The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC) have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that enables ETA's national program grantees access to aggregate wage information through the State Wage Interchange System (SWIS) to calculate performance measure outcomes. This arrangement is the Common Reporting Information System (CRIS).
Currently, the following programs obtain aggregate wage information through CRIS:
- Registered Apprenticeship;
- Indian and Native American ; and
- H-1B Ready to Work.
ETA is currently revising its MOU to enable the following additional ETA national program grantees access to aggregate wage information through CRIS:
- Senior Community Service Employment;
- National Farmworker Jobs;
- Job Corps;
- Reentry Employment Opportunities;
- Other H-1B job training grants; and
- National Dislocated Worker Grant
CRIS Overview Flowchart
CRIS operates as follows:
KDOC serves as an intermediary and accesses aggregate wage information on behalf of ETA’s national and discretionary grantees.
The national and discretionary grantees send participant information to ETA, which sends that information to KDOC. KDOC accesses wage records through the SWIS and then provides aggregate employment outcome information to ETA.
The diagram below depicts a high-level overview of CRIS.
Note: The dashed-lines indicate lack of personally identifiable information.
Only Aggregate data are provided.