TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
June 14, 2004
|TO||:||ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
Office of Policy Development, Evaluation and Research
|SUBJECT||:||Release and Availability of ETA OP 2004-04: What Can We Expect Under Personal Reemployment Accounts? Predictions and Procedures|
Purpose. To announce the release and availability of the ETA Occasional Paper 2004-04: What Can We Expect Under Personal Reemployment Accounts? Predictions and Procedures
Background. The ETA Occasional Paper series contains final reports on research, pilots, demonstrations and evaluations commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It is our goal to assist the national workforce investment system in preparing our nation's workforce for the 21st Century economy. Research, demonstration and evaluation projects provide knowledge upon which to formulate decisions that will continue to build an innovative and demand-driven workforce training system.
Publication Description. ETA Occasional Paper 2004-04: Release and Availability of ETA OP 2004-04: What Can We Expect Under Personal Reemployment Accounts? Predictions and Procedures. The study addresses important questions and issues to consider for implementing Personal Reemployment Accounts (PRAs). As a result, it can serve as a useful took for ETA staff and state and local administrators.
This study addresses three broad questions:
What is the likely impact of the reemployment bonus feature of PRAs on the recipients? The study looks at the predicted bonus receipt rates, predicted impacts on UI receipt rates, predicted impacts on UI receipt, and changes in client behavior to make claims for services or reemployment bonuses in response to the availability of a PRA.
How do states and local areas set the amount and decide who will receive an offer? The study looks at the important issues related to setting the PRA amount and defining eligibility for PRAs.
What procedures will local areas use to offer the PRAs and manage and monitor the use of the accounts? The study identifies some key challenges associated with PRA implementation, such as the responsibilities of the state and local areas; identifying recipients and making the offers; operating the program, e.g., processing bonus claims, processing expenditure requests, managing the accounts; and finally, collecting data on the program.
Inquiries. To view an abstract of this publication as well as to download the full report or an executive summary as a PDF, visit the ETA Occasional Paper series Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/reports/searcheta/occ
For further information about this report, please contact Janet Javar at 202/693-3677; or write: Division of Research and Demonstrations, Office of Policy Development, Evaluation and Research, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Rm N5637, Washington, DC, 20210.
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Washington, DC 20210