Wage Record Interchange System
The Wage Record Interchange System (WRIS) facilitates the exchange of wage data among participating states for the purpose of assessing and reporting on state and local employment and training program performance, evaluating training provider performance, and for other purposes allowed under the WRIS Data Sharing Agreement. The exchange permits state workforce program performance agencies to secure wage data of individuals who have participated in workforce investment programs in one state, then subsequently secured employment in another. By participating in WRIS, states have a more robust picture of the effectiveness of their workforce investment programs, and are able to report more comprehensive outcomes against their performance measures.
The WRIS Clearinghouse, the technical operation to exchange wage data, is built upon the Interstate Connection Network (ICON) used for the administration of interstate unemployment benefits and is currently operated through a cooperative agreement with the State of Maryland.