Technical Assistance on the WIRED Performance Accountability Framework

Workforce Innovations 2007 Kansas City Convention Center Wednesday, July 18, 2007 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today’s Presenters

Karen Staha - Director, Division of System Accomplishments, Office of Performance and Technology, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor Greg Hitchcock – Team Leader, Division of System Accomplishments, Office of Performance and Technology, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor Michael Qualter – Team Leader, Division of Adult Services, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Agenda/Objectives

Gain a general understanding of the overall WIRED Performance Accountability Framework Understand the approach and connections necessary to report the common performance measure outcomes for WIRED participants Provide the information for the WIRED regions and the workforce investment system to facilitate reporting on WIRED participants and other outcomes of the WIRED region

WIRED Performance Accountability Framework
The WIRED initiative is different than most of the Employment and Training Administration’s other workforce investment grants The broader scope of the WIRED grants requires a slightly different approach to capture the achievements of the WIRED regions The WIRED Performance Accountability Framework was developed to describe the accomplishments of regional economic development, in addition to the more traditional workforce outcomes

Gauges of Performance
Inputs Goal Talent development drives regional economic competitiveness and advancement opportunities for American workers Examples Federal funding for workforce, economic development, and education WIRED grant Regional training entities New leveraged resources Outputs Examples Asset Mapping SWOT analysis Regional implementation plans New strategic partnerships Targeted training strategies Industry cluster targets Evaluation Study New training Evaluation curricula Study Promising Practices Indicators Gauge of Progress: Increased community college and regional training capacity Number of Individuals entering training Number of trainingrelated placements Evaluation Study Quarterly Grantee Progress Reports Outcomes Measurable Change in: Entered Employment Employment Retention Average Earnings Other outcomes defined by individual grantees Result Overall Result An innovation economy supported by a regional talent development infrastructure that meets the needs of highgrowth and emerging industries

Common Performance Measure Outcomes Quarterly Grantee

Common Performance Measure Outcomes
Indicate the ultimate success of your regional talent development strategies – Appropriately educated and skilled individuals available to fill and attract additional high-growth and high-wage jobs to your region Entered Employment Rate Employment Retention Rate Average Earnings

Common Performance Measure Outcomes Reporting
Calls for a partnership between the WIRED regions and the appropriate state and local workforce investment system components to report individual outcomes against a set of common performance measures WIRED participants to be reported using the WIA Standardized Record Data (WIASRD) Two methods for capturing WIRED participants: – Co-enroll in the WIA program – WIRED-only

Co-Enrolled WIRED Participants
Individuals who receive WIA services in addition to WIRED-funded services – Data will be gathered on them as they move through the WIA service delivery structure – A special region-specific code that identifies them as a WIRED participant will be inserted into their record

“WIRED-Only” Participants

Individuals who receive only WIRED-funded services (no WIA services) – With the exception of 7 data elements, the same data will be collected for these individuals as for coenrolled participants – A special region-specific code that identifies them as a WIRED participant would be inserted into their record – Would be identified as receiving no services under WIA

Calculating the Common Performance Measure Outcomes
States will compile the co-enrolled WIRED participant and “WIRED-only” participant individual records and submit them to ETA as part of their regular WIASRD submission Using the WIRED codes, ETA will analyze the data in the records to determine the common performance measure outcomes for WIRED participants

Key Questions for Your Reporting Team
How will the necessary data be collected for those individuals that are “WIRED-only” participants? – Who is responsible for collecting that data? – Where does the data go? – What are the specific questions that need to be asked to get the answers required to complete the records for “WIRED-only” participants?

Important WIRED Reporting Handouts
Specially-marked WIASRD record layout Region-specific WIRED codes for use in element 313c of the WIASRD record

Questions
WIASRD General Reporting Instructions

http://www.doleta.gov/performance/Guidance/WIA/ Other Performance Reporting Resources www.doleta.gov/performance ETAperforms@dol.gov