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Draft WIOA Performance Targets

As part of the biennial plan review under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the state of Washington is required to submit proposed performance levels for the WIOA programs for Title I  Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs covering the next two years. Not all of the new WIOA measures are included in this requirement.

A public comment period on these proposed targets closed May 14. The Workforce Board meets May 23 and is expected to take action on the proposed targets.

 

Title I

  • WIOA Adult – Employment and training services for adults experiencing difficulties in finding employment.
  • WIOA Dislocated Workers - Employment and training services for adults dislocated from jobs in occupations in which they are unlikely to find re-employment.
  • WIOA YouthEmployment, education and training programs for low-income youth.

Comment and recommendations about the proposed performance levels were invited from interested parties and the public at large. Comments will be summarized for the state's Workforce Board which may consider modifying this proposal before it is presented to the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education.

Process for Setting Performance Levels

Performance levels will be finalized after public comment and submitted to the federal Department of Labor. The state will negotiate with the U.S. Departments of Labor or Education to finalize the performance target levels for the year.

These proposed target levels apply to outcomes that will be assessed and reported during two “program years” (PYs). PY18 begins July 1, 2018, and PY 19 begins July 1, 2097.

For all programs, there will be an end-of-year review and revision to adjust the final scoring of performance to account for unanticipated developments and/or for assumptions made in developing targets that turn out to have been incorrect. This is very important in the early years of WIOA implementation.

 

Note that this means that these draft proposals have not been adjusted based on any anticipated change in unemployment rates – because changes in unemployment rate are included in the year-end adjustment process.

 

The program changes that Washington is making in response to changes in flexibility and direction resulting from WIOA are still in the process of implementation. Therefore a large degree of uncertainty remains about results when changes in program features, program coordination, and measures are fully implemented.  Most of the proposed performance targets are therefore quite close to the recent outcomes, measured or estimated, despite the partial level of implementation that they reflect. Some of the targets vary more significantly from the current levels. Those variances are proposed where federal statistical models predict that Washington State outcomes will be different from the current levels.

 

For more information about WIOA and the state WIOA plan, see: http://wtb.wa.gov/WIOA.asp

Definitions of the New Measures – In Brief

  • Rate of Employment in second quarter after exit

  • Median earnings in second quarter after exit

  • Rate of Employment in fourth quarter after exit

  • Percent of those receiving education or training who attain a Credential during participation or within four quarters after exit

 

PROPOSED PY 18 & PY 19 PERFORMANCE LEVELS - STATEWIDE

Title I- WIOA

Working Estimates

ADULT

 

latest Qtr

PROPOSED PY 16

PROPOSED PY 17

2nd Quarter Employment

Required

71.3%

72.0%

72.0%

2nd Quarter Median Earnings

Required

$6,071

$6,019

$6,019

4th Quarter Employment

Required

Unavailable

72.2%

72.2%

Credential- during or by 4th Quarter

Required

73.4%

61.4%

61.4%

Measurable Skill Gain

Waived for this year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISLOCATED WORKER

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Quarter Employment

Required

79.5%

76.7%

76.7%

2nd Quarter Median Earnings

Required

$9,054

$7,700

$7,700

4th Quarter Employment

Required

Unavailable

75.1%

75.1%

Credential- during or by 4th Quarter

Required

80.6%

64.8%

64.8%

Measurable Skill Gain

Waived for this year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH

 

 

 

2nd Quarter Placement

Required

64.9%

63.0%

63.0%

2nd Quarter Median Earnings

Waived for this year

 

 

 

4th Quarter Placement

Required

Unavailable

59.4%

59.4%

Credential - during or by 4th Quarter

Required

50.6%

51.7%

51.7%

Measurable Skill Gain

Waived for this year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staff contact: Dave Pavelchek, Deputy Director | (360) 709-4630

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