The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Performance website will assist you in understanding how the workforce system measures, reports, and evaluates performance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). ETA oversees the performance accountability provision of WIOA to obtain valid, accurate, and comparable results across states to inform policy and program decision making. ETA coordinates with the Department of Education on the establishment of WIOA indicators of performance, manages the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI), and oversees the maintenance of wage record exchange systems for state and other grantees to verify performance outcomes. The Performance website provides content on these three primary focus areas and resources to help grantees and stakeholders access information on WIOA results, reporting, and guidance.
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Common Performance Reporting OMB Control No. 1205-0526.” The complete Federal Register Notice can be accessed at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-09/pdf/2020-14790.pdf
Contents of the ICR:
- Supporting Statement
- WIOA Statewide Performance Report Template and WIOA Local Performance Report Template (ETA-9169)
- WIOA Joint Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) (ETA-9170)
- WIOA Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Performance Report Specifications and WIOA Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Performance Report Definitions (ETP-9171)
- TEGL 23-19: Guidance for Validating Required Performance Data Submitted by Grant Recipients of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Programs
- Release 3.0: PIRL Reporting Online Resource
- Credential Attainment Decision Tree Tool
- TEN 25-19: Understanding Postsecondary Credentials in the Public Workforce System
- TEN 24-19: Eligible Training Provider Reporting and Data Publication
- WIPS Release Notes (June 5, 2020)
- WIPS Edit Checks Logical Rules (June 12, 2020)
WIOA Performance Results at a Glance
|Program Year 2018 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)|
|WIOA Adult||WIOA Dislocated Worker||WIOA Youth||Wagner-Peyser|
|Primary Indicators of Performance|
|Employment Rate in the 2nd Quarter after Exit*||71.3%||70.9%||73.1%||68.3%|
|Employment Rate in the 4th Quarter after Exit*||70.9%||71.7%||72.6%||67.9%|
|Median Earnings in the 2nd Quarter after Exit||$6,170||$7,377||$3,326||$5,789|
|Credential Attainment Rate**||62.3%||66.6%||62.6%||---|
|Measurable Skill Gains**||48.0%||43.5%||47.0%||---|
*This indicator also includes those who entered into a training or education program for the Youth program.
**Credential Rate and Measurable Skill Gains do not apply to the Wagner-Peyser program.
Source: PY 2018 WIOA National Performance Summary (April 21, 2020)
Note: The Effectiveness in Serving Employers indicator of performance has not yet been defined. The Departments of Labor and Education are currently piloting three approaches with states and will establish an official indicator in subsequent guidance. For information on these pilot measures and the other indicators please refer to the Primary Indicators of Performance resource page.
Denali entered the WIOA Youth program during her transitional phase of treatment for opiate addiction after a year and a half at an in-patient facility. Denali had dropped out of school in the seventh grade due to her addiction. Prior to the WIOA Youth program she had never held a job, had no career direction, and lacked basic adult life skills. Through a partnership between MYHouse, Nine Star, and Cook Inlet Tribal Council, the Youth program provided transitional housing and peer support to Denali. She enrolled in the Adult Basic Education program and earned her GED, gained work experience training at the MYHouse café, earned her barista certification, and developed positive work skills. Denali completed management training and is now employed as the sole café manager, responsible for training new interns and operations management.
Figure 1 shows the changes in the number of participants for each program from PY 2016 through PY 2018. The WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, and Wagner-Peyser programs served over 5 million participants in PY 2018. The downward trend in participants continues in PY 2018 for the Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Wagner-Peyser programs. This trend is consistent with the trend in the national unemployment rate during this period. The WIOA Youth program, which is less tied to economic conditions, had an increase in participants in PY 2018.