(See Remedial Training)
1. LWIBs, in consultation with the WIOA partner agencies, may determine that their local one-stop network includes additional sites that provide access to one or more partner services, but are not designated as a center. These “access sites” must link, physically or technologically, to the comprehensive one-stop center and any appropriate affiliate one-stop centers.
2. This linkage may occur, for example, through referral processes to these centers and partner programs located in them.
3. Access Sites provide customers with information on the availability of career services and other program services and activities, regardless of where they initially enter the public workforce system in the local area.
4. Access Sites providing services by WIOA partner program staff must display appropriate signage identifying the site as part of the Illinois workNet and American Job Center networks. WIOA regulations require the common identifier or tagline be used on "all products, programs, activities, services, electronic resources, facilities, and related property and new materials used in the one-stop delivery system," which includes signage and materials printed, purchased, or created by the one-stop delivery system (20 CFR 678.900(c)). Resource room materials distributed to customers not printed, purchased, or created by the one-stop delivery system do not need to contain the common identifier or the tagline.
5. Access Sites that are part of the one-stop delivery system do not need to be included in operating costs in the MOU nor do they need to go through the certification process (20 CFR 678.800).
Notation by a recognized authority regarding the quality of training offered by educational institutions and programs. Institutional accreditation normally applies to an entire institution, indicating that each of its parts is contributing to the achievement of an institution’s objectives, although not necessarily all on the same level of quality. Accrediting agencies and associations are nationally recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. For Illinois, the regional accrediting association is the North Central Association. Specialized accreditation normally applies to evaluation of programs, departments, or schools that usually are part of a total collegiate or other postsecondary institutions.
Acquisition cost means the cost of the asset including the cost to ready the asset for its intended use. Acquisition cost for equipment, for example, means the net invoice price of the equipment, including the cost of any modifications, attachments, accessories, or auxiliary apparatus necessary to make it usable for the purpose for which it is acquired. Acquisition costs for software includes those development costs capitalized in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Ancillary charges, such as taxes, duty, protective in transit insurance, freight, and installation may be included in or excluded from the acquisition cost in accordance with the non-Federal entity's regular accounting practices.
The outcome reported by a state for each primary indicator of performance for each core program (section 116(d)(2) of WIOA). Actual levels of performance will be compared to the adjusted levels of performance at the close of the program year to determine the state’s performance success or failure.
The levels of performance determined by adjusting the negotiated levels of performance at the end of the program year to reflect actual characteristics of participants served and the actual economic conditions experienced using the statistical adjustment model (WIOA section 116(b)(3)(A)(vii)).
A positive or negative difference that will be added to the negotiated level of performance to determine the adjusted level of performance. The adjustment factor is the difference between the estimated levels of performance predicted by the statistical adjustment model prior to the start of the program year and the levels of performance re-estimated by the statistical adjustment model after the close of the program year. This calculation will yield a positive or negative difference, which will be used as the adjustment factor for the program year.
An individual who is age 18 or older. (Except as outlined in section 132 of the Act.)
Adult Basic Education is education for adults whose inability to read, write or speak English or to effectively use mathematics is a barrier to their ability to get or keep employment. ABE is designed to improve their ability to benefit from training and improve their opportunities for employment and to meet adult responsibilities.
1. LWIBs, in consultation with their agency partners and one-stop operator(s), also may choose to designate affiliate centers (20 CFR 678.310, 34 CFR 361.310, and 34 CFR 463.310) as part of their one-stop system.
2. Affiliate centers make available to job seeker and employer customers one or more of the one-stop partners’ programs, services, and activities. (20 CFR 678.310, 34 CFR 361.310, and 34 CFR 463.310).
a. The exception to this are Wagner-Peyser employment services provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, which may not serve as a stand-alone affiliate center and must be co-located with at least one or more other partners with the physical presence of combined staff more than 50 percent of the time the center is open.
b. Local veterans’ employment, disabled veterans’ outreach, or unemployment compensation programs may not count toward the combined staff presence calculation (20 CFR 678.315).
3. The frequency of program staff’s physical presence in the affiliated site must be established through partner MOU negotiations at the local level, within the parameters of the federal regulations at 20 CFR 678.310 through 678.320, 34 CFR 361.310 through 361.320, and 34 CFR 463.310 through 463.320.
Alternative Dispute Resolution consists of a variety of approaches and techniques for dispute resolution that include coaching, facilitation, mediation, and arbitration. Each ADR technique provides an opportunity to discuss and consider possible solutions with the assistance of a neutral third party.
The WIOA final regulations promote increased public identification of the one-stop delivery system (Illinois workNet® system in Illinois) through the use of a common identifier across the nation. “American Job Center” is designated as the common identifier for the one-stop delivery system. This was a process started under WIA, and many one-stop centers are already incorporating use of either the ‘‘American Job Center’’ title or the associated tag line ‘‘proud partner of the American Job Center network’’ into their branding.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. As it relates to employment, Title I of the ADA protects the rights of both employees and job seekers. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services. Title IV, which is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), also requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements.
Attainment of a Degree or Certificate (for Youth)