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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

What is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?

  • First update to federal workforce law in 16 years
  • Replaces the Workforce Investment Act
  • Amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Six year life - 2016 - 2020
  • Most provisions effective July 1, 2015


Policy Title Date
Memo Interim Guidance on Eligibility and Data Validation, Except Youth and Adult Education - Version 3 12-2-15
Memo Interim Guidance on the Delivery of WIOA Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Services and the
Impact on Participation and Exit Dates
Memo Interim Guidance on WIOA Title I Adult Priority of Service 7-2-15
Policy 134 - P1 On-the-Job Training Guidelines under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 6-9-15

Policy 107 - P1

Rescinded by

Local Workforce Development Board Certification 4-17-15

Policy 107 - P2

Rescinded by

Definition of Unit of General Local Government, Designation of Regional Chief Elected Official, 
and Content of CEO Agreement

Policy 107 - P3

Rescinded by

Policy Guidance for Local Workforce Development Board Functions 4-17-15

Local Four-Year Plans

WIOA requires Workforce Development Boards (WDB), in partnership with the local chief elected official, to develop and submit a comprehensive four-year local plan to the state for approval. The plan must address current and future strategies and efficiencies to advance the continuing modernization of the workforce system and the creation of a customer-centered system. It must also support the strategy described in the State Plan and be consistent with the State Plan.

WIOA Performance Support Grant


Have Questions?

Contact policy@dwd.in.gov with questions or for more information.

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