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Committee NameWorkforce Information Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2543
Original Establishment Date7/21/2015Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*14
Current Charter Date7/10/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Division Chief -- National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance
Date Of Renewal Charter7/10/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steven
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rietzke
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 308 of WIOA (Pub L 113-128)Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-693-3912
Effective Date Of Authority*7/31/2014Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-693-3015
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the WIAC is to consult with and provide written recommendations to the Secretary concerning the evaluation and improvement of the nationwide workforce and labor market information system, including recommendations for the two-year plan for the workforce and labor market information (LMI) system required under Section 15(c) of the Wagner-Peyser Act. The WIAC accomplishes its objective by: 1) studying workforce and labor market information issues; 2) seeking information on innovative approaches, new technologies, and data to inform employment, skills training, and workforce and economic development decision making and policy; and 3) advising the Secretary on how the workforce and labor market information system can best support workforce development, planning, and program development.
How is membership balanced?*The WIAC keeps its membership balanced by following the guidelines set forth by WIOA, the WIAC Charter, and the WIAC Membership Balance plan. WIOA provides that WIAC membership be composed of fourteen representative members in eight categories: (1) four state agencies responsible for workforce investment activities, (2) four state workforce and labor market information directors, (3) one training services provider, (4) one economic development entity representative, (5) one business representative, (6) one labor representative, (7) one local workforce development board member, and (8) one research entity utilizing workforce and labor market information. WIOA further provides that membership be geographically diverse, and that no two members appointed in categories one, two, and seven represent the same state.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Per its charter, the WIAC meets in-person or virtually at least twice per year. The WIAC met three times in FY 2018. The WIAC identifies and reviews issues and aspects of the Workforce and Labor Market Information (WLMI) system and statewide systems that comprise the nationwide system and how the Department and the States will cooperate in the management of those systems. As part of this process, the Council meets to gather information and to engage in deliberative and planning activities to facilitate the development and provision of its recommendations to the Secretary in a timely manner.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The WIAC is the only advisory committee dedicated to providing the Secretary of Labor advice and proposed actions to improve the workforce and labor market information system.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksAdministering the WIAC is mandated per section 308 of WIOA. The WIAC is a cost-effective mechanism for obtaining expert analysis and guidance for the LMI system.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe WIAC submitted a report containing nine recommendations to the Secretary in January of 2018. Those recommendations have been incorporated into the two-year plan, currently in departmental clearance. In December of 2018 the Secretary responded via letter to the WIAC's recommendations. This letter is available as an attachment and on the WIAC website,
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot applicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*9Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe WIAC has delivered nine recommendations to improve Labor Market Information to the Department in January 2018:
1. Enhance Unemployment Insurance Wage Records
2. Expand Information on Occupations, Skills, and Credentials
3. Develop and Disseminate a K-12 Career Awareness Educational Framework
4. Develop Information on the Changing Nature of Work
5. Increase Support for the States' Role in the Workforce and Labor Market Information (WLMI) System
6. Overcome Barriers to Data Sharing
7. Improve Consistency & Availability of Program Evaluation Data
8. Create a 21st Century WLMI System Using Advanced Technologies
9. Initiate Collaboration among WLMI System Agencies
Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSecretary Acosta responded to the WIAC's recommendations in December of 2018 stating that the WIAC's recommendations would be incorporated in the two-year plan for improving the labor market information system. Over time, the WIAC's recommendations will become fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*78.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSecretary Acosta responded to the WIAC's recommendations in December of 2018. Of the nine WIAC recommendations, the Secretary indicated agreement with seven recommendations (the WIAC's recommendations, as well as the Secretary's letter, are available on the WIAC website) and indicated how the department will incorporate those recommendations.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback CommentThe Secretary should incorporate the WIAC's feedback in the two-year plan for improving the LMI system required by section 15(c) of the Wagner-Peyser Act.Narrative Description*The WIAC supports the mission of the U.S. Department of Labor by (1) evaluating and suggesting improvements to the nationwide workforce and labor market information system and statewide systems that comprise the nationwide system, and (2) suggesting approaches addressing how the Department of Labor and the States will cooperate in the management of those systems. These systems include programs to produce employment-related statistics and State and local workforce and labor market information for use by job seekers, employers, educational institutions, and students.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$190,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$190,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$100,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$100,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$80,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$80,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$15,000.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$15,000.00
Other Costs$5,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,000.00
Total Costs$390,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$390,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032293Aligning Educations and Workforce Training with Industry Needs and Understanding the Characteristics of the Workforce2019
 COM-032123Determining the Effectiveness of Workforce Training and Education Programs2019
 COM-032440Enhancing Government Data Sharing, Collaboration, and Funding among Statistical Agencies2019
 COM-032217Informing Career Decisions of Students and Workers and Making LMI More Accessible and Relevant to End Users2019


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001578Workforce Information Advisory Council2017
 COM-002836Workforce Information Advisory Council2016
 COM-003735Workforce Information Advisory Council2015
 COM-032708Workforce Information Advisory Council2018