Employer Retention Q2 and Q4
Percentage of participants with wage records who exit and were employed by the same employer in the second and fourth quarters after exit.
The number of participants with wage records who exit during the reporting period and were employed by the same employer during the second quarter after exit and the fourth quarter after exit DIVIDED by the number of participants with wage records who exit and were employed during the second quarter after exit.
For this measure, States must report on data element 1618 (Retention with the Same Employer in the 2nd Quarter and the 4th Quarter) in the WIOA Joint PIRL. This data element is calculated based on information included in the wage record matches for participants in their fourth quarter after exit. This means that the only participants who are included in this approach are those for whom a wage record match is available. In order to count as a “yes” for this measure, the participant must have the same establishment identifier (such as an employer FEIN or State tax id) in both the second and fourth quarters after exit. This creates the numerator for this measure. The denominator for this measure is calculated based on those participants with wage records who were employed in the second quarter after exit.
Data on employee retention for all participants who received ETA-funded WIOA program services will be collected by the American Job Centers and reported at the State-level by the SWA. Outcomes for title II AEFLA participants who are co-enrolled and receiving career services through the American Job Center would also be captured in that set of data. Data on title IV VR participants will be collected at the State level, through the State VR agency, and submitted to the SWA, which will aggregate both sets of information to provide one shared outcome for this approach.