THE MASSACHUSETTS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM. Deval L. Patrick, Governor Timothy P. Murray, Lieutenant Governor Joanne F. Goldstein, Secretary EOLWD Alice Sweeney, Acting Director DCS. WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT.
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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM
Deval L. Patrick, Governor
Timothy P. Murray, Lieutenant Governor
Joanne F. Goldstein, Secretary EOLWD
Alice Sweeney, Acting Director DCS
The MA Workforce Development System was designed to carry out the goals of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The purpose of WIA is to create a comprehensive workforce investment system. The system is intended to be customer-focused, to help customers access tools they need to manage their careers through information and high quality services, and to help U.S. companies find skilled workers.
“A State and Local partnership to support,
promote and deliver quality workforce investment services.”
Governance of the MA Workforce Development System is evidenced at three levels:
The U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) through its National and Region I Offices provides leadership and guidance to support a system that meets the objectives of WIA, and in which State and Local partners have flexibility to design systems and deliver services that best achieve the goals of the Workforce Investment Act.
The DOL, in consultation with other Federal and State partners, as appropriate, may publish guidance on interpretation of statutory and regulatory provisions.
Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development
Joanne F. Goldstein, Secretary
Workforce Investment Board
Nancy Snyder, President
Department of Unemployment Assistance
Michelle Amante, Director
Department of Career Services
Alice Sweeney, Acting Director
The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) through the MA Workforce Investment Board (MWIB) is responsible to assist the Governor in:
Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp) supports the mission of The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) by:
The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) through the Department of Career Services (DCS) is responsible for:
The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) through the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA):
- 16 Local Workforce Investment Areas
- 34 One-Stop Career Centers
Retains Fiscal Liability (regardless).
There shall be in each local workforce investment area of the State, and certified by the State, a local workforce investment board to set policy for the portion of the statewide workforce investment system within the local area.
In order to assist in the administration of grant funds, the Chief Elected Official may designate an entity to serve as local grant sub recipient for such funds or as Fiscal Agent. Such designation shall not relieve the CEO of the liability for any misuse of grant funds.
The role of the fiscal agent is to safeguard the integrity of the fiscal systems on behalf of the Chief Elected Official.
The Title I Administrator is responsible to safeguard the integrity of administrative systems on behalf of the Chief Elected Official, and is partner in OSCC.
Note: In many workforce areas the responsibilities of Title I Administrator and Fiscal Agent are combined within one agency/organization.
The MA Career Centers are the cornerstone of the MA Workforce Development System connecting workers and employers.
The goals of a Career Center is to integrate systems to:
The MA Career Centers will help job seekers: Workforce Development System connecting workers and employers.
Please note: OSCC Director may be staff member of the partner agency that is not the Lead Operator.