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1237 West Divide Avenue Suite #1B
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501-1208

Phone: 701-328-8950
Toll Free: 1-800-755-2745
Fax: 701-328-8969
E-mail: dhsvr@nd.gov

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA Final Rules

President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Following are the final rules as published in the Federal Register:

WIOA Unified State Plan

For the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020
Effective: July 1, 2016
Disclaimer: This draft version of North Dakota's Unified State Plan is not to be considered final. All content herein is subject to change.

2016-2018 ND State VR Triennial Needs Assessment

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) employment programs provide training and employment services to individuals with disabilities so they can become and remain employed. In order to administer the programs, VR must submit a state plan to the Rehabilitation Services Administration for approval every four years. Bi-annual updates are also required for certain sections of the plan. Before making any annual changes to the plan, VR requests comments from the public.

The links above include the state plan preprint which contains the legal requirements for VR, and all state plan attachments with their effective date.

Questions, comments, or requests for additional information can be directed to:

North Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation
1237 West Divide Avenue, Suite 1B
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208
Phone: (701) 328-8950
Toll Free: (800) 755-2745
rthrolson@nd.gov

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

DVR, in partnership with local educational agencies, shall provide or arrange for the provision of Pre-Employment Transition Services for all students with disabilities in need of such services who are eligible or potentially eligible for services.

Section 511 - Subminimum Wage

Section 511 is a new requirement for employers or agencies who hold special wage certificates, commonly known as 14(c) certificates, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (29 U.S.C. 214(c)). The purpose of Section 511 is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to information and services that will enable them to achieve competitive, integrated employment.

Technical Assistance

Youth Pathways to Post-Secondary and Employment
The above site brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers.

Collaborating Centers Logo
The National Training and Technical Assistance Centers focus on Youth, Disability, and Transition centers collaborating on this site include:

Y-TAC LOGO Y-TAC - Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC Logo WINTAC - Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center

Promise TA Center Promise TA Center- Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income

NTACT Logo NTACT- National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

NCWD Logo The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)

 

 

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