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  • Individual Author: Hahn, Heather
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2017

    This presentation from the 2017 NAWRS conference discusses the present state of, and possibilities for, systems to track and measure employment outcomes for participants in TANF programs.

    This presentation from the 2017 NAWRS conference discusses the present state of, and possibilities for, systems to track and measure employment outcomes for participants in TANF programs.

  • Individual Author: Derr, Michelle K.
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2014

    This presentation describes job search assistance strategies that TANF programs are using to help move families from TANF to employment. It is based on data collected during the Work Participation and TANF/WIA Coordination Study.

    This presentation was given at the 2014 National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop.

    This presentation describes job search assistance strategies that TANF programs are using to help move families from TANF to employment. It is based on data collected during the Work Participation and TANF/WIA Coordination Study.

    This presentation was given at the 2014 National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop.

  • Individual Author: Derr, Michelle; Laird, Elizabeth; Kirby, Gretchen; Lyskawa, Julia
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2013

    This presentation describes a study to explore what factors influence client participation in work activities and what strategies states and localities have used to increase participation in work or work-related activities. Data was collected from site visits (11 communities), telephone interviews (30 TANF administrators), and document reviews (policy manuals, etc.).

    This presentation was given at the 2013 National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop.

    This presentation describes a study to explore what factors influence client participation in work activities and what strategies states and localities have used to increase participation in work or work-related activities. Data was collected from site visits (11 communities), telephone interviews (30 TANF administrators), and document reviews (policy manuals, etc.).

    This presentation was given at the 2013 National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop.

  • Individual Author: Hahn, Heather; Loprest, Pamela J.
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2011

    Performance measurement is a tool government can use to improve program performance and address accountability. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, like many federal government programs, requires measurement of program performance to help ensure federal funds are being used to reach stated program goals. Some states have gone beyond federal requirements and added additional performance measures for their state TANF programs, making them useful laboratories for understanding the possibilities and challenges of broader and varied performance measurement in TANF. This study exploits this opportunity by gathering and synthesizing information from a set of states with more innovative performance measurement systems. (author abstract)

    Performance measurement is a tool government can use to improve program performance and address accountability. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, like many federal government programs, requires measurement of program performance to help ensure federal funds are being used to reach stated program goals. Some states have gone beyond federal requirements and added additional performance measures for their state TANF programs, making them useful laboratories for understanding the possibilities and challenges of broader and varied performance measurement in TANF. This study exploits this opportunity by gathering and synthesizing information from a set of states with more innovative performance measurement systems. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Kauff, Jacqueline; Derr, Michelle K.
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2008

    Both Maryland and Utah have more than doubled their state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) work participation rates within a one-year period. Maryland's rate increased from 20.5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2005 to 44.5 percent in FY 2006, and Utah's rate increased from 16 percent in October 2006 to 45.5 percent in October 2007. They accomplished these results through a combination of strategies aimed at increasing the number of TANF recipients engaged in federally countable program activities for the requisite number of hours per week. Both adopted a philosophy of universal engagement, a performance monitoring system, work experience and subsidized employment programs, and solely state-funded programs for subgroups of recipients. In addition, Maryland uses designated staff to help counties increase their participation rates and pay-for-performance contracts with employment service vendors, while Utah uses a transitional benefits program for those who become employed and comprehensive sanction policies and procedures. This brief describes each of the strategies these...

    Both Maryland and Utah have more than doubled their state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) work participation rates within a one-year period. Maryland's rate increased from 20.5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2005 to 44.5 percent in FY 2006, and Utah's rate increased from 16 percent in October 2006 to 45.5 percent in October 2007. They accomplished these results through a combination of strategies aimed at increasing the number of TANF recipients engaged in federally countable program activities for the requisite number of hours per week. Both adopted a philosophy of universal engagement, a performance monitoring system, work experience and subsidized employment programs, and solely state-funded programs for subgroups of recipients. In addition, Maryland uses designated staff to help counties increase their participation rates and pay-for-performance contracts with employment service vendors, while Utah uses a transitional benefits program for those who become employed and comprehensive sanction policies and procedures. This brief describes each of the strategies these states implemented. (author abstract)

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