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DOL Notice on Calculating WIA Allotments in FY 2013
This Training and Employment Notice, issued by the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration on March 20, 2013, is meant to assist states in annual budget planning because of the lack oFy 2013 full year appropriations. It provides advance notice of potnential impacts of applying current deemographic and employment data on WIA allotment formulas.
Announcement for Guide to Online Tools for High School Students
This is an announcement of the release and availability of the "What's My Next Move?" guide to exploring careers online suing electronic tools from the U.S. Department of Labor. The guide was developed to support high school students in developing their education and career plans.
Reducing Youth Incarceration Data Snapshot
This brief data snapshot (released in February 2013) on reducing youth incarceration in the United States is from the Kids Count publication, produced by the Anne E. Casey Foundation.
Powerpoint Presentation for the 2/26/13 GED Webinar
This is a copy of the presentation that Brian Smith from the GED Testing Service provided during the webianr entitled "The New GED" What to Expect in 2014" on February 26, 2013.
Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act - HR 803)
H.R. 803, entitled the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (or SKILLS Act) reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1999. It was introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) on February 25, 2013. A hallmark of the bill is that it focuses on consolidating the federal workforce program by forming a single Workforce Investment Fund from 35 programs.
The Impact of the Sequester on Communities Across America - Report
This report, released by the Center for American Progress on February 22, 2013, outlines the impact of the Sequester at the state level.
Administration of Technology-Based Learning Surveys (Training and Employment Notice)
This Training and Employment Notice (TEN 21-12), issued by the Department of Labor's Employment and training Administration on February 15, 2013, alerts State Workforce Agency Administrators and Local Workforce Investment Board Executive Directors that a study of Technology-Based Learning in the public workforce system is being implemented and their completion of the surveys will support this study.
No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (H.R. 325)
This bill temporarily suspends the debt ceiling limitation on the federal government until MAy 18, 2013. The bill does not actually raise the debt ceiling, rather it suspends the rule ordering that the debt ceiling can not be breached. This action effectively prevents the country from defaulting on its financial obligations. Besides raising the debt ceiling, H.R. 325 also delays the salaries to legislators in the House and Senate until their respective chamber agrees to a budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
Retention Best Practices: A Collection of Best Practices from North Carolina Community Colleges
This report, compiled by the Student Development Services within the North Carolina Community Colegee System, discusses the best practices of several North Carolina Community Colleges in their efforts to address and imrpove retention by providing increased services, caring strategies, early interventions, and other methods and/or courses of action. Best practices are listed by college and topic with campus contact information included.
State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers

The report describes current sector strategies, discusses their difference from traditional workforce and economic development programs, and describes actions that state administrators and policymakers can take to create strategies and implement them effectively. These strategies are among a small number of workforce interventions with statistical evidence showing improvements for workers in employment opportunities and in wage increases.

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