The Workforce Monitoring Unit is the agency’s principal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), and Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA) program monitor and performs annual onsite monitoring of each Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) and other direct sub-recipients.

The Workforce Monitoring Unit’s vision is for monitoring to be viewed as a multifaceted, collaborative activity directed at ensuring alignment of workforce programs to achieve program goals.  At its best, workforce monitoring is a program identification and improvement process that brings federal, state and local partners together and links planning, program design, implementation, technical assistance and evaluation. 

Objectives of the Workforce Monitoring Unit include:

  • Support the integrated workforce development system that efficiently and effectively supports employers and job seekers.
  • Create and maintain quality processes that assure quality performance and conformance with federal, state and local requirements.
  • Constructively help organizations improve their performance by providing an "outside perspective" to identify risks, opportunities for improvement and contributing technical assistance.