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Central Iowa Regional Workforce Investment Board. Introduction and Overview. RWIB Composition. Membership – Governor Appointed 41 Members, 2 and 4 year terms Business (21) Labor (5) K-12 (2) Comm. Based Org. (2) Econ. Dev (2) Community College (1)

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Rwib composition
RWIB Composition

  • Membership – Governor Appointed

  • 41 Members, 2 and 4 year terms

    • Business (21) Labor (5)

    • K-12 (2) Comm. Based Org. (2)

    • Econ. Dev (2) Community College (1)

    • City Official (1) County Elected Off. (1)

    • Partners (6)

  • Primary Mission: Promoting the participation of private sector employers, labor, education, and non-profit organizations in the workforce development system, and ensuring the availability of services to assist employers and workers in meeting workforce development needs.


Roles and responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Promoting the participation of private sector employers, labor, education, and non-profit organizations in the workforce development system, and ensuring the availability of services to assist employers and workers in meeting workforce development needs.

    • Garner a greater understanding of the gaps in services and work with the One-stop and local service providers to address those gaps; conduct local and regional workforce needs assessments and adjust strategies based on economic conditions.

    • Communicate and coordinate workforce development priorities with groups and organizations representing employers and workers.


Roles and responsibilities con t
Roles and Responsibilities, con’t

  • Coordinating the services of the One-Stop Center with economic development strategies, and developing other employer linkages with these activities.

    • Align workforce priorities with Central Iowa Works and other regional economic development groups to address the needs of high growth industries and occupations;

    • Identify new and emerging occupations and coordinate the development of career pathways for those occupations with Central Iowa Works.

    • Identify opportunities for customized training opportunities to help address the Boards priorities.


Roles and responsibilities con t1
Roles and Responsibilities, con’t

  • Selecting service providers for the delivery of grant funded activities including Workforce Investment Act adult and dislocated worker intensive services, and youth programs.

  • Establishing policy for the region’s Workforce Development Center system.

  • Developing a budget to carry out the duties of the local board.

  • Submitting an Annual Report to the State Workforce Development Board.

  • Establishing cooperative relationships with other local boards.

  • Negotiating and reaching agreement with IWD on local performance standards.

  • Appointing a Youth Advisory Council.



Rwib support structure
RWIB Support Structure

  • RWIB Coordinator

    • Assist the Secretary/Treasurer of the RWIB

    • Assist the Chair in developing agendas and RWIB education

    • Facilitate strategic planning

    • Ensures the implementation of the goals and objectives of the RWIB

    • Coordinates with other workforce organizations

    • Communicates goals and priorities of the RWIB

    • Ensure compliance with the Iowa Open Meetings Law

  • Fiscal Agent

    • DMACC serves at no cost

    • Accounting and Budget monitoring

    • Pays all bills and monitors cost allocation

    • Monitors contracting processes

    • Staff to Finance and Audit Committee


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RWIB Support Structure

  • Youth Council

    • Help develop the Customer Service Plan relating to eligible youth

    • Recommend and oversee eligible youth service providers

    • Coordinate youth activities funded under WIA.

    • Appointed by the RWIB

  • Industry Sector Boards

    • Created under the direction of Central Iowa Works

    • Identify high growth occupations

    • Develop corresponding career pathways; education and experience

    • Coordinate with other business, labor, and education groups


Regional iowaworks director
Regional IowaWORKS Director

  • DMACC employee shared with IWD – salary $73,414-$98,681

  • Administer the planning, design, development and operation for the Iowa Employment Solutions (IES) and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) programs – coordinate with RWIB priorities

  • Oversee strategic development, implementation and evaluation of programs, objectives, public relations and outreach activities;

  • Provide activity and performance reports to the RWIB.

  • Supervise approximately 106 IES and IWD department staff

  • Coordinate fiscal and budget planning.

  • Establish and maintain contacts with community based organizations and businesses.

  • Develop partnerships with businesses to facilitate the placement of clients. Research and plan programs to meet current and future community employment needs.


Iowaworks management
IowaWORKS Management

  • Comprised of IES @ DMACC and IWD management

  • Under the direction of the Regional IowaWORKS Director:

    • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the IowaWORKS integrated service delivery and related programs with offices in Des Moines, Ames, Newton, Boone, Pella, Perry.

    • Provide skills assessment, testing, counseling, training, mock interviewing, various re-employment workshops, business services, applicant screening and referral to job listings, and unemployment insurance assistance.

    • Coordination with other providers to share resources and avoid duplication.


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    RWIB Support Structure

    • Partners

      • Non-profit and other Community based organizations that coordinate the delivery of their services with the goals and priorities of the RWIB.

      • May help staff RWIB committees

      • May provide financial support

    • Iowa Comprehensive Human Services

      • Selected as the WIA Youth program service provider

      • Provide assessments, work experience, tutoring, skills training, counseling and other support service

      • Accountable for performance to the RWIB

      • Coordinates with other youth service programs.


    Officers of the rwib chair
    Officers of the RWIB - CHAIR

    • Representative of the business sector;

    • Preside at all meetings of the RWIB;

    • Approve the RWIB meeting agenda prior to distribution

    • Represent the RWIB and has the authority to speak on its behalf at local forums, public hearings, etc.

    • Execute applications, instruments, and other written matters required by State and Federal laws and regulations upon approval of the RWIB;

    • Appoint chairs and members of standing committees, except the Executive Committee, and may appoint such other ad hoc committees deemed necessary;

    • Direct the orientation of new RWIB members.  


    Officers of the rwib vice chair
    Officers of the RWIB – Vice Chair

    • Representative of the business sector;

    • shall exercise the duties and powers of the RWIB Chair in the absence of the Chair

    • Assist the Chairperson in the orientation of new RWIB members

    • Such additional duties and powers as customary to the office or assigned by the Chair.


    Officers of the rwib secretary treasurer
    Officers of the RWIB – Secretary/Treasurer

    • Exercise the duties and powers of the RWIB Chair in the absence of the RWIB Chair and Vice-Chair;

    • Cause to have a full record kept of the proceedings of the RWIB and the Executive Committee.

    • Cause to have prepared monthly financial statement and program administration progress reports for the RWIB ;

    • Cause to have all financial records kept in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures and regulations;

    • Cause to have an annual independent audit of all RWIB financial records and accounts

    • Attest to the signature of the RWIB Chair or Vice Chair, when attestation is required;

    • Cause to have appropriate insurance in effect for the RWIB;

    • Shall preside over the Finance Committee.


    Executive committee
    Executive Committee

    • Membership: Board Chair, Vice Chair & Secretary/Treasurer, 2 other RWIB Members

    • Anticipated Time Commitment (monthly): 1.5 hours  

    • Roles & Responsibilities:

      • General management of RWIB.

      • Develop an annual budget to cover the administrative and other costs associated with the activities of the RWIB to be considered and approved by the full RWIB.

      • Responsible for nominations.

      • Responsible for reviewing and recommending grant opportunities to the full Board requiring RWIB comment or endorsement.

      • Reviews and recommends bylaws to be adopted by the full Board.

      • Direct the recruitment, interview, and selection of the RWIB Coordinator and other executive staff to the RWIB. (for discussion)


    Finance and audit committee
    Finance and Audit Committee

    • Membership: Secretary/Treasurer, 2 other RWIB Members + Nonvoting Fiscal Agent Designee (DMACC) & Nonvoting Regional Central Iowa Works Coordinator  

    • Anticipated Time Commitment (monthly): 1 hour 

    • Roles and Responsibilities:

      • Evaluate and modify the regional workforce center budget and recommend approval to the full board.

      • Review and evaluate monthly expenditure reports for the Workforce Center

      • Responsible for evaluating and commenting on all financial reports and fiscal monitoring reports for Workforce Center operations.

      • Responsible for directing the financial monitoring and evaluation of all other funding sources under control of the RWIB.


    Planning and operations review
    Planning and Operations Review

    • Membership: 5 RWIB Members + Nonvoting Executive Director to RWIB & Nonvoting Regional Central Iowa Works Coordinator 

    • Anticipated Time Commitment (monthly): 1 hour

    • Roles & Responsibilities:

      • Negotiate performance measures with the State.

      • Evaluate and recommend policy and procedure changes in One-Stop Workforce Center operations.

      • Oversee and evaluate the Regional Needs Assessment and facilitate the development of the RWIB Strategic Plan.

      • Ensure efficient integration of programs and services and collaboration with workforce center partners to meet the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan.

      • Oversee the development of Requests for Proposal for adult service providers and selection process.

      • Recommend policy that impacts training and service delivery to targeted populations identified by the RWIB


    Youth advisory council
    Youth Advisory Council

    • Membership: to be named

    • Anticipated Time Commitment: unknown

    • Roles and Responsibilities:

      • Select youth service providers.

      • Ensure efficient integration of programs and services and collaboration with workforce center partners to meet the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan.

      • Recommend policy that impacts service delivery to targeted youth

      • Oversee the development of Requests for Proposal for youth service providers and selection process.

      • Evaluate performance of youth service providers.


    Activities for year one
    Activities for Year One

    • First Meeting – August 23, 2010

      • Establish committees & meeting schedule

    • Board Education and Training

    • Regional Needs Assessment & Strategic Plan

    • Establish a Youth Council

    • Request for Proposals for Service Providers

    • New Service Plan


    You will want to know
    You Will Want to Know….

    • Officers Errors and Omissions insurance provided through Holmes Murphy

    • Travel expenses covered through the RWIB Budget

    • Opportunities to attend conferences and interact with Workforce Investment Board members from around the country.

    • Board training provided by DOL grant funds

    • Funding for Board support comes from existing local budgets.


    Website resources
    Website Resources

    • Iowa Employment Solutions: the official website for the Regional Workforce Investment Board

      • http://www.iowaemploymentsolutions.com/

    • Iowa Workforce Development

      • http://www.iowaworkforce.org/

    • Central Iowa Works

      • http://ciw.dmacc.edu/Pages/welcome.aspx


    Contact information
    Contact Information

    • Regional IowaWORKS Director

      • Michael Wilkinson

      • 515-281-9643 or 515-281-4986

      • Michael.wilkinson@iwd.iowa.gov

    • Gina Scione, Administrative Assistant

      • 515-281-9725

      • Gina.scione@iwd.iowa.gov