Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Nevada

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The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is an agency in Nevada.

The purpose of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) is to "provide Nevada's businesses with access to a qualified workforce and encourage equal employment opportunities." DETR is responsible for ensuring the strength of the state's economy by supporting businesses and employees through services such as job training and placement, vocational rehabilitation, and data collection and analysis regarding the state's workforce and economic data. The department is comprised of five divisions that oversee these tasks: Employment Security Division; Rehabilitation Division; Nevada Equal Rights Commission; Research and Analysis Bureau; and Information Development and Processing. DETR's services include administering the state's Unemployment Insurance benefits.

Budget

As of June 2011, budget information was not provided on the department website but can be accessed through the State of Nevada budget office.[1]

2011-2013 Executive Budget - Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

Division PROGRAM General Fund Highway Fund Other
REHABILITATION DIVISION Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Eligible Individuals with Disabilities $5,529,543 $0 $35,765,415
REHABILITATION DIVISION Adjudicate Social Security Administration (SSA) Disability Claims $0 $0 $38,468,964
REHABILITATION DIVISION Business Enterprises of Nevada (BEN) $0 $0 $5,407,490
REHABILITATION DIVISION Client Assistance $0 $0 $425,583
REHABILITATION DIVISION Preferred Purchase Program $0 $0 $56,993
REHABILITATION DIVISION TOTALS - $5,529,543 $0 $80,124,444
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits $0 $0 $103,841,140
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION Employment Services (ES) $0 $0 $81,635,923
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION Career Enhancement Program (CEP) $0 $0 $25,304,961
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION TOTALS - $0 $0 $210,782,025
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Employment Discrimination Enforcement $1,160,198 $0 $674,392
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Housing and Public Accommodation Discrimination Enforcement $244,386 $0 $0
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Information Technology $0 $0 $23,081,813
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Labor Market Information $0 $0 $5,644,400
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Fiscal Mandatory $0 $0 $5,219,342
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION General Administration $0 $0 $2,911,145
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Personnel and Payroll $0 $0 $1,811,910
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Audit/Quality Assurance $0 $0 $260,766
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION Public Information Office $0 $0 $226,070
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TOTALS - $1,404,584 $0 $39,829,838
EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, AND REHABILITATION TOTALS - $6,934,127 $0 $330,736,307

Information regarding federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds received by DETR is provided.[2]

Funds received include the following:

Division Allocation
Unemployment Insurance $25 million for Unemployment Recipients
Unemployment Insurance $5.5 million for Unemployment Insurance administrative funding
Workforce Investment Act $25 million to the local workforce investment boards for training and supportive services to Adults, Dislocated Workers and Youth
Rehabilitation $4.2 million for services to disabled Nevadans
Employment and Reemployment Services $1.3 million to assist Nevadans in One Stop JobConnect offices
Employment and Reemployment Services $2.1 million for career guidance and counseling to Unemployment Insurance claimants
State Energy Sector Partnership Training Grant $6 million to teach workers the skills required in emerging industries

Total ARRA funds received was approximately $1,691,418,653.[3]

Programs

Services offered by the department's Employment Security Division include Employer Services, Job Seeker Services, Veteran Services, the Career Enhancement Program (CEP), access to Nevada JobConnect, and Unemployment Insurance.[4]

Job Seeker services include online job search resources; access to Nevada JobConnect for job training, searching, and placement; Vocational Rehabilitation services; services for migrant and seasonal farm workers; tax break information for employers; and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits[5].[6]

Per DETR UI statistics:[7]

March 2011 Initial Claims by Industry

Industry Number of Claimants
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 54
Mining 156
Utilities 52
Construction 8,435
Manufacturing 1,521
Wholesale Trade 1,023
Retail Trade 3,742
Transportation and Warehousing 1,240
Information 424
Finance and Insurance 952
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 980
Professional and Technical Services 1,481
Management of Companies and Enterprises 323
Administrative and Waste Services 4,833
Educational Services 382
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,898
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 868
Accommodation and Food Services 6,721
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin 945
Public Administration 692
Total Initial Claimants 18,155

Employer services include information regarding Unemployment Insurance Taxes and various employment initiatives; Labor Market Information; Work Opportunity Tax Credits; and job posting services.[8]

Veterans services include priority job referral and placement services.[9]

Through the Equal Rights Commission, Nevadans can get information regarding employment and housing discrimination and file discrimination charges.[10]

DETR also partners with the state's JobConnect, a system of eleven statewide centers that provide job training, education, and employment services, including skill assessment, vocational rehabilitation services, information regarding training and education opportunities, assistance filing unemployment insurance claims and determining eligibility for training programs and student financial aid, career counseling services, and job search and placement services.[11]

The department's Career Enhancement Program (CEP) is an employer-funded program that provides training and re-employment services and works directly with Unemployment Insurance claimants.[12]

The Rehabilitation Division offers services to the blind and visually impaired and the disabled, as well as vocational rehabilitation, offering assessment, training, treatment and job placement programs.[13]

The Research and Analysis Bureau provides information about the state's workforce and economic conditions, including monthly employment estimates by industry and area; occupational wage estimates by industry and area; monthly labor force and unemployment statistics by area; occupational and industry projections; demographic employment information; and an annual report of employment and payrolls by industry and county. The division also publishes Nevada Economy In Brief each month with economic information such as current labor market statistics.[14]

The Information Development and Processing Division oversees the state's data processing and information technology support services, namely automated workforce and rehabilitation information system such as business applications and online web services[15]

The department has a budget of roughly $900 million and a staff of approximately 800 persons.

Transparency

The website was last evaluated June 2011.

The Director's phone numbers were provided, but no email address.[16] Contact information for other department leaders was not provided. General contact information for the department is posted on the homepage and for each division.

Public meetings were listed on the DETR website.[17]

DETR press releases were posted on the website.[18]

DETR's Boards and Commissions were listed with meeting documentation.[19] Members are listed with general but not individual contact information for each commission.

Department requests for proposals were posted.[20]

Financials such as budgets and audits were not posted.

Public records request information was provided.[21]

The website did not have a search function.

Unemployment

Per a department press release, the state's April 2011 unemployment rate was 12.5%, a decrease from March's 13.2%. The number of jobless decreased by 9,800 and 3,600 jobs were added between March and April.[22]

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