ERIC Number: ED458430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Information--Informed Choices: Advancing the Workforce Information System. Secretary of Labor's Workforce Information System Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2001-2005.
Workforce Information Council (DOL), Washington, DC.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 emphasizes the importance of high quality, accessible, and relevant information about the labor market for making sound decisions. In order to help both workers and employers, as well as the government agencies that serve them, the Workforce Information System was created and is being improved. The action plan for serving workforce information customers addresses these three broad priorities: (1) strengthen customer feedback for continuous improvement (conduct customer focus groups, develop state customer satisfaction measurement methods, clearly define and prioritize unmet local data needs, and identify priority improvement actions); (2) work to fill critical data gaps (provide benefits information, generate local skills information, improve local unemployment data, collect occupational skills data, and measure dynamic labor market change); and (3) improve workforce information analysis and delivery (provide access to information analysis and delivery, provide labor market information delivery with other workforce systems, improve occupational informational products, link consumer reports and workforce information delivery, ensure universal access to workforce information, and improve staff skills and tools). The Workforce Information System has been in place for about 2 years; highlights of progress to date are new and expanded workforce information, creating mechanisms for improving the system, communication and outreach, and measuring customer satisfaction. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Information Systems, Delivery Systems, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Statistics, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Occupational Information, Program Development, Program Improvement, Unemployment, User Satisfaction (Information)
For full text: http://www.workforceinfocouncil.org/Documents/Workforce%20Informa tion%20System%20Plan%202001-2005.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Workforce Information Council (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998