The following data elements are being validated for the first time this year:
- P40c, Date of last IEP
- A20.c, Types of training received OJE
- E6b, Date of termination letter
- U.8, Did employer provide an OJE training site for this participant?
The source documentation requirements for these elements were included in the versions of the DV Handbook released in February and March of 2014.
This revision of the DV Handbook provides clarification on the process with respect to working with sub-grantees, the rules for electronic documentation, and the source documentation requirements for the following data elements:
- P14, Total includable family income (12-month or 6-month annualized)
- P26 Disability
- P45, Recert: Total includable family income (12-month or 6 month annualized)
- U29d and U29f, Earnings for second and third quarters after exit
As always, you have six months from the date on which the sample was made available to complete the validation process, so this year’s deadline is June 1, 2015.
On Monday, April 14 from 2-3pm ET, we will hold an online chat with Associates for Training and Development on using on-the-job experience (OJE). A4TD staff will be on hand to discuss how they use OJE - how they market to employers, how they select participants to participate, and the technical details of their OJE contracts - and the employment outcomes that they have experienced as a result. If you want to use OJE in your program but are unsure how to start, this is a great chance to ask questions of a grantee who is already using it.
Before the chat, you can
review A4TD’s overview of their use of OJE and some of the success stories that
have come out of it. You may also want to revisit our webinar On-the-Job Experience: Your Secret Weapon for Making Placements and our one page tip sheet on OJE.