Welcome to the PIRL Reporting Online Resource (Resource), which is designed to support grantees in successfully understanding, preparing, and submitting the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) reports (ETA-9172). The PIRL provides a framework to help the public workforce development system meet federal reporting requirements while ensuring consistency and comparability across grantees and programs.

This Resource leverages existing ETA reporting guidance, and technical assistance tools. It is designed for both novices and more experienced grantee data and performance specialists and is organized to introduce less experienced staff to the concepts and specifics of reporting, but with easily identifiable sections allowing experienced staff to quickly navigate to specific information as needed. In addition, an e-learning module is available to introduce newer data and performance staff to the full Resource.


The Resource focuses on the programs included in the DOL-only PIRL (ETA-9172), including DOL programs authorized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as well as other employment and training programs funded by DOL. The Resource does not cover data and reporting for WIOA Titles II (Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs) and IV (Vocational Rehabilitation Services). Information on reporting for those programs can be found through the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and Rehabilitation Services Administration.


This second release of the Resource includes the following:


  • Brief introduction to the public workforce development system

  • Introduction to performance, and its importance

  • Common primary indicators of performance

  • Program-specific performance measures

  • Setting performance targets

  • Data quality

  • Data validation

  • Reporting schedules

  • Participants vs. reportable individuals

  • Participant cohorts

  • Common exit and co-enrollment.


A third release of the Resource, scheduled for spring 2020, will include the following topics:


  • Common PIRL data elements

  • Program-specific PIRL data elements

  • Uploading performance reports through WIPS

  • WIPS edit checks

  • Resource links

  • Glossary of terms