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DOL - 2543 - Workforce Information Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameWorkforce Information Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2022Committee 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 Date7/12/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Division Chief -- National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance
Date Of Renewal Charter7/12/2023Designated 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 Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC or Council) 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 the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (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, typically. 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?N/A.
Recommendation RemarksNone.


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 CommentN/A.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/A.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/A.Grants Review CommentN/A.
Number Of Recommendations*18Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe WIAC submitted three recommendations in August of 2021, and nine recommendations in January of 2018. In May of 2022, the WIAC delivered six recommendations to improve labor market information to the Department:
1. Support immediate action to establish a National Secure Data Service (NSDS);
2. Articulate the key principles that must be adhered to in the design of the NSDS;
3. Publicly commit to DOL’s engagement with the newly established NSDS;
4. Direct BLS and ETA to co-author a plan for improving DOL-supported data on job openings based on input from the associations representing state WLMI agencies (LMI Institute, NASWA);
5. Direct ETA’s Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) and the Secretary’s Office of Unemployment Insurance Modernization (OUIM) to obtain state agency input regarding how DOL can best provide UI grant funding to expand state capacity to gather and effectively use current, reliable UI data in support of UI claimants finding new work; and
6. Direct OASP to prepare a report, in consultation with ETA and BLS, for the Secretary’s consideration that: a) identifies public and private data sources which have the potential to build evidence regarding workers' experiences and challenges in seeking and finding new jobs; and b) suggests options for DOL agencies to use these data sources to help address barriers that workers experience.
Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNone of the recommendations have been fully implemented. However, DOL has been working towards implementing several of the recommendations but will need more time to have them fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*16.67%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentETA partially implemented WIAC's recommendation to increase funding for Workforce Information Grants to States. In particular, ETA proposed an increase of $8 million for Workforce Information Grants to States in its Fiscal Year 2023 Congressional Budget Justification, a smaller amount than that recommended by the WIAC.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentWIAC reports are filed with the Library of Congress.
Agency Feedback Comment*The Department of Labor provides responses to the WIAC by publicly posting those letters along with the recommendations on a DOL web page dedicated to WIAC.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*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$199,500.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$199,500.00
Payments to Consultants*$118,309.77Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$100,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$80,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$15,000.00
Other Costs$11,152.17Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,000.00
Total Costs$328,961.94Est. Total Next FY*$399,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/6/2022 1:09 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est Cost RemarksFigures are based on the current WIAC charter cost estimates. We are planning at least one in-person meeting, and perhaps more.
Cost RemarksThe WIAC met virtually for three meetings series and did not incur costs for travel. We incurred higher labor costs due to extra virtual planning and coordinating meetings between Federal staff and Contractor staff. We also incurred higher than anticipated costs to make all published WIAC materials 508 compliant.  
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Small Business
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Social Services
Federal Government
State Government
Job Training
Workforce and Occupations


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032293Aligning Educations and Workforce Training with Industry Needs and Understanding the Characteristics of the Workforce2022
 COM-032123Determining the Effectiveness of Workforce Training and Education Programs2022
 COM-032440Enhancing Government Data Sharing, Collaboration, and Funding among Statistical Agencies2022
 COM-032217Informing Career Decisions of Students and Workers and Making LMI More Accessible and Relevant to End Users2022


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039584Workforce Information Advisory Council2021
 COM-036954Workforce Information Advisory Council2020
 COM-035634Workforce Information Advisory Council2019
 COM-032708Workforce Information Advisory Council2018
 COM-001578Workforce Information Advisory Council2017
 COM-002836Workforce Information Advisory Council2016
 COM-003735Workforce Information Advisory Council2015