5101:9-10-01 County department of job and family services performance measures, standards and goals.

(A) Pursuant to section 5101.22 of the Revised Code, the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) office of families and children (OFC) has established county department of job and family services (CDJFS) performance measures, standards, goals, and continuous improvement methodologies to improve the administration of OFS OFC programs delivered by a CDJFS. The OFS OFC programs include Ohio works first (OWF), and prevention, retention and contingency (PRC) authorized by temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), disability financial assistance (DFA) and food assistance. Each county will be measured using the same data sets or calculations.

(B) Performance standards define and specify a minimum level of performance that all CDJFS must meet or be subject to paragraph (D) of rule 5101:9-10-02 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Performance goals specify a desired level ofCDJFS performance.

(D) ODJFS will use the data published quarterly in the outcome management section

(OMS) performance management report to determine CDJFS progress toward meeting annual goals and standards.

(E) The goals and standards for each measure are defined as follows:

(1) Family food assistance benefits receipt rate

(a) The purpose of the family food assistance benefits measure is to determine the number of eligible low income families, with children, who received food assistance benefits.

(b) This measure is the number of low-income households with children receiving food assistance benefits as a percentage of the total number of low income households with children based on the most recent available U.S. decennial census one-hundred-thirty per cent federal poverty level (FPL).

(c) The standard is set at the top of the lower quartile of county performance as established by measurement of county performance from October 2002 to September 2003. This standard shall be that at least sixty-three per cent of families, with children, at or below one-hundred-thirty per cent of the FPL receive food assistance benefits.

(d) The goal is set at the rate met by the lowest seventy-five per cent of counties as established by measurement of county performance from October 2002 to September 2003. This goal shall be that at least eighty-three per cent of families, with children, at or below one-hundred-thirty per cent of the FPL receive food assistance benefits.

(e) The family food assistance benefits measure is calculated as follows:

(i) Determine the number of families with children with income below one-hundred-thirty per cent of the federal poverty level. This is the denominator.

(ii) Determine the number of food assistance assistance groups with children. This is the numerator.

(iii) Divide the numerator by the denominator, then multiply by one hundred.

(f) The time period for the rate is yearly, based on the federal fiscal year. (2) Federal all-family work participation rate

(a) The purpose of the federal all-family work participation rate is to measure work required OWF participants' engagement in allowable work activities.

(b) This measure is the percentage of OWF assistance groups with a work eligible individual(s) that meet the federal all-family work participation rate.

(c) The standard is set by federal law, 45 CFR 261.21 . This standard shall be that at least fifty per cent of required OWF assistance groups with a work eligible individual(s) meet federal work requirements.

(d) The goal shall be that at least seventy-five per cent of required OWF assistance groups with a work eligible individual(s) meet federal participation requirements.

(e) The federal all-family work participation rate is calculated as follows:

(i) Determine the number of OWF assistance groups with a work eligible individual(s) required to participate in an allowable work activity. This is the denominator.

(ii) Determine the number of OWF assistance groups with a work eligible individual(s) participating in an allowable work activity for the required number of hours. The required number of hours is federally defined. This is the numerator.

(iii) Divide the numerator by the denominator, then multiply by one hundred.

(f) The time period for the rate is yearly, based on the federal fiscal year. (3) Federal two-parent work participation rate

(a) The purpose of the federal two-parent work participation rate is to measure participation of OWF assistance groups consisting of two work eligible individuals in federally allowable work activities.

(b) This measure is the percentage of OWF assistance groups consisting of two work eligible individuals that meet the federal two parent work participation rate.

(c) The standard is set by federal law, 45 CFR 261.23 . This standard shall be that at least ninety per cent of required OWF assistance groups meet federal work requirements.

(d) The goal shall be that at least ninety per cent of OWF

assistance groups consisting of two work eligible individuals meet federal participation requirements.

(e) The federal two parent work participation rate is calculated as follows:

(i) Determine the number of OWF assistance groups consisting of two work eligible individuals required to participate in an allowable work activity. This is the denominator.

(ii) Determine the number of OWF assistance groups consisting of two work eligible individuals participating in an allowable work activity for the required number of hours. The required number of hours is federally defined. This is the numerator.

(iii) Divide the numerator by the denominator, then multiply by one hundred.

(f) The time period for the rate is yearly, based on the federal fiscal year.

Effective: 01/01/2010
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 5101.22
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/06, 10/1/06 (Emer), 10/9/06