§5B-2B-9. Coordination between agencies providing workforce investment programs, local workforce investment boards and the Executive Director of Workforce West Virginia


Published: 2015

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WVC 5 B- 2 B- 9

§5B-2B-9. Coordination between agencies providing workforce

investment programs, local workforce investment

boards and the Executive Director of Workforce West

Virginia.

(a) To provide ongoing attention to addressing issues that

will build and continually improve the overall workforce investment

system, the Workforce Investment Interagency Collaborative Team is

hereby created. The team shall be the single state interagency

source for addressing issues or concerns related to building and

maintaining the most effective and efficient implementation of the

federal Workforce Investment Act and the overall workforce

development system in West Virginia. The team shall focus on how

best to collaborate between and among the state agencies directly

involved in workforce investment activities and shall develop a

strategic plan to that end. The team shall serve as a forum for

the council to seek information or recommendations in furtherance

of its responsibilities under this article. Workforce West

Virginia is the entity which shall convene the team at least

monthly and shall provide administrative and other services to the

team as the team requires.

(b) The team shall consist of members from each agency subject

to the reporting provisions of section five of this article. Each

agency shall appoint two representatives to the team consisting of

the chief official of the department or division and the official

within that department or division who is directly responsible for overseeing the workforce investment program or activities at the

state level. A designee may be selected to represent a member

appointed to the team: Provided, That the designee has

policy-making decision authority regarding workforce investment

activities including program and fiscal issues. The team members

have authority to make decisions on behalf of the agency at the

level required for the team to address issues and advance system

improvements.

(c) The team shall coordinate the development of a

self-sufficiency standard study for the State of West Virginia.

The self-sufficiency standard is to measure how much income is

needed for a household of a given composition in a given place to

adequately meet its basic needs without public or private

assistance. Beginning on the first day of November, two thousand

four, and every two years thereafter, this study is to be reported

to the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the President of the

Senate, the Workforce Investment Council and the Legislative

Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic

Development.

(d) Beginning the first day of January, two thousand three, in

order to lawfully continue any workforce investment activities, any

agency subject to the reporting provisions of section five of this

article shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the

Executive Director of Workforce West Virginia and any local

workforce investment board representing an area of this state in which the agency is engaged in workforce investment activities. To

the extent permitted by federal law, the agreements are to maximize

coordination of workforce investment activities and eliminate

duplication of services on both state and local levels.

(e) No memorandum of understanding may be effective for more

than one year without annual reaffirmation by the parties.

(f) Any state agency entering a memorandum of understanding

shall deliver a copy thereof to both the West Virginia Workforce

Investment Council and the legislative oversight commission.





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