Executive Order 99-10
November 1, 1999
WHEREAS, Congress enacted the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which requires the appointment of a State Workforce Investment Board to provide policy guidance with respect to the development of a Statewide Workforce Investment System, including the development of a 5-year strategic State Workforce Investment Plan; and
WHEREAS, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 supersedes the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 as amended and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act and requires that States begin implementation of the new law by July 1, 2000; and
WHEREAS, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 reforms Federal job training programs and creates a new comprehensive workforce investment system; and
WHEREAS, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 allows states to designate alternate entities to serve as the State Workforce Investment Board if they meet certain conditions described in the Workforce Investment Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder; and
WHEREAS, the Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council is determined to be substantially similar according to the definition of Alternative Entity described in Chapter 1, Section III(e) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; and
WHEREAS, federal law requires that any categories of membership identified in the Workforce Investment Act that are not represented on an Alternative State Board be included in the State planning process.
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, LINCOLN ALMOND, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do hereby order as follows:
1. The Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council shall be designated the State Workforce Investment Board to meet the requirements of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.