OMJ-CinHam exceeds expectations in annual review

A recent one-year survey of Ohio Means Jobs-Hamilton County performance shows that Hamilton County outperformed similar metropolitan counties and showed substantial improvement over the previous 12 months in providing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services.

OMJ-CinHam, operated by Hamilton County Job & Family Services, exceeded eight of eight measures currently in place and thrived in six federal and local audits. Seventy-one percent of expenditures were for direct client services.

Hamilton County did as well as, or better than, Cuyahoga and Franklin counties on the eight measures of service.  Those measures include employment and earnings six months after leaving OMJ services; measurable skill gains; assistance to dislocated workers and credential attainment.

HCJFS staff at OhioMeansJobs benchmarked metro peers and neighboring areas to see if there were opportunities to learn from similar or adjacent communities. Subsequent research indicated that Butler County was more effectively leveraging Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) dollars to support shared WIOA/TANF populations.  In late 2018 HCJFS Chief Operating Officer Tim McCartney and Director Moira Weir acted to expand TANF work supports within the OMJ Center.  We expect services and performance to continue to improve with the expansion of TANF/PRC (Prevention Retention and Consistency) services at OhioMeansJobs.

The statewide report can be found here. Hamilton County is listed as Area 13.

by Ashley Woods

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