What performance measures/indicators apply to SCSEP grantees?
(a) Indicators of performance.
There are currently eight performance measures, of which six are core indicators and two are additional indicators. Core indicators (defined in § 641.710) are subject to goal-setting and corrective action (described in § 641.720 ); that is, performance level goals for each core indicator must be agreed upon between the Department and each grantee before the start of each program year, and if a grantee fails to meet the performance level goals for the core indicators, that grantee is subject to corrective action. Additional indicators (defined in § 641.710) are not subject to goal-setting and are, therefore, also not subject to corrective action.
(b) Core indicators.
Section 513(b)(1) of the 2006 OAA establishes the following core indicators of performance:
Hours (in the aggregate) of community service employment;
Entry into unsubsidized employment;
Retention in unsubsidized employment for six months;
The number of eligible individuals served; and
The number of most-in-need individuals served (the number of participating individuals described in § 518(a)(3)(B)(ii) or (b)(2) of the OAA).
(c) Additional indicators.
Section 513(b)(2) of the 2006 OAA establishes the following additional indicators of performance:
Retention in unsubsidized employment for one year; and
Satisfaction of the participants, employers, and their host agencies with their experiences and the services provided.
Any other indicators of performance that the Secretary determines to be appropriate to evaluate services and performance.
The Secretary has designated entry into volunteer work as an additional indicator.
(d) Affected entities.
The core indicators of performance and additional indicators of performance are applicable to each grantee without regard to whether the grantee operates the program directly or through sub-contracts, sub-grants, or agreements with other entities. Grantees must assure that their sub-grantees and lower-tier sub-grantees are collecting and reporting program data.
(e) Required evaluation and reporting.
An agreement to be evaluated on the core indicators of performance and to report information on the additional indicators of performance is a requirement for application for, and is a condition of, all SCSEP grants.
[75 FR 53812, Sept. 1, 2010, as amended at 77 FR 4661, Jan. 31, 2012]
Effective Date Note:
At 77 FR 4661, Jan. 31, 2012, in § 641.700
paragraph (c)(4) was added. This paragraph contains information collection and recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective until approval has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.