Performance Reporting Office Hours will be available to America's Promise Grantees

 

Dear H-1B America’s Promise Grantees:

 

We are looking forward to seeing your H-1B Quarterly Progress Reports for the quarter ending September 30, 2017, which are due no later than November, 14, 2017.

We recently provided you with detailed performance reporting guidance for the quarter ending September 30, 2017. In addition, we provided guidance on how to report for the quarter ending December 31, 2017 when we will start using the Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS) system.

As part of our technical assistance, grantees are invited to attend the upcoming Performance Reporting Office Hours scheduled for:

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All H-1B TechHire, Strengthening Working Families Initiative, and America’s Promise grantees have been invited to both dates. If you have not already received the call-in information for office hours, please contact your grant mailbox at: AmericasPromise@dol.gov.

The purpose of the Performance Reporting Office Hours are to answer any questions related to preparing for the future submission of participant-level data in DOL/ETA’s WIPS performance reporting system. If you are unable to participate, we ask that you please identify another team member involved in performance reporting who can join. We will be covering important performance-related topics.

We encourage grant program staff such as data entry and IT personnel, case managers, program managers, and directors of H-1B grant programs who are responsible for tracking participant records, creating grantee data files, uploading data files, and submitting quarterly progress reports to attend this call.

In order to ensure that grantees’ performance questions and concerns are addressed, we encourage you to send your questions in advance to your grant mailbox: AmericasPromise@dol.gov with a cc to your FPO.  Please make sure to include your grant name and number in the body of your email.