WHEREAS, the prosperity and general welfare of the state are dependent upon the capacity of its citizens to train for and secure employment consistent with their abilities and interest; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that there are not enough. meaningful jobs available to employ all persons who are willing and able to work; and
WHEREAS federal and state appropriations being necessarily limited, it is of the utmost importance to develop just, economical, effective and coordinated employment development services such as career development, vocational training, work experience, job development and placement, together with other programs and supportive services; and
WHEREAS, the effective utilization of funds requires the establishment of a system whereby goals are properly defined and net in the operation of a comprehensive and integrated system of employment development services; and
WHEREAS, such a system should include the cooperation of all federal, state, local, public and private efforts in meeting the needs for employment development services and should design, implement and evaluate new and imaginative approaches in providing these services to the people of the State of Washington within a structure of priorities based on need and a statewide employment development policy.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dixy Lee Ray, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me as the Chief Executive, and in accordance with the charge to the governors of these United States contained in the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, as amended, do hereby proclaim the following Executive Order:
1. There is hereby created the Washington Employment Development Services Council (hereinafter referred to as the "Services Council" which shall serve as the "State Manpower Services Council" for the purpose of compliance with Section 107 of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the Act); and, separately, the Balance of Washington State Planning Advisory Council (hereinafter referred to as the "Planning Advisory Council") which shall serve as the "prime sponsor's manpower planning council" for purposes of compliance with Section 104 of the Act.
2. Services Council members shall be, appointed by the Governor and shall serve a two year term unless otherwise designated.
a. Two-thirds of the Services Council membership shall be comprised of individuals representing the Commission for Vocational Education, the Employment Security Department, state agencies providing employment and for training services, organized labor, business and industry, community-based organizations, the population to be served by employment and training programs, and the general public.
b. One-third of the Services Council membership shall be comprised of individuals representing prime sponsors of programs authorized by the Act. These persons shall be designated after consultation with such prime sponsors.
c. The Governor shall appoint one member to be the Chairman and two to serve as Deputy Chairmen.
d. The membership shall, to the extent possible, represent the, diverse geographic areas and socio/economic populations of the state.
e. The Services Council shall adopt rules and regulations under which it will function.
3. The Services Council shall be an advisory body to the Governor, the state's employment development agencies, prime sponsors under the Act, and the public regarding employment development activities. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Services Council shall:
a. Review prime sponsor plans, proposed modifications, and comments thereon;
b. Review state agency plans for providing services to prime sponsors;
c. Monitor (1) the operation of programs conducted by prime sponsors in the state; and (2) the availability, responsiveness, adequacy and effective coordination of state services provided by all employment development-related agencies;
d. Submit an annual report, which will be a public document, to to the Governor, prime sponsors, and state employment development agencies, and provide other reports and information to the Governor and other organizations as appropriate.
4. The Planning and Community Affairs Agency shall have. the responsibility to provide professional, technical, administrative and other staff as it determines necessary to support the activities of the Services Council.
5. The Planning Advisory Council shall be an advisory body to the prime sponsor, the Planning and Community Affairs Agency. It shall make recommendations regarding program plans and-provide for continuing analysis of the needs for employment, training and related services in such areas. It shall also monitor all manpower or employment and training programs carried out under the Act and provide for objective evaluations of employment, training and related programs in t:he balance of state administered by the. prime sponsor, for the purpose of improving the utilization and coordination of the delivery such services.
The Planning Advisory Council shall be appointed by the Director of the Planning and Community Affairs Agency for a term designated by the Director.
a. To the extent practical, the Planning Advisory Council shall be representative of the potential population to be served, local government, the Employment Security Department, educational and training agencies and institutions, business and industry, and organized labor or agriculture.
b. The Chairman of each local area Employment and Training Advisory Board shall be represented on the Planning Advisory Council.
c. One member shall be appointed by the Director as Chairman.
7. Area Employment and Training Advisory Boards may also be established by the Director in such areas as she/he deems appropriate to further the purposes of the Act. Each such board, if organized, shall be a sub-unit of the Planning Advisory Council to provide advice and support to the Planning Advisory Council regarding employment and training activities in the area in which the board is located.
8. The Planning and Community Affairs Agency shall provide support services as it determines necessary for the activities of the Planning Advisory Council.
9. Executive Order 74-11 dated June 26, 1974 is hereby rescinded.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
29th day of July A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-seven.
Dixy Lee Ray
Secretary of State