ERIC Number: ED317642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Working it Out: An Anthology of State and Local Performance Management Strategies Designed To Increase Service to Youth At Risk of Chronic Unemployment. [Report from the Region V, Youth Performance Management Task Force.]
Department of Labor, Chicago, IL. Region V.; Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.
This document is the first volume of a two-volume resource guide to help states and localities take advantage of new Federal initiatives to increase services to youth under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). It summarizes the performance management principles and options available to program administrators identified in discussion papers (the second volume comprises those discussion papers and provides examples of existing policies), and emphasizes the need for JTPA Service Delivery Area (SDA) administrators to collaborate with service providers to develop competency and contracting systems tied to effective local program designs. The following state-level policy actions are discussed: (1) selecting and setting performance standards; (2) establishing incentive policies; (3) increasing coordination among youth agencies; (4) making effective use of discretionary grants; and (5) providing technical assistance. The following local-level issues are discussed: (1) defining at-risk youth and employability; (2) developing multi-tiered service delivery systems; (3) designing youth-centered competency-based programs; (4) encouraging high performance through contracting; and (5) making effective use of Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Four charts are included. Examples of service contracting materials used in Los Angeles and Michigan are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Chicago, IL. Region V.; Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982