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Progress Report: Workforce System Still Needs Financial Self-Sufficiency Performance Standards, Report No. 04-68, September 2004
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  • As we recommended in our 2003 report, Workforce Florida, Inc. (WFI), has encouraged regional workforce boards to sign Memoranda of Understanding and develop other cooperative agreements with private staffing firms.  However, few regional workforce boards have signed written agreements and half of the boards have no formal agreements with these firms.
  • WFI has continued to pursue a waiver from the federal requirement that only publicly funded merit system employees provide Wagner-Peyser services at one-stop career centers.  However, the U.S. Department of Labor has not granted this waiver.
  • WFI has not implemented our recommendation that it develop performance standards that, if achieved, would demonstrate that workforce program participants are making significant progress over time toward attaining financial self-sufficiency.  WFI has referred the recommendation to a working group that is expected to report its recommendations to the board of directors by January 2005.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 03-10 Special Examination: Review of the Workforce Development System, published in January 2003.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Economic Opportunity
Welfare Transition
Workforce Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-35 Profile of Changes to Florida’s Public Career Education Program Offerings,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-34 School Districts and Florida College System Institutions Frequently Change Their Career Education Programs,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-26 Florida Should Not Use the Targeted Occupations Lists as the Sole Criteria to Fund Career Education Programs,published in March 2010.
  • Report No. 10-18 Public Career Education Programs Differ From Private Programs on Their Admission Requirements, Costs, Financial Aid Availability, and Student Outcomes,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 08-50 Workforce Estimating Conference Streamlined; University Funding Is Not Directly Tied to Workforce Demand,published in September 2008.
  • Report No. 06-28  Workforce Estimating Conference Potential Not Realized; Barriers Can Be Addressed, published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 04-42 Progress Report: Students Benefit from Workforce Education Programs, But Performance Can Be Improved, published in June 2004.
  • Report No. 04-19 Information Brief:  Workforce Development System Overview, published in February 2004.
  • Report No. 99-34 Review of the Workforce Development System, published in February 2000.

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