ERIC Number: ED484651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-13
Senate WIA Reauthorization Bill Should Not Adopt the Administration's Consolidation or WIA Plus Proposals
Center for Law and Social Policy CLASP
The Administration has proposed two Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization initiatives that would effectively eliminate requirements that existing employment and training funding streams be targeted for populations and purposes specified by Congress. The first proposal would require states to consolidate funding for the following programs: WIA adult, WIA dislocated worker, WIA youth, and the Employment Service. The second proposal--called WIA Plus--would give governors the option for unprecedented, broad waiver authority and allow for consolidation of a range of federal programs, including: Adult Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Trade Adjustment Assistance, Food Stamps Employment and Training, and Veterans Employment. This document outlines reasons why the Senate should reject both proposals in its WIA reauthorization bill.
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Dislocated Workers, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation, Veterans
Center for Law and Social Policy, 1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-906-8000; Web site: http://www.clasp.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.