- 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—
III. b. 6. C. Use of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Wage Record Data
Explain how the State will meet the requirements to utilize quarterly UI wage records for performance accountability, evaluations, and as a source for workforce and labor market information, consistent with Federal and State law. (This Operational Planning element applies to core programs.)
As mentioned in the previous section (III)(b)(6)(B), Assessment of Participants’ Post-Program Success, the Idaho Department of Labor currently administers both WIOA Title I-B and Title III programs, as well as the Unemployment Insurance program for Idaho. All of the core partners have a current MOU with the Unemployment Insurance program via the Idaho Department of Labor to use wage records from the UI system for WIOA performance reporting and evaluations. These records are used to determine the employment status of program participants after exit from their respective WIOA programs. The results then guide program improvement and system alignment, as well as federal reporting purposes under Section 116.
The Department of Labor’s Communication and Research Division utilizes Idaho’s UI data to conduct a labor market information analysis, which supports the findings under Section (II)(a) of this Plan - Economic, Workforce, and Workforce Development Activities Analysis.