Presentation on theme: "Board Roles and Responsibilities in Workforce Development."— Presentation transcript:
Board Roles and Responsibilities in Workforce Development
Workforce Investment Act –Enacted 1998 Appropriations authorized through FY 2003 Provide workforce activities that: –Increase employment retention and earnings –Increase skill attainment –Improve quality of workforce –Reduce welfare dependency –Enhance productivity and competiveness
Guiding Principles of WIA –Streamlining Services –Empowering individuals –Universal Access –Increased Accountability –Strong roles for Local Boards & Business –State & Local Flexibility Bottom Line – States & Local areas are responsible for developing systems that work for them
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Enacted July 22, 2014 Appropriations authorized through FY 2020 Provide workforce activities that: Increase access to & opportunities for: Employment Education Training, and Supportive Services To succeed in the labor market Particularly for individuals for barriers
WIOA –Align Systems: Workforce Investment Education Economic Development –Improve quality and relevance of Workforce Investment Education Economic Development –Promote Improvement Structure Services Delivery
WIOA –Increase: Prosperity of Workers and Employers Economic Growth of Communities Global Competitiveness –Increase, through state & local workforce systems Employment Retention Participant Earnings Postsecondary credential attainment
WIOA –Outcomes : Improvement in Workforce Quality Reduce Welfare Dependency Increased economic self-sufficiency Meet employer skill requirements Enhanced productivity and competitiveness –Of the Nation
Chief Elected Officials –The chief elected executive officer of a “unit of local government”* in a local area * any general purpose political subdivision that has: –Power to levy taxes and spend funds –General corporate and police powers If a local areas includes more than one unit of general local government, the individuals designated in the CEO Agreement
CEO Roles/Responsibilities 1.Appoint members of the Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) 2.In Partnership with LWIB, develop and submit a Local Workforce Investment Plan 3.Approve LWIB selection of One-Stop Operator(s) and providers of services 4.Approve the local area budget
CEO Roles/Responsibilities 5. Serve as the local grant recipient a. be liable for misuse of any funds b. disburse funds for Workforce activities i. may designate an entity to serve as the grant recipient - does not relieve liability
CEO Roles/Responsibilities 6. In partnership w/ LWIB, conduct oversight a. local youth activities b. local employment & training activities c. local one-stop delivery activities 7. With the LWIB, negotiate performance measures
CEO Roles/Responsibilities 8. MAY enter into agreements with LWIB describing respective roles & responsibilities 9. MAY request LWIB designation as Service Provider and/or One-Stop Operator 10. May be appointed to State Workforce Board (NEW – WIOA)
LWIB Membership Membership –Majority representatives of business in the local area nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations –Owners of business, COO, CEO, other executives Represent business that provide employment opportunities –NEW WIOA... which include high quality work- relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area Are appointed from among individuals nominated by local business organizations and business trade organizations
LWIB Membership Membership –Representatives of Local Education NEW WIOA – Must include: –A representative of eligible providers administering adult education/literacy and /or training activities under Title II. »Nominated by local providers –A representative of higher education providing workforce investment activities (including community colleges) »Nominated by higher education institutions
LWIB Membership Membership –Representatives of the Labor Nominated by Local Labor Federations –NEW WIOA - Must include a representative who is a training director or local member who from a joint labor- management apprenticeship program or is a representative of an apprenticeship program is a joint labor-management apprenticeship program does not exist in the local area.
LWIB Membership Membership –Representatives of community based organizations NEW WIOA – Allowable within various categories –Representatives of economic development –Representatives of each (17) one-stop partner (JTPA) NEW WIOA – Representatives of WIOA Core Program –An appropriate representative of State employment services under Wagner-Peyser –An appropriate representative of the programs carried out under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (other than section 112 or Part C) serving the local area
LWIB Composition WIOA Composition in review 51% Business 20% Representatives of the Local Workforce including: (2) Labor - required May include CBOs and organizations with “experience and expertise” serving individuals with barriers, disabilities and/or youth 1 representative of eligible providers of adult education and literacy under Title II 1 representative of higher education (including community colleges) 1 representative of economic and community development entities 1 representative of State employment services under Wagner-Peyser 1 representative of title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 serving the local area
LWIB Composition Minimum WIOA Composition 10 Business = 51% 4 Representatives of the Local Workforce = 20% : (2 minimum) Labor, including a training director or joint apprenticeship (2 maximum) CBOs and organizations with “experience and expertise” serving individuals with barriers, disabilities and/or youth 1 representative of eligible providers of adult education/literacy or training 1 representative of higher education (including community colleges) 1 representative of economic and community development entities 1 representative of State employment services under Wagner-Peyser 1 representative of title I Rehabilitation Act of 1973 serving the local area 19
LWIB Composition NEW WIOA - Alternative Entities—Allows ANY alternative entity (including a local council, regional workforce development board or similar entity) to be used as a local board if that entity: 1) existed as of July 21, 2014 and 2) was established to serve the local area or a service delivery area that most closely corresponds to the local area; and 3) includes representatives of business and representatives of labor nominated by local labor federations (or representatives of employees in areas where no employees are represented by organized labor)
LWIB Standing Committees NEW WIOA - Standing Committees— Local Board MAY establish standing committees that assist with operational and other issues relating to carrying out the functions of the Board. Standing committees: –MUST: Be chaired by a board member Include non-members of the local board who have appropriate experience and expertise for the task of the committee –May: Include other members of the local board
LWIB Roles/Responsibilities –In partnership w/CEO –sets policy –May enter into agreements w/ CEO describing the roles and responsibilities of the respective parties –In partnership w/CEO develops the local plan NEW WIOA –4 year plan, reviewed bi-annually –Participate in regional planning if part of a planning region
LWIB Roles/Responsibilities - Conduct workforce research and regional labor market analysis –NEW WIOA - specifically, the local board shall: Analyze the economic conditions of the region and regularly update: –Needed knowledge and skills for the local area/region –The workforce characteristics of the area/region –The workforce development activities in area/region; including both education and training Assist Governor in developing the statewide workforce and labor market information system; (NEW-WIOA) specifically in the: –Collection –Analysis –Utilization Of workforce and LMI for the region
LWIB Roles/Responsibilities NEW- WIOA Conduct other research, data collection and analysis as necessary based on input received from stakeholders. CONVENING, BROKERING, LEVERAGING.—The local board shall convene local stakeholders to assist in the development of the local plan and in identifying non-Federal expertise and resources to leverage support for workforce development activities. EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT.—The local board shall lead efforts to engage with a diverse range of employers and with entities in the region involved— – to promote business representation from employers whose employment opportunities reflect existing and emerging employment opportunities in the region) on the local board –to develop effective linkages with employers in the region to support employer utilization of the local workforce development system and to support local workforce investment activities –To ensure workforce investment activities meet employer needs and support economic growth in the region, by enhancing communication, coordination, and collaboration among employers, economic development entities, and service providers –To develop and implement proven or promising strategies for meeting the employment and skill needs of workers and employers
LWIB Roles/Responsibilities NEW-WIOA CAREER PATHWAYS DEVELOPMENT.—The local board with representatives of secondary and postsecondary education programs, shall lead efforts in the local area to develop and implement career pathways within the local area by –aligning employment, training, education, and supportive services needed by adults and youth, particularly individuals with barriers to employment –employer engagement, –leveraging of non-federal resources, and –leading efforts to develop career pathways and promote other proven and promising practices (including the establishment of industry or sector partnerships).
LWIB Roles/Responsibilities NEW- WIOA The local board shall lead efforts in the local area to— –(A) identify and promote proven and promising strategies and initiatives for meeting the needs of employers, and workers and jobseekers (including individuals with barriers to employment), including providing physical and programmatic accessibility, to the one-stop delivery system; and –(B) identify and disseminate information on proven and promising practices carried out in other local areas for meeting such needs.
LWIB Roles/Responsibilities NEW - WIOA The local board shall develop strategies for using technology to maximize the accessibility and effectiveness of the local workforce development system for employers, and workers and jobseekers, by— –(A) facilitating connections among the intake and case management information systems of the one-stop partner programs to support a comprehensive workforce development system; –(B) facilitating access to services provided through the one-stop delivery system, including facilitating the access in remote areas; –(C) identifying strategies for better meeting the needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including strategies that augment traditional service delivery, and increase access to services and programs of the one-stop delivery system, such as improving digital literacy skills; and –(D) leveraging resources and capacity within the local system, including resources and capacity for services for individuals with barriers to employment.
LWIB Roles/Responsibilities –With agreement of CEO: Select: – One-Stop Operator –Program Operator(s) –Providers of Services Develop a budget Negotiate performance measures w/Governor Conduct Program oversight
WIOA information presented is preliminary and tentative, pending future issuances of implementing rules, regulations and guidance For additional information, contact: Dennis Cooper Policy, Guidance & Technical Assistance (316) 771-6810 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com