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Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) Grant

Application and Abstract

The Oregon Employment Department has been awarded a three year grant (2013-2016) from the Department of Labor. The purpose of the grant is six-fold.
 
1. Expand PRISM add more programs and agencies participating in the system.
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2. Improve the quality of the workforce data.
 
3. Match workforce and education data.
 
4. Provide data and analysis for policy-makers.
 
5. Produce and disseminate performance information using dashboards and scorecards.
 
6. Create user-friendly portals to allow customers to get the information when they want it and how they want the information.
 
 
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The grant completion date is scheduled for June 30, 2016. This table includes a high level timeline of the tasks to be completed between July 2014 and June 2016.

Timeline (pdf, 106 KB) 

 

This graphic summarizes the entirety of the "workforce performance measures" project - the different measures, the data flows, the different funding, and timelines.

Flow Chart (pdf, 152 KB) 

 

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Quarterly Progress Reports

These reports include the progress made in meeting the goals and objectives of the grant.  These reports are the primary mechanisms through which ETA can better understand the significant innovations and successes resulting from the grant, the challenges we have encountered and strategies for resolution, and technical assistance needs to ensure the successful implementation of the project.

 
 
 
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Performance Measures

Oregon has had workforce performance measures since the early 1990’s. However, as the state embarks on its process of workforce system redesign, it has become clear that the measures used historically are not sufficient to meet the policy, planning, and program needs of the future workforce system. This charter describes the project purpose & scope, project milestones, project stakeholders, and expected outcomes. 
 
 
During November 2013, representatives from the Governor's Office, state and local Workforce Boards, and workforce partners met for a day-long session to develop the next iteration of performance measures for PRISM. As a result of the meeting, nine measures were identified and defined.
 
 
Work groups have been formed to develop the details of the definitions, identify the data elements and the data source(s) for each measure. Each work group has a charter that includes the problem statement and the purpose and scope. The flow chart displays the relationship between the work groups and the nine measures.
 
Flow Chart​ (pdf, 152 KB)
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Customer Satisfaction

Two (or more) of Oregon’s new workforce system performance measures focus on the degree to which customers of the system – both individuals and businesses – are satisfied with the services they receive.
 
Charter (pdf, 181 KB)
 
Summary Report (pdf, 334 KB)
 
Meeting materials May 6, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 119 KB)
Worksystem Overview (ppt, 327 KB)
Sample questions (pdf, 212 KB)
Meeting notes (pdf, 133 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 15, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 121 KB)
Meeting notes (pdf, 133 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 21, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 118 KB)
Meeting notes​ (pdf, 148 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 28, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 120 KB)
Meeting notes​ (pdf, 170 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials June 4, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 126 KB)
Meeting notes​ (pdf, 170 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials June 12, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 120 KB)
Meeting notes​ (pdf, 167 KB)
 

 
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Skill Gain

One of Oregon’s new workforce system performance measures focuses on the degree to which individuals served by the state’s workforce development system achieve measureable gain in skills.
 
Charter (pdf, 181 KB)
 
Summary Report (pdf, 307 KB)
 
Meeting materials May 8, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 102 KB)
Worksystem Overview (ppt, 327 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 110 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 12, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 102 KB)
Sources of Training (pdf, 104 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 122 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 20, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 127 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 125 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 27, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 102 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 139 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials June 3, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 127 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 110 KB)
 
 
Reference Materials
TEGL 15-10 (pdf, 84 KB)
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Targeted Sectors

One of Oregon’s new workforce system performance measures focuses on the degree to which the needs of businesses in identified “targeted sectors” are met.
 
Charter (pdf, 194 KB)
 
Summary Report (pdf, 488 KB)
 
Meeting materials April 24, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 106 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 144 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 7, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 68 KB)
Framework option (pdf, 92 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 152 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 28, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 68 KB)
 
 
Reference Materials
 
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Wage Records Program Experts

Four of Oregon’s new workforce system performance measures involve matching customer records with quarterly Unemployment Insurance wage records. Three of the four will mirror existing “federal common measures”. The fourth will be a new approach to measuring “wage gain”.
 
Charter (pdf, 293 KB)
 
 
 
PRISM Tables (pdf, 534 KB)
 
Data Dictionary DRAFT (pdf, 849 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 7, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 179 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 140 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 13, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 176 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 158 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials May 22, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 176 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 177 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials June 5, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 177 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 166 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials June 18, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 175 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 156 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials June 25, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 178 KB)
Meeting Notes (pdf, 156 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials July 3, 2014
Agenda (pdf, 178 KB)
 
 
Reference Materials
WIA Glossary (pdf, 88 KB)
 

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Wage Records IT Experts

Four of Oregon’s new workforce system performance measures involve matching customer records with quarterly Unemployment Insurance wage records. Three of the four will mirror existing “federal common measures”. The fourth will be a new approach to measuring “wage gain”.

Charter​ (pdf, 295 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials July 31, 2014
Agenda​ (pdf, 178 KB)
Meeting Notes​ (pdf, 174 KB)
Data Relationships​ (pdf, 105 KB)
PRISM Tables (pdf, 534 KB)
Data Dictionary DRAFT (pdf, 815 KB)
 
 
Meeting materials August 7, 2014
Agenda​ (pdf, 180 KB)
Meeting Notes​ (pdf, 757 KB)
 
 
Reference materials
 
 
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Cost Analysis

One of Oregon’s new workforce system performance measures will focus on matters of finance. This measure (or eventually, possibly measures) may analyze the cost of services and programs, cost comparisons between programs or geographic areas, costs versus benefits, return on investment, and/or efficiency.

Charter​ (pdf, 194 KB)
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