FY 2016 Appropriation

To accomplish its mission, the department is organized into nine "Economic Service Areas" that cover the entire state. The department contains four main divisions--Unemployment Insurance, Eligibility Services, Workforce Development, and Housing and Community Development. Additionally, the department contains the Workforce Research and Analysis (WRA) group that provides analysis and reports necessary for DWS to carry out its mission. Prior to integrating its services DWS had 106 locations, but now has 43 facilities throughout the state, including 34 employment centers and four call centers. On July 1, 2012, the Division of Housing and Community Development was moved to DWS. The Division of Housing and Community Development enhances quality of life for Utah citizens through community infrastructure, affordable housing and development programs.

The Department also contains several programs that provide services to citizens. Some of the major programs include: Family Employment Program (FEP), Child Care, General Assistance, Unemployment Insurance (UI), and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps). DWS also does eligibility determination for Medicaid and CHIP applicants.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $1,349,144,000 from all sources for Workforce Services. This is a 1.4 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $62,221,400 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 1.1 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Achieving a Better Life Experience Program and Tax Credits$228,000 ($176,500)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$67,300$0General Fund
$0 ($15,800)General Fund, One-time
$160,700 ($160,700)Dedicated Credits Revenue
Enactment of this bill could reduce revenue to the Education Fund by $187,000 in FY 2017. Enactment of this legislation may cost the Department of Workforce Services $128,000 in FY 2016 and $306,100 in FY 2017 for development and ongoing implementation of the newly created Achieving a Better Life Experience Program.
Affordable Care Act Mandatory Changes ($1,507,000) ($83,800)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($753,500)$0General Fund
$0 ($41,900)General Fund, One-time
($753,500) ($41,900)Federal Funds
Workforce Services received $1,800,000 in ongoing funding for 43 FTEs to handle forecasted increased Medicaid enrollment of 35,300 due to mandatory changes in federal health care reform that expands Medicaid eligibility for children. As of October 2014 the Department indicated that it has hired 23 FTEs. The Department estimates a need for 25 FTEs to handle the approximately 6,400 new Medicaid clients due to mandatory expansion. This reduction takes away the ongoing funding for the remaining 18 FTEs The Legislature can chose to make any reduction and subsequent use contingent upon actual savings realized via intent language.
ARRA Adjustments$2,000,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$2,000,000$0Unemployment Compensation Fund
The Legislature expressed interest in reviewing the federal stimulus or American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) money separate from the annual review of federal funds.
Attorney General Dedicated Credit Adjustments$10,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,500$0General Fund
$8,500$0Federal Funds
This item designates additional funding appropriated to an agency to pay higher costs for Attorney General services, due to statewide and AG-specific compensation increases.
Career and Technical Education Comprehensive Study$18,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$18,300$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Workforce Services $18,300 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016 to staff the Career and Technical Education Board. Enactment of this legislation could also cost the Legislature $500 each year for travel and per diem to attend CTE Board meetings. This cost can be absorbed within existing budgets..
Case Managers for Chronically Homeless$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000GFR - Homeless Account
30 additional case managers would be hired to manage caseloads associated with the 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. The case managers would provide daily support to about 20-30 clients each. Support includes coordination of services, benefit assistance, and training. This account currently receives $565,000 ongoing from the General Fund. The Governor funded this with one-time money.
General Assistance Program Changes$250,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$250,000$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
This bill provides that a refund that offsets a benefit provided to a recipient of General Assistance shall be retained by the division and may be used by the division to provide General Assistance to other recipients, unless the refund is required to be credited to the federal government.
Land Exchange Distribution Account Adjustment$0$12,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$12,000GFR - Land Exchange Distribution Account
Adjust the appropriation from the Land Exchange Distribution Account to bring it more in line with the revenues that are flowing into the account.
Nonlapsing Balance Transfer$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000Beginning Nonlapsing
No Description
Permanent Supportive Housing$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000General Fund, One-time
Develop permanent housing solutions near Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City via the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund.
Repeal of Methamphetamine Housing Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Account$0$13,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$13,000GFR - Meth House Reconstruction
This bill may result in a one-time transfer of $12,300 from the Methamphetamine Housing Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Account to the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund in FY 2015. This bill may result in a one-time transfer of $12,300 from the Methamphetamine Housing Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Account to the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund in FY 2015.
Special Administrative Expense Account$6,000,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$6,000,000$0GFR - Special Administrative Expense
Funding will be used for a DWS request of $6.0 million from the Special Administrative Expense Account - $1.0 million of which is required to pay interest to use this funding for non-unemployment related items - to increase job-growth programs.
Supplemental Fed Funds Adj - Workforce Services$0$14,438,600
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$14,438,600Federal Funds
Supplemental Federal Funds Request The FY 2015 supplemental federal funds request of $14,438,600 for the Department of Workforce Services was inadvertently excluded from the "Federal Funds Department of Workforce Services" Issue Brief. As a result, the supplemental request was not included in the Social Services Subcommittee motion #1C which authorized the use of federal funds for the department. The FY 2015 supplemental federal funds amount was included on page 4 of the "Workforce Services TANF Funds" Issue Brief which was reviewed by the Social Services Subcommittee during the base budget review. In addition, the department's planned increase in TANF spending for FY 2015 has been discussed several times in interim subcommittee meetings. We respectfully request the Executive Appropriations Committee consider a motion authorizing the use of the supplemental federal funds for FY 2015 for the Department of Workforce Services. The breakout for the supplemental federal funds request is shown below. Detail Breakout To Department of Workforce Services - Operations and Policy (NJBA) From Federal Funds 14,438,600 Schedule of Programs: Eligibility Services (NJP) 5,054,000 Refugee Assistance (NJG) 2,188,600 Temporary Assistance to Needy Facilities (NJF) 7,196,000
Transfer of Nonlapsing Balance from General Assistance to Pamela Atkinson Fund - Out$0 ($647,600)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0 ($647,600)Beginning Nonlapsing
Notwithstanding intent language passed in Item 11, Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 (see http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/SB0008.html), for the Department of Workforce Services I propose transferring $647,600 beginning nonlapsing from the General Assistance line item to the General Fund Restricted - Pamela Atkinson Homeless Account in FY 2015 for use in FY 2016 and reduce the building block entitled "Case Managers for Chronically Homeless" (see #19 at http://le.utah.gov/interim/2015/pdf/00001655.pdf) by the same amount (reduce by $647,600 to $352,400).
Weber County Youth Impact - TANF Funding$0$35,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$35,000Federal Funds
The Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee passed the following, motion: "Increase the authorization for TANF funding for the Weber County Youth Impact Program by $5,000 (from the current $25,000 up to $30,000) for both FY 2015 and FY 2016 and include the increased authorization of $5,000 in the FY 2015 supplemental appropriations bill and the FY 2016 new supplemental appropriations bill."

DWS Performance Measures 1st Quarter Response - October 2014

DWS Performance Measures 1st Quarter Response - Refugee Services Office - October 2014

The following are performance measures tracked within this organization.

Statute

UCA 35A creates the Department of Workforce Services, regional workforce service areas, and employment and apprenticeship programs as well as housing and community development programs.

The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) integrates job placement, job training, public assistance, child care, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps), medical assistance, unemployment insurance and labor market information as well as housing and community development programs. The mission of the Department of Workforce Services is "to strengthen Utah's economy by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce."

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 83

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code the Legislature intends that up to $200,000 of the appropriations provided for the Administration line item in Item 29 of Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to computer equipment and software and special projects and studies.


HB0003: Item 83

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services prepare proposed performance measures for all new state funding or TANF federal funds for building blocks and give this information to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst by June 30, 2015. At a minimum the proposed measures should include those presented to the Subcommittee during the requests for funding. If the same measures are not included, a detailed explanation as to why should be included. The Department of Workforce Services shall provide its first report on its performance measures to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst by October 31, 2015. The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall give this information to the legislative staff of the Health and Human Services Interim Committee.


HB0003: Item 83

The Legislature intends the departments of Health, Human Services, and Workforce Services and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation provide to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst by June 1, 2015 a report outlining how funds are distributed within the state when passed through to local government entities or allocated to various regions and how often these distributions are reviewed and altered to reflect the relevant factors associated with the programs. (1) Is the program considered a statewide program (this would include something that serves all rural areas)? a. Is the implementation of the program really statewide? If not, is there a compelling reason why? (2) Who gets the money (by county)? (3) What is the methodology for distributing the money? a. How does the distribution compare to actual need as expressed by population? i. [If distributions are not reflecting current need (as represented by population), please explain why not?] b. If not done by population, what is the reason? (4) Does statute say anything about distribution and equity for the program?


HB0003: Item 84

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code the Legislature intends that up to $3,100,000 of the appropriations provided for the Operation and Policy line item in Item 30 of Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to computer equipment and software and one-time projects associated with addressing client services due to caseload growth or refugee services.


HB0003: Item 84

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code the Legislature intends that up to $2,500,000 of the appropriations provided for the Operation and Policy line item in Item 75 of Chapter 282 Laws of Utah 2014 for the Special Administrative Expense Account not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. The use of any non-lapsing funds is limited to employment development projects and activities or one-time projects associated with client services.


HB0003: Item 85

Notwithstanding intent language passed in Item 11, Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 for the Department of Workforce Servicesí General Assistance line item, the Legislature authorizes transferring $647,600 beginning nonlapsing balances from the General Assistance line item to the General Fund Restricted - Pamela Atkinson Homeless Account.


HB0003: Item 86

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code the Legislature intends that up to $60,000 of the appropriations provided for the Unemployment Insurance line item in Item 32 of Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to computer equipment and software and one-time projects associated with addressing appeals or public assistance overpayment caseload growth.


HB0003: Item 87

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that General Fund appropriations provided by Item 33 Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 for the Department of Workforce Services' Housing and Community Development line item not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. The amount of any nonlapsing funds shall not exceed $1,000,000. The use of any nonlapsing authority is limited to general funds appropriated by the Legislature for building projects.


SB0002: Item 76

The Legislature intends that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act appropriation provided for the Administration line item is limited to one-time projects associated with Unemployment Insurance modernization.


SB0002: Item 76

All General Funds appropriated to the Department of Workforce Services - Administration line item are contingent upon expenditures from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1, 111th United States Congress) not exceeding amounts appropriated from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in all appropriation bills passed for Fiscal Year 2016. If expenditures in the Administration line item from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act exceed amounts appropriated to the Administration line item from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Fiscal Year 2016, the Division of Finance shall reduce the General Fund allocations to the Administration line item by one dollar for every one dollar in Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act expenditures that exceed Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act appropriations.


SB0002: Item 76

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services prepare proposed performance measures for all new state funding or TANF federal funds for building blocks and give this information to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst by June 30, 2015. At a minimum the proposed measures should include those presented to the Subcommittee during the requests for funding. If the same measures are not included, a detailed explanation as to why should be included. The Department of Workforce Services shall provide its first report on its performance measures to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst by October 31, 2015. The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall give this information to the legislative staff of the Health and Human Services Interim Committee.


SB0002: Item 76

The Legislature intends the Departments of Workforce Services, Health, Human Services, and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation provide a report regarding each agency's highest cost individuals and possible efficiencies through coordination, early intervention, and prevention. The Legislature further intends these agencies provide a report to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst by September 1, 2015. The report shall include the following regarding high cost individuals: 1) a summary, by program, of individuals receiving services in excess of $100,000 total fund annually in any given agency, what percentage of total costs is spent on these individuals, and what the agency is doing to manage these costs in an efficient manner, 2) an assessment of these high cost individuals receiving services from multiple agencies, 3) a description of agency coordination regarding high cost individuals accompanied by a list of areas where agencies specifically coordinate on these high cost individuals, 4) recommendations regarding how best to serve these high cost individuals in least restrictive settings where appropriate and consistent with choice, and 5) recommendation on how agency efforts might better be coordinated across programs.


SB0002: Item 77

All General Funds appropriated to the Department of Workforce Services - Operations and Policy line item are contingent upon expenditures from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1, 111th United States Congress) not exceeding amounts appropriated from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in all appropriation bills passed for Fiscal Year 2016. If expenditures in the Operations and Policy line item from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act exceed amounts appropriated to the Operations and Policy line item from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Fiscal Year 2016, the Division of Finance shall reduce the General Fund allocations to the Operations and Policy line item by one dollar for every one dollar in Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act expenditures that exceed Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act appropriations.


SB0002: Item 77

The Legislature intends the Department of Workforce Services and the Administrative Offices of the Courts provide a report to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst no later than September 1, 2015. The report shall include, at a minimum: 1) a summary of efforts to improve coordination between the Drug Court program and DWS' Workforce Development Division in order to improve Drug Court success, 2) data indicating the success of the efforts including the implementation and reporting on measures of post program recidivism, and 3) any identified savings or additional funding of drug court recipients as a result of improved coordination efforts.


SB0002: Item 77

The Legislature intends that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act appropriation provided for the Operations and Policy line item is limited to one-time projects associated with Unemployment Insurance modernization.


SB0002: Item 78

All General Funds appropriated to the Department of Workforce Services - Unemployment Insurance Administration line item are contingent upon expenditures from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1, 111th United States Congress) not exceeding amounts appropriated from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in all appropriation bills passed for Fiscal Year 2016. If expenditures in the Unemployment Insurance Administration line item from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act exceed amounts appropriated to the Unemployment Insurance Administration line item from Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Fiscal Year 2016, the Division of Finance shall reduce the General Fund allocations to the Unemployment Insurance Administration line item by one dollar for every one dollar in Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act expenditures that exceed Federal Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act appropriations.


SB0002: Item 78

The Legislature intends that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act appropriation provided for the Unemployment Insurance Administration line item is limited to one-time projects associated with Unemployment Insurance modernization.


SB0002: Item 79

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Housing and Community Development line item: (1) Ending Chronic Homelessness - offer housing to all chronically homeless individuals who want to be housed (Target = 9% reduction per year), (2) Utilities Assistance for Low-income Households - Number of eligible households assisted with home energy costs (Target = 35,000 households), and (3) Weatherization Assistance - Number of low income households assisted by installing permanent energy conservation measures in their homes (Target = 800 homes) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 80

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measure for the Special Service Districts line item: the Department of Workforce Services is required to pass through the funds to qualifying special service districts in counties of the 5th, 6th and 7th class (this is completed quarterly) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 190

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Permanent Community Impact Fund line item: (1) 100% of new receipts will be invested in communities annually, (2) employ up to 5 rural planners to determine needs and impacts of infrastructure development in rural Utah, and (3) staff and board will meet at least three times per year with representatives of each partnering sector by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 191

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Intermountain Weatherization Training Fund line item: (1) Number of Private Individuals trained each year (Target => 20), (2) Number of Private Individuals receiving training certifications (Target => 20), and (3) Number of Subgrantees trained each year (Target => 40) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 192

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Navajo Revitalization Fund line item: (1) Allocate new and re-allocated funds within one year to improve the quality of life for those living on the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation (Target = $4.57 million allocated) and (2) Improve the housing stock on the Navajo Reservation by investing in new and improved sanitary housing (Target = $3.0 million invested) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 193

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund line item: (1) Housing units preserved or created (Target = 800), (2) Construction jobs preserved or created (Target = 1,200), and (3) Leveraging of other funds in each project to Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund monies (Target = 9:1) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 193

The Legislature intends any location for permanent supportive housing to be considered will go through a site evaluation process in cooperation with Salt Lake City and with local ordinances considered as part of that analysis. No locations for permanent supportive housing have been approved for funding based solely on presentations made to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 194

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measure for the Qualified Emergency Food Agencies Fund line item - distribute, on a first come, first served basis, the sales tax rebates to qualifying food pantries (Target = 100%) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0002: Item 195

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measure for the Uintah Basin Revitalization Fund line item: allocate new and re-allocated funds within one year to improve the quality of life for those living in the Uintah Basin (Target = $8.4 million allocated) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0003: Item 17

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that up to $2,000,000 of savings above $7,392,800 from savings from Savings from Higher Federal Match Rate not lapse at the close of FY 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to upgrading technology and phone systems to voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in FY 2016.


SB0003: Item 17

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that up to $350,000 of savings above $753,500 from savings from Affordable Care Act Mandatory Changes not lapse at the close of FY 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to upgrading technology and phone systems to voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in FY 2016.


SB0003: Item 17

The Legislature intends that the $100,000 in Beginning Nonlapsing provided to the Department of Workforce Services - Operations and Policy line item is dependent upon up to $100,000 funds not otherwise designated as nonlapsing to the Workforce Services - Housing and Community Development line item being retained as nonlapsing in FY 2015.


SB0003: Item 17

The $5,000 in federal funds appropriated for the Weber County Youth Impact program in Department of Workforce Services in the Operations and Policy line item is dependent upon the availability of and qualification for the the Weber County Youth Impact program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families federal funds.


SB0003: Item 17

The $30,000 in federal funds appropriated for the Weber County Youth Impact program in Department of Workforce Services in the Operations and Policy line item is dependent upon the availability of and qualification for the the Weber County Youth Impact program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families federal funds.


SB0003: Item 125

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that up to $2,000,000 of savings above $7,392,800 from savings from Savings from Higher Federal Match Rate not lapse at the close of FY 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to upgrading technology and phone systems to voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in FY 2016.


SB0003: Item 125

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that up to $350,000 of savings above $753,500 from savings from Affordable Care Act Mandatory Changes not lapse at the close of FY 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to upgrading technology and phone systems to voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in FY 2016.


SB0003: Item 125

The Legislature intends that the $100,000 in Beginning Nonlapsing provided to the Department of Workforce Services - Operations and Policy line item is dependent upon up to $100,000 funds not otherwise designated as nonlapsing to the Workforce Services - Housing and Community Development line item being retained as nonlapsing in FY 2015.


SB0003: Item 125

The $5,000 in federal funds appropriated for the Weber County Youth Impact program in Department of Workforce Services in the Operations and Policy line item is dependent upon the availability of and qualification for the the Weber County Youth Impact program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families federal funds.


SB0003: Item 125

The $30,000 in federal funds appropriated for the Weber County Youth Impact program in Department of Workforce Services in the Operations and Policy line item is dependent upon the availability of and qualification for the the Weber County Youth Impact program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families federal funds.


SB0007S01: Item 7

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Administration line item: provide accurate and timely department-wide fiscal administration. Goal: manage, account and reconcile all funds within state finance close out time lines and with zero audit findings by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0007S01: Item 8

The Legislature intends the Department of Workforce Services provide to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst no later than September 1, 2015 a detailed report on its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) reserve amount including the current balance and any uses of the reserve since the 2015 General Session or planned and projected uses of the reserve in the future.


SB0007S01: Item 8

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Operations and Policy line item: (1) Labor Exchange - Total job placements (Target = 50,000 placements per calendar quarter), (2) TANF Recipients - positive closure rate (Target = 70% per calendar month), and (3) Eligibility Services - internal review compliance accuracy (Target = 95%) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0007S01: Item 19

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Administration line item: provide accurate and timely department-wide fiscal administration. Goal: manage, account and reconcile all funds within state finance close out time lines and with zero audit findings by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0007S01: Item 20

The Legislature intends the Department of Workforce Services provide to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst no later than September 1, 2015 a detailed report on its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) reserve amount including the current balance and any uses of the reserve since the 2015 General Session or planned and projected uses of the reserve in the future.


SB0007S01: Item 20

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Operations and Policy line item: (1) Labor Exchange - Total job placements (Target = 50,000 placements per calendar quarter), (2) TANF Recipients - positive closure rate (Target = 70% per calendar month), and (3) Eligibility Services - internal review compliance accuracy (Target = 95%) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0007S01: Item 21

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the General Assistance line item: (1) Positive closure rate (SSI achievement or closed with earnings) (Target = 45%), (2) General Assistance customers served (Target = 835), and (3) Internal review compliance accuracy (Target = 80%) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0007S01: Item 22

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Unemployment Insurance line item: (1) Percentage of New Employer Status Determinations made within 90 days of the last day in the quarter in which the business became Liable (Target => 70%), (2) Percentage of UI Separation Determinations with Quality scores equal to or greater than 95 points, based on the evaluation results of quarterly samples selected from all determinations (Target => 90%), and (3) Percentage of UI Benefits Payments made within 14 days after the week ending date of the first compensable week in the benefit year (Target => 87%) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


SB0007S01: Item 50

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Unemployment Compensation Fund line item: (1) UI Trust Fund Balance is greater than the minimum adequate reserve amount and less than the maximum adequate reserve amount (Target = $577 million to $773 million), (2) The Average High Cost Multiple is the UI Trust Fund balance as a percentage of Total UI Wages divided by the Average High Cost Rate (Target => 1), and (3) Contributory Employers UI Contributions Due Paid Timely (Target => 90%) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


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