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NAWB Workshop: Using Data to DRIVE System Improvements for Individuals with Disabilities

Monday, June 29, 2020
11:00am - 6:00pm ET

This session from the NAWB Conference provided attendees with tools and strategies related to performance reporting requirements under WIOA, with a focus on promoting positive outcomes for people with disabilities. The session reviewed relevant performance data elements and strategies for Boards to ensure data are collected accurately and appropriately. The session also provided an overview of the DRIVE website, a key source of national and state-specific data on employment for people with disabilities.

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.

DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) established a useful resource, the Data and Resources to Inspire a Vision of Employment (DRIVE) website, which allows users to conduct a state comparison/analysis to help guide policy development and set benchmark goals for serving job seekers with disabilities.