Performance Measurement and Management

Performance Measurement and Management

Building thoughtful, targeted performance systems into public programs can create or boost incentives to improve services to low-income people. For anti-poverty programs, well-designed performance systems incent partners to effectively align services in cross-program pathway models for people with barriers to employment.

CLASP has analyzed and advocated for positive performance policies in a number of areas, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFLA), Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE), State Postsecondary Outcomes-based funding (OBF), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T), among others.

Much attention has been paid recently to “pay for success” strategies for government contracts. Under a “pay for success” or “outcome-based” contract, a government pays a service provider for achieving pre-defined outcomes for the population served. This brief document answers some common questions about Pay for Success contracts, including the version known as Social Impact Bonds.

May 25, 2016 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP provided comments to the Office of Management and Budget on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting (OMB ICR Reference Number 201604–1205–002).

May 24, 2016 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submitted these comments to the Office of Management and Budget on the DOL-ETA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System.

CLASP's comments to the USDA Office of Employment and Training provide recommendations for better tracking employment outcomes of SNAP Employment & Training participants.

Oct 6, 2015 | Report/Brief | CLASP

This paper presents five recommendations that policymakers should follow before they consider using earnings for high-stakes accountability purposes.

Sep 18, 2015 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submitted comments to the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education on the WIOA data reporting templates.

Aug 21, 2015 | Report/Brief | CLASP

CLASP encourages states to include in their plans a discussion of the specific linkage between state targeting policies for participants with barriers to economic success and the proposed goals for each of the common measures.