RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD

  • The Local Board in partnership with the chief elected official(s) shall develop and submit a comprehensive local plan and regional plan consistent with the State plan to the Governor.
  • The Local Board shall certify Pennsylvania CareerLink local One Stop Centers.
  • The Local Board shall identify eligible providers of youth activities by awarding grants or contracts on a competitive basis.
  • The Local Board shall identify eligible providers of training services for adults and dislocated workers.
  • The Local Board shall identify eligible providers of intensive services for adults and dislocated workers and award contracts for intensive services.
  • The Local Board, in partnership with the chief elected official(s), will negotiate and reach agreement with the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board on behalf of the Governor on local performance measures.
  • The Local Board shall coordinate the workforce investment activities authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act with local economic development strategies including those of Pennsylvania and develop other employer linkages with those activities.
  • The Local Board shall promote the participation of private sector employers in the statewide workforce investment system. It will ensure the private sector participation through the connecting, brokering, and coaching activities, through intermediaries such as the Business Services Representatives or through other organizations, to assist employers in meeting hiring needs.
  • The Local Board shall establish a Youth Committee responsible for recommendations concerning youth programs/issues.
  • The Local Board shall develop a budget for the purpose of carrying out the duties of the Local Board. The budget must also be approved by the chief elected official(s).
  • The Local Board may employ staff and/or utilize other options for carrying out these responsibilities.
  • The Local Board may solicit and accept grants and donations from sources other than Federal funds made available under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Sunshine Provision – The Local Board shall make available to the public, on a regular basis through open meetings, information regarding the activities of the Local Board.