Under WIOA, states have the leading role in the transformation of the public workforce system into one that is integrated, streamlined, and expands opportunities for job seekers, workers, and businesses. States should ensure they are ready for WIOA implementation by July 1, 2015 by taking action now; developing a strategic vision; focusing on continuous improvement and customer-centered service; implementing a strong, partnership-focused board; and working towards the development of a comprehensive Unified or Combined State Plan.

Please rate to what extent you agree with the following statements related to state leadership and governance activities in preparation for WIOA implementation.

Section 1: State Workforce Board Membership

Is your State Board membership aligned with WIOA State Board requirements which go into effect on July 1, 2015?

Not at all Making progress, but long way to go Have some of this, sometimes Yes, in place now Not only in place, but we’re excelling
1 . The Governor has appointed a State Board which either complies with the new WIOA membership requirements, or meets the criteria for a grandfathered board, prior to July 1, 2015.
2 . A carefully designed appointment process has been established to identify the right leaders, appointed by appropriate authority, representative of diverse geographic areas, and the categories of Legislative, Business, Workforce, and Others.
3 . Appointees represent leaders throughout the state whose expertise and knowledge enhance the boards’ development of business-driven, customer-centered strategies and policies.
4 . The structure of the State Board’s membership and operations positions the board to carry out all the new required functions contained in WIOA.
5 . The State Board ensures mandatory partner programs, as well as other partner programs and activities identified for the combined state plan, who are not directly represented on the board have opportunities to provide input as part of the state planning and implementation process.