Employment Data Systems: Washington State’s Division of Developmental Disabilities

Describes the employment data systems of Washington State in which data on employment outcomes is incorporated into billing and reporting data.   Essay describes the design of the data system, the data elements that are collected, who data is collected on, the frequency of data collection, the degree to which the system is standardized across the state, data sources, linked systems, how the data is used, analyzed, and shared, successes and challenges, areas for future development, and lessons learned and implications for other states.


Winsor, J. E., Butterworth, J., et al. (2011). Employment Data Systems:  Washington State’s Division of Developmental Disabilities. Data Systems for Day and Employment Outcomes:  Case Studies Across States, Institute of Community Inclusion.

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