WHEREAS, the prosperity and general welfare of the state is dependent upon the capacity of its citizens to train for and to secure employment consistent with their abilities and interests; 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 and training services, such as career development, placement, employment generating and economic development activities together with other programs and supportive services; and
WHEREAS, coordination with the private sector of the economy is necessary for the success of any program which has placement of people in jobs as a goal; and
WHEREAS, the effective use of funds requires the establishment of a system whereby goals are properly defined and met in the operation of the comprehensive and integrated system of employment and training services, which includes the private sector; and
WHEREAS, such a system should include the cooperation of all federal, state, local, public and private efforts in meeting the needs for employment, training, and education services and should design, implement and evaluate new and imaginative approaches in providing these services to the people of the state of Washington within the structure of priorities based on need and a statewide employment and training 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 Amendments of 1978, do hereby proclaim the following Executive Order:
1. There is hereby created the Washington State Employment and Training Council (hereinafter referred to as the "Council"), which shall serve for the purpose of compliance with Section 110 of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act Amendments of 1978 (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 for the purpose of compliance with Section 109 of the Act; and in addition, the Balance of State Private Industry Council (hereinafter referred to as the "Private Industry Council") which shall serve for the purpose of compliance with Section 704 of the Act.
2. Employment and Training Council members shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve a two-year term unless otherwise designated.
a. At least one-fourth of the Council's membership shall be representatives of units or combination of units of local government, including prime sponsors under the Act. Representatives will be nominated by the Chief Executive Officers of the units or combination of units of local government.
b. One-fourth of the membership shall be representatives of organized labor, business, agricultural employers and agricultural workers.
c. One-fourth of the Council's membership shall represent the population eligible for services under the Act, and the general public.
d. Up to one-fourth of the Council shall be representatives of service deliverers, including representatives of the Commission for Vocational Education, the Advisory Council on Vocational Education, the Employment Security Department, the Department of Social and Health Services, and, as the Governor may designate, other state agencies that have an interest in employment and training and human resource utilization. Also included in this portion shall be representatives of community-based organizations, veterans' organizations and handicapped individuals.
e. The Governor shall appoint one member other than a state employee to be the chairman and one to serve as vice chairman.
f. The membership shall, to the extent possible, represent diverse geographic areas and socio-economic populations of the state.
g. The Council shall adopt rules and regulations under which it will function.
3. The Council in conformance with Section 110 of the Public Law 95-524, the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, as amended, shall be an advisory body to the Governor, the state's employment and training agencies, and the public.
4. The Employment Security Department shall have the responsibility to provide professional, technical, administrative and other staff as it deems necessary to support the activities of the Council.
5. The Planning Advisory Council shall be an advisory body to the Balance of Washington State Prime Sponsor, the Employment Security Department. 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 employment and training programs carried out under the Act and provide for objective evaluation of employment, training and related programs in the Balance of State area administered by the prime sponsor for the purpose of improving the use and coordination of the delivery of such services.
6. The Planning Advisory Council members shall be appointed by the Commissioner of the Employment Security Department for a term designated by the Commissioner.
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, organized labor and labor not represented by an organization, and agriculture.
b. The chairman of each local employment and training advisory council shall be represented on the Planning Advisory Council.
c. One member shall be appointed by the Commissioner of the Employment Security Department as chairman.
7. In the development of a comprehensive employment and training plan, the Planning Advisory Council shall take into consideration comments and recommendations from the Private Industry Council.
8. Local employment and training advisory councils shall also be established by the Commissioner in such areas as deemed appropriate to further the purposes of this Act. Each such council 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 local council is located.
9. The Employment Security Department shall provide support services as it deems necessary for the activities of the Planning Advisory Council.
10. The Private Industry Council shall be an advisory body to the Balance of Washington State Prime Sponsor, the Employment Security Department. It shall serve as an intermediary to assist the local employment and training system to become more responsive to the private sector of the economy. The Private Industry Council shall be the business and industry contact point in the local employment and training system in order to present the private sector's recommendations for making programs more responsive to local employment needs. The Private Industry Council shall advise and provide direction to the Balance of State Prime Sponsor on methods of increasing job placements in the private sector for participants in programs under the Act.
11. The Private Industry Council members shall be appointed by the Commissioner of the Employment Security Department for a term designated by the Commissioner.
a. The Private Industry Council shall be made up of representatives of business and industry including small and minority businesses, organized labor, community-based organizations, educational institutions and agencies, and others as the prime sponsor deems appropriate.
b. A majority of the Private Industry Council shall be representatives from business and industry.
c. The members of the Private Industry Council shall select from among the business and industry representatives one person to serve as chairman and one to serve as vice chairman.
12. The Private Industry Council shall participate with the prime sponsor in the development and implementation of projects under the Private Sector Initiative Program, and also shall consult with the prime sponsor in respect to other CETA programs.
13. The prime sponsor may establish local private industry councils which shall be advisory to the Balance of State Private Industry Council. For this purpose, existing organizations may be adapted to serve as local private industry councils.
14. The Employment Security Department shall provide staff as it deems necessary for the activities of the Private Industry Council.
15. Executive Order 77-06 dated July 29, 1977 is hereby rescinded.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
14th day of October A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.
Dixy Lee Ray
Secretary of State