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PRISM 2.0 - 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.
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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Frequently Asked Questions, October 2016 (pdf, 198 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.

September 2013 September 2014 September 2015
December 2013 December 2014 December 2015
March 2014 March 2015 March 2016
June 2014 June 2015 June 2016
​​September 2016


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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.
PRISM 2.0 will have a new set of measures. This summary defines the five WIOA measures and four Oregon specific measures that will be the future of performance reporting under PRISM 2.0. 
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Data Dictionary


During July 2015, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) released the data elements required for federal WIOA reporting. Sections 3 and 4 include the WIOA data elements.

Data Elements (pdf, 1,375 KB) Posted June 6, 2017

External Fixed Length Data File Format  (pdf, 292 KB) Posted June 6, 2017

Database Tables (pdf, 877 KB) Posted May 15, 2017



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Customer Satisfaction

Two 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.

Reports for both individuals and business are available on QualityInfo.org. In the menu across the top of the page click on 'Performance Measures', 'Customer Satisfaction Measure'.

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Measurable Skill Gain

Measurable Skill Gain is the percentage of program participants who, during the program year, are in an education or training program that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential or employment and who are achieving measurable skill gains toward such a credential or employment.

Reference Materials
TEGL 15-10 (pdf, 84 KB)
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