Notice of Intended Action

Eligibility requirements for vocational training programs, 24.39(2)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to vocational training eligibility requirements and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Workforce Development Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 24, "Claims and Benefits," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 96.11.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 96.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed amendment updates the Department's eligibility criteria for a waiver of work search requirements for claimants attending approved training programs. The proposed amendment would clearly state the expectations that must be met in order for a claimant to be approved for the program.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on January 8, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

David Steen

Department of Workforce Development

1000 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0209


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Amend subrule 24.39(2) as follows:

24.39(2) A claimant may receive unemployment insurance while attending a training course approved by the department, under the following conditions:

a. and b. No change.

c. The individual must be enrolled and attending the training program in person as a full-time student.

While attending the approved training course, the claimant need not be available for work or actively seeking work, except if the hours of the training are outside the regular hours worked in the base period employment. After completion of department-approved training, the claimant must, in order to continue to be eligible for unemployment insurance, place no restriction on employability. The claimant must be able to work, be available for work and be actively searching for work. In addition, the claimant may be subject to disqualification for any refusal of work without good cause after the claimant has completed the training.

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 1/8/2019.

Official Document

  • Eligibility requirements for vocational training programs, 24.39(2)
  • Published on 12/19/2018
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