WOTC database (Department Of Workforce Development)

Emily Corwin filed this request with the Department Of Workforce Development of Indiana.
Multi Request WOTC database
Due July 30, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emily Corwin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) All reports regarding Work Opportunity Tax Credits certified in 2019 and 2020 provided to the US Department of Labor, including forms 9058.
2) Any database maintained by your department tracking Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications, preferably in .csv or .xlsx format.

My goal is to ascertain which businesses and industries are applying for and/or receiving Work Opportunity Tax Credits, for which categories of employees and which occupations. If a conversation could help narrow or expedite the completion of this request, I am available at 802 233 4992 and emily_corwin@harvard.edu.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Emily Corwin

From: Department Of Workforce Development

We are writing to acknowledge your July 21, 2021 public records request. Pursuant to Indiana Code 5-14-3, DWD will review your request and respond to you as soon as is reasonably possible.

Thank you,

Scott Olson
Director, Media
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
10 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Email: solson@dwd.IN.gov<mailto:solson@dwd.IN.gov>
Direct: (317) 234-8576 | Cell: (317) 614-5679

From: Emily Corwin


I just wanted to follow up on this request and provide some additional context which may assist you in meeting your statutory requirements to disclose nonexempt responsive records. Additionally, if you can provide any information on when this request will be filled, that would be most appreciated.

For item 1, please note: the USDOL’s performance reports do not contain the level of state-level detail regarding occupational and wage data I seek, and are not an adequate substitute for these reports. View samples of responsive records from other states here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nm11juhxwes8a9m/AAA7K5aB-wVGqhLFKb40_J-Qa?dl=0

For item 2: The database I am seeking is likely what is used to populate forms 9058, mentioned in item 1. In particular, I am seeking the following fields for 2018-2020, in .csv or .xlsx formats.

Business name | Target group | Starting wage | Job position | Approved/denied | Application date

View samples of responsive records from other states here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nm11juhxwes8a9m/AAA7K5aB-wVGqhLFKb40_J-Qa?dl=0

For item 3: This request can be disregarded if records responsive to item #2 are provided as described above.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at 802 233 4992.

Many thanks,
Emily Corwin

From: Department Of Workforce Development

Hello – your request remains in queue with others; we will provide a response once completed.

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