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

  • Economic Development Agency
    Includes a local planning and zoning commission or board, a community development agency, or another local agency and institution responsible for regulating, promoting, or assisting in local economic development.
  • Economic Development Region

    An Economic Development Region is a designated region consisting of a combination of local areas (or a single local area) that are partially or completely in a single planning region, labor market area, or other appropriate contiguous sub-area of a State, that is designated by the State under WIOA section 106(a), or a similar interstate region that is designated by two or more States under WIOA section 106(b). The State of Illinois has designated 10 Economic Development Regions (EDR).

  • Economically Disadvantaged
    An individual who is either a member of a family whose income is below the poverty level, or who is receiving cash benefits from a federal, state or local welfare program, or is receiving food stamps, or who is a homeless person, or who is a foster child, or is an individual with disabilities.
  • EDR

    An Economic Development Region is a designated region consisting of a combination of local areas (or a single local area) that are partially or completely in a single planning region, labor market area, or other appropriate contiguous sub-area of a State, that is designated by the State under WIOA section 106(a), or a similar interstate region that is designated by two or more States under WIOA section 106(b). The State of Illinois has designated 10 Economic Development Regions (EDR).

  • EEO

    Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit specific types of job discrimination in certain workplaces. The Department of Labor has two agencies which deal with EEO monitoring and enforcement, the Civil Rights Center and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

  • EEOC

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an independent federal agency that promotes equal opportunity in employment through administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal civil rights laws and through education and technical assistance. Applicants and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations may be assisted by the EEOC.

  • EER

    The Entered Employment Rate method is used to determine the percentage of participants who become employed. The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of total participants who were enrolled in the program by the number of participants who were placed or entered employment through the program.

  • Eligible Provider
    Used with respect to: a) training services, means a provider who is identified in accordance with section 122(a)(2); b) intensive services, means a provider who is identified or awarded a contract as described in section 134(c)(3)(G); c) youth activities, means a provider who is awarded a grant or contract in accordance with section 123; or d) other workforce investment activities, means a public or private entity selected to be responsible for such activities, such as a one-stop operator designated or certified under section 121(d).
  • Eligible Training Provider

    An Eligible Training Provider is an organization, such as a public or private college and university, or community-based organization whose application has been approved by the local workforce board and approved for the state list of training services through the use of an Individual Training Account.

  • Eligible Training Provider List

    The Eligible Training Provider List is a statewide collection of providers that are approved to give services through the One-Stop system. These lists contain consumer information, including cost and performance information for each of the providers, so that participants can make informed choices on where to use their Individual Training Accounts.

  • Eligible Youth
    Except as provided in subtitles C and D of title I, the term “eligible youth” means an in-school youth or out-of-school youth.
  • Employed Worker
    An individual who is employed and is determined to be in need of intensive service to obtain or retain employment.
  • Employment and Training Activity
    Means an activity described in section 134 that is carried out for an adult or dislocated worker.
  • Employment and Training Administration

    The Employment and Training Administration is the part of the U.S. Department of Labor with direct responsibility for WIOA programs.

  • English Language Acquisition Program
    Means a program of instruction—
    (A) designed to help eligible individuals who are English language learners achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language; and
    (B) that leads to— (i)(I) attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent; and (II) transition to postsecondary education and training; or (ii) employment.
  • English Language Learner
    The term ‘‘English language learner’’ when used with respect to an eligible individual, means an eligible individual who has limited ability in reading, writing, speaking, or comprehending the English language, and— (A) whose native language is a language other than English; or (B) who lives in a family or community environment where a language other than English is the dominant language
  • Enrolled In Training
    Training for the customer has been approved and scheduled to start within 30 days.
  • Enrolled In Training, Failed To Start
    Customer enrolled in training but failed to attend classes within the first week of the program without justifiable cause.
  • Enrollment
    Means, for youth, the collection of information to support an eligibility determination and participation in any one of the 14 program elements.
  • Entered Employment Rate

    The Entered Employment Rate method is used to determine the percentage of participants who become employed. The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of total participants who were enrolled in the program by the number of participants who were placed or entered employment through the program.

  • EO
    Equal Opportunity
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit specific types of job discrimination in certain workplaces. The Department of Labor has two agencies which deal with EEO monitoring and enforcement, the Civil Rights Center and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an independent federal agency that promotes equal opportunity in employment through administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal civil rights laws and through education and technical assistance. Applicants and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations may be assisted by the EEOC.

  • Equipment

    Means tangible personal property (including information technology systems) having a useful life of more than one year and a per-unit acquisition cost which equals or exceeds the lesser of the capitalization level established by the subrecipient for financial statement purposes, or $5,000.  Equipment is unallowable as an indirect cost except through depreciation.  (See Computing Devices, Information Technology Systems, and Supplies)

  • ESL
    English as a Second Language
  • ETA

    The Employment and Training Administration is the part of the U.S. Department of Labor with direct responsibility for WIOA programs.

  • ETP

    An Eligible Training Provider is an organization, such as a public or private college and university, or community-based organization whose application has been approved by the local workforce board and approved for the state list of training services through the use of an Individual Training Account.

  • ETPL

    The Eligible Training Provider List is a statewide collection of providers that are approved to give services through the One-Stop system. These lists contain consumer information, including cost and performance information for each of the providers, so that participants can make informed choices on where to use their Individual Training Accounts.

  • Exit/Exiter
    As defined for the purpose of performance calculations, exit is the point after which an individual who has received services through any program meets the following criteria:
    (1) For the adult, dislocated worker, and youth programs under Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) title I, the AEFLA program under WIOA title II, and the Employment Services authorized by the Wagner-Peyser Act as amended by WIOA title III, exit date is the last date of service:
    (i) The exit date cannot be determined until 90 days of no services has elapsed. At that point the exit date is applied retroactively to the last date of service. (A) Ninety days of no service does not include self-service or information-only activities or follow-up services and (B) There are no future services planned, excluding follow-up services.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (2)(i) For the VR program as amended by WIOA title IV: (A) The participant’s record of service is closed in accordance with §361.56 because the participant has achieved an employment outcome; or (B) The participant’s service record is closed because the individual has not achieved an employment outcome or the individual has been determined ineligible after receiving services in accordance with §361.43.
    (ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a participant will not be considered as meeting the definition of exit from the Vocational Rehabilitation program if the individual’s service record is closed because the individual has achieved a supported employment outcome in an integrated setting but not in competitive integrated employment.
  • Expendable Personal Property

    Means all tangible personal property other than non-expendable personal property.

  • Expenditure
    Charges made to the project or program in support of its authorized activities. These charges may be accounted for on either a cash or accrual basis.
  • Extraordinary Costs
    Costs associated with training of participants in NEG-OJT programs may include, but are not limited to: a) More intense supervision; b) Above average material waste; c) Abnormal wear on tools; d) Down time; and e) Lower rates of production.