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FY 2002 Annual Performance Plan

Appendix B. Summary of Goal Revisions

Outcome Goal 1.1: Increase Employment, Earnings and Assistance—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 1.1A

Increase the employment, retention, and earnings of individuals registered under the WIA adult program.

No change

Performance Goal 1.1B

Increase the retention and earnings of Welfare-to-Work participants placed in unsubsidized employment.

No longer reported at the departmental level

Performance Goal 1.1C > 1.1B

Improve the outcomes for job seekers and employers who receive public labor exchange services.

Change to indicator

Performance Goal 1.1D

Increase the capacity and quality of One-Stop system services for people with disabilities who are registered in the workforce investment area(s) receiving Work Incentive Grants.

No longer reported at the departmental level

New Performance Goal > 1.1C

 

Strengthen the registered apprenticeship system to meet the training needs of business and workers in the 21st Century. In Fiscal Year 2002:

  • Increase the number of new apprenticeship programs over the established baseline by 10%;
  • Increase the number of new businesses involved in apprenticeship over the established baseline by 10%;
  • Increase the number of new apprentices over the established baseline by 10%; and
  • Increase the number of new programs in new and emerging industries – at minimum Information Technology, Health Care and Social Services – over the established baseline by 10%.

Performance Goal 1.1E

Increase customer satisfaction with services received from workforce investment activities in connection with the One-Stop delivery system.

No longer reported at the departmental level

Performance Goal 1.1F

Increase by 5% the number of women in the labor force reached directly by the Women’s Bureau who have greater knowledge that can assist them in improving their pay and benefits, worklife needs, and career advancement.

Dropped.

Performance Goal 1.1G > 1.1D

Increase the employment and retention rate of veteran job seekers registering for public labor exchange services.

– 55% of veteran job seekers will be employed in the first or second quarter following registration.

– 70% of veteran job seekers will continue to be employed two quarters after initial entry into employment with a new employer.

Thirty-four percent of veteran job seekers registering for public labor exchange services will be employed in the first or second quarter following registration.

Performance Goal 1.1H > 1.1E

At least 51% of veterans enrolled in homeless veterans reintegration project enter employment.

Increase the employment and retention rate of homeless veterans enrolled in Homeless Veterans Reintegration Projects (HVRP)

  • At least 53% of veterans enrolled in HVRP enter employment.
  • Establish baseline for retention rate.

Performance Goal 1.1I > 1.1G

Implement 12 demonstration programs, through grants, designed to develop and test strategies and techniques that need to be implemented in order for One Stop Centers and WIA youth programs to effectively serve persons with significant disabilities.

No change

Outcome Goal 1.2: Increase the Number of Youth Making A Successful Transition to
Work—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 1.2A

Increase entrance and retention of youth registered under the WIA youth program in education, training, or employment.

Change to indicators

Performance Goal 1.2B

Increase participation, retention, and earnings of Job Corps graduates in employment and education.

Change to indicators

Performance Goal 1.2C

Increase retention of Youth Opportunity Grant participants in education, training, or employment.

Change to indicators

Performance Goal 1.2D

Increase participation of Responsible Reintegration for Young Offender Program graduates in education programs or employment.

No longer reported at the departmental level

Outcome Goal 1.3: Improve the Effectiveness of Information and Analysis
on the U.S. Economy—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 1.3A

Produce and disseminate timely, accurate, and relevant economic information

Change to indicators

Performance Goal 1.3B

Improve the accuracy, efficiency, and relevancy of economic measures.

Change to indicators

Outcome Goal 2.1: Increase Compliance with Worker Protection Laws—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 2.1A

Covered American workplaces legally, fairly, and safely employ and compensate their workers as demonstrated by: …

Change to indicators

Performance Goal 2.1B

Achieve timely union reporting such that a minimum of 89% of unions with annual receipts greater than $200,000 timely file union annual financial reports for public disclosure access.

Union financial integrity and democracy and the transparency of union operations are safeguarded, as indicated by:

1. Improvement in the timely filing of union annual financial reports that contain information sufficient for public disclosure. In FY 2002, initiate a new electronic forms application and electronic submission process and establish a baseline for timely filing under the new process.

2. Extending Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) protections for union financial integrity to a greater number of labor organizations through the more effective use of investigative resources. In FY-2002, establish a baseline of the percentage of investigative resources applied to criminal investigations that result in convictions.

Performance Goal 2.1C

Increase by 2.5% (to 1,768) per year the number of closed fiduciary investigations of employee pension plans where assets are restored, prohibited transactions are corrected, participant benefits are recovered, or plan assets are protected from mismanagement and risk of future loss is reduced

Increase by 5% (to 1,993) per year the number of closed investigations of employee pension plans where assets are restored, prohibited transactions are corrected, participant benefits are recovered, or plan assets are protected from mismanagement and risk of future loss is reduced

Performance Goal 2.1D

Increase by 2.5% (to 349) per year the number of closed fiduciary investigations of employee health and welfare plans where assets are restored, prohibited transactions are corrected, participant benefits are recovered, or plan assets are protected from mismanagement and risk of future loss is reduced.

Increase by 5% (to 620) per year the number of closed investigations of employee health and welfare plans where assets are restored, prohibited transactions are corrected, participant benefits are recovered, or plan assets are protected from mismanagement and risk of future loss is reduced.

Outcome Goal 2.2: Protect Worker Benefits—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 2.2A

Unemployed workers receive fair UI benefit eligibility determinations and timely benefit payments.

Make timely and accurate benefit payments to and facilitate the reemployment of Unemployed Workers and set up Unemployment insurance (UI) tax accounts promptly for new employers.

  • Payment Timeliness: 91% of all intrastate first payments will be made within 14 to 21 days;
  • Payment Accuracy: establish a baseline to improve Unemployment Insurance accuracy nationwide;
  • Reemployment of UI Claimants: establish a baseline to increase the entered employment rate of Unemployment Insurance claimants; and
  • Establishment of UI Tax Accounts: 80% of new employers will receive a determination about their UI tax liability within 90 days of the end of the first quarter they become liable for the tax.

Performance Goal 2.2B

Promptly review applications for foreign labor certifications to ensure that aliens admitted to work under foreign labor certification will not adversely affect domestic workers’ wages or working conditions.

Promptly review employer applications for foreign labor certifications. In Fiscal Year 2002:
95% of labor condition applications for the H-1B professional/specialty temporary program will be processed within seven days of receipt.

Performance Goal 2.2C

FY 2002: Increase by 2% (to $67 million) benefit recoveries achieved through the assistance of Pension Benefit Advisors.

No change

Performance Goal 2.2D

Increase by 1% the number of workers who are covered by a pension plan sponsored by their employer, particularly women, minorities and workers in small businesses.

Dropped

Performance Goal 2.2E > 2.2D

Return Federal employees to work following an injury as early as appropriate indicated by a 4% reduction from the FY 2000 baseline in the average number of production days lost due to disability.

See new performance goal below

Performance Goal 2.2F > 2.2D

Produce $122 million in cumulative first-year savings (FY 1999-FY 2002) in the FECA program through Periodic Roll Management.

See new performance goal below

Performance Goal 2.2G > 2.2D

In the FECA program, reduce the overall average medical service cost per case (adjusted for inflation) by .5% versus the FY 2000 baseline. Reduce the average annual cost for physical therapy cases by .5% through focus reviews of services charged.

See new performance goal below

New Performance Goal 2.2D

 

Minimize the human, social, and financial impact of work-related injuries for workers and their families. In FY 2002: ….

Performance Goal 2.2H > 2.2E

Reduce the average processing time to 3 years to send benefit determinations to participants in defined benefit pension plans taken over by PBGC.

No change

Outcome Goal 2.3: Provide Worker Retraining—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 2.3A

Increase the employment, retention, and earnings replacement of individuals registered under the WIA dislocated worker program.

Change to indicators

Performance Goal 2.3B

Increase the employment, retention, and earnings replacement of workers dislocated in important part because of trade and who receive trade adjustment assistance benefits.

Change to indicators

Outcome Goal 3.1: Reduce Workplace Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 3.1A

Reduce the number of mine fatalities and non-fatal injury rate to below the average for the previous five years

Reduce the number of mine fatalities by 15% and non-fatal injury incidence rate by 17% below the projected baseline

Performance Goal 3.1B

Reduce by 5% the percentage of coal dust and silica dust samples that are out of compliance for coal mines and metal and nonmetal high risk mining occupations, respectively.

Reduce the percentage of respirable coal dust samples exceeding the applicable standards by 5% for designated occupations and reduce the percentage of silica dust samples in metal and nonmetal mines exceeding the applicable standards by 5% for high risk occupations, and reduce the percentage of noise exposures above the citation level in all mines by 5%.

Performance Goal 3.1C

Reduce three of the most significant types of workplace injuries and causes of illnesses by 15%.

Reduce three of the most significant types of workplace injuries and causes of illnesses by 15 percent per year.

Performance Goal 3.1D

Reduce injuries and illnesses by 15% in five industries characterized by high-hazard workplaces.

Reduce injury and illness incidencerates by 10 percent per year from the previous year's rate in four industries characterized by high-hazard workplaces.

Performance Goal 3.1E

Reduce injuries and illnesses (LWDII) by 20% in at least 100,000 workplaces where OSHA initiates an intervention.

No change

Performance Goal 3.1F

Decrease fatalities in the construction industry by 15%, by focusing on the four leading causes of fatalities (falls, struck-by, crushed-by, and electrocutions and electrical injuries).

No change

Performance Goal 3.1G

FY 2002: Reduce injuries and illnesses by 15% at work sites engaged in voluntary, cooperative relationships with DOL.

Dropped

Outcome Goal 3.2 Foster Equal Opportunity Workplaces—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 3.2A

Federal contractors achieve equal opportunity workplaces as demonstrated by: …

Change in indicators

Performance Goal 3.2B

States that receive DOL financial assistance under the Workforce Investment Act provide benefits and services in a nondiscriminatory manner as evidenced by: …

No change

Outcome Goal 3.3: Support a Greater Balance Between Work and Family—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 3.3A

Increase employment and access to quality child care by increasing the number of registered child care apprenticeship programs and the number of newly registered child care apprentices.

Dropped

Outcome Goal 3.4 : Reduce Exploitation of Child Labor and Address
Core International Labor Standards Issues—Performance Goals (Changed to Outcome Goal 3.3)

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal 3.3A

Reduce exploitative child labor by promoting international efforts and targeting focused initiatives in selected countries …

Change to indicators

Performance Goal 3.3B

Advance workers’ protections and economic status in developing countries…

No Change

Outcome Goal FM: Maintain the Integrity and Stewardship of the Department’s Financial Resources—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal FM1

All DOL financial systems meet the standards set in the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA) and the Government Management Reform Act (GMRA

No change

Performance Goal FM2

DOL meets all new accounting standards issued by the Federal Accounting Systems Advisory Board (FASAB) including the Managerial Cost Accounting Standard.

No change

Outcome Goal IT: Improve Organizational Performance and Communication through Effective Deployment of IT Resources—Performance Goal

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal IT1

Improve automated access to administrative and program systems, services and information.

No change

Outcome Goal HR: Establish DOL as a Model Workplace—Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal HR1

The right people are in the right place at the right time to carry out the mission of the Department.

No change

Performance Goal HR2

Reduce the rate of lost production days by two percent (i.e., number of days employees spend away from work due to injuries and illnesses).

No change

Performance Goal HR3

Reduce the overall occurrence of injuries and illnesses for DOL employees by 5 percent, and improve the timeliness of filing injury/illness claims by 5 percent.

No change

Outcome Goal PR: Improve Procurement Management--Performance Goals

Original Goal

Revised Goal

Performance Goal PR1

Complete public-private or direct conversion competitions on not less than the five percent of the FTE listed on the DOL’s Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR) listings.

No change

New Performance Goal PR2

Award contracts over $25,000 using Performance-Based Contracting Services (PBSC) techniques for not less than 20 percent of total eligible service contracting dollars.


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