Access to quality data makes good policy possible and workforce services accessible for everyone. The Workforce Data Quality Initiative and the LEAD Center webinars on September 17 and 24 showcased leading practices in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) disability-related reporting.


Part 1 of this two-part webinar series features a new online interactive data visualization tool that helps states and local areas better understand the comprehensiveness of their disability-related reporting and Wisconsin’s workforce system practices and how they benefit programs, employers, and participants with disabilities. Please click here to view the webinar recording and additional materials. 

Part 2 of this two-part webinar series, presenters shared the definitions and coding for each of the ten disability-related PIRL data elements, why the data is collected, and how it benefits participants and programs. Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development highlighted best practices related to their case management system, guidance for their locals, and staff training. The content of this webinar was tailored to local and state workforce staff in charge of reporting, training, and case management systems. Please click here to view the webinar recording and additional materials.