EconSys Blog - Data collection

Project Synopsis: Program Outcomes Reporting Tool

By Drew Lessard on Nov 13, 2019 7:03:44 AM

Working with several state agencies, EconSys developed the Program Outcomes Reporting Tool (PORT), a web-based application that allows providers in those states to input data as part of the Employment First initiative spearheaded by the Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

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Data Collection Best Practices for State Agencies

By Drew Lessard on Jun 26, 2018 7:39:31 AM

In recent years, state governments have launched a series of efforts designed to improve competitive, integrated employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities. 

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How to Scale Data Collection with a Cloud Based Solution

By Drew Lessard on Jun 12, 2018 7:01:34 AM

When done manually, the data collection process can be slow and inconsistent. State agencies often rely on a single point of contact at a third-party provider, who may not follow best practice for submission of that data.

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Three Step Process to Identify and Improve Data Collection Efforts in State Governments

By Drew Lessard on Jun 5, 2018 7:29:21 AM

Large-scale employment programs at the state level require a significant investment by State Governments, many of which have applied for technical assistance under Department of Labor, 

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Measuring Success in Competitive Integrated Employment Approach

By Drew Lessard on May 15, 2018 7:32:25 AM

Following the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014, states have been tasked with implementing improved services for Americans with significant barriers to employment

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Common Issues Faced by State Agencies in Data Collection

By Drew Lessard on Apr 20, 2018 7:54:50 AM

State agencies in many cases lack the tools needed to properly manage data collection sharing from service providers on employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. The gap between the tools being used and the output required means ineffective data evaluation, lack of standards between providers, and lack of follow through from providers who collect data for each state. These challenges include:

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