NACo Submits Comments on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

July 1, 2015

On June 15, NACo submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Labor and Education Notice or Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The NPRM provides the Administration’s proposed regulations for governing the implementation and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), P.L. 113-128. WIOA is the first update to the nation’s workforce training programs since the passage of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in 1998. The legislation, which passed Congress by a wide bipartisan majority, focuses on supporting a demand driven workforce system to meet the needs of business and jobseekers in a coordinated system between employment, education and training programs. Some of the provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

During the legislative process, NACo advocated for a demand driven workforce system that maintained local governance authority and that enhanced local flexibility to meet local needs. To view the NACo comments submitted click here.

For more information, contact NACo’s Associate Legislative Director Daria Daniel.

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