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DataWorks Project

What is DataWorks

DataWorks is the DOES project that will improve, standardize, and modernize data management and data use practices at DOES to ensure that:

  • Data are accurate, reliable, and maintained by high-quality systems
  • Data are readily available and consistently used to make well-informed decisions
  • Appropriate and accurate data are regular released to the public, improving transparency and confidence in DOES and our data

Why are We Doing This / Why is DataWorks Important?

  1. DOES has been unable to consistently provide accurate metrics and data in testimonies and reports.
  2. Data are siloed in separate systems with no common data standard and little to no integration.
  3. There is a consistent lack of business and technical documentation for most programs and data systems.
  4. There are no consistent policies or procedures that govern how DOES data are managed and/or used.

What are the Goals of DataWorks?

  • Internal goals
    • Establish a data governance program
    • Perform a comprehensive data gap analysis
    • Design a master data architecture
    • Create a data warehouse for all DOES data assets
    • Develop a front-end application to the data warehouse to allow staff to quickly access all workforce data and monitor program status in real-time
  • External goals
    • Create a public portal to help residents make more informed decisions about workforce opportunities
    • Improve interagency data integration

How Long Will It Take to Realize the DataWorks Goals?

The DataWorks Project will be complete by the end of FY23.  The agency will work to have a data management group to support CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous deployment), including additional dashboards, scorecards, and performance reporting. An ongoing effort to advance data literacy for employees, customers, and other stakeholders will be established as part of our Data Governance Strategy.

Project Milestones

Data Governance

  • Established a data governance strategy
  • Convened Data Governance Steering Committee and Data Governance Council
  • Advancing data literacy with enterprise wide, mobile-ready business glossary
  • Created and implemented new policies: data suppression, data request and release, data use/sharing

Data Management

  • Release a complete data asset inventory
  • Create data dictionaries for all data assets
  • Create/adopted an agency data standard
  • Drafted architecture and models for the data warehouse and public data portal
  • Ongoing support for data extractions and analysis for key agency projects and data requests
  • Support continuous improvement and automation of agency reports and publications

Business Intelligence

  • Executive Dashboard: Unemployment Insurance
  • Labor Market Awareness Dashboard
  • Data Analytics Framework for reporting performance measures and outcomes

View the Future State of Data at DOES