The Florida Legislature
OPPAGA script logo
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

Workforce Estimating Conference Streamlined; University Funding Is Not Directly Tied to Workforce Demand, Report No. 08-50, September 2008
Full report in PDF format

Consistent with the findings in our 2006 report, the Legislature and the Agency for Workforce Innovation have taken steps to improve the efficiency and usefulness of the Workforce Consensus Estimating Conference. The Legislature has streamlined the composition of the Workforce Consensus Estimating Conference, which should reduce duplicative agency representation, conflicts of interest, and scheduling conflicts. In addition, the Agency for Workforce Innovation is now providing demand occupations lists for occupations requiring university level degrees to the conference each February. However, a system for linking these demand occupation estimates to the annual appropriations for state universities has not yet been established, primarily due to the difficulty in accurately forecasting long-term workforce needs and the indirect linkage between baccalaureate degrees and employment in specific occupations.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 06-28 Workforce Estimating Conference Potential Not Realized; Barriers Can Be Addressed, published in March 2006.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

School District Workforce Education
School District Certificate Programs
Adult Education and GED
Career Education
Continuing Workforce Education
Education System
Postsecondary Career Training Programs
Florida College System
School District Certificate Programs
State University System
Department of Economic Opportunity
Workforce Services
Vocational Rehabilitation
Board of Governors
Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development
Enterprise Florida, Inc.

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. 04-68 Progress Report: Workforce System Still Needs Financial Self-Sufficiency Performance Standards, published in September 2004.
  • 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. 03-10 Special Examination: Review of the Workforce Development System, published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 02-36 Program Review: Apprenticeship Program Is Beneficial, But Its Ability to Meet State Demands Is Limited, published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-33 Program Review: Adult General Education Performance Improves; However, Placement Rates Need Improvement and the State’s Residency Policy Needs Definition, published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-32 Justification Review: Workforce Development Education Program, published in May 2002.
  • Report No. 01-56 Program Review: Workforce Development Education Program, Florida Department of Education, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 01-30 Progress Report: Community College Budget Incentives and Interagency Articulation Improve, But Graduation Rates Still Inflated, published in June 2001.
  • Report No. 99-34 Review of the Workforce Development System, published in February 2000.
  • Report No. 98-07 Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Supplemental Analysis: Community College Revenues and Expenditures, published in August 1998.
  • Report No. 97-49 Review of the Community College System's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Incentive Fund, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 95-25 Review of Postsecondary Vocational Programs, published in January 1996.
  • Report No. 95-24 Employment Training Programs: Varied Purposes and Varied Performance, published in January 1996.
  • Report No. 95-16 Review of Enterprise Florida Jobs and Education Partnership, published in December 1995.
  • Report No. 98-06A Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Florida's Community College System, published in August 1998.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
e-mail address:

Reports  |  Home