Trade Program Guidance

This page provides Workforce and Education Partners with procedures and guidance related to implementing the TAA State Merit Requirement in Illinois

Quick Reference Email Title Chart & Contact Info


Illinois TAA and TRA Coordinators Contact Information:
Illinois TAA Coordinator
Susan Boggs
Susan.Boggs@illinois.gov
(217) 558-2474 


Illinois TRA Coordinator
John Ferry
John.Ferry@illinois.gov
(217) 524-7898


Quick Reference Email Titles Chart: (The email's Subject line must say...)
Bona Fide Application Approval for “Customer Name” for LWIA “#”
Revised IEP Approval for “Customer Name” for LWIA “#”
“Type of Training” and IEP Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Ceased Participation Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Potential Suspension Request Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Training Denial Approval for “Customer Name” for LWIA “#”
Waiver and IEP Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Waiver Extension Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Waiver Criteria Change Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Waiver Revocation Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Out-of-Area Job Search Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Reconciliation of TAA Out-of-Area Job Search Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Out-of-Area Relocation Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”
Reconciliation of TAA Out-of-Area Job Search Approval for “Customer Name” from LWIA “#”

Materials


Resources:

  • Q&A Regarding WIA - TAA (PDF)
  • DS WIA - TAA Customer PowerPoint (PDF)

Policy Links

Visit the WIOA Policies page to find the policies below:

  • 11-TAA-01 Trade Adjustment Assistance Letter
  • 13-TAA-02 Allowable Trade Training Related ​Expenses
  • 12-TAA-01 Trade Trave​l Assistance
  • 08-NOT-37 CH1 Trade Adjustment Assistance (​TAA) Operating Instructions
  • 09-PL-5​2 Trade​ Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Administration

​Illinois Merit Staffing Procedures Training Materials December 8 & 9, 2010:

  • Agenda (PDF): Illinois Merit Staffing Procedures December 8 & 9, 2010 (Springfield, IL)
  • Benefits Side-By-Side 11-17-10 (MS Word): Side-by-side look at the Expanded TAA Program (May 18, 2009 to December 31, 2010); Former/Reverted TAA Program (pre-May 18, 2009 & post-December 31, 2010 ); and Impact of Sunset of Expanded TAA Program
  • Draft Distribution of Benefits Funding (Excel): This document also include the Draft 1-E case management funding based upon unduplicated customers in TAA.
  • IBIS External Agency User Guide V1 12-7-10 (PDF)
  • IBIS Training Department of Commerce presentation 12-9-10 (PPT)
  • Illinois Merit Staffing LWIA Procedures 12-08-10 (PDF)
  • Inherently Governmental (PDF): Circular NO. A-76 Revised (May 29, 2003) defines Inherently Governmental Activities.
  • Merit Staff Rule (PDF): Part IV Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (20 CFR Part 618) Trade Adjustment Assistance; Merit Staffing of State Administration and Allocation of Training Funds to States; Final Rule.
  • Merit Staffing PowerPoint 12-08-10 (PPT) (PDF): This PowerPoint was used December 8, 2010 to provide an overview of Illinois Merit Staffing Procedures with a focus on fiscal and reporting.
  • Merit Staffing PowerPoint 12-09-10 (PPT) (PDF): This PowerPoint was used December 9, 2010 to provide an overview of Illinois Merit Staffing Procedures with a focus on case management and reporting.