us or in writing to the address listed above. Public input will be reviewed and incorporated, as appropriate, prior to presentation of the State Plan to the SWIB and Governor for final approval. All comments will be attached to the final Plan, as Appendix A. The United States Department of Labor must approve the State Plan by June 30, 2005, in order for New York to receive its federal Program Year 2005 funding.
Attachment:Two-Years of the Strategic Five-Year State Plan for Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act