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Bobby Silverstein, Director
CSADP - Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy
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Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Policy Papers

  1. Silverstein, Robert. Analysis of WIA Section 188 Methods of Administration Plans from a Disability Perspective (April, 2004)
  2. Silverstein, Robert. A Description of the Workforce Investment Act From a Disability Policy Perspective (January 27, 2000)
  3. Silverstein, Robert. A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Workforce Investment Act and the Federal Disability Policy Framework (January 27, 2000)
      This paper uses the basic conceptual framework of Federal disability policy developed in a paper entitled The Federal Disability Policy Framework: Our Nation's Goals for People with Disabilities (Silverstein (1999) as a lens or guidepost1 for identifying existing DOL policies directing or encouraging states implementing WIA to address the special needs of persons with disabilities, and identifying issues for policy development, oversight, and implementation at the Federal, State and local levels.
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      1 See Re-charting the Course-First Report of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities (November 15, 1998). Item 1 on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families page

Policy Briefs

  1. Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Describing the Interplay between Workforce Investment Systems and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (April 1999)
  2. Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Using the Emerging Disability Policy Framework to Create a Fully Inclusive Twenty-First Century Workforce Investment System (July 31, 2002)
      This policy brief presents the lessons learned (in narrative outline form) from the emerging disability policy framework so that policymakers and others at the Federal, state, and local levels can design, implement, and evaluate a fully inclusive One-Stop service delivery system.
  3. Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Relating to Nondiscrimination of Disability and the Development by the Governor of a Written Methods of Administration (March 2000)
  4. Morris, Michael; Silverstein, Robert. WIA Targeting the States - Review of State Plans for the Workforce Investment Act from a Disability Policy Framework (Summer, 2002)
  5. Silverstein, Robert.
    House & Senate Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization Proposals
    (November 18, 2003)
      Two new documents provide information regarding the Senate and House reauthorization proposals for the Workforce Investment Act. Areas covered include requirements for WIBs, state plans, MOUs, performance measures, and training activities.
      · H. 1261-- the House WIA amendments
      · S. 1627-- the Senate WIA amendments
  6. Silverstein, Robert.H.R. 27, The Job Training Improvement Act of 2005, as Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives: A Section–By-Section Analysis From a Disability Perspective. (March 9, 2005)
  7. Silverstein, Robert. Analysis of Workforce Investment Act: Unified Planning Guidance Notice From a Disability Perspective (April 2005)
  8. Analysis of Planning Guidance for Submission of Two Years of the Strategic Five-Year State Plan for Title I of WIA From a Disability Perspective (April 2005)
  9. Section-by-Section Analysis (From a Disability Perspective) of S. 1021, The Workforce Investment Act Amendments of 2005 (July 2006)
  10. Side-by-Side Comparison (From a Disability Perspective) Between the Senate Bill (S. 1021) and the House Bill (H.R 27) Reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (July 2006)
      This policy brief includes a side-by-side comparison (from a disability perspective) of the key provisions in the House and Senate bills reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act.