MEMO: AP 01-18
January 18, 2018
DATE: May 10, 2001
TO: WIB Directors; WIB Chairpersons; Grant
FROM: Lorna Joseph, Director of Program Support
SUBJECT: PY 99 JTPA Incentive Awards and Contract
Background: AP 01-08 and Change 1 provided each
area's final PY 99 performance standards model and actual performance levels.
As you may recall, we had provided areas with an
opportunity to seek adjustments to the standards. During this adjustment
request period, the issue of whether the requirement that each area spend at
least 85% of their IIA and IIC available funds was appropriate for PY 99 in
light of several factors, including:
each area's need to ensure adequate set-aside funds
for closeout costs under JTPA;
the need to expend previously provided incentive
funds before the three-year period for expenditure had expired;
- the need to set aside JTPA funds for participants
carried over from JTPA to WIA.
There were additional factors cited, but those appeared
to be the major reasons for requesting an adjustment to that state requirement.
Policy: After considerable review and discussion
with our federal partners, we have decided to waive the 85% requirements for the
calculation of PY 99 incentives. While we still strongly believe that the
expenditure requirement is important, the unique issues surrounding the last
year of JTPA were unknown when the original PY 98-99 incentive policy was
developed. Based upon these factors, we do not believe it is appropriate
to penalize SDAs where the previously mentioned factors may have had a
significant effect on their expenditure rates. By waiving this
requirement, it allows any area qualifying for first round funds to share
equally any remaining funds in the second round.
Based upon that decision, we have resolved all
outstanding issues around incentive award funding and can now issue those
awards, along with the contract package necessary to incorporate these funds
into WIA. Attachment 1 is a copy of the contract package used to provide
you with your PY 99 JTPA incentive awards. Attachment 2 contains the
incentive amounts awarded to each area. Please note that all eight local
areas received some portion of the incentive funds. The reason for this is
that the process called for us to do an early incentive award (before UI wage
data was available) based on termination measures with 10% of the funds.
The remainder of the funds required each area to achieve (at a minimum) at least
four of the six, final, core measures.
All areas should submit three originally signed copies
of the contract package to:
Quality Program Review
Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
The contract start period cannot begin before 7/1/2000
and the end date shall not exceed 06/30/2002. We request that these
contract packages be submitted by June 12, 2001 so that processing of the
contacts can be done in a timely manner.
If you have any questions on this issuance, please
contact your area liaison.