Puget Sound Personnel

PSP Employment Outcomes 2021

The King County Developmental Disabilities Division and the Washington State DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration compile performance statistics on individual employment agencies in our region and throughout the state. The following charts and graphs utilize that data to compare PSP's employment outcomes in 2021 against other supported employment agencies in King County and throughout the state.

Percentage of People Served Who Have Jobs by Agency
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This chart lists King County service providers according to the percentage of their participants who have jobs in the community.

This information provides a measurement of an agency's employment program outcomes. To evaluate a vendor's success in job placement efficiency and training effectiveness, be sure to compare the size of the population they serve to the number of people earning wages. Of the 160 people PSP served in 2021, 93% were employed and earning wages.

Average Monthly Wage
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In 2021, the people with developmental disabilities for whom we provide employment services earned an average of $1595.30 per month in gross wages. This is 63% higher than the average monthly wage of other supported employees working in King County. And 197% more than the average supported employee working throughout Washington state. These figures reflect our mission of developing career-oriented work opportunities and inclusion in the community.

Average Hours Worked Per Month
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The goal of King County's Developmental Disabilities Administration is to have supported employees work an average of 20 hours per week in paid employment. This chart shows the average number of hours PSP participants work in paid jobs per week compared to the average hours worked by people using other vendors in King County and throughout the state of Washington. PSP's outcomes are higher. The supported employees we serve work 153% more hours per week than people using other King County vendors and 175% more than the average supported employee in Washington state. We believe this reflects the caliber of our job training and support services that keep those we serve gainfully employed. Equally important to our success in this area is the long-term partnerships we build with employers to develop new job opportunities for people with disabilities.

Cost Benefit of Program Costs Over Earned Wages
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Using taxpayers' funds wisely is a benchmark of a successful human services program. A 2021 cost benefit analysis of program costs divided by earned wages shows that PSP has been a good steward of these dollars. The people we serve earn $2.57 of wages for every $1 spent in program costs. In King County, the average return on each dollar spent on program costs is $0.71. The return statewide is less with a cost benefit average of $0.55 for every $1 expended on supported employment costs.

Cost Benefit of Program Costs Over Earned Wages
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Another way to assess the quality and effectiveness of our services is to consider the positive impact they have on the economy of our area. This chart looks at the participant wages added to the community minus the cost of administering a given program.

PSP has an appreciable lead over all the other vendors analyzed, responsible for adding over $1.4 million of earned wages to our local economy. For individuals and parents seeking to evaluate supported employment agencies, as well as employers looking to partner with successful programs―this data offers an objective analysis of employment outcomes and costs for 2021.

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You have a choice in determining your employment services provider. We hope that you will consider PSP. Review this website. Check out what the people we serve say about PSP. Call us to discuss your employment goals.

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