The WIC works closely with District agencies and partners to ensure compliance with federal law as well as implementation of the strategies laid out in the District’s WIOA State Plan. The WIC convenes working groups to review and provide input on pertinent topics related to WIOA implementation. The groups are comprised of representatives from relevant District agencies, WIC board members, and members of the community. The groups meet monthly and their discussions and input are shared with the Administration and Implementation Group. The Administration and Implementation Group includes District workforce system leaders and make recommendations to the WIC Board on policy updates that are compliant with WIOA and help the District achieve the goals laid out in the State Plan to create a high-performing and integrated workforce investment system.
The WIOA Implementation Working Groups focus on the following topics:
System Integration: One-Stop partner integration, unified business services, ensuring access to all DC residents, coordinated service delivery, alignment of youth services
WIOA Funding and Procurement: One-Stop Operator role and procurement process, One-Stop system funding, procurement of service providers to meet District needs and align with WIOA, leverage resources between local and federal dollars, contract and resource sharing
Data Integration and Performance: Integrate data systems required by WIOA and ensure enhanced delivery of services, sharing of Labor Market Information to guide policy decisions, identify optimal common performance measures