Key Performance Indicators
The mission of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development is to provide safe and legal working conditions and to advance opportunities for employment. AS 23.05.010
Key Performance Indicators
- Target: At least 90 percent of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and State Training and Employment Program (STEP) training completers enter employment.
- Target: Of those Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act participants who had a goal of obtaining an industry-recognized credential, 85 percent are successful.
- Target: At least 90 percent of Alaska Vocational Technical Center long-term students complete their programs.
- Target: At least 90 percent of Alaska Vocational Technical Center long-term graduates are employed in their area of training.
- Target: Requests for reimbursement from the Fishermen's Fund will be paid within 30 days of receipt.
|1: Protect Workers: Eliminate accidental injuries, fatalities, and occupational illnesses within the departmental jurisdiction.|
Target #1: 3% percent reduction in the five-year moving average rate of workplace fatalities per 100,000 employees.
Five-Year Average Rate of Workplace Fatalities per 100,000 Employees
AKOSH will continue to work to reduce workplace fatalities through a combination of consultation and enforcement activities targeted on eliminating the most prevalent causes of fatalities in industries with high fatality rates.
Target #2: 2% percent per year reduction in the rate of workplace lost time injuries and illnesses per 100 employees.
|2: Workforce Development: Prepare Alaskans for Alaska's jobs.|
Target #2: Of those Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act participants who had a goal of obtaining an industry-recognized credential, 85 percent are successful.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Participants Who Reach their Goal of Obtaining an Industry Credential
Target #3: At least 90 percent of Alaska Vocational Technical Center long-term students complete their programs.
AVTEC started FY2019 with 19 students from the previous year and enrolled 164 new students during the year. Of those 192 students, 3 exited early and 18 are still in training and will be considered in the FY2020 numbers. Of the 171 students eligible for graduation in FY2019, 148 graduated, yielding a graduation rate of 86 percent.
Target #4: At least 90 percent of Alaska Vocational Technical Center long-term graduates are employed in their area of training.
In FY2019, of 162 graduates, 6 were unavailable or refused employment and four were either looking for employment or AVTEC was unable to establish contact with them. Of the 156 graduates eligible for employment in FY2018, 138 (88 percent) were employed in their area of training in FY2019.
Target #5: Reduce the percentage of nonresident workers in Alaska.
Percentage of Nonresident Workers in Alaska (achieved the target of reducing the percentage of nonresident workers in Alaska in 2016; 2017 data will be available in January 2019)
One of the department’s highest priorities is to provide the information and training programs that prepare the state’s resident workforce to get the maximum benefit from the state’s economic growth. To that end, the department is committed to improving the content and marketing of its training programs and producing sound occupational forecasts to help identify unmet training needs. The department also works with industry to assess their needs, coordinate training programs, and enforce resident-hire laws and regulations. Nonresident worker information for 2017 will be published in January 2019.
Target #6: Individuals exiting the Vocational Rehabilitation program are employed.
|3: Income Replacement: Eligible Alaskans receive timely and accurate income replacement determinations and payments.|
Target #1: Issue at least 87 percent of initial Unemployment Insurance payments within 21 days.
Percent of Initial Unemployment Insurance Payments Processed within 21 Days
In 2018, the total number of people receiving an unemployment insurance payment for at least one week was 29,433.
Target #2: Requests for reimbursement from the Fishermen's Fund will be paid within 30 days of receipt.
Average Number of Days to Process a Fishermen's Fund Claim
In FY2010, the Fishermen’s Fund benefit limit was raised from $2,500 to $10,000 by the legislature and provided vessel owners reimbursement of a portion of their Protection & Indemnity (P&I) insurance deductible, if the injured fishermen filed a claim with the P&I insurer. In FY2019, the Legislature agreed to increase the reimbursable portion of the P&I deductible payment to $5,000 and this change will become effective in FY2020.
Claims filed by fisherman are cyclical with the fishing season. The Fund receives 50 percent of its claims between July and October. The Fund approved 192 claims within 30 days or less. Delayed Decisions and payments were issued on 131 claims for the following reasons:
1. The Fund did not receive required medical bills, chart notes and explanation of benefits with the claim.
2. The Fund was unable to verify a valid license or permit.
3. The Fund requested additional information and the information was not provided.
Current as of December 6, 2019