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Chapter 1) Administration and Governance

Chapter 2) The One-Stop (Job Center) Delivery System

  • 2.1 Comprehensive Job Center Requirements and Standards of Service
  • 2.2 One-Stop Delivery System
  • 2.3 Structure of the One-Stop Delivery System
  • 2.4 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the One-Stop Delivery System
  • 2.5 One-Stop Operators (OSO)
  • 2.6 Job Center Branding

Chapter 3) Program Funding and Grants Management

  • 3.1 WIOA Allocation Process
  • 3.2 Modification of Grants
  • 3.3 Transfer of Funds
  • 3.4 Termination of Grants
  • 3.5 Grant Closeout

Chapter 4) Fiscal Management

  • 4.1 Access, Retention and Custodial Requirement for Records
  • 4.2 Standards for Financial Management System
  • 4.3 Reporting Requirements
  • 4.4 Cash Management and Invoicing Standards
  • 4.5 Cost Categories and Allowable Activities
  • 4.6 Program Income
  • 4.7 Sub grantee Monitoring
  • 4.8 Procurement Standards
  • 4.9 Property Management Standards
  • 4.10 Audit and Audit Resolutions
  • 4.11 Debt and Debt Collection
  • 4.12 General Principles Affecting Allow ability of Costs
  • 4.13 Allocation of Joint Costs
  • 4.14 Cost Allocation or Indirect Cost Rates
  • 4.15 Leverage Funds

Chapter 5) Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Chapter 6) Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals

Chapter 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs



Chapter 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

  • 8.1 Introduction and Overview
  • 8.2 Eligibility
  • 8.3 Program Design
  • 8.4 Career Services
  • 8.5 Training Services
    • 8.5.1 Eligibility
    • 8.5.2 Credentials
    • 8.5.3 Informed Choice
    • 8.5.4 Coordination of Funds
    • 8.5.5 Recovery of Costs
    • 8.5.6 Expenditure Requirement
    • 8.5.7 Career Pathways
    • 8.5.8 Accelerated Licensure for Vets
    • 8.5.9 Training vs. Individualized Career Service
    • 8.5.10 Methods of Funding Training
    • 8.5.11 Types of Training
  • 8.6 Supportive Services
  • 8.7 Program Exit
  • 8.8 Follow-up Services
  • 8.9 National Dislocated Worker Grants

Chapter 9) Rapid Response

Chapter 10) Youth and Young Adult Program

Chapter 12) File Documentation

  • 12.1 Opening and Closing Services
  • 12.2 Case Notes

WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 11) Performance Accountability and Reporting

11.13 Barriers to Employment

Last revision: August 7, 2017

The WIOA State Performance Report requires states to report on performance across the barriers to employment. The barriers to employment must be reported beginning in PY 2016 through ASSET. Reporting guidance is provided in the Technical Assistance Guide (TAG). The barriers to employment that will be reported are listed below: The definitions of each barrier to employment are in the Glossary.

Individuals with Barriers to Employment are participants fitting into one or more of the following populations:1

  1. Displaced homemakers;
  2. Low-income individuals;
  3. Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, as such terms are defined in section 166;
  4. Individuals with disabilities, including youth who are individuals with disabilities;
  5. Older individuals;
  6. Ex-offenders;
  7. Homeless individuals (as defined in section 41403(6) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043e–2(6))), or homeless children and youths (as defined in section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a (2)));
  8. Youth who are in or have aged out of the foster care system;
  9. Individuals who are English language learners, individuals who have low levels of literacy, and individuals facing substantial cultural barriers;
  10. Eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers, as defined in section 167(i);
  11. Individuals within 2 years of exhausting lifetime eligibility under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
  12. Single parents (including single pregnant women);
  13. Long-term unemployed individuals;
  14. Such other groups as the Governor involved determines to have barriers to employment;

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