The accuracy and reliability of program reports submitted by states and grantees using Federal funds are fundamental elements of good public administration, and are necessary tools for maintaining and demonstrating system integrity. The President's Management Agenda to improve the management and performance of the Federal government has emphasized the importance of complete information for program monitoring and improving program results. To that end, ETA introduced Data Validation (DV) in 2003 to help states and grantees ensure that their reported performance accurately reflects their experiences.

Data Validation Guidance

TEGL 23-19, Change 1 (October 25, 2022)

Guidance for Validating Required Performance Data Submitted by Grant Recipients of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Programs. This guidance provides information to grant recipients of the U.S. Department of Labor workforce programs, including states, and provides guidelines for grant recipients to use in developing procedures for ensuring the data submitted for performance reporting are valid and reliable.

TEGL 07-18  (December 19, 2018)

Guidance for Validating Jointly Required Performance Data Submitted under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This guidance provides information to States and grantees of the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) (collectively "the Departments") on the performance accountability system requirements set forth in section 116 of WIOA. Specifically, this guidance provides information about the guidelines States must use in developing procedures for ensuring the data submitted are valid and reliable.

Archived Data Validation