The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) held a public hearing on October 21, 2016, in Washington, DC.  The public hearing provided an opportunity for interested stakeholder to present their views on issues relevant to the Commission’s charge established in Public Law 114-140.  Two other hearings are planned for the Midwest and West Coast regions in early 2017.

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The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), in cooperation with the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, held a 2.5-day course October 11-13 in Arlington, Virginia. The training included an introduction to LMI and basic analytical methods that support state and regional workforce development strategies. To learn more, please visit C2ER's website.


The Association of Public Data Users, the Council for Community and Economic Research, and the LMI Institute co-sponsored a two-day data visualization training class on September 15th and 16th in Arlington, VA.  This training focused on key concepts about data visualization as well as tips for using readily available software like Excel and Tableau. Visit the event webpage to learn more.


This webinar (recording and slides) provided an overview of data issues related to the new Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Act Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) reporting measures. It addressed information on which data sets that might be used for reporting measures, which agencies commonly hold these data sets, and what type of agreements need to be in place...


The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) held its annual conference in Alexandria, Virginia, September 13-14. Featured speakers included: Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); John Thompson, Director of the Census Bureau; Erica Groshen, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); Bill Frey, author of the Diversity Explosion. For more information about the conference, please visit...


The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) held a meeting on "Key Issues for Considering Privacy in the Commission's Charge." During the meeting, the Commissioners heard presentations from experts on key privacy, confidentiality, and data security issues.

For more information, please visit the CEP website hosted by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Data on which students are earning certifications awarded by industry, and the impact of certifications on employment and earnings, has been limited. The Certification Data Exchange Project is matching third-party industry certification data with state education and workforce data to learn which students take certification exams, which students earn certifications,...


The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking held its first public meeting at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building, Room NAS-120 at 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 22, 2016. To see the preliminary agenda, and information on attending and submitting comments to the Commission, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's website. For more background information and...


The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) held its first public meeting July 13-14, 2016 in Washington, DC. For more information about the meeting, see this Federal Register Notice and also the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration page on WIAC.


This National Skills Coalition webinar provided a preliminary analysis of the final Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations, and how they will impact states and other stakeholders. WDQC Director Rachel Zinn joined the session to provide an overview of implications for workforce data. Please visit NSC's event page to view the webinar recording and slidedeck...