Launched in November 2010, the risk-based monitoring model is used to help the state's 12 local Workforce Development Councils identify potential problems and fix them before they happen. This is different from the strictly compliance-based model followed for many years after the release of the Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and the WIA Final Rules (20 CFR Parts 667.400-410, et. al., August 2000).
The monitors focus on three areas: key processes the WDCs rely on to achieve their strategic goals (areas of highest risk); fiscal; and compliance. This changed focus allows the monitoring team to pinpoint potential process bottlenecks and constraints and indentify internal control issues before they begin to impact a WDC's performance outcomes or result in findings. Please refer to the resources below for more information regarding monitoring:
2013 Monitoring Schedule (updated March 2013)
2011 Department of Labor Monitoring Focus
Your feedback is valuable. We invite those we've talked with during a monitoring review to complete an online survey so we can keep track of our performance. If you have suggestions or concerns, please contact Michelle Meader.
Monitoring Updates Newsletter
The monitoring team produces a periodic newsletter that summarizes monitoring-related topics affecting Workforce Development Councils, including timely information about state-wide monitoring trends, helpful resources, and ways to prepare for upcoming risk-based monitoring visits. If you'd like to receive future issues by e-mail, please contact Michelle Meader.
June 2011 (Word,
July 2011 (Word, 31.6 KB)
September 2011 (Word, 27.5 KB)
November 2011 (Word, 25.2 KB)
December 2011 (Word, 29.5 KB)
State Monitor Advocate
Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) help ensure Washington's myriad income-producing agricultural crops continue to bolster our state's economy. Federal regulations (20 CFR Part 651-658) require that MSFWs receive services from states that are "qualitatively equivalent and quantitatively proportionate" to the services provided to other Washington jobseekers.
The Washington State Monitor Advocate is responsible for annually monitoring the nine WorkSource offices in five workforce development areas (WDAs) designated as serving a significant MSFW population. Monitoring reviews are conducted in coordination with the Quality Assurance and Compliance Team.
To learn more about the federally-mandated Monitor Advocate role and find additional resources, visit the Department of Labor's website.
If you'd like more information about the state's Monitor Advocate role in Washington, you may contact Alberto Isiordia.