Design of the Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services System
and Evaluation in
Upjohn Institute Working Paper 96-41
Randall W. Eberts and Christopher J. O'Leary
NOTE: A revised version of this paper appears in Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) Systems: National WPRS Colloquium, June 1996: Selected Papers and Materials. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 1996, pp. 187-200.
The Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1993, Public Law 103-152, require
each state employment security agency to implement a Worker Profiling and Reemployment
Services (WPRS) system. WPRS systems are intended to identify unemployment insurance
beneficiaries who are most likely to exhaust their regular benefits, and refer them quickly to
reemployment services to speed the transition to new employment. This brief paper was
prepared for a national colloquium on WPRS held June 11-14, 1996 in Atlanta. The paper
summarizes work done by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research for the State
of Michigan to design and implement a UI profiling model, and to design an evaluation of the
WPRS system effectiveness.
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