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2003 Performance

4. FY 2003 Performance Goals and Indicators

This section provides an overview of the ETA FY 2003 performance goals as they align with the Department's cross-cutting goals. It should be noted that for some of the performance goals baseline data is not currently available. ETA is committed to, and continues to develop, measurement systems to respond to legislative changes and requirements and to use for strategic and performance planning purposes. This includes defining measures and establishing baselines for the goals identified. Much of this information will be finalized after PY 2000, which ends June 30, 2001. PY 2000 is the first full year for the Workforce Investment Act.

4.1 Strategy for Validation of Performance Measures and Indicators

The Employment and Training Administration continues to address the need to ensure the accuracy and reliability of performance data submitted by our employment and training system partners that serves as the foundation for key program decisions. The development of a comprehensive data validity system for the core indicators of the WIA program, Wagner-Peyser, and other key employment and training programs will be substantially completed in FY 2002.

In FY 2003, ETA will focus attention on training and technical assistance to deploy the data validity system among states and other grantees. Office of Inspector General reports have raised issues about the accuracy and reliability of data used to measure the outcome performance of the Welfare to Work program and the recently implemented Trade Adjustment Participant Reports. Both programs are expected to be the subject of special attention with regard to the validity and verification system.

4.2 FY 2003 Performance Goals and Indicators by Strategic Goal

The following section of this APP provides specific performance goals of the ETA as related to each Departmental cross-cutting strategic goal. For each outcome goal a listing is provided of the programs and total program budget (excluding program administration) supporting the outcome goal. Further, for each program, or set of programs supporting an outcome goal, there is provided in summary tabular form information on:

  • Program - the program or funding stream for which the performance goals are established

  • Outcome Goal - the specific area of performance being measured in support of the outcome goal

  • Targeted Population - the intended program beneficiary

  • Program- a specific program identification

  • FY 2000 Performance - where applicable to a measure the FY or PY 1999 performance

  • FY or PY 2001, 2002, and 2003 Performance Goals -the expected level of performance The tabular information is followed by:

  • Budget - a narrative discussion of the budget request for the program area, and;

  • Means and Strategies - specific efforts and initiatives that the ETA will employ to support achievement of the outcome and performance goals.

4.3 ETA Performance Goals

Responsible for an effective, results-oriented workforce development system that is valued by its customers and investors, the Employment and Training Administration is directly involved in creating means and strategies to achieve the Department's three Strategic Goals. This section provides specific information on ETA's means and strategies to address those three goals, organized by individual outcome goals that are specific to the Agency.
Shared accountability is one of the guiding principles of the Workforce Investment Act. Under this principle, statewide goals for the performance indicators stipulated in the Act are to be developed through a process of negotiation between the States and the Department of Labor. The national performance goals for the WIA performance indicators represent a weighted average of the goals negotiated with the States.


Outcome Goal 1.1: Increase Employment, Earnings and Assistance

Programs Include:  
WIA Adult Formula Grants Wagner-Peyser Act
Welfare-to-Work Work Incentive Grants
Indian and Native American Adults Senior Community Service Employment
Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services
Re-employment Services Grants to States

Total Budget: $2,375,983,000