- Program-Specific Requirements for Wagner-Peyser Program (Employment Services)
All Program-Specific Requirements provided for the WIOA core programs in this section must be addressed for either a Unified or Combined State Plan.
- e. Agricultural Outreach Plan (AOP). Each State agency must develop an AOP every four years as part of the Unified or Combined State Plan required under sections 102 or 103 of WIOA. The AOP must include an assessment of need. An assessment need describes the unique needs of farmworkers in the area based on past and projected agricultural and farmworker activity in the State. Such needs may include but are not limited to: employment, training, and housing.
e. 6. C. Data Assessment
Review the previous four years Wagner-Peyser data reports on performance. Note whether the State has been meeting its goals to provide MSFWs quantitatively proportionate services as compared to non-MSFWs. If it has not met these goals, explain why the State believes such goals were not met and how the State intends to improve its provision of services in order to meet such goals.
The provisions and proportionate services to MSFWs in Indiana have been steadily improving over the past 4 years, and in PY 18, the state achieved all of the five equity indicators, showing services provided to MSFWs and non-MSFWs. See the data chart below.
|Equity Indicators||1-Referred to Jobs||2- Provided with a Service||3- Referred to Supportive Services||4-Provided with Career Guidance||5- Job Development Contacts||Achieved Equity:|
|Program Year 2016|
|Program Year 2017|
|Program Year 2018|
Achieving equity occurs when the ratio of MSFWs over non-MSFWs is greater than or equal to one.
The following factors will address equity and ensure that MSFWs receive services on a basis which is qualitatively equivalent and quantitatively proportional to services provided to non-MSFWs. MSFWs who go into a local one-stop center to obtain the full range of employment and training services, include an overview of the complaint system, will receive a full Wagner-Peyser application with the following mandatory referrals to employment opportunity and supportive service. MSFWs will additionally receive services at their local WorkOne with an emphasis on career guidance and job development contacts, if applicable.
MSFWs who are not being reached by the normal intake activities at the local WorkOne will meet with the state’s outreach program specialist, who will explain to MSFWs in their own language the availability of referrals, services, and an overview of the complaint system, as well as a basic summary of farmworker rights. If an MSFW is not able to visit a local WorkOne, outreach staff will enroll MSFW in Wagner-Peyser services, provide appropriate referrals and services in the field, and will then advise the SWA and SMA of the MSFW jobseeker. The SWA will then communicate with the local WorkOne where the MSFW resides to connect and engage that individual with employment and training services at the AJC or other affiliate or access point sites. The SMA will continue to meet and discuss with the SWA ways to improve the delivery of services to MSFWs and the possibility of hiring or promoting additional outreach staff, such as AmeriCorps workers, to achieve equity and appropriate services or MSFW’s.
 Data were retrieved from Performance & Quality Unit.