Presentation on theme: "Services and Funding Work Team"— Presentation transcript:
1 Services and Funding Work Team One Stop System Building Tool Kit:How to design it and how to pay for it
2 About the Tool Kit Designed by State/Local Work Teams Practical! First Chapters:Services and FundingMemorandums of UnderstandingMore to Come!Look for One Stop System Building nextOthers as needs are further identified
3 Services and Funding: Some of the Challenges Partners must be involved at every stage of the process: share common visionCreating Quality local systems: there really aren’t shortcuts to get thereOut of the Box ThinkingAchieving genuine integration of servicesOvercoming real (and perceived) restrictions on funding so that it can be mixed, leveraged, and shared for the benefit of the local system.
4 Lay out of Services and Funding IntroductionEnvironment, Opportunities and ChallengesSeven Strategies to help your local area design the services for your local one stop system,determine the cost of those services, a process to allocate and share the cost of those services, and how to continually improve your local system.
5 About the Seven Strategies Each strategy has useful tips and practical suggestions, examples, sample matrixes and other tools to use.At the end of each strategy, there is a listing of useful resources (suggestions only!)All of those resources are on Web Sites:NYSDOL:NYATEP:Meant to be used with NYSDOL Technical Advisory on Cost Allocation
6 Some caveats This is a living document, some things may change Will there be enough time to do all seven?What if our area has already have gone through some of these strategies?These are suggestions, your area may decide to take a different approach. Advice for whatever you use: make sure it is consistent with the intent of the law, and document the process.
7 The Seven Strategies1. Determine Customer Needs (Business and Job Seeker)2. Define the Local One Stop’s Vision, Mission, Values and Goals3. Develop a Plan for the Delivery of Services4. Identify which of the partners provide each service5. Determine the Cost of the System6. Allocate the Cost Among the Partners7. Continuously Improve you System
8 Strategy 1: Determine Customer Needs Collect data! Use what you already have, if possibleKinds of data to be collected are identified (description of customers, what are their needs and wants, demographics, labor market, wage data, etc.)How the data can be collected (surveys, focus groups, LMI, etc.)Resources to help you get the data
9 Strategy 2: Vision, Mission, Goals Use what has already been established by the Local Workforce Investment Board and Chief Local Elected Official (s)Important to have partner and local WIB buy-in (best yet, that they are/were involved in the development)Use consensusAlign with vision in WIA and the NYS vision contained in the Design Team ReportConsider using an outside facilitator
10 Strategy 3: Develop the Service Plan 11 Steps you can follow to develop your service plan, including mix of services based on customer needs/wants; what other services beyond core does your area want to provide; develop common definitions of core services; what intensive services will be provided, etc.Required Core and suggested core servicesYour local area will probably want to add services for business customers
11 Strategy 4: Develop List of partners to provide each service 7 steps for this strategy, includingDevelop a matrix of which partner currently provide which service (several samples included in the on-line resources)Criteria for deciding which partner provides which serviceDecide which partner will deliver whatEliminate duplication, identify gaps, fill gapsReach consensus on partner responsibilities
12 Strategies 5 and 6 Strategy 5: Strategy 6: Determine the Cost of the SystemStrategy 6:Allocate Costs Among the Partners
13 Determine the Cost of the System Build on the Service Plan Developed in Previous Strategies -- Particularly Strategies 3 and 4Two Perspectives:Local Workforce Investment Board MemberOne-Stop PartnerThe Cost of the System Includes Both --Shared System Costs, andShared Service Costs
14 Ten Categories of Shared System Costs Technology for the SystemFacilitiesPerformance TrackingCapacity BuildingSystem Administration / Fiscal ManagementPlanningMarketingOperationsShared ServicesOther
15 Seven System Components Seven Components:Local Workforce Investment BoardYouth CouncilGrant Recipient / Fiscal AgentOne-Stop Center(s)One-Stop Operator(s)Affiliate Site(s)Other (can be defined by local area)
16 A Suggested Process For Each Category of Costs and System Component: Estimate what will be needed to deliver the planned activitiesDetermine what resources are on hand, who has them and what their value isDetermine what resources are not on hand and what they will costThe sum of items 2 and 3 equals the total cost of the system
17 A Suggested ProcessIdentify all potential resources and determine what direct costs should be charged to them. Subtract from item 4The balance (item 4 minus item 5) is the system cost to be covered by the partnersDetermine what part of item 6 is assigned to year one of the five year planAssess affordability: if costs can be covered, proceed with allocation among partners, if not, review and adjust service planConduct reviews regularly and make adjustments as appropriate
18 Some Tips on Determining System Costs Work with your local Fiscal Staff to adapt or develop a matrix and worksheets for identifying system costsDifferentiate services and system costs for each year of the 5 year planDetermine all funding streams available to fund the systemDetermine the “employer of record” for any shared positions: this determines salary and benefit levelsDetermine local, State and federal guidelines for establishing the value of contributions to the one-stop system
19 Determining Shared Service Costs There are many acceptable methods for determining the cost of each type of service.One method: partners jointly define --The items involved in delivering the service that carry costsThe cost per participant for the serviceEach partner estimates anticipated volume of service for next program year and estimated costPartners/LWIB estimate system wide volume and anticipated costs for next year
20 Total Cost of the One-Stop System The sum of the Shared System Costs and the Shared Service Costs equals the Total Cost of the System.The Local Workforce Investment Board must approve the plan for services and costs or recommend some other action.
21 Allocate Costs Among Partners Costs must be distributed proportionally across funding streams based on benefits received by that funding streamOMB Circulars A87, A21, and A122 provide guidance on applicable cost principlesPartners may pay their share --in cash;through contributions; orthrough a combination of cash and contributions
22 A 3 Step Process for Allocating Costs Allocate shared costs using an appropriate allocation methodology as outlined by NYSDOL or as allowable in OMB CircularsAssess affordability in relation to resources. Negotiate adjustments if necessaryConduct ongoing reviews of costs and how costs are allocated. Adjust allocation plan as appropriate
23 Examples for Allocating Shared Costs Tip: Seek Stable Allocation BasesTechnology: usageFacilities: square footagePerformance tracking: usageCapacity building: total staffFiscal Management: total staffPlanning: participant countMarketing: usageOperations: varied depending on item
24 Strategy 7: Continuously Improve your One Stop System 13 steps to building a continuous improvement culture among the partnersEight principles of quality improvementMeasurement, Performance evaluation, Report Cards involving all partners is criticalResources: Lots of web sites and materials are available, including the Enterprise and Simply Better Products
25 Three Strategies we do not Recommend Put a “One Stop” sign on your Center and wait for other partners to show up with wheelbarrows full of $$$$Open a “One Stop” Center (with one or a couple of partners) and send a bill to the other partners for their “fair share”Wait for the Partners’ Oversight Agency (at the state or federal level) to direct them to pay their fair share
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