Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

On July 22, 2014, the then President signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – Public Law 113-128. The WIOA a.) helps adult, dislocated worker, and youth job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services, so they can succeed in the labor market and b.) matches employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Section 108 (a) of the WIOA stipulates that the Workforce Development Board of a local workforce development area must develop a WIOA Four-Year Local Plan, in partnership with the area’s Chief Elected Official. The Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency (MWA) is one of sixteen such local areas in the state. The Oakland County Workforce Development Board and the Oakland County Executive jointly oversee WIOA programs and services that the Oakland County MWA provides.

Section 106(c)(2) of the WIOA stipulates that local Workforce Development Boards and Chief Elected Officials in a given region must engage in a regional planning process that results in a WIOA Four-Year Regional Plan. Oakland County, along with the City of Detroit and the Counties of Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, and the balance of Wayne, are part of WIOA Planning Region Ten.

On July 28, 2020, the Oakland County Workforce Development Board approved WIOA Planning Region Ten’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Regional Plan for Program Years 2020 through 2023 (i.e., July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024) and the Oakland County MWA’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Local Plan for Program Years 2020 through 2023 (i.e., July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024).

WIOA Planning Region Ten’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Regional Plan analyzes regional labor market data and economic conditions and describes 1.) regional service strategies, 2.) in-demand industry sector initiatives, 3.) administrative cost arrangements, 4.) strategies for coordinating transportation and other supportive services, and 5.) performance level negotiations.

Among other topics, the Oakland County MWA’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Local Plan provides a strategic vision and goals and describes the MWA’s 1.) workforce development and one-stop delivery systems; 2.) services for adults, dislocated workers, youths, and employers; 3.) a framework for the MWA’s youth program; 4.) alignment with WIOA core and other partners (e.g., secondary and postsecondary education, the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service, adult education and literacy activities, vocational rehabilitation services, and economic development); 5.) strategies for continuous improvement; and 6.) priority of service requirements for adults and dislocated workers.

Notice is hereby given that WIOA Planning Region Ten’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Regional Plan and the Oakland County MWA’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Local Plan will be available for review, comments, and input from the public, including representatives of business, labor organizations, and education. Both the Regional and Local Plans will be posted here, at oaklandcountymiworks.com, from 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 through 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

All comments on WIOA Planning Region Ten’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Regional Plan for Program Years 2020 through 2023 must be submitted and received during a thirty (30) day period that begins at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, and that ends at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Comments about this regional plan must be mailed or e-mailed to:

Ms. Jennifer Llewellyn, Manager
Oakland County Workforce Development Division
2100 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, Michigan 48328
llewellynj@oakgov.com


Comments that are not received by Ms. Llewellyn by 2:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020 will not be considered.

All comments on the Oakland County MWA’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Local Plan for Program Years 2020 through 2023 must be submitted and received during a thirty (30) day period that begins at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, and that ends at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Comments about this local plan must be mailed or e-mailed to:

Ms. Jennifer Llewellyn, Manager
Oakland County Workforce Development Division
2100 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, Michigan 48328
llewellynj@oakgov.com


Comments that are not received by Ms. Llewellyn by 2:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020 will not be considered.

After the foregoing thirty day periods for comments on WIOA Planning Region Ten’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Regional Plan and the Oakland County MWA’s proposed WIOA Four-Year Local Plan have concluded, any comments that express disagreement with either plan will be submitted to the Governor, via the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)-Workforce Development (WD). These comments will be submitted with the WIOA Regional and Local Plans, no later than August 31, 2020.


2020 WIOA Regional and Local Plans

2020 WIOA Local Plan
2020 WIOA Regional Plan