Version 1.7 Now Available Version 1.7 (Access and SQL versions) of the ETA 9002 and VETS 200 Report Validation Software
and an updated software User's Guide are now available. Please download and review the
User's Guide prior to installing version 1.7.
Version 1.7 incorporates a new installation feature (InstallShield) and a number of other changes.
For the 9002 B and D and the VETS 200 A, B and C, Transitional Service Members replaces Vietnam Veterans.
States will begin reporting Transitional Service Members in PY 2004. Newly Separated Veterans changed
from those separating within the 12 months prior to the beginning of the registration year to those
separating within 36 months prior to the beginning of the registration year. At Sign-In a drop-down
menu has been added; users select the Report Quarter and automatically correct dates are entered for
the 9002 A, B and E and Entered Employment and Retention cohorts for the 9002 B, D and applicable
portions of the VETS 200 A, B and C. Two pending outcome groups have been added in the Report
Validation table separating the Entered Employment and Retention cohorts. Corrections in performance
calculations have been made where necessary; edit tests have been modified for missing or invalid
birth dates; the duplicate detection has been corrected and other minor changes have been incorporated.
We look forward to any comments or suggestions you might have on
the software and User's Guide.Please do not hesitate to contact
the software developer at ESTA@mathematica-mpr.com.
Report Validation Software Last Updated 11/7/2003
During the winter and spring of calendar year 2002, the United States Employment Service,
Veteran’s Employment Service, ETA regional offices, and the NASWA/state/federal
Performance Measures Workgroup jointly conducted a series of regional Train-the-Trainer
sessions on the Labor
Exchange Performance Measures and the Revised Reporting Requirements.
Participants in the eight sessions were provided slideshow presentations, and
background information on the ETA overarching report and data reliability effort.
It is ETA’s goal to develop a reputation for providing performance and outcome data
that are recognized as being accurate, reliable, and valid.
Data sampling and source data validation initiatives were begun more than 18 months ago
with the Unemployment Insurance Program. With the expert assistance of Mathematic Policy
Research Inc. validation software tools were developed as a technical assistance to states.
The validation approach has been modified for the labor exchange program and the ETA 9002
and VETS 200 series of reports. Given the labor exchange service delivery approach
focus on providing assistance in support of job seekers' immediate employment, the
large numbers of customers served, the low cost per service, and the low cost per
participant outcome, the Labor Exchange validation approach is directed toward
verification that the state reported outcomes have been calculated properly by the
state’s management information or reporting systems.
Mathematica developed the report validation software and it was released to several
volunteer states for beta testing in June, 2002. Since that time a Microsoft Access
database, and an SQL Server version of the ES and VETS Report Validation software were
released to 19 states and the three ETA supported One Stop Operating System Building
Consortia for review and additional testing. Version
Mathematica is available to provide technical assistance on the installation and
use of the software by telephone at 609-936-2782 and/or via E-mail at ESTA@mathematica-mpr.com