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COVID-19 Frequently-Asked Questions: WIOA Performance Accountability Provisions

Today, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) announced the U.S. Department of Education has released an initial frequently-asked questions document related to implementing performance accountability provisions under title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies seek to provide continuity of operations for individuals with disabilities in the COVID-19 environment.

OSERS/RSA will continue to work with state and local leaders to identify any additional areas where it can provide information to support stakeholders in their important work.

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In the WIOA Performance Negotiations and Sanctions Guidance Overview - Webcast, the Departments of Labor and Education will review important details of the WIOA Performance Negotiations and Sanctions Guidance.  Presenters will address the purpose of the guidance, and give an in-depth review of key topics impacting the negotiation and sanctions process for core WIOA programs


Cesar Acevedo, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Cheryl Keenan, Director, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Chris Pope, Chief, Data Collection and Analysis Unit, Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education


Shelia F. Lewis, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration