In response to participant questions from the first P3 Bidders Conference webinar, a follow-up webinar was held on December 17 on the role of evaluation in Performance Partnership Pilots (P3), including opportunities for competitive preference, the national P3 evaluation, and clarifying the requirements related to evaluation.
For additional information on the December 17 P3 Bidders Conference: Follow-up on Evaluation:
On December 1, 2014, representatives from Federal agencies presented the details of the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) on Performance Partnership Pilots (P3), including application requirements and selection criteria, for potential applicants.
For additional information on the December 1 P3 Bidders Conference:
On April 30, 2014, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Office of Management and Budget, hosted a national question & answer session as a follow-up from the P3 Outreach Webcast. This session provided stakeholders, with an interest in serving and improving outcomes for disconnected youth, with information about the goals of P3 and current activities to launch the program later this year. The P3 agency leaders and staff answered questions about the preliminary design considerations.
For additional information on the April 30 P3 National Q&A Session:
On April 21, 2014, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Corporation for National and Community Services, and the Office of Management and Budget hosted an informational session and national dialogue on Performance Partnership Pilots (P3). The webcast provided a valuable opportunity for the broader community serving disconnected youth to learn about the goals of P3, the on-going development of the pilot solicitation process, and the timeline for launching the pilot program. The webcast included a panel discussion with leaders from three national youth organizations. The panelists shared their perspectives on why flexibility is an important component in designing and deploying education, employment, health, and other supportive services to disconnected youth.
In closing, Federal leaders solicited participants’ input on preliminary design considerations that will shape the implementation of the pilots. To provide feedback and comments on the preliminary design considerations as presented in the webcast, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on the April 21 P3 National Outreach Webcast:
- A recording is available for viewing on EdStream.
- The slides used for the webcast can be downloaded (PDF, 32 pages).
Federal Leadership Biographies (in order of appearance):
Johan E. Uvin
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Johan E. Uvin joined the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education in December 2009 as Senior Policy Advisor to Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier. In 2011, Dr. Uvin was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. In that capacity, he coordinates all policy and strategy development for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. This office is responsible for adult education, including corrections and reentry education, secondary, postsecondary and adult career and technical education, and community colleges. In 2012, he also became the Acting Director of the Policy Research and Evaluation Services division and the co-chair of the Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth, a multi-agency federal collaboration to improve the outcomes of disconnected youth. Since 2010, he has also been a member of the steering committee of the Domestic Policy Council’s New Americans Citizenship and Integration Initiative which developed a framework for federal efforts on immigrant integration.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Uvin led the Rhode Island state office that oversees adult education, career and technical education, and GED testing.
Dr. Uvin holds a Doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy and a Master’s in International Education from Harvard University. He also holds a Master of Arts in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the School of International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
Gerri Fiala joined the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. Prior to this, Gerri served as Staff Director to the HELP Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety chaired by Senator Patty Murray. Here Gerri drafted Senator Murray’s “Innovations in 21st Century Careers” bill to make education more relevant for high school students. She also developed bills introduced by Senator Murray during the economic stimulus debate. Key components of these bills were ultimately included in Recovery Act funding provisions for the Department of Labor.
Before coming to Capitol Hill Gerri served in a number of workforce development positions that impacted workers and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. This includes her tenure as Director of Workforce Research for the Workforce Development Strategies Group at the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE). Accomplishments here include management of a project to help the Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning update its labor market information systems. Another project identified workforce development policies, best practices and models both in states and other countries to strengthen U.S. workforce development.
Gerri served for nearly eight years as Administrator, Office of Policy Development, Evaluation and Research, in the U.S. Department of Labor. This includes a year as a loaned executive to serve as Senior Counselor for Economic Development to the American Association of Community Colleges. As Administrator, she led interagency efforts to drive job training reform. This work culminated in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000 (creating the Senior Community Service Employment Program). Her leadership on interagency teams also secured the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, and Welfare to Work program, and provided direction to a DOL effort to craft and implement regulations for each of these programs.
Gerri has a Masters of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa, and Associate of Arts from North Iowa Area Community College.
William H. Bentley
Family and Youth Services Bureau
Administration for Children & Families
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
William H. Bentley is Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), where he oversees programs that work to prevent teen pregnancy, youth homelessness and family violence. Bentley has more than four decades’ experience advocating for youth and families and promoting volunteerism and public service.
Most recently, Bentley helmed Voices for America’s Children, a national nonprofit that promotes public policies that benefit children and their families. As President and CEO, Bentley led national, state, and local policy efforts on a wide range of children’s issues including, but not limited to, children’s health, early childhood education, homeless youth, juvenile justice, child nutrition, childhood poverty and racial equity. During his tenure, the organization was instrumental in helping to draft and promote the Affordable Care Act.
Bentley has held leadership positions at the Points of Light Foundation and at the Corporation for National and Community Service, where he was responsible for the identification, development, implementation and dissemination of effective practices within national and community service throughout the country.
Bentley started his career in Florida, where he spent 25 years in social services and community development, including implementing and evaluating programs addressing child health, teen pregnancy prevention, child welfare, juvenile justice and family support programs, including domestic violence prevention initiatives.
Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Kathryn Stack is the Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, helping Federal agencies to strengthen their capacity to use and build evidence to improve their effectiveness. From 2005 to July 2013, she was OMB’s Deputy Associate Director for Education, Income Maintenance, and Labor, overseeing budget, policy, legislation, regulations, and management issues concerning the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, the Social Security Administration, the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Administration on Children and Families within the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. In recent years, she was instrumental in helping Federal agencies design several new grant-making models that allocate funding based on evidence and evaluation quality, and in building consensus across a number of Federal agencies for adoption of common evidence guidelines. Prior to becoming division director, she served as an examiner and as Chief of the Education Branch of OMB, and held several management and budget positions at the U.S. Department of Education. She is a graduate of Cornell University and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
On August 26, 2014, The Forum for Youth Investment hosted a webinar for the grantees of several foundations on the Performance Partnership Pilot (P3). Foundation representatives briefly discussed the P3’s relevance to its current investments. Kathy Stack from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) presented the initial design considerations on P3 and answered audience questions.
- To stream the recording: http://forumfyi.org/files/Introduction%20to%20Performance%20Partnership%20Pilots%20Aug/lib/playback.html.
On July 30, 2014, a group of non-profit stakeholders asked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to participate in a listening session where non-Federal stakeholders provided feedback on the P3 consultation paper, which actively solicited input from the field. Federal participants shared already public information, but did not share new information not otherwise publicly available. OMB will not be involved in selection of P3 pilots. A recording of the listening session can be accessed in the following ways:
- To stream the recording:
- To download the recording: