A strong business-led state board influences workforce programs through the Office of Employment and Training and guides the vision for the implementation.
Workforce Investment Act Oversight
- Illinois Workforce Investment Board – The Illinois Workforce Investment Board (IWIB) is:
Appointed by the Governor and charged with the task of reviewing the progress of the state’s workforce planning efforts. It facilitates workforce development services and programs in such a way that together the government and the private sector can meet the workforce needs of Illinois employers and workers. To meet this directive, the IWIB, in accordance with federal legislation, includes leaders from state, business, industry, labor, education and community-based organizations.
Through a task force structure and one standing steering committee, representatives from the mandated and optional private/public partner programs develop recommendations to present to the full IWIB for consideration. All policies developed or commented upon through the IWIB structure include input from the public and partners.
Planning for how the programs will work in Illinois
The context in which Illinois has developed its proposed levels of performance for Adult, Dislocated Workers, and Youth measures encompasses past performance outcomes, final performance outcomes for PY 2013, Quarter 3, the PY14 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) goals, PY14 Regression Model Targets (RMT), as well as previously negotiated Illinois goals and Illinois unemployment rates. Averages for prior program year outcomes were computed (using the four prior program years plus the current program year through quarter 3). Target values are established based upon these averages to encourage continuous program improvement. IDES’ proposed 2014 Wagner-Peyser Performance Goals are based on actual performance, chiefly for the period from PY 2009 through the third quarter of PY 2013. Additionally, the Department has taken into account the actual or estimated unemployment rates and job growth for each of the report quarters through June 30, 2015. Please refer to United Sates Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration site for additional details on Negotiating Performance Goals
. If you have any questions regarding the proposed performance goals, please send email to Patricia Schnoor
or call her at 217.558.2420.
Policies to guide the implementation of workforce programs
Fiscal requirements for workforce programs
- Statutory Reports - Mandated reports that fulfill statutory requirements are listed by reporting year.
- LWIA Budgets – Provides budget for Local Workforce Investment Areas including: Administration, Youth In School, Youth Out of School, Adult, and Dislocated Workers.
- LWIA Contract Reporting – In compliance with WIA NOTICE NO. 12-NOT-02 - WIA Provider Summary Reporting, this includes a listing of all contracts and contract values for all workforce development training and service providers.
WIA and other special program grants
- The DCEO Office of Employment and Training is responsible for issuing and monitoring WIA and other special program grants. The Program and Services page on the DCEO site provides information on grant opportunities and the Grant Tracker identifies funding issued.
- DCEO serves as the designated State Workforce Agency for Illinois, and as such has ultimate responsibility for submitting the State Plan to USDOL. The Wagner-Peyser Agricultural Outreach Plan and information related to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers is posted here.