OWDB 2021-24 Local Plan

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires Workforce Boards to develop strategic plans and set priorities for the regional workforce development system.

What is a Local Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each local workforce development board to develop and submit, in partnership with the chief elected official (CEO), a comprehensive four-year plan to the Governor. The Mayor is the CEO of Oakland. The Local Plan is the action plan for describing how individuals access services through the America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) system.

The Local Plan articulates how the Oakland Workforce Development Board will coordinate with local partners to ensure person-centered service delivery.

Read the Draft Local Plan

Comment on Draft Local Plan by April 19

There are four ways to provide comment during the 30-day comment period:

  1. Online Listening Session
    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    4:30 to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
    See event listing
    for dial-in information

  2. Use the online comment form

  3. Email your comments to owdb@oaklandca.gov

  4. Mail written comments to:
    Lazandra Dial, Workforce Development Director
    City of Oakland
    250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3315
    Oakland CA 94612

Comments received by the April 19th deadline will be sent along with the draft Local Plan to the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) on April 30, 2021.

The Local Plan is not final until it is reviewed by the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) and signed by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Draft East Bay Regional Plan Released

Concurrently, the East Bay Regional Planning Unit (EBRPU) is undergoing a similar planning exercise for the Draft 2021-2024 Regional Plan. The EBRPU comprises the four East Bay Workforce Development Boards serving the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa and the cities of Oakland and Richmond.

The Draft Regional Plan is currently open for its 30-day public comment period through April 19, 2021.

Email your comments on the Draft Regional Plan directly to regionalplancommentebrpu@gmail.com. For more information, visit the East Bay Works website.

Local Plan Timeline

Date Task

February 2020

Host Community Input Meetings

Late March

Publish Draft Plan

Late March to Late April

Public Comment on Draft Plan


Host Community Listening Session

April 30

Submit Final Draft Plan to State


Signed Local Plan due to State

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