Wage records

DC Council Unanimously Passes Workforce Data Bill

Jenna Leventoff
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In February 2018, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed B22-0401, the Workforce Development System Transparency Act, and the bill was enacted in March 2018. This bill requires the District’s Workforce Investment Council (WIC) to create a guide detailing the District’s spending on workforce development and adult education programs, as well as the performance outcomes of those programs.

President’s Budget Eliminates Key Data Grants, Proposes New Access to Wage Data

Christina Pena
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Trump Administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 on February 12. The budget eliminates two state grant programs that WDQC has supported for connecting education and workforce data. In one bright spot, however, the budget proposes expanding access to wage data for performance measurement and evidence-based policymaking.

Funding proposals related to workforce data include:

MT Releases Report on Postsecondary Labor Market Outcomes and Supply/Demand

Jenna Leventoff
Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) released a new report entitled "Meeting State Worker Demand: A report on the Labor Market Outcomes for Montana Colleges." The report answers two particularly important questions:

          (1) Are Montana’s colleges producing enough graduates to meet employer demand? and

Utah Bill Bolsters Workforce Data

Jenna Leventoff
Monday, April 3, 2017

New legislation, UT SB 194, replaces Utah’s longitudinal data system, the Utah Data Alliance (UDA) with the Utah Data Research Center (UDRC). In doing so, this bill changes the system’s governance model, builds the state’s research capacity, institutionalizes inter-agency data sharing, and promotes data use.

RI Uses UI Records and LMI to Make Dislocated Worker Determination

Jenna Leventoff
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In December 2016, Rhode Island’s Governor’s Workforce Board passed a new policy clarifying the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)’s definition of “dislocated worker.” Under this new definition, the state estimates that more than twice as many dislocated workers will be eligible to receive services paid for by federal grant funds already awarded to the state.