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§ 6250.304. Plan, functions and responsibilities

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 16, 2002 to September 5, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 38. Workforce Development Act
Chapter 3. Board
Effective: December 16, 2002 to September 5, 2022
24 P.S. § 6250.304
§ 6250.304. Plan, functions and responsibilities
(a) General rule.--The board, in furtherance of section 102,1 shall advise and assist the Governor on all of the following:
(1) Development and adoption of and adherence to, throughout the unified system, standards, principles, policies, goals, financial resource investment priorities and strategies for workforce investment to maintain continuously a competitive advantage for this Commonwealth.
(2) Monitoring and assuring collaboration of the investment of all funds specifically appropriated by the Federal Government and designated by the Governor or funds specifically appropriated by State government for workforce investment under any Federal or State statute.
(3) Assuring that no funds designated for Statewide youth activities are used to develop or implement education curricula for school districts.
(4) Examination of Federal and State statutes and regulations to assess whether they present barriers to achieving the provisions of this act and to recommend to the Federal Government, the Governor and the General Assembly amendments to statutes and regulations and waivers of regulations to eliminate barriers and to promote the provisions of this act.
(5) Development and dissemination of appropriate and necessary research and statistical information, to set the requisite protocols and standards for common data reference, to engage in or sponsor studies to identify unified system needs and to gather and disseminate information.
(6) Establishment of and adherence to performance-based quality assurance standards designed to optimize unified system function, performance and effectiveness.
(7) Evaluation of the unified workforce investment plans submitted by local workforce investment boards consistent with local plan requirements developed by the board. The objective of the plans is to develop local and regional templates from which Federal and State funds can be aligned and targeted toward common goals and objectives.
(8) Securing appropriate input from local workforce investment boards in the development of policies, local performance measures or investment strategies.
(9) Establishment and maintenance of a universally accessible information access system which enables the unified system to function and serve its customers effectively.
(10) Contracting or developing written agreements or memoranda of understanding with participating agencies for the administration and management of workforce investment programs and activities under the responsibility of the board.
(11) Providing technical assistance to local workforce investment boards to assist them in maximizing the investment of public money.
(12) Setting the criteria for unified system and service provider participation and developing a systemwide marketing program.
(13) Recommending certification or recertification of local workforce investment boards by giving consideration to all of the following:
(i) The proposed local workforce investment board's leadership system and its capability to effectively monitor and assure collaboration of workforce investment programs.
(ii) The portion of the labor market or geographical area to be served by the proposed local workforce investment board.
(14) Recommending necessary action if a local workforce investment board fails to act, acts improperly or fails to meet the conditions of its unified local workforce investment plan in which Federal or State funds have been invested.
(15) Recognition of the potential of citizens, employers and communities in this Commonwealth by affirming the continued existence and independence of all current funding streams and programs for persons with disabilities while ensuring that employment-related programs for individuals with disabilities operate efficiently.
(16) Assessment of the economic and workforce needs of this Commonwealth and to develop the unified system to build on available services and resources to effectively meet these Statewide needs.
(17) Establishing cooperative and collaborative relationships with other states' unified system governing bodies.
(18) Assuring the implementation of Federal and State statutory mandates which fall within the purview of the unified system.
(18.1) Recommendations regarding the operation of the one-stop delivery system and local workforce investment boards.
(19) Compilation of an annual report which shall be submitted to the General Assembly, the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives by March 1 and which shall include all of the following:
(i) A detailed explanation of the performance measures used and how the performance measures were developed.
(ii) An explanation of the process used to achieve continuous improvement of workforce investment activities.
(iii) The anticipated course of actions to be taken by the board to encourage continuous improvement in the unified system.
(iv) A list of the membership of the board, including name, affiliation, address, telephone number, telefax number and electronic mail address.
(v) An explanation of the process used to negotiate levels of local performance.
(vi) A list of all certified local workforce investment boards in this Commonwealth, including each local workforce board's negotiated level of local performance, each local workforce board's level of performance attained and the action taken with respect to any local workforce investment board which failed to meet its negotiated level of local performance.
(vii) A copy of the annual report submitted by each local workforce investment board to the board.
(viii) An accounting of Federal and State funds expended for workforce investment in the previous fiscal year by line item and program.
(b) Evaluation of plans.--In order to develop an effective system to evaluate the unified workforce investment plans submitted by local workforce investment boards, the board shall:
(1) Seek the participation of the participating agencies to ensure that the plans integrate workforce programs.
(2) Seek the advice of local workforce investment boards to identify areas where federally and State-funded workforce resources can be maximized in a local region.
(3) Work with the participating agencies and local workforce investment boards to fully implement local workforce investment plans.
(4) Ensure that local workforce investment plans incorporate sufficient levels of community engagement, participation and input from workforce development partnerships.
The review of the plans shall determine the extent to which State workforce development funds have been integrated with the approved plan.

Credits

2001, Dec. 18, P.L. 949, No. 114, § 304, effective July 1, 2002. Amended 2002, Dec. 16, P.L. 1930, No. 224, § 5, imd. effective.

Footnotes

24 P.S. § 6250.102.
24 P.S. § 6250.304, PA ST 24 P.S. § 6250.304
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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