U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
October 11, 1994
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 8-94|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
|FROM||:||BARBARA ANN FARMER
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||Study to Assess the Implementation of the 1992 Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Amendments--Replacement of 7 of the 30 SDAs Originally Selected for Field Visits|
Purpose: To notify States of the replacement of seven SDAs originally selected for field visits with other SDAs.
Reference.s: Training and Employment Information Notice (TEIN) No. 3-94, dated August 25, 1994, and the Job Training Partnership Act Amendments of 1992.
Background: Section 701 (i) of the JTPA Amendments directs the Secretary, the Governors, and SDAs to conduct a comprehensive review of current policies, practices, procedures and delivery systems in order to ensure the effective implementation of the Act. A contract was awarded to James Bell Associates, and its subcontractors, the Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and MAXIMUS Inc., in June 1993, to conduct an independent evaluation of Amendments progress.
Training and Employment information Notice (TEIN) No. 3-94, dated August 25, 1994, identified 30 SDAs selected for site visits for the collection of information concerning the implementation of the Amendments. In response to the concerns raised by several Regional Offices, seven of the original thirty SDAs selected for site visits will be replaced with new randomly selected SDAs. This will reduce the burden for these seven SDAs, who recently participated in a JTPA Amendments Implementation Review conducted by DOL Regional Offices.
a. The seven originally selected SDAs to be replaced are:
|2||NY||36015||NEW YORK CITY|
|4||AL||1015||ALABAMA SDA DIVISION|
|5||IL||17045||CITY OF CHICAGO SDA 9 (FORMERLY MAYOR'S OFFICE OF E & T)|
|5||IN||18005||LAKE SHORE (FORMERLY LAKE COUNTY)|
|5||MN||27010||MINNEAPOLIS E & T PROGRAM (IN HENNEPIN COUNTY)|
|8||MT||30010||BALANCE OF MONTANA CONSORTIUM|
b. The seven new SDAs which have been selected as replacements are:
|Region||State||SDA #||SDA Name|
|2||NY||36110||ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY|
|4||GA||13015||CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA CONSORTIUM|
|5||IL||17125||SDA 25 (PIC FOR SDA 25)|
|5||OH||39020||YOUNGSTOWN CITY IN MAHONING COUNTY|
|5||MN||27040||RURAL MINNESOTA CEP|
Action Required. (1) Those States containing any of the 7 original SDAs who have been replaced should notify these SDAs that they will no longer be visited by the contractor (James Bell Associates, Inc.). (2) Those States containing any of the seven replacement SDAs should notify each SDA of the upcoming visit, and explain that James Bell Associates, Inc., will be contacting them directly to arrange the most convenient time possible for the on-site visit, which is expected to take place sometime between now and December 1994.
Inquiries. Questions on the evaluation may be directed to Tom NaSell, the DOL project officer for this study, at (202) 219-5782, ext. 123.
Revised listing of the 30 SDAs selected for site visits.