DOL PIRL PM supporting documentation

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Important Note:  The DI Team does NOT define nor create any of the definitions/calculations for the new DOL QRAs (QRA Calculations), or any of the DOL Performance Measures (QPR Calculations), on the PIRL, or any other Federal report or performance measure calculations (Like the UNTEER employment rate) you may have access to.  DOL deciphers, defines, and maintains the “what” the “why” and the “how” for those definitions/calculations, at the Federal level, within their DOL official guidance/laws, for all of the 50 states and the territories.  DOL provides the 50 states and the territories with pseudo code, in order to replicate the definitions, numbers, and percentages.  The DI Team only provides visuals, for you.  As to why those numbers and percentages sometimes seem to be in conflict with each other (They all use the same data set, the PIRL), will also be defined, within DOL’s official guidance/laws, of which the DI Team always provides, with our dashboards. 


The Quality Performance Reports (QPRs) Definitions/Layouts/Specifications are located here: QPRs (ETA- 9173) OMB Control Number 1205-0521 (Expiration Date: 06-30-2024) (This link goes to the most recent set of QPR definitions/layouts/specifications).

The PIRL Definitions/Layout/Specifications are located here: PIRL (ETA-9172) OMB Control Number 1205-0521 (Expiration Date:  06-30-2024) (This link goes to the most recent set of PIRL definitions/layout/specifications)

The DOL PIRL Reporting Online Resource v.3 (Revised Dec 2021) document, which is written by DOL, and is designed to support grantees in successfully understanding, preparing, and submitting the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) is located here: DOL PIRL Reporting Online Resource v.3.0 (Revised Dec 2021)

Definitions for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Signed into law on July 22, 2014), and its supporting documentation is located here:

  1. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is located here: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act | U.S. Department of Labor

  2. The Performance Indicators and Measures are located here: WIOA Performance Indicators and Measures

  3. The Performance Reporting is located here: WIOA Performance Reporting

  4. The Performance Accountability Reporting Definitions are located here: TEGL 14-18 | U.S. Department of Labor

Definitions for “Other Reasons for Exit” are located here: TEGL 10-16, Change 2 | U.S. Department of Labor

Services Catalog, maintained by Policy, is located here: Current Services Catalog