Effective date: August 1, 2020
Local WDBs and all WIOA-required one-stop partners must enter into good-faith negotiations to determine each provision in the MOU, including:
DWD-DET strongly recommends convening these negotiations in-person to facilitate effective communication between all parties. Local WDBs, CEOs, and/or partners may request assistance with the negotiation process from DWD-DET.
The method for determining the appropriate portion of funds and noncash resources to be provided by the one-stop delivery system partner for each program for a Job Center must be determined as part of the development of the MOU for the Job Center or one-stop delivery system and must be stated in the MOU. In cases where local negotiations stall or fail DWD-DET will implement the State Funding Mechanism (SFM) upon request.
Local areas are empowered to select the cost sharing methodologies that best suit the needs of the participating one-stop partners. While some areas might be best served by a single cost-sharing method, others may benefit by allocating different types of costs using multiple methodologies. To simplify the cost-allocation process, DWD-DET recommends that partners bundle similar costs into cost pools and allocate the pools as a whole, as opposed to allocating each line item individually. For example, a WDB may choose to bundle all infrastructure costs into one cost pool that is allocated on a square-footage basis, while the remaining costs are pooled and allocated on a per-participant basis. This allows WDBs more flexibility in determining equitable cost allocations for costs driven by use, while correctly accounting for fixed facility costs. Acceptable cost allocation methodologies may include: