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Persistent Unemployment Table - Monday, May 12, 2014
The persistent unemployment table for 2011 through 2013 (in effect between January 1 and December 31, 2014) has been uploaded to SPARQ. This table is also availablehere
PY13 Q3 QPRs - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
SPARQ is now available.  The PY13 Quarter 3 QPRs are final. 
SPARQ Release 6.4 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014
SPARQ Release 6.4 has been implemented. The following changes have been made:

•   The demographic section on the QPR was revised to separately track participants who indicated more than one race on the application.
•   Functionality has been added to allow a user to close a prior session.
•   Edits and functionality have been added to prevent new enrollments for participants who have reached their durational limit.
•   There are several new edits:
    o   to regulate IEPs and OJEs,
    o   to prevent waiver factor and recertification dates after exit, and
    o   to prevent grantees from entering successful follow-up information for placements that were outside the quarter or quarters in which credit for the Common Measures can be earned.
•   The edits based on the poverty guidelines were updated to reflect the new guidelines effective January 22, 2014. 

Details are available on the SCSEP website at http://www.scsep-help.com/. 
PY13 Q2 QPRs - Monday, February 03, 2014
The PY13 Quarter 2 QPRs are final. 
Data Validation - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The data validation sample for the PY13 validation of the PY12 data is now available. The Data Validation Handbook will be available soon. It is currently being updated to include the information needed for next year. In the meantime, data validators can use last year’s handbook for this year’s validation. 
PY13 Q1 QPRs - Monday, November 18, 2013
The PY13 Quarter 1 QPRs are final. 
PY12 End-of-Year QPRs - Thursday, October 17, 2013
The PY12 End-of-Year QPRs are final.
 
SPARQ is currently available - Sunday, October 13, 2013
SPARQ is now available.

Due to the recent suspension of Federal government services, the PY13 Q1 close will be extended. Details will be provided as soon as they are available. 
SPARQ 6.3 - Thursday, September 26, 2013
Release 6.3 was deployed on September 26, 2013. The changes made in this release are as follows:

• An Authorized Positions utility was added, so that each grantee can enter its own information directly into SPARQ.  Instructions will be provided to all grantee administrators.

• Five more edits have been made verifiable. This means grantee administrators will have the ability to mark the data element in question as “verified” and thereby suppress the warning. They are:
o P5, "Home phone number" is blank.
o P9-1, "Application date" is before 1986; please verify.
o P33-3, Applicant "Date of signing" is before 1986; please verify.
o P43-4, "Date of eligibility determination" is before 1986; please verify.
o A13-2, "Assignment date" is before 1986; please verify.

• Instructions were added to several management reports.

• Various text and label revisions will be made in several management reports and automatic e-mails 
SPARQ Security Policy - Friday, July 12, 2013
The minor revisions listed below have been made to the SPARQ Security Policy. The revised document is available on theSPARQ Security Policy page.
• Attachment A must be submitted via e-mail; sending via fax is no longer an option.
• Phone Number must be provided.
• Each SPARQ account must have a unique e-mail address.
• Accounts whose User IDs do not conform to the formatting requirement are subject to immediate deletion.
• In order to ensure that accounts are not used by multiple persons, concurrent logins are not permitted. 
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