256J.751 County performance management.
Subdivision 1. Quarterly county caseload report. The commissioner shall report quarterly to each county on the county's performance on the following measures:
(1) number of cases receiving only the food portion of assistance;
(2) number of child-only cases;
(3) number of minor caregivers;
(4) number of cases that are exempt from the 60-month time limit by the exemption category under section 256J.42;
(5) number of participants who are exempt from employment and training services requirements by the exemption category under section 256J.56;
(6) number of assistance units receiving assistance under a hardship extension under section 256J.425;
(7) number of participants and number of months spent in each level of sanction under section 256J.46, subdivision 1;
(8) number of MFIP cases that have left assistance;
(9) federal participation requirements as specified in title 1 of Public Law Number 104-193;
(10) median placement wage rate; and
(11) of each county's total MFIP caseload less the number of cases in clauses (1) to (6):
(i) number of one-parent cases;
(ii) number of two-parent cases;
(iii) percent of one-parent cases that are working more than 20 hours per week;
(iv) percent of two-parent cases that are working more than 20 hours per week; and
(v) percent of cases that have received more than 36 months of assistance.
Subd. 2. Quarterly comparison report. The commissioner shall report quarterly to all counties on each county's performance on the following measures:
(1) percent of MFIP caseload working in paid employment;
(2) percent of MFIP caseload receiving only the food portion of assistance;
(3) number of MFIP cases that have left assistance;
(4) federal participation requirements as specified in Title 1 of Public Law Number 104-193;
(5) median placement wage rate; and
(6) caseload by months of TANF assistance.
Subd. 3. Annual report. The commissioner must report to all counties and to the legislature on each county's annual performance on the measures required under subdivision 1 by racial and ethnic group and, to the extent consistent with state and federal law, must include each county's performance on:
(1) the number of out-of-wedlock births and births to teen mothers; and
(2) number of cases by racial and ethnic group.
Subd. 4. Development of performance measures. By January 1, 2002, the commissioner shall, in consultation with counties, develop measures for county performance in addition to those in subdivisions 1 and 2. In developing these measures, the commissioner must consider:
(1) a measure for MFIP cases that leave assistance due to employment;
(2) job retention after participants leave MFIP;
(3) participant's earnings at a follow-up point after the participant has left MFIP; and
(4) the appropriateness of services provided to minority groups.
Subd. 5. Failure to meet federal performance standards. (a) If sanctions occur for failure to meet the performance standards specified in title 1 of Public Law Number 104-193 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, the state shall pay 88 percent of the sanction. The remaining 12 percent of the sanction will be paid by the counties. The county portion of the sanction will be distributed across all counties in proportion to each county's percentage of the MFIP average monthly caseload during the period for which the sanction was applied.
(b) If a county fails to meet the performance standards specified in title 1 of Public Law Number 104-193 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 for any year, the commissioner shall work with counties to organize a joint state-county technical assistance team to work with the county. The commissioner shall coordinate any technical assistance with other departments and agencies including the departments of economic security and children, families, and learning as necessary to achieve the purpose of this paragraph.
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