CJC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs), each of which addressed different aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The proposed regulations mark an important milestone in WIOA implementation, and the Departments plan to analyze all the public comments and anticipate issuing Final Rules implementing WIOA in early 2016.
CJC’s comments reflect input from ten local workforce stakeholders who assisted us with reviewing the regulations. Additionally, our comments are informed by CJC’s work with a range of workforce providers and adult education providers, anti-poverty organizations, and other stakeholders in Chicago and across Illinois over the last several years. Our comments also reflect and build upon recommendations and comments from recognized national organizations including the National Skills Coalition, the Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP), and Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity.