Human Services Agency
November 20, 2003
BOARD MEETING DATE:
December 2, 2003
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Maureen D. Borland, Director, Human Services Agency
Glen H. Brooks, Jr., Director, Central Region
Memorandum of Understanding between the Workforce Investment Board and the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Center
Adopt a Resolution authorizing:
The termination of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Workforce Investment Board and the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Center Partners, authorized by Resolution Number 64053;
The execution of a new MOU between the Workforce Investment Board and the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Center Partners. The term of the new MOU is from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 and will automatically renew annually; and
The Workforce Development Manager and/or the Workforce Investment Board Chair to execute subsequent plan changes and modifications to the MOU.
The Workforce Investment Act authorizes States to allocate federal funds to local jurisdictions that have been designated as Workforce Investment Areas for the implementation of workforce development programs. San Mateo County is a designated Workforce Investment Area.
On November 7, 2000, the Board of Supervisors authorized a five-year strategic plan, MOU between the Workforce Investment Board and appointed One-Stop Career Center Partners. The Board of Supervisors also designated the Human Services Agency as the grant recipient, fiscal agent, and administrator of the local Workforce Investment Act Programs.
The MOU between the Workforce Investment Board and the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Center Partners outlines the responsibilities of the partners and the activities of the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Centers.
This new MOU updates the old MOU by adding new partners and removing several partners that no longer participate in Workforce Investment activities. In addition, this new MOU adds a section on follow-up. This section mandates the quarterly follow-up of participants that have exited from Workforce Investment programs. This follow-up allows the Workforce Investment staff to collect data about a participant's employment and retention status, and also to determine the quality or any placement and/or the service provider's program.
The Board is being asked to authorize the Workforce Development Manager and/or the Workforce Investment Board Chair to sign subsequent plan changes and modifications to this MOU. Any plan changes or modifications to the MOU would have no fiscal impact. The Workforce Development Manager, a County employee acts as the Workforce Investment Board Director and the Workforce Investment Board Chair, a private entity is also authorized by the Workforce Investment Board to sign on its behalf.
The term of this MOU automatically renews annually as the roles of the partners rarely change. This MOU was delayed due to the time it took to collect signatures from each of the twenty-two partners and changes made during the signing process resulting in a process that took more than a year to complete.
The County Manager has waived the Equal Benefits Ordinance requirement for this MOU as it is collaboration and no money is involved. County Counsel has reviewed and approved this MOU as to form and Risk Management has waived the insurance requirements.
The MOU between the Workforce Investment Board and the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Center Keeps the commitments of: Responsive, effective and collaborative government and; Leaders work together across boundaries to preserve and enhance our quality of life and goals number 22 and 23: County and local governments effectively communicate, collaborate and develop strategic approaches to issues affecting the entire County, and Leaders through the County provide the impetus for broader regional solutions in land use, housing, childcare, education, health and transportation. This MOU contributes to these commitments and goals by the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board and PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Center partners joining up to provide a multitude of employment, education, career training, childcare and health opportunities to the communities within San Mateo County.
This MOU does not involve any revenue or cost. There is no impact to the General Fund.