Under WIOA, local leaders have a principal role in the transformation of the public workforce system into one that is integrated, streamlined, and expands opportunities for job seekers, workers, and businesses. Local areas should ensure they are ready for WIOA implementation by July 1, 2015 by taking action now; developing a strategic vision; focusing on continuous improvement, customer-centered services and improved operations; implementing a strong, partnership-focused board; and working towards the development of a comprehensive Local Plan.

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

Section 1: Local Workforce Board Membership and Operations

Is your Local Board membership aligned with WIOA Local 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 . Local elected officials have appointed a Local Board which complies with the new WIOA membership requirements, prior to July 1, 2015.
2 . A carefully designed appointment process has been established to identify a diverse and inclusive range of leaders in the categories of Business (majority), Workforce (including labor and apprenticeships), Education and Training, Government, Economic and Community Development, and others who are appointed by the appropriate authority; and whose knowledge enhances the board’s development of business-driven, customer-centered strategies and policies.
3 . The structure of the Local Board’s membership and operations positions the board to carry out all the required functions contained in WIOA.
4 . The Local Board is pro-actively engaged in regional planning and coordination strategies with other local area boards based on their shared regional economic competitiveness goals and shared services to employers and job seekers.
5 . Local Boards and local chief elected officials are actively consulting with each other and the State Board on the state’s designation process for workforce development areas and workforce planning areas.