U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
March 21, 1997
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 22-96|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
|FROM||:||ROBERT S. KENYON
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||Collecting and Processing JTPA Titles II and III Non-SPIR Reports|
Purpose. To inform States that Regional Offices will receive and process all non-SPIR reports beginning with reports for the quarter ending March 31, 1997.
Background. Previous instructions directed States to submit the following reports directly to the ETA National Office with a copy to the Regional Offices:
JTPA Quarterly Status Report (JQSR)
JTPA Annual Summary Program Report (JASPR)
Worker Adjustment Formula Financial Report (WFFR)
Dislocated Worker Special Project Report (DWSPR)
An examination and review of ways to increase the value of JTPA data led to a recommendation to have each Regional Office be the focal point for JTPA reporting from the States in its Region. Regions have now been designated to receive and process State JTPA Title II and III non-SPIR reports into regionally maintained data bases. Regions will be working with States to improve procedures for collecting and processing data, and to foster creative utilization of information as a program management tool.
Submission of Reports. Beginning with the third quarter PY 1997 reports due May 15, 1997, States are to send the reports cited above directly to their appropriate Regional Offices. The Regional Offices will provide exact mailing addresses, names of individuals who will serve as contacts and other specific instructions as needed, in advance of the due date.
Automation Initiative. The ETA National Office has prepared standard formats for the storage and transmission of JTPA data. These formats have been provided to the Regional Offices. Regions and States may begin a collaborative effort to produce and transmit data in the mandated format. As States demonstrate this capability, it is anticipated that the Regional Administrator will rescind the requirement for hard copy reports.
Action Required. State JTPA and Worker Adjustment liaisons should make this information available to all appropriate officials.
Inquiries. Direct questions to your ETA Regional Office.