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

CLASSIFICATION

JPTA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TP

ISSUE DATE

March 19, 1998

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 32-97
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Evaluation of Workers Profiling and Reemployment Services Systems

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the publication and distribution of Evaluation of Workers Profiling and Reemployment Services Systems.

  2. Background. Public Law 103-152 amending the Social Security Act, requires that States establish a system of profiling new UI claimants. This law also called for the Secretary of Labor to report to Congress on the operation and effectiveness of the UI profiling systems and requirements for participation in reemployment services under the law. The specific goals of this report are to:

    1. Describe the ways that all States have implemented Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) systems, including:

      • Coordination among partnering agencies.

      • Identification and selection of claimants at risk of benefit exhaustion.

      • Providing reemployment services.

      • Obtaining feedback about the extent that profiled and referred claimants meet their participation requirements.

      • Identifying different strategies for implementing and operating WPRS systems that may influence the effectiveness of WPRS systems.

    2. Determine the effectiveness of early WPRS systems within the five States that received prototype funding and the sixth test State for the prototype DOL profiling model which also implemented WPRS early. Specifically, we report on the effectiveness of WPRS in:

      • Increasing receipt of reemployment services among those likely to exhaust their UI benefits.

      • Providing early intervention by referring claimants to services early in their period of unemployment.

      • Reducing receipt of UI and the extent that UI benefits are exhausted.

      • Increasing subsequent employment and earnings of UI claimants.

    3. Provide recommendations to enhance the ability of WPRS systems to meet the goals of the WPRS legislation.

    This report is based on data from two primary sources: a survey of all State administrators about the implementation and operation of WPRS systems, and claimant-level data from the prototype and test States for early WPRS claimants and for a comparable group of claimants who were not referred to WPRS services.

  3. Distribution. Copies of this publication have been sent to all addressees under separate cover. Additional copies are available through the Office of Policy and Research, Dissemination Unit, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N5637, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone number: 202-219-7664 x119.

  4. Inquiries. Questions, comments or suggestions should be addressed to Jon Messenger at the above address or by telephone at: 202-219-8660 x146.

  5. Separate Cover. Evaluation of Workers Profiling and Reemployment Services Systems

 

NOTE: Report not available to DMS