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: Equal prior year's number of employed individuals exiting the Vocational Rehabilitation program.
- Target: Exceed the federal timeliness benchmark of 87 percent of initial Unemployment Insurance payments within 21 days.
- 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: A three 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 (did not achieve the three percent reduction target in FY2018)
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: A two percent per year reduction in the rate of workplace lost time injuries and illnesses per 100 employees.
Workplace Lost Time Injuries and Illnesses Rate per 100 Employees (did not achieve the two percent reduction target in FY2018)
|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 the Goal of Obtaining an Industry Credential (exceeded the 85 percent target in FY2018)
Target #3: At least 90 percent of Alaska Vocational Technical Center long-term students complete their programs.
Percent of AVTEC Long-Term Program Students Who Graduate (exceeded the target of 90 percent in FY2018)
AVTEC started FY2018 with 33 students from the previous year and enrolled 179 new students during the year. Of those 212 students, six exited early and 28 are still in training and will be considered in the FY2019 numbers. Of the 178 students eligible for graduation in FY2018, 164 graduated, yielding a graduation rate of 92 percent.
Target #4: At least 90 percent of Alaska Vocational Technical Center long-term graduates are employed in their area of training.
Percent of AVTEC Long-Term Program Graduates Employed in Their Area of Training (exceeded the target of 90 percent in FY2017)
In FY2017, of 227 graduates, 11 were unavailable or refused employment and four were either looking for employment or AVTEC was unable to establish contact with them. Of the 216 graduates eligible for employment in FY2017, 202 (94 percent) were employed in their area of training.
AVTEC only tracks long-term (longer than six weeks) program graduates for this measure.
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: Equal prior year's number of employed individuals exiting the Vocational Rehabilitation program.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Participants Employed (did not achieve the target of previous year's employed participants)
Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), as required by WIOA, are to assist students with disabilities in preparing for the transition from secondary school into the workforce and/or post-secondary opportunities. Pre-ETS includes: (1) job exploration counseling; (2) work based learning experiences; (3) counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education; (4) workplace readiness training and independent living; and (5) instruction in self-advocacy and peer mentoring. These services require 15 percent of DVR’s federal award, these students are not expected to apply for DVR services successful employed case closures (a primary measurement of this target), it is anticipated these services will better prepare students for DVR services in the future. DVR was able to provide 802 students with disabilities with Pre-ETS in FY2018.
|3: Income Replacement: Eligible Alaskans receive timely and accurate income replacement determinations and payments.|
Target #1: Exceed the federal timeliness benchmark of 87 percent of initial Unemployment Insurance payments within 21 days.
Percent of Initial Unemployment Insurance Payments Processed within 21 Days (exceeded the federal benchmark of 87 percent in 2017)
In 2017, the total number of people receiving an unemployment insurance payment for at least one week was 38,086.
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 (achieved the target of 30 days in FY2018)
In FY2010, the Fishermen’s Fund benefit limit was raised from $2,500 to $10,000 by the legislature. The new limit change also spurred changes to new claim requirements and documentation that fishermen must submit to the Fund to process new claims.
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 144 claims within 30 days or less. Claim approval on 63 claims was delayed for the following reasons:
1. The Fund did not receive medical bills, medical 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.
Current as of November 29, 2018