Get to know the SSN Confidentiality Release Report

Get to know the SSN Confidentiality Release Report

On page 4 of the   November 17, 2016 Monthly Mailing from ACLS this was mentioned:

 

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) “established performance accountability measures…for states’ effectiveness…in achieving positive outcomes for individuals served.” In addition to measuring educational progress, Massachusetts is required to track students’ employment status as well as their earnings up to four quarters after they exit our programs.

 

The easiest and most efficient way to determine former students’ employment status is for ACLS to data match with Department of Labor records. However, data matching is only possible when students provide social security numbers (SSN) and sign a release of information (ROI). When students do not provide SSN and ROI, ACLS cannot match their records -- and the task of gathering post-exit information by follow-up shifts to programs.

 

Since the start of the current funding cycle, the number and percentage of students providing SSN and ROI has dropped significantly as the Cognos data below demonstrates. For assistance viewing your program’s data please contact the SABES PD Center for Using SMARTT and Cognos.

 

Fiscal Year

# Enrolled

# Provided SSN

% Provided SSN

#Provided SSN+ROI

% Provided SSN+ROI

2013

21,448

14,340

67%

13,738

64%

2014

20,884

13,469

64%

12,995

62%

2015

21,062

12,684

60%

12,261

58%

2016

20,811

11,888

57%

11,489

55%

 

To see this data for your site, log into Cognos and open the “SSN Confidentiality Release Report.”  You’ll find it located in the Standardized Reports section under Adhoc Reports.

 

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