Workforce development conformity bill advances

March 23, 2017

The Iowa House passed HF 572 by a vote of 87-9. The legislation conforms Iowa’s Workforce Development Board with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The legislation’s passage is critical to ensure Iowa does not lose out on more than $40 million of federal dollars. The bill also allows more flexibility to use the REED Act monies appropriated last year for Iowa Workforce Development to upgrade their unemployment computer systems.