Performance Accountability for PYs 2020 and 2021

WIOA Core Program Performance Accountability Assessments in PYs 2020 and 2021

On October 27, 2021, RSA issued FAQ-22-01 announcing that the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (the Departments) determined it is appropriate and reasonable for the Department of Labor to begin assessing performance for two performance indicators under WIOA title I and III core programs for PYs 2020 and 2021 in accordance with the phased-in approach to performance assessments described in RSA-TAC-20-02. The Departments, as permitted under section 503(a) of WIOA, have determined it reasonable to delay assessing performance for the purpose of imposing sanctions for the remaining performance indicators to ensure an orderly transition from the requirements of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to those of WIOA

MSG Statistical Adjustment Model (SAM) Used for PYs 2020 & 2021

On February 28, 2020, RSA provided VR agencies with the estimated levels of performance for Measurable Skill Gains (MSG) for PYs 2020 and 2021, as predicted by the SAM. In Excel file format, the SAM includes the coefficients and specific values for each variable for each State. These estimated levels may not be altered for the purposes of negotiations, including any changes in participant characteristics or economic conditions anticipated by the State that would result in changes to the levels predicted by the SAM. Any changes in participant characteristics or economic conditions will be reflected in the SAM by using the actual participant characteristics and economic conditions after the close of each Program Year, and they will not be factored into the negotiations process. The Excel file also includes MSG performance for PYs 2017 and 2018 for each State VR program.

Calculating VR Performance

  • This Calculating VR Performance Tool demonstrates how RSA will calculate VR performance after each Program Year ends. The tool includes two examples that show how RSA will use negotiated levels of performance, the Statistical Adjustment Model (SAM) estimated levels of performance, and the State VR program’s actual level of performance to calculate the Individual Indicator Score for MSG.
  • RSA completed performance negotiations with State VR programs for Measurable Skill Gains (MSG) Rate for Program Years (PYs) 2020 and 2021. In this MSG Rate Performance Excel file, RSA is providing the following MSG Rate performance levels for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Program Year 2020 Calculations:

Program Year 2019 Calculations: