WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual Ch.2) The One-Stop (Job Center) Delivery System
2.7.2 Eligible Entities
Effective date: October 1, 2020
To be eligible to receive funds to operate a Job Center, an entity (which may be a consortium of entities) must:
be selected as a one-stop operator through a competitive process;
be an entity (public, private, or nonprofit)1 of demonstrated effectiveness, located in the local area, which may include:
an institution of higher education;
a nontraditional public secondary school such as a night school, adult school, or an area career and technical education school;
a community-based organization, nonprofit organization, or workforce intermediary;
a private for-profit entity;
a government agency;
an Employment Service State agency established under the Wagner-Peyser Act;
Indian Tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, or Native Hawaiian organizations (collectively referred to herein as "Indian Tribes");
a local WDB, with the approval of the CEO and the Governor;2 or
another interested organization or entity, which is capable of carrying out the duties of the one-stop operator and may include a local chamber of commerce or other business organization, or a labor organization.3
Elementary schools and secondary schools are not eligible for designation or certification as one-stop operators, except nontraditional public secondary schools and career and technical education schools.4
188.8.131.52 Local WDBs as One-Stop Operators
A local WDB may submit a proposal to be the one-stop operator in its own local area. In cases where the local WDB wishes to compete for an OSO contract, the local WDB cannot be involved in the development or evaluation of the competitive procurement process.5 In these cases, the local WDB may contract with an outside entity, for example another local WDB or directly with DWD, to manage the procurement cycle.
If the local WDB is selected as the OSO for the local area, then it must contract with another entity to perform the required monitoring and oversight functions of the OSO contract.
The selection of the local WDB as the OSO for the local area must be authorized, in writing, by both the Chief Elected Official (CEO) and the Governor, or the Governor's authorized designee.6 An official request must be submitted in writing to the CEO and to the assigned DWD-DET Local Program Liaison by the WDB Chairperson prior to the execution of the OSO contract.7
120 CFR §678.600(a); May be a consortium of entities that, at a minimum, includes three or more of the required Job Center partners.