Glossary

All A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • 1D
    Dislocated Worker Program
  • 1DC
    Dislocated Worker Co-Enrolled
  • 1E
    Dislocated Worker Emergency Assistance
  • DAE
    Dislocated Worker Average Earnings
  • Data Element Validation
    Data Element Validation assesses the accuracy of participant data records. It is performed by reviewing samples of participant records against source documentation to ensure compliance with Federal definitions.
  • Data Validation Rules-Match
    If the validation rule requires a match, the data on the worksheet must be the same as the data in the source documentation.
  • Data Validation Rules-Support
    If the rule requires support, the source documentation must provide evidence that the data on the worksheet are correct; this rule is used when information must be interpreted or processed before it can be used to assess the accuracy of the data in the exiter records.
  • DCFS
    Department of Children and Family Services
  • Deficient in Basic Literacy Skills
    (See Basic Skills Deficient)
  • DEI

    The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) aims to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) jointly funds and administers the DEI with DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

  • Deliverables
    The expected product or results of the technical assistance activities.
  • Demand Occupation
    Occupations for which a demand is projected based on annual average job openings, average starting wages, education and training levels, and state or national initiatives. Local workforce innovation areas will be able to petition the state to request that additional occupations be considered as a Demand Occupation. Only those occupations considered "in demand" will be included in the Demand Occupation Training List.
  • Demand Occupation Training List

    The Demand Occupation Training List is the available list of demand occupations for which training programs may be certified or recertified for participant placement. Participants may only be placed in training programs in which the outcome following successful completion of the training program would lead to entry into employment in an occupation considered "in demand". See the policy on Training Provider and Training Program Eligibility for the exceptions to participant placement in training that is not required to be determined an eligible training program.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise
    Means an individual who has documented leadership in developing or implementing workforce development, human resources, training and development, or a core program function.
  • Department of Labor
    (See United States Department of Labor)
  • DETS
    Dislocation Event Tracking System
  • DHFS
    Department of Healthcare and Family Service
  • DHS
    Department of Human Services
  • DHS-DRS
    Department of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • DHS-HCD
    Department of Human Services - Division of Human Capital Development
  • Direct Linkage
    Means providing direct connection at the one-stop, within a reasonable time, by phone or through a real-time Web-based communication to a program staff member who can provide program information or services to the customer.
  • Disability Employment Initiative

    The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) aims to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) jointly funds and administers the DEI with DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

  • Disabled Veteran
    (See Veteran with a Disability)
  • Disadvantaged Adults
    Educationally or skills disadvantaged adults are those persons who score below 8th grade level on standardized tests. They require educational assistance to bring their basic skills to a level that would make them eligible for secondary (high school) education or to hold a job with basic English and math skills. WIOA Sec. 131(a)(v)(IV) terms a disadvantage adult as an adult who received an income, or is a member of a family that received total family income, that, in relation to family size, does not exceed the higher of (aa) the poverty line; or (bb) 70 percent of the lower living standard income level.
  • Disbursement
    The transfer of cash from the Federal government to the grantee through the Payment Management System (PMS) maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This then constitutes a cash receipt to the grantee. At the grantee level, disbursement means the transfer of cash from the grantee to a subgrantee or other payee, either by check, voucher or electronic transfer issued to the entity often through an electronic payment system.
  • Dislocated Worker

    An individual who: A)i) has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment; ii)I) is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation; or (II) has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate, to the appropriate entity at a one-stop center referred to in section 121(e), attachment to the workforce, but is not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer that were not covered under a State unemployment compensation law; and 3) is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation; B)(i) has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment as a result of any permanent closure of, or any substantial layoff at, a plant, facility, or enterprise; ii) is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close within 180 days; or ii) for purposes of eligibility to receive services other than training services described in section 134(c)(3) career services described in section 124(c)(2)(A(xii), or supportive services, is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close; C) was self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of natural disasters; or D) is a displaced homemaker, or (D)(i) is a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty (as defined in section 101(d)(1) of title 10, United States Code), and who has experienced a loss of employment as a direct result of relocation to accommodate a permanent change in duty station of such member; or (ii) is the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and who meets the criteria described in paragraph (16)(B).

  • Displaced Homemaker
    An individual who has been providing unpaid services to family members in the home and who--A)(i) has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income or (ii) is the dependent spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty (as defined in section 101(d)(1) of title 10, United States Code) and whose family income is significantly reduced because of a deployment (as defined in section 991(b) of title 10, United States Code, or pursuant to paragraph (4) of such section), a call or order to active duty pursuant to a provision of law referred to in section 101(a)(13)(B) of title 10, United States Code, a permanent change of station, or the service-connected (as defined in section 101(16) of title 38, United States Code) death or disability of the member;; and b) is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
  • DOE
    Department of Education
  • DOL
    (See United States Department of Labor)
  • DOTL

    The Demand Occupation Training List is the available list of demand occupations for which training programs may be certified or recertified for participant placement. Participants may only be placed in training programs in which the outcome following successful completion of the training program would lead to entry into employment in an occupation considered "in demand". See the policy on Training Provider and Training Program Eligibility for the exceptions to participant placement in training that is not required to be determined an eligible training program.

  • DRC
    Disability Resource Coordinator
  • DRR
    Dislocated Worker Employment Retention Rate
  • DRS
    Division of Rehabilitation Services