incumbent worker


An individual employed in a situation that meets the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for an employer-employee relationship with an established employment history with the employer (e.g. past a probationary period or employed for six months or more) who needs training to secure full-time employment, advance in their careers, or retain their current position in their occupations and/or apprenticeship.


This definition reflects discussion by the interagency group, including relevant federal legislation and guidance surrounding incumbent workers and programs they may be eligible to participate in. The term may have more specificity required within the context of some funding sources.