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May 2004, Vol. 127, No. 5
Using wage records in workforce investments in Ohio
Rich Gordon, Mark Schaff, and Greg Shaw
The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission receives basic grant funding and authorization for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services under Title IV of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Hence, the commission has a fundamental interest in determining the magnitude of the economic benefits received by clients as a result of the commissionís interventions. Since the early 1990s, the commission and the Bureau of Labor Market Information, with assistance from the Unemployment Compensation Program Services Bureau, have jointly developed rehabilitation/wage-record followup reports by matching wage records to rehabilitation clients by Social Security number. These reports address rehabilitation planning and program needs at three levels:
This article discusses each of these ongoing applications of wage-record data to crucial rehabilitation program functions. The article concludes with a discussion of measures that will improve the usefulness of the applications.
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