Employed and Incumbent worker Training at the

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EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
HELPING FLORIDA’ S WORKFORCE
GET THE SKILLS IT NEEDS TO STAY
EMPLOYED!
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
OBJECTIVES
• Address confusion about the terms incumbent worker and
employed worker
• Start a dialogue regarding the definition of employed worker
and its statutory meaning and discuss why this dialogue is
important
• Discuss the dynamics and requirements for Layoff Aversion
Incumbent Worker Training (LAIWT)
• Discuss when LAIWT is appropriate
• Entertain questions relating to new EWT/IWT Policy
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
EMPLOYED WORKER TRAINING
•
An Employed Worker is a working individual seeking retraining or upgrade
of existing skills to obtain or retain a job that leads to self-sufficiency.
• Self-Sufficiency is an RWB-identified wage that allows one to provide for
oneself without the help of others.
a) at a minimum self-sufficiency means employment that pays not less than
the lower living standard income level (LLSIL) as defined in WIA
section 101(24).
b) Self-sufficiency should be defined differently for adults and dislocated
workers, and should take into account the needs of individuals with
barriers.
• Employed worker training is not a formal program activity
that is defined in the law or regulations.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
TYPES OF EMPLOYED WORKERS
1. Someone who is employed but seeks training through a One-Stop
Center for assistance in getting a better paying job that leads to selfsufficiency.
2.
Someone who works for an employer that requests training on their
behalf in order to:
 Allow the employee to retain employment in a job that leads to
self-sufficiency
 Allow an employee who is currently making less than the local selfsufficiency standard to upgrade to a better paying position with
that employer
3.
Dislocated workers who have become re-employed in "income
maintenance" jobs and need the training to get a better paying job that
leads to self-sufficiency.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
20 CFR 665.100- 665.210
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
An incumbent worker is an individual who is employed, but is
not required to meet the eligibility criteria for intensive and
training services for employed adults and dislocated workers as
defined in 20 CFR 663.220(b) and 663.310. (WIA sec
134(a)(3)(A)(iv)(I)).
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
STATE LEVEL - INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
When workers lack needed training and businesses experience
skill gaps, the company may find it difficult to –
o Compete
o Expand
o Retain workers
Statewide Incumbent Worker Training Programs, funded by
WIA, addresses these challenges.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
STATE LEVEL - INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
The purpose of the program is to provide grants to employers to assist
with certain expenses associated with skills upgrade training for full-time
employees of the company. The statewide program helps established
Florida businesses to:
o
o
o
o
Provide training and education for current workers
Improve employee productivity
Reduce employee turnover
Increase business competitiveness
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
STATE LEVEL - INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
 WFI maintains applications submitted by businesses as well
as participant files.
 IWT data is not entered into EFM.
 WFI is responsible for IWT activities.
 Regions may recommend companies for IWT participation.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
LOCAL INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
LAYOFF AVERSION
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
LOCAL INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
Since 2005 the United State Department of Labor (USDOL) has
approved Florida’s waiver requests that permits local areas to use
a portion of local formula funds for incumbent worker training.
Under the current waiver, local boards are allowed to conduct
IWT with local formula funds but only as part of a layoff
aversion strategy.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
WAIVERS
Over the years, the waiver authority continued in various forms. For the remainder of this
discussion “IWT waiver” refers to the past and current Florida waivers permitting RWBs to
use formula funds for local IWT.
2005 - 2008
2009-2010
Waiver allowed 20 % of
local Adult and Dislocated
Worker formula funds to be
used as IWT funds without
any restrictions or
stipulations.
10% of local Adult and
Dislocated Worker formula
funds to be used as IWT
funds.
2007 – 2008 Additions:
• Report outcome in WIASRD
• Tracking of funding stream
• For layoff aversion only
• Limited to skills upgrading
• Adult funds to serve low
income participants
• TEGLs 26-09 and 30-09
• WIASRD & Tracking
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
2011-2012
20% of local Dislocated
Worker formula funds to be
used as IWT funds.
• For layoff aversion only
• Limited to skills upgrading
• Adult funds to serve low
income participants
• TEGLs 26-09 and 30-09
• WIASRD & Tracking
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
LOCAL INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
The Term “Layoff Aversion Incumbent Worker Training”
(LAIWT) describes the local IWT referred to in the State’s
latest waiver. See EWT/IWT Final Guidance 060 and AWI
Memorandum dated May 31, 2011 for more information on
LAIWT.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
LOCAL INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
Local Incumbent Worker Training
Macro Level
Employed Workers Training
Micro Level
Industry - Company - or Association Individual Training Assistance
Avert Anticipated Layoff - Aversion Obtain - Retain - Maintain
Future Focused
Now
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
LOCAL INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
LAYOFF AVERSION IWT REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must establish criteria to determine a layoff risk, and when
and whether IWT is an appropriate response - Risk Indicator.
2. Must establish criteria for identifying employers, targeted
industries and economic sectors in need of Layoff Aversion
IWT
3. Must establish a process for determining eligibility of
incumbent workers served under waiver
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
LOCAL INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
LAYOFF AVERSION IWT REQUIREMENTS – cont’d
4. Must establish a procedure on how to document that a
layoff was avoided
5. Must establish procedures and criteria to determine how the
skills attained under the waiver will contribute either to the
maintenance of employment or increase in employment
security for workers
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
TOOLS
Customized Training
On The Job Training
Occupational Skills
Training
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
REFERENCES
•
WIA Sections 101(8)(C), 101(31)(B), 122(c), 133(b)(4), 134(a)(1)(A),
134(a)(3)(A)(iv), 134(d)(4)(E), 136(b) and 189(i)(4)
•
Title 20 Code of Federal Regulations (Title 20 CFR) Sections 661.420,
663.530, 664.510 and 667.140
•
Department of Labor (DOL) Training and Employment Guidance Letter
(TEGL) 30-09, Layoff Aversion Definition and the Appropriate Use of
WIA Funds for Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) for Layoff Aversion
Using a Waiver (June 8, 2010)
•
DOL TEGL 26-09, WIA Waiver Policy and Waiver Decisions for
Program Year (PY) 2009 and 2010 (May 12, 2010)
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
EMPLOYED AND INCUMBENT
WORKER TRAINING AT THE
REGIONAL LEVEL
QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 Corey J. McCaster
Government Operations Consultant II
[email protected]
(850) 245-7402
 Isabelle Potts
Government Operations Consultant II
[email protected]
(850) 921-3148
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT

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