ERIC Number: ED347320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to State-Level Policies, Practices, and Procedures: Enhancing Employment Opportunities for Older Workers. Training and Employment Program.
Alegria, Fernando L., Jr.
This guide is intended for use by state officials as a guide to state policies, practices, and procedures that enhance employment opportunities for older workers. An executive summary highlights the problems--labor shortages and the strain on the retirement system--and a remedy--staying on the job longer. Examples of policies, practices, and procedures that states may want to consider are described. Recommendations are that all states should have a state-level planning mechanism to address employment and training needs of older individuals, older workers should be represented in policymaking bodies, and older worker organizations should increase their advocacy role. The body of the guide analyzes and synthesizes results of a national survey sent to state Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) liaisons, directors of state units on aging, and selected directors of local JTPA service delivery areas; 53 responses from 36 states are included. The guide is divided into four sections. The first contains a variety of relevant state-level policies and practices. The second section covers JTPA policies and practices. The third section is devoted to Employment Service (Wagner-Peyser) policies and practices. The final section covers the Title V Senior Community Service Employment Program authorized under the Older Americans Act. The appendix contains 11 references and proclamations on older workers by the Governors of New Mexico and New York. (YLB)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Attitude Change, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Labor Needs, National Surveys, Older Adults, Older Workers, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Retirement, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning
National Governors' Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001-1572.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Senior Community Service Employment Program; Wagner Peyser Act