ERIC Number: ED330791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Effective JTPA Performance Standards Incentive Policies: A Technical Assistance Guide.
Berkeley Planning Associates, CA.; SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
This technical assistance guide was developed to help state policy makers develop performance-standard incentive policies that are effective tools in accomplishing state and federal goals for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs. The guide is organized in three sections. The first section introduces incentive policies as tools to further state and federal JTPA goals, summarizes the federal goals for JTPA, and highlights policy mechanisms available to states to guide the JTPA program. It concludes with a summary of principles that should be followed in designing effective incentive policies. The second section presents a guide to developing incentive policies that address the key questions within each of the four basic elements of incentive policies (emphasizing different outcomes, qualifying for incentive awards, calculating incentive awards, and conditions placed on incentive funds). The third section presents examples of how some states have chosen among these options to develop incentive policies to further JTPA program goals and priorities. Examples from Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Colorado show how a coherent set of program objectives underlies the development of incentive policies in these states and how the design elements described in section 2 can work together. The purpose of the section is to help states develop incentive policies appropriate to their own policy objectives. An appendix provides a weighting procedure to treat standards equally in a composite measure of performance. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Planning Associates, CA.; SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982