WIA TITLE I-B ADULT, DISLOCATED WORKER, AND NEG
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
MEMORANDUM #03-13

To:    All WIA Title I-B Adult, Dislocated Worker, and NEG Program Subrecipients

Subject:   WIA Participant Training/Job Search Agreement

Effective Date:  October 1, 2002

A.        BACKGROUND

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) established the requirements for delivery of services through the workforce investment system. This system, the WorkSource System as it is known in our state, is the basic delivery system for adult services. Through this system, individuals who are 18 years of age and older can access a continuum of services.

Per United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 652 and 660 through 671, Workforce Investment Act (WIA); Final Rules, "the Department implements major reforms of the nation's job training system and provides guidance for statewide and local workforce investment systems that increase the employment, retention and earnings of participants, and increases occupational skills attainment by participants, and as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation."

B.        POLICY

The Snohomish County Workforce Development Council has chosen to incorporate the collection of a signed WorkSource Snohomish County PARTICIPANT TRAINING/JOB SEARCH AGREEMENT to make this intent clear and to codify the training and job search requirements for all recipients of WIA-funded adult services.

C.        PROCEDURE

NEW REGISTRANTS

A fully executed WorkSource Snohomish County PARTICIPANT TRAINING/JOB SEARCH
AGREEMENT
is to be collected as part of the registration packet. The Agreement is to be attached to the WIA 30 DAY REVIEW AND REGISTRATION PACKET CHECKLIST and submitted to appropriate quality control/data entry staff. The original Agreement is to be maintained in the individual participant file and a copy provided to the participant.

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

A fully executed WorkSource Snohomish County PARTICIPANT TRAINING/JOB SEARCH AGREEMENT is to be collected on or before December 31, 2003 for every participant who is actively registered on October 1, 2003. The Agreement is to be submitted to appropriate quality control/data entry staff. The original Agreement is to be maintained in the individual participant file and a copy provided to the participant. A comparable agreement that has already been collected and placed in the participant file specifying these requirements will serve to meet this requirement.


D.        SITE OPERATOR ROLE

It is the Site Operator's responsibility to review and approve all registration paperwork including the WorkSource Snohomish County PARTICIPANT TRAINING/JOB SEARCH AGREEMENT for completeness, accuracy, and internal consistency within 30 days of an applicant's registration into a WIA Title I-B program. It is also the Site Operator's responsibility to ensure that the Agreement is incorporated into the file of every participant active in a WIA Title I-B program on October 1, 2003.