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Rapid Response Regulations Series #7: Required Activities (Part 3)

In our last entry we covered 682.330(b)-(e). This post covers 682.330(f)-(k), the remaining paragraphs under 682.330; let’s take a deeper look at each of these.

Posted On: Jan 29, 2018 2:25 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Rapid Response Regulations Series #7: Required Activities (Part 1)

Now let’s take some time to talk about those activities that are required to be carried out with Rapid Response funds, per section 682.330. We developed this section of the regulation from three sources: activities that were previously only discussed in guidance and through technical assistance; elements that were required under WIA, and elements that were previously allowable, but which are now required.

Posted On: Nov 08, 2017 12:26 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Rapid Response Regulations Series #8: Allowable Activities

In our previous entries we discussed the required elements of Rapid Response under WIOA 682.330. Section 682.340 identifies additional activities that may be undertaken as part of the Rapid Response program. 

Posted On: Jan 26, 2018 11:19 AM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Rapid Response Regulations Series #5: Responsibility for Carrying Out Rapid Response

Now that we have addressed what Rapid Response is and when it must be delivered, let us take a brief look at a related question—who has the responsibility for carrying out these activities?

Posted On: Mar 30, 2017 2:59 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Regulations Series #4: Mass Layoff Definition

Now that we’ve defined Rapid Response, discussed its purpose, and described the circumstances under which Rapid Response must be provided, let’s take a closer look at one of the big changes to Rapid Response under the WIOA regulations from WIA: the definition of “mass layoff” as it applies to the Rapid Response program. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Posted On: Feb 09, 2017 1:25 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Rapid Response Regulations Series #6: Layoff Aversion Strategies & Activities

Now that we have addressed the question of who has the responsibility for carrying out Rapid Response activities, let’s jump into one of the areas of the WIOA regulations that are much more comprehensive than under WIA: layoff aversion.

Posted On: Jul 20, 2017 12:35 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Rapid Response Regulations Series #7: Required Activities (Part 2)

In our last entry we covered 682.330(a), which describes the layoff aversion requirement. This post will cover 682.330(b)-(e); these 4 sub-paragraphs appear in the WIOA regulations largely unchanged from how they were in WIA; let’s take a deeper look at each of these.

Posted On: Jan 29, 2018 2:21 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Guest Blog: Meet Curtis Wray, Southeast VA Rapid Response

One of the primary goals of the Business Engagement Collaborative is to connect folks in the business engagement, Rapid Response, and sector strategies communities to the voices and ideas of your peers across the country.  One way we can do this is to feature guest authors on our blogs. If you are interested in being profiled and guest blogging on our site, please email Jeff Ryan. 

Posted On: Dec 12, 2017 12:56 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Rapid Response Regulations Series #3: Circumstances Requiring Rapid Response Delivery

Now that we’ve defined Rapid Response, and discussed its purpose, let’s take a look at when, or under what circumstances, Rapid Response MUST be delivered.    

Posted On: Oct 24, 2017 5:33 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Rapid Response Regulations Series #2: What is the Purpose of Rapid Response?

Our discussion of the major components of the WIOA regulations on Rapid Response continues as we cover the purpose of this critically important program. First, here is the language from the Final Rule (found at 682.300(b)):

Posted On: Nov 04, 2016 5:29 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Business Engagement Series #1: What is Business Engagement?

For the first blog in this series on business engagement, let’s start by attempting to develop a common definition for business engagement. After that, we will talk a bit about why active business engagement efforts are so critical for the workforce system and our partners, and look at some of the critical elements of successful business engagement programs.

Posted On: Jul 18, 2017 4:00 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Introduction to Business Engagement Series

One of the more tricky terms we use in the workforce development world is “business engagement.” Business engagement is tricky in several ways: it is largely undefined, there are many different interpretations of what it is and what it entails, who should participate, how it can be funded, how to measure success, and much more.

Posted On: Jul 18, 2017 2:41 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan

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Recovery Friendly Workplaces: Employers Rethinking Their Approach – Part 1

Submitted by Wendy Russell, Maher & Maher

Posted On: Sep 26, 2018 9:41 AM
Posted By: Robin Gwathney

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Recovery Friendly Workplaces: Employers Rethinking Their Approach – Part 2

Submitted by Wendy Russell, Maher & Maher

Posted On: Sep 26, 2018 9:39 AM
Posted By: Robin Gwathney

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Recognizing Veteran-Ready Employers through the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program

The mission of your Business Service Team is building and fostering relationships with employers in your local area. Business representatives have several ways to engage employers, including assistance with recruitment, retention, and reskilling the existing workforce.  Now, a new program adds another “R” to the mix: recognition.

Posted On: Mar 27, 2019 4:00 PM
Posted By: Jeff Ryan