Planning Guidance During the Transition to WIOA
Executive Order 13-08, issued in July 2013, directed that all local boards be chartered under a set of criteria approved by the Oregon Workforce Investment Board (OWIB). In May of 2014, the OWIB adopted charter criteria and recognized that the criteria reflected new roles for the local boards and would take time to meet. In November of 2014, CCWD acknowledged that two significant shifts had occurred – changes to local area boundaries and the authorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – and revised the approach to the chartering process.
In an effort to focus on the broader federal and state workforce objectives and reduce premature or duplicate work, we are asking each of the local areas to complete a chartering criteria checklist by the following dates:
CCWD will extend existing plans through June 30, 2016 for existing and transitioning boards after receipt of the checklist.
Beginning in July, CCWD will provide technical assistance for the new boards and directors to better understand and respond to the charter criteria checklist.
The OWIB will be going through their Strategic Planning Process from May-September 2015 and CCWD will issue local planning guidance by October 1, 2015. This guidance will include a planning toolkit and training to assist all boards in their development of a new, WIOA-compliant local plan.