By: Timmy Dudley, H-1B Performance Analyst

We are so excited that H-1B grantees now have access to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration’s performance reporting system, Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS), and successfully submitted the Quarterly Progress Reports (QPRs) for the quarter ending December 31, 2017.

To support grantees, the H-1B Performance team has provided a variety of performance technical assistance resources found on the H-1B Performance Reporting Resources page.  You may notice that the H-1B Performance Reporting Resources page has a new look!  We’ve reorganized it to make it easier for you to find the information you need. The  DOL-ETA WIPS page also provides the latest WIPS technical updates and user guides.

The H-1B Performance Tip Sheet: Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS) serves as an additional performance reporting resource for H-1B grantees. This Tip Sheet provides grantees with specific strategies and recommendations for using WIPS, based upon both the H-1B Performance Team’s experience with the system and the challenges experienced by H-1B grantees in submitting data. This Tip Sheet answers common WIPS-related questions and serves as a quick reference guide for H-1B grantees to refer to before consulting the handbook, webinars, tutorials, before consulting the more in-depth TA resources.

This H-1B Performance Tip Sheet will continue to be updated as more tips are identified. Currently the document addresses the following topics:

  • Submitting Data Files in WIPS
  • Preparing Data Files
    • Data File Format
  • PIRL Data Element – Code Values
  • Resolving Data File Errors
  • Generating a Quarterly Performance Reporting (QPR) form