Starting in FY 2018, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) participant reporting is conducted through the Participant Integrated Reporting Layout (PIRL). In FY 2009 through FY 2017, TAA participant reporting was conducted through the Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR). For information on how TAA reports performance measures, visit the TAA Performance Reporting page.
PIRL Reporting Basics
These resources provide an introduction to TAA participant reporting through the Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) which is submitted to the Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS).
TAA participant reporting uses a three-tier methodology for ensuring data quality: (1) edit checks ensure that PIRL data is properly formatted and has logical consistency between elements, (2) TAA Data Integrity (TAADI) is used to address data and programmatic issues around reporting expectations, and (3) data validation ensures that states have a process of checking that their data is supported by appropriate documentation subject to review by the Department. Below, you can find documentation for 1 and 3. TAADI has its own section.
TAA Data Integrity (TAADI)
Below are resources regarding the TAA Data Integrity process. New to TAADI? Here is a learning plan for understanding TAADI and its measures.
TAA Performance Reporting
The TAA Program uses five primary indicators of performance. A discussion about the general performance measures is available here. The description, methodology, and operational parameters can be found in TEGL No. 10-16, Change 2. Details on how the TAA program differs from WIOA primary indicators can be found in TEGL No. 14-18, Attachment 10. Some measures, such as Credential Attainment and Measurable Skills Gains, were subsequently modified in the OMB 1205-0521 modification of 6/2018, here. Additional resources that might be helpful include:
TAA Reporting FAQ Sheets
The following FAQ sheets provide detailed information on common questions across TAA reporting topics.