The purpose of the Executive Committee is to direct and coordinate the work of the WDB and provide leadership to its committees in carrying out its workforce development activities. The Executive Committee consists of the Workforce Development Board Chair and each of the Committee Chairs, as well as the Workforce Development Board Director. It can also include other board members as directed by the Board Chair.
The chair of the Executive Committee shall be the WDB chair.
In addition to the chair and vice chair, the members of this Executive Committee will be the chair of the other current WDB committees: Workforce Development System Oversight Committee; Youth Investment Council; the Literacy Committee; the Individuals with Disabilities and Employment Committee; along with members of the Business Engagement Team.
Roles of the Executive Committee:
- Discuss and develop strategies for cultivating strong relationships with key leaders in the community
- Review periodic monitoring and performance reports
- Develop an annual budget for approval by the CEO and LWDB
- Review and negotiate with the State annual performance measures
- Attend local and State meetings that support the work of the board and enhance the leadership of the WDB
The Disabilities Committee ensures that all services, including those at the comprehensive One Stop Career Center, and external training sites, are accessible to persons with disabilities and that outreach efforts effectively reach this population.
Roles of the Disabilities Committee:
- Monitor service provision to individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of all services
- Provide feedback on new services, program designs and plans, and/or One Stop processes to ensure accessibility to individuals with disabilities
- Provide information, expertise, and assistance with operational or other issues relating to the provision of services to individuals with disabilities
- Support the development of appropriate training for staff on providing supports for or accommodations to, and finding employment opportunities for, individuals with disabilities
The Youth Council coordinates area-wide youth services, assist with planning, and oversee operational youth programs. The Youth Council serves as the architect in designing and building comprehensive youth services in Burlington County.
Roles of the Youth Council:
- Help to identify gaps in services and develop a strategy to use competitive selections or community partnerships to address the unmet needs of youth
- Coordinate youth policy
- Ensure quality services
- Leverage financial and programmatic resources
- Recommend eligible you service providers to the Workforce Development Board
The Burlington County Youth Council is led by a Workforce Development Board member and includes members of local community-based organizations with a demonstrated record of success in serving eligible youth and young adults, and other individuals who have expertise and experience who are not members of the LWDB, parents and youth who are participating in our youth programs and services. We rely on committee members to bring their expertise to help address the employment, training, education, human and supportive service needs of eligible youth, especially out-of-school youth, young people who have become disconnected, and those with barriers.
One Stop Committee
The One Stop Committee oversees the One Stop system including monitoring performance, program enrollments, and service delivery. This committee helps to ensure that the Burlington County Workforce Development Board plans and priorities are carried out as expected. This Committee is comprised of Board members who do not represent providers of One Stop services such as private sector and labor organization members.
The roles of the One Stop Committee include:
- Review reports related to all One Stop Career Center Services - including performance reports and service delivery information
- Monitor the implementation of MOU and IFAs to ensure all partner contribute to operations and service delivery as expected
- Mediate disagreements among partners
- Support the procurement of One Stop Career Service providers
The Literacy Committee helps coordinate local literacy resources, engage community stakeholders around local needs and priorities, and create a system of literacy supports in Burlington County. The Literacy Committee provides strategic direction and works in collaboration with other programs and initiatives in the local community to develop a comprehensive system of supports for developing the basic literacy skills of local residents.
The Roles of the Literacy Committee include:
- Identify local and regional literacy needs
- Identify how available literacy funds can support local and regional needs
- Build capacity to address literacy needs that serve as barriers to employment or advancement
- Ensure the integration of Title II and other literacy services into One Stop Career Center operations
- Provide fiscal and programmatic oversight of Title II and other literacy funding streams
- Develop standards and priorities for the professional development of providers and staff regarding literacy services and needs
Business Engagement Committee
The purpose of the Business Engagement Committee is to provide the WDB with policy and implementation recommendations for engaging business in the Burlington County workforce system.
The membership of the committee will be a combination of WDB members and individuals that the WDB determines have the appropriate experience and expertise. The committee will have a diverse representation of the business and economic development community including industry sectors and labor representatives. The size of the committee will be determined by the Chair.
The Roles of the Business Engagement Committee include:
- To engage employers and help them perceive their value of their involvement on the WDB more effectively
- Provide for business-to-business discussions on economic and workforce development matters
- Provide updates and recommendations to the WDB
- Assist with other business engagement activities as requested by the WDB
The Fiscal Committee helps to ensure that WIOA's fiscal aspirations are implemented and maintained on a local level.
- Conduct financial oversight of programmatic and administrative entities
- Develop and recommend fiscal policies, procedures, and processes
- Ensure that internal controls are established and put into practice for the WDB, fiscal agent, and all subrecipients for all contracted funds passed through the WDB
- Develop, recommend, and monitor budgets associated with the WDB
- Approve operating and program specific budgets and any modifications required
- Review Infrastructure Funding Agreements (IFAs) and IFA budgets
- Approve the disbursement and payment of funds as defined by established policies
- Ensure the fiscal agent reports timely and accurately; reconcile budgets on a quarterly basis
- Ensure an annual audit of the WDB is performed by an independent, certified public accounting firm
- Provide proper guidance and oversight of procurement of agreements, contracts, and grants