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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. B. ii. Board Activities

Provide a description of the activities that will assist State Board members and staff in carrying out State Board functions effectively.

Current Narrative:

The Governor appoints members of the Alabama Workforce Development Board (AWDB) and designates the Chairperson. The State Board through its bylaws will establish working committees to assist the Governor and the full Board in carrying out the functions and responsibilities in Section 101(d) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

These working committees may include, but will not be necessarily limited to, an Executive Committee, a Strategic Planning and Initiatives Committee, and a Communication and Marketing Committee. The Chair may also appoint short-term subject-related task forces to address issues such as (1) the development and continuous improvement of the workforce system in the State, (2) the development and improvement of the one-stop services delivered to workers, job seekers, and employers, and, (3) the development of such other policies to promote and enhance the performance of the workforce development system in the State. Both committees and task forces will have Alabama Department of Commerce staff and/or staff from the required core partners as designated resources to assist in completing committee and task force objectives as they carry out the responsibilities of WIOA Section 101(d).

In 2014 the Governor also created the Alabama Workforce Council to enhance industry and education collaboration on an on-going basis and to review ways to streamline and align the existing workforce development functions in the State. A number of the members on the Alabama Workforce Council have also been appointed to the Alabama Workforce Development Board to provide continuity and to develop common recommendations on policy and workforce alignment needs. State Board meetings will be held quarterly. Committees and task forces will meet every other month to consider recommendations and initiatives for submission to the full Board. All Board meetings are subject to the Alabama Open Meetings Act.