MEMO: AP 00-21 Change 3
January 18, 2018
January 21, 2003
TO: WIB Directors; WIB Chairpersons; Grant
FROM: Lorna Joseph,
Director of Program Support
SUBJECT: Certification of Dislocated Workers
In August 2000, AP 00-16 was issued to clarify and bring more
consistency to the process of certifying dislocated workers under the
Workforce Investment Act. In
general, substantiation and documentation continues to be a challenge.
This is particularly true for the last section of Factor A - "Unlikely
to return to previous industry or occupation."
This modification to AP 00-21 lists additional documentation that may
be used to validate this section.
General information on
documenting "unlikely to return to previous industry or occupation"
AP 00-21 which lists types of documentation
allowable for verification of all categories in WIA Title 1;
AP 00-16 which details definitions, documentation
requirements, and additional aides to use in the process of certifying
individuals as dislocated workers;
(All APs may be reviewed
on the Internet. Go to the DOL
Homepage, scroll down to "Workforce Investment," and then click "WIA
Administration." All complete
APs applicable to WIA are there.)
Additional information that
could be used includes:
Documenting the limited number of employers in the state in a certain
industry (i.e. mass layoffs in pharmaceuticals);
Newspaper articles regarding layoffs by various companies within the same
Letters from employers stating that certain skills are required for a job
and/or what skills are no longer usable;
This is a last resort, which should only be used if all other
suggested items are unavailable or it will cause undue hardship for
individuals to obtain.
Using the attached form (which is included in AP 00-21)
the client may self-certify that s/he has applied for positions, with a
minimum of four employers, in a certain occupation and there were no
The employers should be identified on the statement and other relevant
information such as position, industry, etc.
The most important factor
in documentation is to gather as much information as possible on which to
base a decision and to substantiate every decision with notes on how that
decision was made.
All of this documentation must be maintained in client folders to be
available for review by monitors.
Attached is an updated copy
of AP 00-21, the Final WIA Eligibility
(PDF, 49KB), with these additions included.
If you have any questions,
please contact Chris Sanders at (860) 263-6583 or Stephen Litke at (860)