The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) states that the Governor of a State is responsible for the development of the State monitoring system. Each Governor shall conduct on an annual basis onsite monitoring of each local area within the State to ensure compliance with the Act, as well as all applicable Federal and State requirements and regulations. The Governor must be able to demonstrate through a monitoring plan that the State monitoring system meets the requirements of WIOA law.

The Governor of the State of Alabama through the Department of Commerce, Workforce Development Division, has assigned state level compliance monitoring responsibilities to the Program Integrity Section. Through the Program Integrity Section’s monitoring system, State monitors will review each Local Area for implementation and operation of the Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs funded under WIOA to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations. Local Area WIOA policies will also be reviewed including policies for certification of Local Area Career Centers, procurement of One-Stop Operators, procurement of Youth Providers, and the administrative and Board activities of each Local Workforce Development Area.

The Governor’s monitoring system also ensures compliance with the nondiscrimination, disability, and equal opportunity requirements of WIOA section 188, including the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 3003). Additional references to the State’s monitoring system requirements may be found under H.R.803, the Federal Register, 2 CFR part 200, 20 CFR part 683.400, and the WIOA Final Rule.