The state continues to lack a unified system for data collection and sharing, and a common intake system across core partners. There needs to be an improvement in coordination of service delivery across programs and partners, of which a statewide, unified system would address.
- Shrinking state VR funding since 2008, and the inability to fully match federal sec. 110 Rehabilitation Act grant funds. (Page 45)
8. The development of strategies for aligning technology and data systems across one-stop partner programs to enhance service delivery and improve efficiencies in reporting on performance accountability measures (including the design and implementation of common intake, data collection, case management information, performance accountability measurement and reporting processes, and the incorporation of local input into such design and implementation to improve the coordination of services across one-stop partner programs). (Page 74)
Describe any/all data collection/reporting processes that are used for all programs and activities, including those present in the one-stop centers.
WIOA Title I: Adult, Dislocated Workers and Youth Programs
WIOA Title III: Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 Programs
NJCOS, a partner of the America‘s One-Stop Operating System (AOSOS) consortium of states, is a one-stop management information system designed to meet the core business needs of state workforce investment systems. NJCOS allows data to be recorded and shared by state and local partner programs that comprise the Nevada JobConnect system. The system supports both customer self-service and mediated case management services, and contains all necessary components to meet the data-collection needs of all one-stop program partners under WIOA, labor exchange and Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) components to meet reporting requirements. (Page 105)
As the state administrator for Title I and the responsible entity for Titles III and IV of WIOA, DETR aligns its information technologies for the workforce system in Nevada with NDE, DHSS’s DWSS division, the state board, and the two local boards to establish efficient and effective interfaces across core WIOA programs, which include: Wagner-Peyser, unemployment insurance, vocational rehabilitation, youth and adult education and literacy, TANF employment and training. The efforts include integration into a common intake case management and reporting system that will reduce limitations on data collections; result in more complete data; provide partner accessibility to employment, education, training, and client support services information; enable data exchange; coordinate appropriate referrals for services according to customer needs; provide support for reporting responsibilities that are required by state and federal laws; provide evidence-based, data-driven and accountable workforce development data to workforce development stakeholders and policymakers; provide automatic and real-time data calculations; eliminate duplicative data entries; and, increase the state’s ability to successfully implement WIOA. (Page 131)
Describe how the state board will assist the governor in aligning technology and data systems across mandatory one-stop partner programs - including design and implementation of common intake, data collection, etc. - and how such alignment will improve service delivery to individuals, including unemployed individuals.
A statewide workforce integrated accountability system will facilitate common intake and data collection across core programs and required one-stop partner programs, and will improve program services and reduce manual efforts and inefficiencies to benefit Nevada’s job seekers, employers, trainers, educators, and staff. Through the establishment of a common intake system wherein clients can apply across agencies for services, the Nevada workforce system will increase federal and state compliance and upgrade antiquated technologies through the modernization of the current workforce system. (Page 132)