November 14, 2003








Office of Workforce Security




Training Seminars for State Workforce Agency Staff on the Resource Justification Model (RJM)

  1. Purpose. To announce details for three RJM training sessions for state staff.

  2. Background. The Office of Workforce Security (OWS) has developed and, with state input, refined the Resource Justification Model for budget formulation and allocation of state unemployment insurance UI) administrative resources. OWS is preparing to collect RJM data for the FY 2005 allocation and the FY 2006 budget formulation processes. While there have been no revisions to the data collection process, OWS will continue to offer training to state staff on how to use the RJM to prepare state budget requests.

  3. RJM Training Seminars. RJM Training Seminars. OWS has scheduled three basic RJM training seminars in FY 2004 for state staff that will be responsible for compiling the cost data necessary to complete an RJM submission. Seminar size will be limited to 24 participants per session to permit more individual attention to each participant. Therefore, it will be necessary to limit state participation to two staff members per state - preferably one accountant or budget analyst and one UI program specialist. Regional Office training will be held separately in January 2004.

    Staff that have previously attended RJM training may sign up; however, staff that have not previously attended RJM training will have priority in attending the sessions. Preparation of Performance and Capital Improvement requests will not be included in the training sessions.

  4. Schedule. Each of the three training seminars will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Session Dates Location Deadline for Reservation
    November 19 - 20, 2003 Washington, D.C. November 10, 2003
    December 3 - 4, 2003 Sacramento, California November 18, 2003
    December 10 - 11, 2003 Chicago, Illinois November 21, 2003

  5. Costs. The state agencies will be responsible for travel and per diem costs for state staff to attend the training sessions.

  6. Logistics. The attachments provide information on location, hours, hotel arrangements, and ground transportation for the training seminars.

  7. Action Required. State Administrators are requested to notify appropriate state staff of the upcoming RJM training seminars and to provide the name, title, first and second session preference of each nominee to Regional Office staff by the deadlines indicated above. OWS will try to accommodate the session preference of each nominee; however, the size limit of each session may make this impossible for all. Each attendee is required to bring a laptop with Microsoft Office 2000 or a later version. Each laptop should also have a three and one-half inch drive, a mouse, and a numeric keyboard. Attendees should inform the National Office if they need special accommodation.

  8. Inquiries. Direct any questions to the appropriate Regional Office.

  9. Attachments

    RJM Training Seminar (Washington, D.C.) November 19 20, 2003
    RJM Training Seminar (Sacramento, California) December 3 4, 2003
    RJM Training Seminar (Chicago, Illinois) December 10 11, 2003