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Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • b. State Operating Systems and Policies

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include a description of the State operating systems and policies that will support the implementation of the State strategy described in section II Strategic Elements.  This includes—

      • 6. Program Data
        • A. Data Alignment and Integration

          Describe the plans of the lead State agencies with responsibility for the administration of the core programs, along with the State Board, to align and integrate available workforce and education data systems for the core programs, unemployment insurance programs, and education through postsecondary education, and to the extent possible, the Combined State Plan partner programs included in this plan.  The description of the State’s plan for integrating data systems should include the State’s goals for achieving integration and any progress to date. 

III. b. 6. A. iv. Describe the State’s plans to develop and produce the reports required under section 116, performance accountability system. (WIOA section 116(d)(2))

Current Narrative:

State Plans to Develop and Produce Reports Required Under WIOA Section 116

The state’s current infrastructure and proposed infrastructure is positioned to meet WIOA reporting requirements. Through collaboration with the vendor of Florida’s online job-matching portal, necessary data files are configured on a quarterly basis for federal reporting and submitted through the Enterprise Data Reporting Validation System. Prior to submission, files are analyzed for data consistency and vetted using internal queries and tracking reports. All reports are reviewed and approved by both DEO and CareerSource Florida staff prior to certification. Florida core partners continue to work toward improving the process via modified data sharing mechanisms and reporting protocols.

There are multiple state agencies in Florida that have administrative responsibility for the WIOA core programs. These include both the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and, Florida Department of Education.  While each of these entities maintains separate participant and financial information systems, the agencies continue to work collaboratively to integrate data across Florida’s workforce development system.

 The Employ Florida Virtual One Stop (VOS) system is based on federal requirements to collect the data for reporting for Title I and III programs.  Each week the Employ Florida vendor, Geographic Solutions, produces the PIRL files.  DEO, on a bi-monthly basis, reviews the data in the files and checks for data issues.  A list of issues or missing data is sent to the respective LWDB Regional Security Officer to be corrected in Employ Florida.  In addition to reviewing the data, the files are uploaded into the Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS) edit checks.  This process is performed on a monthly basis throughout the program year. 

DEO submits the Employer Indicators for both DOE and DEO to WIPS.  DOE provides the required information to DEO which is combined with DEO’s data and then submitted through WIPS. In addition to federal reporting, DEO provides participant and exiter data from the Employ Florida VOS to the Florida Department of Education.  This information is used to develop and produce the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) Annual Outcomes Report.