Researcher(s):Dan O'Shea, Sarah Looney and Christopher T. King
Date: December 2003
Publication Type: Full Report (PDF)
Abstract: The past decade found many state and local workforce leaders questioning how well their education, training, and economic development efforts were preparing individuals for successful livelihoods, adding value to business, and generally improving the quality of life in American communities. So, researchers prepared this report profiling the experiences of ten states with the design and implementation of non-federal workforce performance measures. Researchers from the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin (RMC) conducted an environmental scan of practitioners and researchers to select a sample of states recognized for leadership in the area of performance measurement. The ten states are: California, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. Additional information about promising practices in performance measurement process design, implementation, and evaluation can be found in the comprehensive report, Non-federal Workforce System Performance Measures: Overview, which accompanies this volume.