NAWB Workshop: Using Data to DRIVE System Improvements for Individuals with Disabilities
On June 29, the LEAD Center provided National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Conference attendees with tools and strategies related to performance reporting requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with a focus on promoting positive outcomes for people with disabilities. The session reviewed relevant performance data elements and strategies for Workforce Boards to ensure data are collected accurately and appropriately. The session also provided an overview of DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) useful resource, the Data and Resources to Inspire a Vision of Employment (DRIVE) website. In 2016, WIOA established primary indicators of performance, which all core WIOA programs are required to report using the Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL). PIRL requirements specifically include reporting outcomes on individuals with disabilities; however, to date no specific guidance has been released on reporting elements for individuals with disabilities.