Workforce Development

The Alignment of Workforce Performance Measures and Policymaker Needs in Ten Leading-edge States

The Alignment of Workforce Performance Measures and Policymaker Needs in Ten Leading-edge States

Researcher(s):Dan O'Shea, Sarah Looney and Christopher T. King
Date:
March 2004
Publication Type:
Full Report (PDF)

Abstract: Researchers at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources highlighted selected promising approaches from ten states: California, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. From the existing performance measurement and management landscape, researchers examined seven key areas of interest to policy and program leaders participating in the Integrated Performance Information (IPI) Project including: outcomes for employers and the economy; labor market outcomes for program participants; social welfare outcomes; customer satisfaction; skills gains; return on investment; and subgroup and comparative information. For much of this discussion, RMC researchers utilized findings from two recent reports to be suggestive of what states are doing, rather than being comprehensive.

 

Integrated Performance Information for Workforce Development: Framing the Issues

Integrated Performance Information for Workforce Development: Framing the Issues

Researcher(s):Christopher T. King and Dan O'Shea
Date Published:
December 2003
Publication Type:
Full Report (PDF)

Abstract: Researchers at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources surveyed the existing performance measurement and management landscape for workforce development programs in the United States by examining the input from some of the states participating in the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Integrated Performance Information Project. The data describes what is required to support integrated information on the results of workforce investment programs and the One-Stop system. To frame this issue, the researchers presented their findings in this report and highlighted key issues that need to be addressed in the effort to develop an integrated approach and briefly lists some important challenges and caveats.

 

Non-federal Workforce System Performance Measures in the States: Overview

Non-federal Workforce System Performance Measures in the States: Overview

Researcher(s):
Dan O'Shea, Sarah Looney and Christopher T. King
Date:
December 2003
Publication Type:
Full Report (PDF); Executive Summary (PDF)

Abstract: Researchers from the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin (RMC), working closely with the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices, conducted interviews and reviewed pertinent documentation with key state administrators and staff of ten states that are recognized leaders in the area of workforce performance measurement and management. This report is an overview of the experiences of those states with the design and implementation of non-federal workforce performance measures. These findings are drawn from RMC research profiles of the seven more advanced states (California, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington) and briefs of the three states (Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania) that remained in a relatively early phase of development.

 

Non-federal Workforce System Performance Measures in the States: Ten State Profiles

Non-federal Workforce System Performance Measures in the States: Ten State Profiles

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.

 

The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: Overview of Findings from a Field Network Study: Interim Report

The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: Overview of Findings from a Field Network Study: Interim Report

Researcher(s):Burt S. Barnow and Christopher T. King
Date:
July 2003
Publisher:
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, NY
Publication Type:
Full Report (PDF)

 


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