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Reemployment Strategies

Maher & Maher is supporting the US Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration (ETA) in continuing their efforts to better integrate workforce programs, systems and work processes in order to better serve our workforce system’s customers.  This includes examining state IT and service delivery systems to see how they might better support and reflect system-wide integration. 

In 2009, the US Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration (ETA) began an agency-wide effort to better integrate workforce programs, systems and work processes in order to better serve our workforce system’s customers. While the workgroup’s focus was based on reconnecting the UI claimant to reemployment opportunities (see the UI Integrity Institute project page for more details), its resulting recommendations and vision resulted in an additional set of objectives – specifically to enhance reemployment opportunities and outcomes for all job-seekers (including veterans). This important project, called “Reemployment Strategies,” examines state IT and service delivery systems to see how they might better support and reflect integration, and in so doing, optimize the use of limited resources, maximize the numbers of people served through the workforce system, and improve outcomes. Thus, the Reemployment Strategies project will address the following objectives:

  • Improve program and IT infrastructure alignment and integration for 12 targeted States (and select local workforce investment areas within the states) in support of integrated service delivery for job seekers broadly, and specifically Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants and veterans;
  • Encourage innovative approaches in the implementation of IT integration and data sharing practices that support improved reemployment service delivery strategies;
  • Increase the number of states that adopt innovative, efficient, and integrated service delivery models and tools, including the two technology tools developed by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies’ Information Technology Support Center as part of the Reemployment Connections initiative (Integrated Workforce Registration and Workforce Integrated Profile Page);
  • Conduct a scan of states to learn about existing IT system and program alignment and integration, including challenges;
  • Advise states regarding better alignment and integration of IT systems, including systems that track and report outcomes for veterans and on better integrating the use of UCX data; and
  • Develop Computer-Based Training (CBT) and outreach materials regarding specific topics for the workforce investment system.