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 is soliciting nominations for appointments for two or three-year terms on the council. The WIAC provides LMI recommendations to the Secretary of Labor.
Nominations for Membership on the WIAC
A Federal Register Notice (FRN) was recently issued to explain that ETA is seeking nominations for openings on the WIAC.
Currently, there are vacancies representing state LMI Directors and State Workforce Agencies (SWA). As stated in the FRN, nominations must be received by June 9, 2021.
Additionally, the FRN explains that ETA is also accepting nominations for all WIAC categories. Although there are no current vacancies for the other WIAC categories, the nominees received for the non-LMI and non-SWA categories may be considered for any appropriate vacancy that may arise through the end of the current WIAC membership term on March 9, 2023.
The WIAC Mission and Membership under WIOA
The WIAC is made up of experts, who address the evaluation and improvement of the nationwide LMI system, and its statewide systems by:
- Studying workforce and labor market information issues;
- 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
- Advising on how the labor market information system can best support workforce development activities, planning and program development.
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:
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.