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DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE

Workforce Development

Beth Townsend, Director

Mission Statement:
Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) contributes to the economic security of Iowa's workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.

Helping Iowans earn good wages
Putting Iowans to work
Sustaining Iowans' employment
Preparing Iowa youth age (14-21) for Iowa's Workforce
Average number of days from Workers Comp petition to decision


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Highlighted Measure:

Helping Iowans earn good wages.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development

WIA=Workforce Investment Act

 

Updated 09/22/2016

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Average Quarterly Earnings

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Average Quarterly Earnings

Why this is important:
The average wage of people of various backgrounds who receive employment and training services is a good indication of the quality of their services and the types of jobs available to them in Iowa.

  • WIA Adult - The Workforce Investment Act program for Adults offers several types of services including job training for low-income participants.
  • WIA Dislocated Workers - This Workforce Investment Act program provides training and other services to workers who are affected by layoffs or plant closings.
  • Employment Services - This measures the effectiveness of job search assistance services provided through IWD's statewide network of offices.

NOTE: These programs operate based on federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 2014, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2015.


What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

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Highlighted Measure:

Putting Iowans to work.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Division of Workforce Development Services Administration

WIA-Workforce Investment Act

Updated 09/22/2016

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Entered Employment Rate

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Entered Employment Rate

Why this is important:
The success that people of various backgrounds who receive employment and training services have in finding jobs is a good indication of the quality of the services they received.

  • WIA Adult - The Workforce Investment Act program for Adults offers several types of services including job training for low-income participants.
  • WIA Dislocated Workers - This Workforce Investment Act program provides training and other services to workers who are affected by layoffs or plant closings.

NOTE: These programs operate based on a federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 20012, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2013.

What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

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Highlighted Measure:

Sustaining Iowans' employment.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Division of Workforce Development Services Administration

WIA-Workforce Investment Act

Updated 09/22/2016

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Retention Rate

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Job Retention Rate

Why this is important:
The ability that people of various backgrounds who receive employment and training services have in retaining jobs is a good indication of the quality of services they received.

  • WIA Adult - The Workforce Investment Act program for Adults offers several types of services including job training for low-income participants.
  • WIA Dislocated Workers - This Workforce Investment Act program provides training and other services to workers who are affected by layoffs or plant closings.

NOTE: These programs operate based on federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 2014, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2015.


What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

Highlighted Measure:

Preparing Iowa youth age (14-21) for Iowa's Workforce.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Workforce Center Administration

WIA-Workforce Investment Act

Updated 09/22/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated 09/22/2016

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Retention Rate

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Job Retention Rate

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Job Retention Rate

Why this is important:
WIA Youth Placement in Employment or Education Rate - the percent of youth who are employed, enrolled in post-secondary education, or enrolled in advanced training following employment and training services is a good indication of the quality of their services.

WIA Youth Attainment of a Degree or Certificate - the percent of eligible youth who attain a high school diploma, GED, or skill certificate after receiving employment and training services is a good indication of the quality of their services.

WIA Youth Literacy Numeracy Rate - the percent of eligible out of school youth who advance an educational functioning level after receiving employment and training services is a good indication of the quality of their services.

NOTE: These programs operate based on federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 2014, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2015.


What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

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Highlighted Measure:

Resolving Workers' Compensation petitions.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Division of Workers' Compensation

Updated 09/22/2016

GRAPH - OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program

Why this is important:
The average days between the filing of a petition and the day a decision is rendered by the Division of Workers' Compensation determines how long an injured worker must wait to receive compensation for the injury sustained on the job.


What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development is improving performance in all programs by streamlining processes and applying technology as appropriate.

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