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Workforce Development System Technical Advisories

The following table contains all current Workforce Development System Technical Advisories (WDS TAs). You can sort the table by categories and dates. You can also search by typing keywords or the WDS TA number into the search window at the top right corner of the table. Short description of the WDS TA is available by clicking the green plus sign located in the left column. Please click the relevant link within the description column to open the WDS TA.

For rescinded WDS TAs please check the Rescinded Workforce Development System Technical Advisories page.

Technical AdvisoryDescriptionCategoryDate Posted
  • TA 13-7.3

    This Technical Advisory communicates the policies regarding the implementation of security guard training as part of the Experience Counts campaign for veterans.

Implementation of the Experience Counts Initiative for Security Guard Training

Rescinds and replaces TA 13-7.2

Veterans 12/11/2015
  • TA 15-12

    This technical advisory communicates the policy regarding the allowable roles of Division of Employment & Workforce Solutions (DEWS) Supervisors and Career Center managers or supervisors in their supervision of Career Center staff under state contractual obligations.

Functional Alignment – Staff Oversight and Supervision

Rescinds and replaces TA 06-20

Local Operations 11/25/2015
  • TA 15-6.1

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory is to establish New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) policy and procedure necessary to administer the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).

Policy and Processes regarding Initial Certification and Bi-Annual Recertification of Local Workforce Development Boards

Rescinds and replaces TA 15-6

Local Areas 10/06/2015
  • TA 15-11

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to advise Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) of the requirement for subrecipients of federal funding to acquire a unique entity identifier, commonly referred to as the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, and register with the System for Award Management (SAM).

Subrecipients Unique Entity Identifier Requirement

Rescinds and replaces TA 11-16

Fiscal 09/21/2015
  • TA 15-10

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (TA) is to provide guidelines on quarterly reporting periods and data entry due dates for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and any activities carried out under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Quarterly Reporting Due Dates

Rescinds and replaces TA 13-11

Performance 09/21/2015
  • TA 12-9.1

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to communicate updated policy regarding Selective Service (SS) registration requirements for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Selective Service Registration Requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Rescinds and replaces TA 12-9

Local Operations 09/17/2015
  • TA 12-12.4

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to communicate New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) guidance on Veterans’ Priority of Service as promulgated in Federal regulation.

Implementation of Veterans’ Priority of Service for Covered Persons in Qualified USDOL Job Training Programs

Rescinds and replaces TA 12-12.3

Veterans 01/21/2016
  • TA 15-9

    This TA establishes policy and local procedures for Program Year (PY) 2015 performance goals for Common Measures and Customer Service Indicators for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title 1B (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser Act (W-P) programs.

New York State Policy on Program Year 2015 Common Measures/ Customer Service Indicators for Local Workforce Development Area Performance for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title 1B Program and the Wagner-Peyser Act Program.

Rescinds and replaces TA 14-8

Performance 09/04/2015
  • TA 15-8

    This TA advises provides guidance to Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) regarding Local Plans and Regional LWDB Plans for Program Year (PY) 2015.

Local Workforce Development Board Local Planning and Regional Planning Guidelines for Program Year 2015 Local Areas 08/28/2015
  • TA 15-7

    This TA advises LWIBs on the procedures the State of New York has established to close out TAA and WIA funds in a timely manner in accordance with federal requirements.

Final Closeout of TAA and WIA Funds

Rescinds and replaces TA 13-8.1

Fiscal 07/22/2015
  • TA 13-9.3

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to notify the Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) of the transfer authority between WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker funds, and Administration funds and originating program funds, and to provide the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) policies and procedures for requesting such transfers.

Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Title 1B Adult and Dislocated Worker Transfer Requests and Administration to Program Funds Transfer Requests

Rescinds and replaces TA 13-9.2

Fiscal 06/11/2015
  • TA 10-16.1

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to establish policy and provide guidance on the use of the New York State Department of Labor Career Center Manager’s Report on Services to Veterans as directed by the U.S. Department of Labor/Veteran Employment & Training Service (USDOL/VETS).

New York State Department of Labor Career Center Manager’s Report on Services to Veterans

Rescinds and replaces TA 10-16

Veterans 05/26/2015
  • TA 15-5

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to establish policy and procedure necessary for the initial designation of Local Workforce Development Areas as required by WIOA.

Initial Designation of Local Areas under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Areas 04/14/2015
  • TA 15-3

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to re-acquaint the Career Center System with an updated, web-based career guidance tool: the Self-Sufficiency Earnings Estimator.

Self-Sufficiency Earnings Estimator

Rescinds and replaces TA 12-16

Local Operations 03/6/2015
  • TA 09-2.1

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to To re-affirm state policy on four elements of the Individual Training Account (ITA) mechanism for funding training: 1. ITA Justification; 2. ITA Approval Authority; 3. Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) Responsibilities; and 4. State priorities.

Individual Training Account (ITA) Approval Policy

Rescinds and replaces TA 9-2

Local Operations 02/23/2015
  • TA 15-2

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to advise Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) of the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL’s) policy on the recapture of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) formula funds from LWIAs which do not achieve the required obligation rates at the end of the first year or do not fully expend at the end of the second year; and NYSDOL’s right to redistribute recaptured WIA formula funds to LWIAs that reach or exceed targeted first year obligation rates, and fully expend second year funds.

Policy on the Recapture and Redistribution of Local Workforce Investment Area Formula Funds for PY 2014

Rescinds and replaces TA 13-12

Fiscal 02/13/2015
  • TA 15-1

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to establish updated poverty income guidelines, which are used by Career Center staff to determine customer eligibility for services.

Poverty Guidelines for 2015

Rescinds and replaces TA 14-01

Local Operations 02/04/2015
  • TA 08-4.2

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to establish guidance and policy for the effective use of initial assessment to determine the appropriate services that should be provided to customers of the Career Center system.

Effective Use of Initial Assessment in the Career Center System

Rescinds and replaces TA 08-4.1

Local Operations 01/29/2015
  • TA 11-15.1

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to communicate New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) guidance regarding the new “Gold Card” initiative available to Post-9/11 Era Veterans.

Gold Card Services for Post- 9/11 Veterans

Rescinds and replaces TA 11-15

Veterans 01/28/2015
  • TA 14-11.1

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to communicate New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) policy on the use of authorized funding to support Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) transition activities for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and to provide procedures on accessing such funding. This WDS-TA rescinds and replaces TA#14-11, dated December 19, 2014.

UPDATED:Policy and Procedures on Use of Local Workforce Investment Area Transition Funding to Implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Rescinds and replaces TA 14-11

Fiscal 08/03/2015
  • TA 11-12.2

    This Technical Advisory (TA) communicates New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) guidance regarding Eligibility and Data Element Validation (DEV) for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title IB, Wagner-Peyser (W-P), Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS) and Trade Adjustment Assistance/Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance (TAA/TGAA) programs.

Data Element Validation for the Workforce Investment Act, Wagner-Peyser, Veterans Employment and Training Service and Trade Adjustment Assistance/Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Programs Local Operations 12/11/2014
  • TA 00-35.1

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (TA) is to provide guidance to chief-elected officials (CEOs) regarding legal restrictions on the undertaking of certain activities by Local Workforce Investment Boards and their staff. Please note that the policies outlined in this TA are consistent with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and this document will be reissued with new references once WIOA regulations are promulgated.

The Role of the Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) and Staff to the Board in the Provision of Participant Services in New York’s Career Center System

Rescinds and replaces TA 00-35

Local Areas 12/03/2014
  • TA 14-10

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to communicate the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL’s) signatory policies and procedures for certain documents for entering into agreements with Career Center partners. Templates have been provided to assist in the development of agreement documents.

Memorandums of Understanding and Other Related Agreements Local Areas 11/13/2014
  • TA 14-9

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (TA) is to inform local workforce investment areas (LWIAs) about the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 and its impact on local governance and is an addendum to information found in Technical Advisory #01-19.1 Governance Issues for Local Workforce Investment Boards, dated March 2, 2010.

Effect of the Nonprofit Revitalization Act on Local Workforce Investment Areas Local Operations 11/12/2014
  • TA 14-7

    This TA advises LWIBs on the implications of the Windsor decision on workforce programs.

Impact of the U. S. Supreme Court’s Decision in United States v. Windsor on Programs Operated Under Title IB of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. Local Operations 07/08/2014
  • TA 14-6

    This technical advisory provides a template and full instructions for the development of local plans for Program Year (PY) 2014 as they relate to Workforce Investment Act Title 1-B (WIA) and Wagner-Peyser (W-P) programs.

2014 Planning Guidelines for the Workforce Investment Act/Wagner-Peyser Local Plan for Program Year 2014 Local Areas 05/28/2014
  • TA 14-5

    This technical advisory announces USDOL’s approval of NYS waiver requests and provides a method for requesting use of the waiver to utilize funds for Incumbent Worker Training.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Waivers Local Operations 05/20/2014
  • TA 06-16.2

    This Technical Advisory provides the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) guidance on data entry procedures to support implementation of common measures and State functional alignment outlined in NYS Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) #06-4 and WDS TA#06-10, effective July 1, 2006

L1 and L2 Service Definitions and Data Entry Procedures Local Operations 04/12/2014
  • TA 06-16

    This Technical Advisory provides New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Final Guidance on modifications to OSOS, and the associated data entry procedures to support implementation of common measures and State functional alignment outlined in NYS Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) #06-4 and WDS-TA #06-10, effective July 1, 2006

OSOS Modifications and Data Entry Procedures for Recording Participant Information and Services in OSOS under Common Measures and Functional Alignment Local Operations 09/26/2006
  • TA 15-4

    This Technical Advisory contains updated information relating to the Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) for 2015, which are used for eligibility and self-sufficiency purposes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) tables for 2015 Local Operations 4/13/2015
  • TA 10-15.2

    This Technical Advisory contains updated information relating to written OJT policies that LWIAs are required to maintain.

Updated Local Workforce Investment Area On-the-Job-Training Policy Local Areas 03/31/2014
  • TA 14-3

    Provides guidance to Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs) for preparation and submittal of 2014 LWIB Regional Workforce Plans.

Local Workforce Investment Board 2014 Regional Planning Guidelines Local Areas 03/31/2014
  • TA 06-16.4

    This Technical Advisory contains updated information relating to guidance on data entry procedures to support implementation of common measures and State functional alignment and Level 1 Service Definitions.

Revised Level 1 Service Definitions and Data Entry Procedures Local Operations 03/21/2014
  • TA 14-2

    This Technical Advisory provides protocols relating to the receipt of Ticket to Work revenues and requires an attestation relating to allowable costs.

Reporting Planned Expenditures with Revenue Earned from New York Employment Services System’s Administrative Employment Network Fiscal 02/26/2014
  • TA 11-2.4

    The purpose of this Workforce Development System Technical Advisory (WDS-TA) is to notify Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) of the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL’s) policy and procedures for Financial Reporting and Cash Draw-down for Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act (WIOA) funding, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding, Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) funding and other Federal funding.

UPDATED Financial Reporting and Cash Draw-down Policy and Procedures for Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act, Workforce Investment Act, Trade Adjustment Act and Other Federal Funding. Fiscal 06/19/2015
TA 02-19.2 Submission of Discrimination Complaint Logs to New York State Workforce Investment Act Equal Opportunity Officer (NYS WIA EO Officer) Local Operations 12/26/2013
  • TA 10-1.1

    This technical advisory communicates guidance to ensure that customers who are not proficient in English receive, free of charge, the language assistance necessary to afford them meaningful access to effectively participate in and benefit from all New York State Career Center programs, services, and information.

Language Interpretation Services Available at Career Centers Local Operations 04/11/2013
  • TA 10-7.1

    This technical advisory communicates information about the Federal Bonding Program. In 1966, the United States Department of Labor created the Federal Bonding Program as a unique job placement tool to assist at-risk job applicants. This is done by providing fidelity bonding at no cost to an employer for the first six months of employment for hard-to-place job applicants.

Federal Bonding Program Special Populations 03/01/2013
TA 12-16 Self-Sufficiency Earnings Estimator (SEE) Local Operations 12/14/2012
TA 12-15 Reporting Instances of Suspected Fraud, Program Abuse and Criminal Conduct Local Operations 11/06/2012
  • TA 12-13

    This technical advisory communicates guidelines on Workforce Investment Act (WIA) quarterly reporting periods and data entry due dates. Local Workforce Investment Boards must ensure that all necessary data entry is completed according to the outlined due dates.

WIA Quarterly Reporting Due Dates Performance 09/14/2012
TA 12-1 Obsolete Technical Advisories (TAs) 01/06/2012
TA 01-12.1 Local Workforce Investment Areas' (LWIAs) Designated Equal Opportunity (EO) Officers Local Areas 12/30/2011
TA 11-13 New York State Program Year (PY) 2011 Incentive and Sanction Policy for Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) Performance for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1B Program and the Wagner-Peyser Act (W-P) Program
    Allowable Business Services
Performance 10/05/2011
TA 04-6.5 REVISED Guidance Regarding the TAA/TGAA Program Funding Caps Under the Trade Act Programs (the Trade Adjustment Assistance [TAA] Program and the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance [TGAA] Program) Fiscal 10/05/2011
TA 11-11 Mitigating Discriminatory Content in Job Orders on the New York Sate Job Bank Business Services 09/08/2011
  • TA 11-10

    CURRENTLY BEING REVISED: This technical advisory communicates guidelines concerning FTR occurrences by REA participants. The United States Department of Labor has provided Re-Employment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Grants to offer enhanced services to recipients of regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Federal guidance requires grant recipients to address each failure-to-report (FTR) and have the circumstances adjudicated by the UI Division.

CURRENTLY BEING REVISED: Failure to Report (FTR) Guidelines Relating to the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Program Local Operations 09/07/2011
TA 11-8 Reminder and Update Regarding the Salary and Bonus Limitations in Public Law 109-234 Fiscal 07/07/2011
  • TA 11-7

    This technical advisory communicates policy on common enrollments, common date of enrollment and exit, and inclusion in performance measures of Workforce Investment Act.

Common Enrollments and Exits, and Inclusion in Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Performance Measures Performance 07/05/2011
TA 11-4 Policy on a PY 2011 Supplemental Distribution of State-Level Funds to Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) Fiscal 06/08/2011
TA 09-1.2 Program Year 2010 WIA Dislocated Worker CFDA Number Update Fiscal 10/27/2010
  • TA 10-17

    This technical advisory communicates policy and procedure for dealing with threatening or disruptive customers in New York’s Career Center System.

New York State Workforce System Disruptive Customer Policy Local Operations 10/18/2010
TA 10-16 New York State Department of Labor One-Stop Manager’s Report on Services to Veterans Veterans 09/03/2010
  • TA 10-18

    This technical advisory communicates the requirement for One-Stop Operating System (OSOS) users to record, in OSOS, O*NET occupational titles for all Workforce Investment Act (WIA), NEG, TAA, TGAA and Section 599 approved participants at the point of enrollment in training and at the point of placement.

Recording O*NET Occupational Training Titles in OSOS Local Operations 08/25/2010
TA 07-8.3 REVISED - Procedure for Requesting Discretionary WIA Dislocated Worker Funds for the Provision of Services to Dislocated Workers due to Substantial Layoffs or Plant Closings Fiscal 7/1/2010
TA 10-12 One Stop Business Service Structure Business Services 06/25/2010
TA 10-5 New Trade Act Reporting Requirements Local Operations 04/21/2010
  • TA 10-3.1

    This technical advisory informs the need to collect and validate additional demographic information for participants who receive intensive and/or training services under Title I-B of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

Requirements for the Collection of Additional Participant Demographic Information upon Receipt of Intensive or Training Services under Title I-B of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 Local Operations 10/22/2014
TA 01-19.1 Governance Issues for Local Workforce Investment Boards Local Areas 03/02/2010
  • TA 09-17.1

    This technical advisory establishes New York State policy that an Individual Employment Plan/Training Plan (IEP/TP) must be created for every customer entering training, provide guidance on the use of IEPs/TPs to justify and plan training and outline minimum criteria for an IEP/TP.

Individual Employment Plans/Training Plans for WIA Participants in Training Local Operations 02/04/2015
TA 09-18 Financial Oversight Fiscal 06/18/2009
TA 09-5 NYS Policy Renovation Costs Allowable Against WIA Funds Fiscal 02/27/2009
TA 08-9 Impact of the Martinez v. County of Monroe Decision on Programs Operated Under Title IB of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Local Operations 12/15/2008
TA 02-10.1 REVISED: New York State Department of Labor’s Methods of Administration Local Operations 03/25/2008
TA 02-6.1 Revised Implementation of the Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Processing Procedures of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Revised December 2007 Local Operations 12/04/2007
TA 07-1 Re-Employment Operating System (REOS) Confidentiality Agreements Local Operations 01/03/2007
TA 06-18 Implementing the Salary and Bonus Limitations in Public Law 109-234 Local Operations 10/20/2006
TA 06-7 State Policy Guidelines for Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) Regarding the Determination of Eligibility of Training Offerings and the Establishment of the Eligible Training Provider List (ETP) Local Operations 05/25/2006
TA 00-41.2 Revised One-Stop Operating System (OSOS) Confidentiality Agreements Local Operations 04/24/2006
TA 06-3.2 Revised: State Policy Guidelines and Required Action for Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs) Regarding Functional Alignment for the Delivery of WIA Title IB and Wagner-Peyser Workforce Services (The revision includes Questions and Answers regarding Functional Alignment and new Budget forms and instructions.) Local Operations 4/19/2006
TA 06-3 State Policy Guidelines and Required Action for Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs) Regarding Functional Alignment for the Delivery of WIA Title IB and Wagner-Peyser Workforce Services
   Revision #2
   Revision #1
Local Operations 03/23/2006
TA 05-15 Technical Assistance and Clarifying Guidance Regarding Oversight and Monitoring Responsibilities for CLEOs and LWIBs - Amended Information Local Areas 08/18/2005
TA 04-21 WIA Work Experience Programs and Employer Liability for Unemployment Insurance Coverage Local Operations 11/26/2004
TA 04-19 Technical Assistance and Clarifying Guidance regarding Oversight and Monitoring Responsibilities for Chief Local Elected Officials and Local Workforce Investment Boards Local Areas 11/19/2004
TA 04-6

Guidance on Integrating Services Under the Trade Act Programs
  Revision #1
  Revision #2
  Revision #3

Trade Act 05/18/2004
TA 02-18 Policy for the Reallocation of Recaptured Workforce Investment Area (WIA) Funds After the Two-Year Availability Period Fiscal 10/07/2002
TA 02-4 New OSOS Security Permissions and Security Request Procedures Local Operations 03/05/2002
TA 01-27 Instructions for Retention of Records for Local Workforce Investment Areas Local Operations 12/27/2001
TA 01-16 Orientation and Mobility Primer Local Operations 06/22/2001
TA 01-14 Core Services for Adults (Job Seekers) as Recommended by the WIA State Agency Partners Table Local Operations 06/14/2001
TA 01-13 TA 01-13 - Core Services for Business as Recommended by the WIA State Agency Partners Table Business Services 06/13/2001
TA 01-11 Maintaining One Stop Operating System (OSOS) Availability Local Operations 05/31/2001
TA 01-6 Employed Worker Training & Adjustments to the WIA Adult Earnings Performance Measures Performance 04/30/2001
TA 01-05.1 Revised Information - Customized Training Costs Training 03/12/2002
  • TA 00-40

    The purpose of this Technical Advisory is to ensure the establishment of required complaint procedures at the Local Area level; and, to provide Local Areas affected by the Workforce Investment System, including One-Stop partners and services providers with sample procedures developed by the state for processing of non-criminal complaints and grievances.

Procedure for Processing Non-Criminal Complaints and Grievances at the Local Workforce Investment Area (Local Area) Level
See TA 00-40.1 for additional information
Local Operations 10/16/2000
TA 00-40.1 Additional Information to Technical Advisory #00-40 Local Operations 12/05/2000
TA 00-41.1 Revision to TA 00-41 Local Operations 02/16/2001
TA 00-40 Procedure for Processing Non-Criminal Complaints and Grievances at the Local Workforce Investment Area (Local Area) Level
   Revision #1
Local Operations 10/16/2000
TA 00-23.1 U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Employment & Training Programs Training 07/14/2000
TA 00-21 Accessibility of One-Stop Systems to Individuals with Disabilities Local Operations 05/17/2000
TA 00-1.1 Guidelines for Cost Allocation and ResourceSharing in the One-Stop Systems Fiscal 01/03/2000

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