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Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

III. b. 3. A. State Agency Organization

Describe the organization and delivery systems at the State and local levels for the programs covered in the plan, including the organizational structure.  Include an organizational chart.

Current Narrative:

State Agency Organization

CareerSource Florida
The state workforce development board, known as the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors, is established pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Public Law 113-128, Title I, Section 101. Chaired by the Governor, the state workforce development board establishes and directs the vision for the state workforce system, known as the CareerSource Florida network, to align with strategic partners within workforce investment, education and economic development systems. The CareerSource Florida network’s strategic partners are those described within the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Florida Statutes. The CareerSource Florida network comprises the state workforce development board, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the local workforce development boards, chief local elected officials, local boards of directors and local career centers.

The state board hires the President and CEO of CareerSource Florida, Inc. and authorizes CareerSource Florida to develop and coordinate, under the consent and guidance of the board, the strategic, policy development, financial and programmatic direction of its vision for the state’s workforce system.

Figure 3.03
CareerSource Florida, Inc.
Organizational Chart

Figure 3.03 - This organizational chart shows the structure of CareerSource Florida, Inc., with the President and CEO at the top of the organization; the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer under the President's Office; the Vice President of Strategic Policy and Performance, the Senior Vice President for Business and Workforce Development, Vice President and Vice President for External Affairs, Communications and Board Relations and Government Affairs organized under the President's Office; Operations and Administration including the Director/Controller of Finance and Management Information Systems organized under the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Department of Economic Opportunity
The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is the Governor’s agency for workforce support and training, economic development and community development. DEO partners with CareerSource Florida and the state’s 24 local workforce development boards (LWDBs) to strengthen Florida’s business climate by supporting employers and helping Floridians gain employment, remain employed and advance in their careers. DEO oversees the administration of the state’s workforce system and receives and accounts for federal funds for the system. DEO reports financial and performance information to USDOL and other federal organizations. DEO distributes workforce guidance and policy initiatives and provides training, technical assistance and monitoring to LWDBs. DEO operates Florida’s Reemployment Assistance program, Labor Market Statistics program and many other programs and initiatives.

Figure 3.04
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Organizational Chart

Figure 3.03 Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Organizational Chart  Organizational chart showing the internal structure of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Department is led by an Executive Director who oversees the general counsel and chief ethics officer, the chief of staff and three divisions - The Division of Workforce Services, The Division of Finance and Administration and The Division of Information Technology. The Chief of Staff oversees two divisions - The Division of Community Development and the Division of Strategic Business Development. The Chief of Staff also oversees the Office of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs, the Public Relations Office of Communications and External Affairs and Partnership Engagement. The Executive Director reports to the Governor.












Administration of the state’s workforce policy, programs and services is carried out by DEO and the business-led LWDBs. Services are delivered through approximately 100 career centers and service sites throughout Florida and through the state’s online job-matching system, Employ Florida, at www.employflorida.com. This includes 79 full-service sites and 29 satellite offices. Programmatic and administrative requirements are set forth in a Grantee-Sub-Grantee Agreement executed by DEO and each LWDB, requiring their compliance with all federal and state laws, regulations and any special state requirements.

Figure 3.05
Florida’s Workforce System Organization

Figure 3.04 Florida’s Workforce System Organization   Shown as a triangle with 24 local workforce development boards as the base, the Department of Economic Opportunity in the middle, and CareerSource Florida at the top.











Florida Department of Education
The mission of the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is “to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient system, by providing them with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through learning opportunities and research valued by students, parents and communities and to maintain an accountability system that measures student progress.”

FDOE serves more than 2.8 million students, 4,300 public schools, 28 colleges, 171,000 teachers, 45,000 college professors and administrators and 325,000 full-time staff throughout the state; the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, apprenticeships, job-specific skills and career development. The department manages programs that assist individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or have other disabilities succeed either in school settings or careers – encouraging independence and self-sufficiency. FDOE provides oversight to 28 locally governed public state colleges and 49 school district technical centers.

FDOE is currently appropriated 2,123.75 total full-time positions, including 884 positions in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 290 positions in the Division of Blind Services and 73 positions in the Division of Career and Adult Education. The department’s annual operating budget for all entities in state fiscal year 2018-19 was approximately $17.7 billion.

The FDOE organizational and governance structure includes the State Board of Education which consists of seven members appointed by the Governor to staggered four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Except for the State University System, the State Board of Education is the chief implementing and coordinating body of public education in Florida. The state board focuses on high-level policy decisions and has the authority to adopt rules to implement provisions of federal and state law. General duties include, but are not limited to, adopting education objectives and long-range plans for public education in Florida, exercising general supervision over the department, submitting an annual coordinated PreK-20 education budget and adopting uniform standards of student performance.

FDOE policies and operations are led by the department’s senior leadership team, consisting of the Commissioner of Education, chief of staff, division leaders and directors of support divisions (see organizational chart below). FDOE manages the core WIOA programs for adult and career education, vocational rehabilitation and blind services. The senior leadership team develops strategies, designs operational policies and manages the department’s business processes. Senior leader meetings are held weekly. Strategy development meetings are conducted quarterly. Strategies are tracked and adjusted as needed. FDOE financial and operational performance is reported on a regularly scheduled basis to the U.S. Department of Education, the Executive Office of the Governor and the Florida Legislature.

Figure 3.06
Florida Department of Education
Organizational Chart

Figure 3.05 Florida Department of Education Organizational Chart  Organizational chart showing the internal structure of the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), with WIOA core programs specified. WIOA Core Programs include the Divisions of Career and Adult Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Blind Services. These programs report to the FDOE Chief of Staff, who in turn reports to the Commissioner of Education, who reports to the State Board of Education.











Adult Education
The Division of Career and Adult Education (DCAE) has oversight over the adult education system implemented in districts, colleges and community-based organizations. The division coordinates the distribution of federal adult education grants. DCAE works closely with local programs and provides guidance on state and federal guidelines, professional development and support in reporting data and technical assistance on program improvement plans.

Figure 3.07
Division of Career and Adult Education
Organizational Chart

Figure 3.06 Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education Organizational Chart.  Organizational chart showing the internal structure of the Division of Career and Adult Education with WIOA core programs specified shown reporting to the Chancellor for the Division.   Programs under the Chancellor include:  Budget, Accountability, Assessment; Standards, Benchmarks & Frameworks;   GED® ; Career & Technical Education Programs; State & Federal Initiatives;  Apprenticeship; Executive Assistant Legislative Liaison; Budget Officer &  Personnel Liaison; Grants  Administration, Compliance; Compliance; Farmworker Career Development Program; Grants Administration; Adult Education; Research & Evaluation; Administrative Assistant II CTE Policy Analyst; CAPE Industry Certification Manager









Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is federally established under the Rehabilitation Act, as Amended (1998) and reauthorized as a core program of WIOA (2014). In Florida, VR is a division of the Florida Department of Education. VR comprises a headquarters office, seven area offices and 96 unit offices located throughout Florida where customers receive direct services. The VR program is funded as a federal-state partnership, in which 21.3 percent of state general revenue matches a 78.7 percent federal grant. Most programmatic oversight and governance is established in the federal laws and code of federal regulations. Florida state laws for vocational rehabilitation are in Chapter 413, Florida Statutes. VR provides annual planning updates and annual/quarterly performance and financial reports to the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) which conducts regulatory and programmatic monitoring and oversight activities approximately every four years.

WIOA retains the presence of a state rehabilitation council, known as the Florida Rehabilitation Council (FRC). Council members are volunteers appointed by the Governor and represent a variety of perspectives from the disability community. The council is not a governance board but is required by federal law to review, analyze and advise VR. Key collaborative activities with the council include input and recommendations for the VR services portion of the state plan, key programmatic policies, assessing VR customer satisfaction and the progress and outcomes of administrative hearings for VR customers. VR’s organizational structure is represented in Figure 3.07.

Figure 3.08
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Organizational Chart

Figure 3.07 Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Organizational Chart















Division of Blind Services
The Florida Division of Blind Services (FDBS) employment program is a federally established program under the Rehabilitation Act, as amended (1998), and reauthorized as a core program of WIOA (2014). The FDBS vocational rehabilitation program is funded as a federal-state partnership. FDBS is part of the Florida Department of Education and serves blind and visually impaired Floridians. Coordination of Services is administered through 15 FDBS office locations, and the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind. FDBS services are procured through a combination of state, federal and community funding. In partnership with community rehabilitation providers and other local partners, the division provides services to customers based on individual needs.

Figure 3.09
Division of Blind Services
Organizational Chart

Figure 3.08  Division of Blind Services Organizational Chart










State Board

1. Membership Roster

Florida’s state workforce development board, known as the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors, is made up of 30 members. The state board is chaired by the Governor. When the Governor is unable to participate, a business representative, approved by Board, serves as Chair. Currently, Kevin Doyle serves as the Chair on behalf of Governor DeSantis. Board membership includes the Governor; 16 business representatives; six (6) workforce representatives; and eight (8) government officials, including core program state representatives, State Legislative representatives and chief elected officials.

Figure 3.10
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors Membership Roster

Government and Elected Officials

  Category Business / Agency First Name Last Name Title
1 Governor State of Florida Ron DeSantis Governor
2 State Legislature Representative, Chief Elected Official Florida Senate Bill Montford Senator
3 State Legislature Representative, Chief Elected Official Florida House of Representatives Chris Latvala Representative
4 Chief Elected Official Orange County Commissioner; Nelson Insurance Service - Mayor of Apopka Bryan Nelson Mayor, Apopka
5 Core Program State Official Department of Economic Opportunity Ken Lawson Executive Director
6 Core Program State Official Department of Education Richard Corcoran Commissioner
7 Core Program State Official Dept. of Education, Division of Blind Services (representing Vocational Rehabilitation) Robert Doyle Director 
8 Core Program State Official Dept. of Education, Division of Adult & Career Education Henry Mack Chancellor

Business Representatives

9 Business Wexford Strategies Kevin Doyle Partner
10 Business StaffTime Rose Conry CEO
11 Business Indian River Lagoon Council & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Duane E. De Freese Executive Director
12 Business New Horizons South Florida Arnie Girnun President
13 Business FAIRWINDS Credit Union Elisha González Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs
14 Business IBM Global Services Elli Hurst VP, Globally Integrated Cap.
15 Business Coca-Cola Refreshments Bill Johnson VP, Finance Shared Serv.
16 Business Northrup Grumman Rick Matthews Vice President
17 Business HNM Global Logistics Tony McGee CEO
18 Business MoseSys Inc. W. Alexander Moseley President/CEO
19 Business Florida Small Business Development Center Network Mike Myhre CEO
20 Business Banks Engineering Todd Rebol Vice President
21 Business Uber Stephanie Smith Senior Policy manager
22 Business AT&T Joe York President, Florida, PR and VI
23 Business   VACANT    
24 Business   VACANT    


25 Workforce Representative   VACANT    
26 Workforce Representative   VACANT    
27 Labor Organization Representative   VACANT    
28 Labor Organization / Apprenticeship Representative   VACANT    
29 Community-Based Service Representative Capital Area Community Action Agency, Inc. Timothy Center Executive Director
30 Youth Service Representative Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Brittany Birken Principal Adviser

Board Activities
CareerSource Florida’s Board of Directors is statutorily required to meet either in person or by   teleconference four times a year. CareerSource Florida councils meet separately, in person or by teleconference, as scheduled and/or at the request of the Council Chairman.

These meetings provide opportunities for the Board of Directors to address issues impacting the state network, guide and create strategic policy, obtain information about performance and oversee funding initiatives.

By law, CareerSource Florida is the statewide Workforce Investment Board charged with policy setting and oversight of the workforce system. Section 445.004, Florida Statutes, defines CareerSource Florida’s purpose as designing and implementing strategies that help Floridians enter, remain in and advance in the workplace. Information about the role of each council and the executive committee is available, along with board and council meeting schedules and materials, on the CareerSource Florida website at https://careersourceflorida.com/boardroom/.