WIOA Public Hearing Notice
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (“Department”) hereby gives notice that the Department will conduct a public hearing in the auditorium of the State Personnel Office located at 2600 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 1, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain input and public comment on the repeal of the NMAC sections 11.2.4 through 11.2.21 to be replaced with 11.2.4 – WIOA Local Governance, 11.2.5 – WIOA One Stop System and Partnerships, 11.2.8 – WIOA Tile I Programs Service Delivery, 11.2.19 – WIOA Oversight and Monitoring, 11.2.20 Technical Assistance Incentives and Sanctions, and 11.2.21 Grievance and Complaint Resolution.
Under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 U.S.C. Chapter 32, Subchapter I, WIOA USDOL Final Rule 20 C.F.R. 683, et al, and NMSA 1978 §§50-14-1 et seq, NMDWS is the agency responsible for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the Department has legal authority for rule making.
The proposed rules are streamlined from multiple rules on the same subject matter condensed to a few more specific rules regarding the WIOA program to allow for an easier understanding of the processes. The proposed rules amend the language from the “Workforce Investment Act” (WIA) to the “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” (WIOA) and the proposed rules are updated to conform to current federal rules, requirements, and definitions. Specifically, 11.2.21 updates the EEOC procedures to include the federal rule updates.
Interested individuals may testify at the public hearing or submit written comments to State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, 401 Broadway NE, P.O. Box 1928, Albuquerque, N.M., 87103, attention Andrea Christman. Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on April 30, 2018. However, the submission of written comments as soon as possible is encouraged.
Copies of the proposed rules may be accessed below or obtained by calling Andrea Christman at (505) 841-8478 or sending an email to Andrea.Christman@state.nm.us. The proposed rules will be made available at least thirty days prior to the hearing.
Individuals with disabilities who require this information in an alternative format or need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in this meeting are asked to contact Ms. Christman as soon as possible. The Department requests at least ten (10) days advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.
11.2.4 WIOA Local Governance
11.2.5 WIOA One-Stop System and Partnerships
11.2.8 WIOA Title I, Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Program Service Delivery
11.2.19 WIOA Oversight and Monitoring
11.2.20 WIOA Corrective Actions, Penalties and Sanctions
11.2.21 WIOA Grievance and Complaint Resolution
Memo: Repeal of Workforce Investment Act Regulations and Implementation of Proposed Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Regulations