The Revised Career Pathways Toolkit: A Guide for System Development features Six Key Elements of Career Pathways that help to guide local and state teams through the essential components necessary for developing a comprehensive career pathways system. The components under each element are not sequential and may occur in any order. Likewise, multiple partners can engage in the components simultaneously to carry out the mission of the career pathways system. The six elements are:
Build cross-agency partnerships and clarify roles
Identify industry sectors and engage employers
Design education and training programs
Identify funding needs and sources
Align policies and programs
Measure system change and performance
The Supplement to the ICR outlines the program-specific requirements for Combined State Plan partner programs. The Departments are not seeking comments on these program-specific requirements, which exist under separate OMB control numbers and do not represent requirements under WIOA.
The draft supporting statement provides background information on the Unified and Combined State Plan. The draft supporting statement also includes the proposed burden for responding to the Information Collection Request (ICR).
The Information Collection Request (ICR) is the document for which the Departments are soliciting comments. The ICR promotes joint planning across programs included in the Unified or Combined State Plan and notes the “common” and “program-specific” requirements states must address for programs included in their plans.
The Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development jointly issued a Federal Register Notice on August 6, 2015. The Federal Register Notice announced the publication of the proposed information collection and notified the public that the comment period has begun.
The purpose of this webcast is to provide an overview of the proposed information collection request for WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans. On August 6, 2015, the Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development published a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on the proposed planning requirements and related burden, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This pre-recorded session is designed to provide information on this request and tips on how to make a good comment. Presenters from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services discuss the contents of the PRA package, introduce the Information Collection Request (ICR), and note the WIOA requirements for state plans. This webcast also highlights the process for submitting comments on the ICR during the 60-day comment period.
Financial reporting requirements for federal programs prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have changed with the implementation of the Uniform Guidance, which went into effect on December 26, 2014, replacing numerous previously applicable OMB Circulars. These changes affect both the ETA-9130 reporting form and its instructions. Additionally, with the passage of WIOA, there are numerous new statutory requirements that impact financial reporting, including but not limited to new and/or revised limitations and baselines that require the addition of new and modification of existing reporting line items on ETA-9130 Financial Reports. This webinar will aid in the comment process by reviewing the proposed changes to Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) 9130 Basic Financial Report and Instructions, including new and revised reporting requirements. The FRN number for the proposed changes is 2015-18986. Only the Basic 9130 will be covered.
As part of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the general public and federal agencies have the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to ETA-9130, currently open for public comment through October 5, 2015. The proposed forms, instructions, and FRN can be found at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/financial_reporting/9130renewal.cfm
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