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TO: Al Robinson, Chair

Ways & Means Committee

THROUGH: Robert E. Guenzel

County Administrator

FROM: Trenda Rusher

Employment Training/Community Services

DATE: January 20, 1999
SUBJECT: 1999 Michigan Works! System Implementation Grant

Board Action Requested:

The Employment Training/Community Services Group is requesting that the Board of Commissioners ratify the signature of the Chair of the Board on the application to the Michigan Jobs Commission (MJC) for the FY 1999 Michigan Works! System Implementation Grant for the period January 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999 in the amount of $134,536.

Background:

The MJC has recently executed an agreement with the United States Department Of Labor (USDOL) to continue the funding for Michigan Works! System for a second year.

Discussion:

The goal of the Michigan Works! system is that every entry point leads to services relevant to our customers. Co-location of service providers and the integration of services to the fullest extent possible are the priorities of this system. The basis of the system has emerged as a comprehensive strategy designed to break down barriers and promote the establishment of a service delivery system which is responsive to the needs of our customers.

The Michigan Works! system provides services to all employers and job seekers. Employers, students, persons with disabilities, veterans, welfare recipients, unemployed, underemployed and employed individuals will all have equal access to services. A core set of services will be available, free of charge enabling customers to work toward successful competition in today's economy and to achieve economic security .

As a system, the services from the state's major workforce development programs are accessible in a manner that is seamless to the customer. A single delivery system at the local level provides customers' access to services in an integrated, rather than fragmented, manner. The system is comprised of Tier I, Tier II and Tier III programs. Tier I programs are those where the local Workforce Development Board is the direct recipient of the funding and responsible for the operation of the programs. The local Board has planning authority over Tier II programs where the boards will describe how the services will be delivered through the system in the annual Comprehensive Workforce Development Plan. Tier III programs encompass all other programs which impact the education, training and employment of the workforce. Local boards should influence the expenditure of funds devoted to Tier III efforts. A more detailed description of the system is contained in this document under "System Parameters."

The local Workforce Development Board has discretion, within the requirements of this document, to determine the local service delivery structure. Service delivery locations are Michigan Works! Service Centers where all of the "core" services are accessible by both customer groups, employers and job seekers, and where services from workforce development programs are collocated for easy customer access and optional satellite offices offering "core" services, "enhanced" services, or any combination of such services. Conceptually, the Michigan Works! system is to be a composite of Service Centers and satellite offices, establishing multiple approaches to service that permit expansion of service delivery to every community and all customers.

The Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board will utilize the Michigan Works! System Implementation Grant to meet and exceed the Michigan Works! minimum standards. Washtenaw County has plans to operate a state of the art Michigan Works! Service Center. The following summarizes the plans for this center.

  • The following partners will be located at the Washtenaw County Service Center:
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
  • Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Agency
  • Unemployment Agency
There will also be additional non-mandatory partners located at the Service Center. Plans include Community Action Programs, Head Start and other child care providers, and other community based organizations.
  • The Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Service Center will be the main base for operations of both the Unemployment Agency and Michigan Rehabilitation Services in the Washtenaw County area
  • The Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Agency will use the grant funding to lease facilities and purchase equipment necessary to ensure a state of the art Michigan Works! Service Center

Impact on Human Resources:

The requested Board action has no impact on Washtenaw County positions, personnel policies or procedures.

Impact on Budget:

There are no County funds nor match required for this program. There are no administrative funds under this program. Work Skills and Foundation for Behavioral Research are the current contractors.

Impact on Indirect Costs:

There are no indirect costs associated with this request.

Impact on Other County Departments or Outside Agencies:

The requested Board action has no impact on other County Departments or outside agencies.

Conformity to County Policies:

This matter has been reviewed by the Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board, the County Administrator’s Office, Corporation Counsel, Finance, Human Resources, and the Ways and Means Committee. The requested Board action is in conformity with County policies.

Attachments/Appendices:

1999 Michigan Works! System Implementation Grant

Budget

A RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE SIGNATURE OF THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD ON THE application to the Michigan Jobs Commission (MJC) for the FY 1999 Michigan Works! System Implementation Grant APPLICATION for the period January 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999 in the amount of $134,536; AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE OF GRANT AWARD; AMENDING THE BUDGET AND AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATOR TO SIGN DELEGATE CONTRACTS

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

February 3, 1999

WHEREAS, the Employment Training/Community Services Group is the administrator and operator of Employment and Training programs in Washtenaw County; and

WHEREAS, the Employment Training/Community Services Group is funded by the Job Training and Partnership Act, the Michigan Department of Labor and the Michigan Jobs Commission to provide employment training and placement services; and

WHEREAS, the Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board and the Board of Commissioners oversee, recommend and approve employment and training programs throughout Washtenaw County; and

WHEREAS, the MJC has recently executed an agreement with the United States Department Of Labor (USDOL) to continue the funding for Michigan Works! System for a second year; and

WHEREAS, the Michigan Works! system focuses on providing information and resources to enable our customers, job seekers and employers, to successfully compete in today's economy and achieve economic security; and

WHEREAS, the goal of the Michigan Works! system is that every entry point leads to services relevant to our customers; and

WHEREAS, collocation of service providers and the integration of services to the fullest extent possible are the priorities of this system; and

WHEREAS, the basis of the system has emerged as a comprehensive strategy designed to break down barriers and promote the establishment of a service delivery system which is responsive to the needs of our customers.; and

WHEREAS, this matter has been reviewed by the Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board, the County Administrator’s Office, Corporation Counsel, Finance, Human Resources, and the Ways and Means Committee

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners hereby ratifies the signature of the Chair of the Board on the FY 1999 Michigan Works! System Implementation Grant application for the period January 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999 in the amount of $134,536 for the Employment Training/Community Services Group, as on file with the County Clerk.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners takes the following actions contingent upon receipt of the grant award in conformity with the application:

1. Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

2. Amending the budget, as attached hereto and made a part hereof 3. Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts upon review of Corporation Counsel to be filed with the County Clerk

Washtenaw County ETCS 
Summary Budget 
Fund #2390 - Implementation Grant 
Period Ending December 31, 1999 (2/3/98 - 12/31/99) 
Revenues 
50000  Federal Revenue 
$ 134,536 
Expenditures 
80000  Other Services and Charges 
107,629 
95000  Capital Outlay 
26,907 
$ 134,536 

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