The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) mandated the creation of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), an advisory committee charged with providing focused and specialized leadership on the labor market information (LMI) system.

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting nominations for 14 appointments to the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC).  The appointed nominees will serve two or three-year terms on the council. 

About the WIAC Advisory Committee for LMI

The WIAC is made up of experts, who address the evaluation and improvement of the nationwide LMI system, and its statewide systems by:

  1. Studying workforce and labor market information issues;
  2. Seeking and sharing information on innovative approaches, new technologies, and data to inform employment, skills training, and workforce and economic development decision-making and policy-making; and
  3. Advising the Secretary on how the labor market information system can best support workforce development activities, planning and program development.

Please read the WIAC recommendations to the Department of Labor Secretary and Secretary Acosta's response.

                        Committee Members

The WIAC Mission and Membership under WIOA

The WIAC provides LMI recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, working jointly through the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and the Commissioner of Labor Statistics.

The recommendations address the evaluation and improvement of federal and state workforce and LMI systems, and how the department and the states will cooperate in the management of those data systems.

The 14-member WIAC includes:

  • Four state workforce information or labor market information directors,
  • Four state workforce agency administrators, and
  • One member representing each of the following constituent groups:
  • Business
  • Economic Development
  • Labor Organizations
  • WIOA Title I training providers
  • Local workforce development boards
  • University or research entities.

WIAC Charter and Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Detailed agendas for its meetings, and a list of the WIAC’s current membership, are available on WIAC's Homepage.

To join meetings via phone, dial the conference line 1-800-201-5203, and enter the code 333372#.