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Article - Human Services




§5–322.

    (a)    On or before October 1 each year, the Department shall report to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, the following information:

        (1)    for the preceding year:

            (i)    the number of recipients who engaged in vocational education or education directly related to employment;

            (ii)    the number of recipients who completed vocational education or education directly related to employment;

            (iii)    the number of recipients who obtained or maintained employment for 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months after completing vocational education or education directly related to employment; and

            (iv)    the average earnings of recipients who obtained or maintained employment for 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months after completing vocational education or education directly related to employment; and

        (2)    for the preceding fiscal year, the following information on work experience and community service work activity placements:

            (i)    information on the work sites and the public, private, and nonprofit organizations that have engaged temporary cash assistance recipients in work experience and community service, including:

                1.    a list, organized by county, of all work sites in the State, including units of State, federal, and local government that have engaged temporary cash assistance recipients in work experience;

                2.    for each work site:

                A.    the total number of work experience placements for the year;

                B.    the position, job duties, number of hours, and market salary rate for the job being performed by the temporary cash assistance recipients engaged in work experience; and

                C.    the number of temporary cash assistance recipients engaged in work experience who were hired by the work site for unsubsidized employment; and

                3.    a list, organized by county, of all public and nonprofit organizations in the State that have engaged temporary cash assistance recipients in community service;

            (ii)    information, organized by the number, jurisdiction, race, ethnicity, age, and gender of individuals who participated in work experience and community service; and

            (iii)    information on the employment outcomes of individuals who participated in work experience, including the number of individuals in work experience who were provided direct entry into a full–time job with a wage that:

                1.    equals or exceeds the State minimum wage;

                2.    equals or exceeds 150% of the State minimum wage; and

                3.    equals or exceeds 200% of the State minimum wage.

    (b)    The information in the report required under subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be broken down by the types of vocational education or education programs in which the recipients engaged, including:

        (1)    associate degree programs;

        (2)    vocational education programs that do not lead to an associate degree;

        (3)    postsecondary education programs that are not included in items (1) or (2) of this subsection;

        (4)    adult basic education programs;

        (5)    English as a second language programs; and

        (6)    GED programs.



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