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Disability-Related Reporting in the Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL)

LEAD Center
LEAD Center | September 2020 | Report/Brief

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to report a number of key elements related to disability. These data elements, if properly understood and collected, can help states improve the quality of reporting and services for participants with disabilities. To help states better understand their reporting, and make changes to enhance the accuracy of the data, the LEAD Center analyzed disability-related reporting data from the Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL). This analysis shed light on specific PIRL data elements that are or are not being reported, as well as how reporting varies by geography. Rates of reporting are summarized on disability-related elements for participants of the WIOA, Wagner-Peyser (WP), and Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) programs from July 2016 to April 2019, and how this varies by states, counties, and ETA regions.

To discover the status of reporting in any state or local area, use the accompanying interactive data visualization – http://drivedisabilityemployment.org/wioareporting.