ERIC Number: ED457361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Policy Workgroup: Final Report and Recommendations.
Wandner, Stephen A., Ed.; Messenger Jon C., Ed.; Schwartz, Suzanne, Ed.
The Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) was a program established in states by regulation of the federal government to profile Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients who were most likely to exceed their time limits for UI and to give those recipients training in job search methods. The WPRS Policy Workgroup was established in January 1998 to examine the WPRS system as it had evolved from 1994-98 and to provide recommendations to improve its quality and to make it more effective in achieving its ultimate goal--enabling dislocated workers to find new jobs as rapidly as possible at wages comparable to their prior wages. The workgroup developed recommendations for improvement in WPRS to address seven major topics: (1) modeling and model use; (2) how to profile; (3) who and when to refer to reemployment services; (4) what services and how many services to provide; (5) program linkages between the Unemployment Insurance, Wagner-Peyser Act (employment service) and dislocated worker programs; (6) adequacy of funding; and (7) communication, feedback systems, and reporting. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Compliance (Legal), Dislocated Workers, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Federal Regulation, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Partnerships in Education, Profiles, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Retraining, State Programs, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance
For full text: http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/fulltext/document.asp?docn=6153.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy and Research.
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