Methodology

The methodology for setting targets, calculating the metrics and evaluating performance within the Continuous Improvement Performance Initiative is described below.

Targets

CareerSource Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity set quarterly targets for each local workforce development board based on thorough reviews and analyses of historical performance data. Target setting is based on performance in the baseline metric (e.g., the Employment Rate without additional credit from the same quarter in the previous year).

The improvement target is set at 10 percent for each quarterly metric, compared to baseline metric performance during the same quarter in the previous year. Updated performance targets are provided as data becomes available following the completion of each quarter.

Calculations

As data* becomes available, the Employment Rate, Training Rate and Business Penetration for each quarter is calculated using the metric’s numerator and denominator, as applicable. These calculations become the baseline for future performance target setting.

Employment Rate 1st Quarter After Exit

  • Additional credit is added to the numerator used to determine the Employment Rate. Local workforce development boards receive .20 (or one-fifth of a point) for each barrier to employment identified in Employ Florida for the participants in the numerator.
  • The numerator including the additional credit is then divided by the Employment Rate's denominator, and the result of this calculation becomes the final Employment Rate + Additional Credit for the quarter.

Participant Training

  • Additional credit is added to the numerator used to determine the Training Rate. Local workforce development boards receive .20 (or one-fifth of a point) for each barrier to employment identified in Employ Florida for the participants in the numerator.
  • The numerator including the additional credit is then divided by the Training Rate's denominator, and the result of this calculation becomes the final Training Rate + Additional Credit for the quarter.

Business Penetration

  • Additional credit is added to the Business Penetration. Local workforce development boards receive .30 (or approximately one-third of a point) for each staff-assisted, high-value service provided to business establishments in up to five board-selected industry sectors. This calculation becomes the final Business Penetration + Additional Credit.

Evaluation

The performance of local workforce development boards is measured by comparing the quarterly metric including additional credit (e.g., Employment Rate + Additional Credit) to baseline performance (the metric without additional credit) in the same quarter during the previous year.

Fiscal Years 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 Awards

Each local workforce development board that met the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requirements for certification and met its target for a Continuous Improvement Performance Initiative metric in any given quarter during fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, received award funding for that quarter. Performance awards were allocated using the federal formula funding model, with each local workforce development board allotted the same proportionate percentage as their federal formula funding. Each local workforce development board's annual allocation was divided evenly by quarter among the three metrics.

* Employ Florida is the sole data source for the Continuous Improvement Performance Initiative, with wages certified by the Florida Department of Revenue.