COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Interlocal Agreement to Implement the Workforce Investment Act

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Approve Interlocal Agreement to Implement the Workforce Investment Act

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, White, Davis, Herrick

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 7, 2007

 

ACTION:                               INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:    X                      INFORMATION: 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

BACKGROUND:

Federal law and state policy impose extensive requirements on the composition of local workforce investment boards (LWIBs).  While those criteria don’t address a local board’s size or composition by jurisdiction, they are very exacting in requiring broad representation from a number of sectors (business, education, etc.).

 

When the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program was first started, all the jurisdictions signed an Interlocal Agreement that outlined the basic structure and responsibilities of all the parties involved.  This agreement was executed 21 December 2000.

 

This agreement is specific in a number of areas, particularly about the number of business representatives from each jurisdiction involved.  The Piedmont Workforce Council (PWC) recently voted to change the structure of the Board.  However, approval of the member local governing bodies, including the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, is still needed.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 1.3:  By June 30, 2010, the County will 1)Maintain a strong and sustainable economy; 2)Increase the economic vitality of County’s Development Area; and 3) Increase the ability of those individuals and families, who are living at lower income households, to become self-sufficient.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The proposed amendment would make several revisions to the existing Interlocal Agreement.  Some of the most notable proposed revisions include:

 

Staff has reviewed the proposed amendment Agreement and finds it consistent with all applicable federal and state law.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

According to the Director of the Piedmont Workforce Network, the existing Interlocal Agreement has not and the amended Agreement would not obligate the County to any funding requirements.  It basically sets up the arrangement among the 11 member jurisdictions in relation to the application of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program in this area.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends approval of the attached Interlocal Agreement to Implement the Workforce Investment Act.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A - Proposed Interlocal Agreement to Implement the Workforce Investment Act

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