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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB73 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: ●Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 
Abstract:

On July 22, 2014, the President signed the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128).  WIOA repeals the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).  (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.)  The Department of Labor must develop and issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to implement the changes WIOA makes to the public workforce system in regulations.  Through the NPRM, the Department will propose ways to carry out the purposes of WIOA to provide workforce investment activities, through State and local workforce development systems, that increase employment, retention, and earnings of participants, meet the skill requirements of employers, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation.

 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: sec 503(f) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-128)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Public Law 113-128  01/18/2015 
Final  Statutory    01/18/2016 

Statement of Need:

On July 22, 2014, the President signed the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128) into law. WIOA repeals the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) As a result, the WIA regulations no longer reflect current law and we must change. Therefore, the Department of Labor seeks to develop and issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to implement the WIOA.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128), signed by the President on July 22, 2014. Section 503(f) of WIOA requires that the Department issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and then Final Rule that implements the changes WIOA makes to the public workforce system in regulations.

Alternatives:

Since Congress statutorily directed the Department of Labor to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Final Rule that implements the changes WIOA makes to the public workforce system there is no alternative.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

Undetermined

Risks:

Undetermined

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Portia Wu
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 639-2700