The Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to submit a 4-year State Plan to receive funding for the six WIOA core programs: Adult; Dislocated Worker; Youth; Wagner Peyser Employment; Adult Education and Literacy; and Vocational Rehabilitation. The state agencies that administer these core programs (Department of Labor (DOL), State Education Department (SED), and Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) Commission for the Blind) drafted the plan under guidance of the State Workforce Investment Board through the Aligning Workforce Programs Committee (comprised of executive staff from DOL, SED, OCFS, Empire State Development, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and the State University of New York).
New York State has prepared a Combined State Plan, which includes the strategic and operational elements of the core programs of WIOA, plus those of the Trade Act Assistance program. The plan serves as the state’s vehicle to outline its vision of the workforce development system and how it will align and integrate the workforce development system to achieve four goals:
The New York State Combined Plan was submitted to the federal government on April 1, 2016. The plan will be reviewed by the US Department of Labor and the US Education Department within 60 days of submission, after which a response will be provided to New York State. If the plan is deemed acceptable, it will be approved after 90 days from submission. The interim Combined State Plan, pending federal comment and potential revision, can be accessed via the link below. WIOA requires the plan be amended after two years, under the supervision of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB).
WIOA requires states to allow for a period of public comment prior to submission of their draft State Plans. The New York State Combined Plan was posted online for comment from January 7, 2016 until February 8, 2016. The comments were reviewed by all WIOA core agency partners, responses were drafted, and are still being finalized. Tables with the comments and responses will be posted shortly.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Combined Plan Partners thank all individuals and organizations that submitted public comment on the WIOA Combined State Plan. The following organizations and individuals contributed to the comments received during the Public Comment Period:
ACCES-VR State Rehabilitation Council
Center for Employment Opportunities
Finger Lakes WDB
Hempstead-Long Beach WDB
Jefferson County Economic Development
Literacy Assistance Center
Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy
New York City Workforce Funders
New York City Immigration Coalition
New York City WDB
NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
St. Lawrence County WDB
The Business Council of NYS
UJA Federation of New York
In addition to the WIOA Combined Plan, each state, as required by Title V of WIOA and the Older Americans Act, is required to submit a State Plan that includes a 4-year strategy for the statewide provision of community services and other authorized activities for eligible individuals under SCSEP. As Title V is a required partner within the Career Center System, NYSDOL is also posting a link to the SCSEP State Plan for public view.
View the SCSEP State Plan: http://www.aging.ny.gov/News/2016/2016News15.cfm
Questions or comments related to the New York State Combined Plan or the Public Comment tables may be emailed to SWIB@labor.ny.gov.
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