U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

Perf Standards

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TP

ISSUE DATE

October 16, 1998

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE

:

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 12-97, CHANGE 4

 

TO

:

ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS

 

FROM

:

DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management

 

SUBJECT

:

Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Updated Performance Standards Worksheets

  1. Purpose. To transmit updated economic data for use with performance standards model adjustment worksheets for Program Years (PY) 1998 and 1999 pertaining to the JTPA Titles II-A, II-C, III, and Section 204 (d).

  2. Background. Change 2 to TEGL 12-97 transmitted performance standards worksheets used to apply the optional Department of Labor adjustment methodology to derive SDA-specific performance standards. Change 3 to this TEGL was issued to provide corrected worksheets after errors were discovered in two of the adjustment factors. Change 4 provides updated economic data for Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) in accordance with current configurations. SDA configurations changed in some States to the extent that prior year's SDA groupings are no longer accurate.

    The number of economic adjustment factors considered in the model has dropped from seven to six, as reflected in the updated economic data. The "population density" variable was dropped from the model in accordance with requests from users. Economic data provided here are consistent with the current performance standards worksheets.

  3. Action Required. State liaisons are requested to distribute this Change 4 to appropriate officials within the State who need such information, especially those States which have changed SDA configurations for PY 1998.

  4. Inquiries. Questions concerning this issuance may be directed to Valerie Lloyd at (202) 219-5487 ext. 107. Additional information can be found on the website: http//www.doleta.gov/ETA/research/nation.htm.

  5. Attachments. JTPA 1996 Economic Data (in PY 98 configurations)