Departments of Labor and Education Release Final Rules to Implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education today released  the final rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) The regulations support the modernization of the nation’s workforce system, focusing on a more integrated, job-driven approach to support communities and expand job growth.

The WIOA Final Rules include reforms that will affect more than a dozen programs receiving $10 billion in annual training and education funding and programs that serve approximately 20 million Americans each year.

The final regulations include: a joint rule, issued by the departments of Labor and Education – in collaboration with the departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development – implementing jointly administered state planning, performance accountability and one-stop delivery system requirements; a Department of Labor rule implementing activities under Titles I (WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, Job Corps and WIOA National Programs) and III (which amends the Wagner-Peyser Act); and three Department of Education rules implementing the requirements of Titles II (the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act) and IV (which amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

The final WIOA regulations, are available at the following links: