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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.
 
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.
 
Abstract (pdf, 182 KB)
 
Application (pdf, 190 KB)
 
 
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

December 2013

 
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. 

Workforce Performance Measures Charter (Draft) (pdf, 346 KB)

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.

Summary of the Nine Recommended Performance Measures (pdf, 190 KB)

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.  
 
 
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)
 
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)
 
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, 179 KB)
 
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)
 
 
 
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”.

IT Experts Work Group (pdf, 295 KB)

 
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)