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Accountability

Section 116 of WIOA establishes performance accountability indicators and performance reporting requirements to assess the effectiveness of States and local areas in achieving positive outcomes for individuals served by the workforce development system’s six core programs. These six core programs are --

  • the Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs authorized under WIOA title I and administered by the Department of Labor; 
  • the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) program, authorized under WIOA title II and administered by the U. S. Department of Education; 
  • the Employment Service program authorized under the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended by WIOA title III and administered by Department of Labor; and, 
  • the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program authorized under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA title IV and administered by the U. S. Department of Education.

Under section 116(b)(2)(A) of WIOA, there are six primary indicators of performance:

 

The percentage of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program (for title I Youth, the indicator is the percentage of participants in education or training activities, or in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit)

The percentage of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the fourth quarter after exit from the program (for title I Youth, the indicator is the percentage of participants in education or training activities, or in unsubsidized employment during the fourth quarter after exit).

The median earnings of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program.

The percentage of those participants enrolled in an education or training program (excluding those in on-the-job training (OJT) and customized training) who attain a recognized postsecondary credential or a secondary school diploma, or its recognized equivalent, during participation in or within one year after exit from the program. A participant who has attained a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent is included in the percentage of participants who have attained a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent only if the participant also is employed or is enrolled in an education or training program leading to a recognized postsecondary credential within one year after exit from the program.

The percentage of program participants who, during a program year, are in an education or training program that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential or employment and who are achieving measurable skill gains, defined as documented academic, technical, occupational, or other forms of progress, towards such a credential or employment. See OCTAE Program Memo 17-2 for more information.

WIOA sec. 116(b)(2)(A)(i)(VI) requires the Departments to establish a primary indicator of performance for effectiveness in serving employers.