Local Workforce Development Board Composition. Each local workforce development board is required to have the following representation: 

A. Business representatives. The local workforce development board must have a majority, defined as greater than 50 percent of all local workforce development board membership, of business representatives in the local area who:

1. Are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, or other business executives or employers with optimum policy authority;

2. Represent businesses, including small businesses, or organizations representing businesses described herein, that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality, employment-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area, and play a significant role in the regional economic development; and

3. Are appointed from among individuals nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations.

B. Local workforce representative(s). Not less than 20 percent of the members of each local board shall be representatives of the workforce within the local area, who:

1. Shall include representatives of labor organizations (for a local area in which employees are represented by labor organizations), who have been nominated by local labor federations, or (for a local area in which no employees are represented by such organizations) other representatives of employees.

2. Shall include a representative, who shall be a member of a labor organization or a training director, from a joint labor-management apprenticeship program, or if no such joint program exists in the local area, such a representative of an apprenticeship program in the area, if such a program exists. 

If there are multiple joint labor-management apprenticeship programs in the local area, a representative shall be appointed from among individuals nominated by entities representing such programs. If no such programs exist in the local area, if there are multiple apprenticeship programs in the local area, a representative shall be appointed from among individuals nominated by entities representing such programs.

3. May include representatives of community-based organizations, that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment  needs of individuals with barriers to employment, nominated by a community-based organization including, but not limited to, organizations that serve veterans or that provide or support competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities; and

4. May include representatives of organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth, including representatives of organizations that serve out-of-school youth, nominated by such organizations.

If there are multiple organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training or education needs of eligible youth, the Chief Elected Official(s) shall appoint a representative from among individuals nominated by entities representing such organizations if he or she elects to include such representation on the local board.

C. Local educational entity representative(s). The local workforce development board must include representatives of entities administering education and training activities in the local area. Each local board: 

1. Shall include a representative of eligible providers administering adult education and literacy activities under title II;

2. Shall include a representative of institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities (including community colleges);

3. May include representatives of local educational agencies, and of community-based organizations with demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the education or training needs of individuals with barriers to employment.

Educational representatives will be nominated by regional or local educational agencies, institutions or organizations representing such local educational entities, including, but not limited to, local educational agencies, local school boards, adult education and literacy providers, post-secondary educational institutions and community colleges.

If there are multiple eligible providers serving the local area by administering adult education and literacy activities under title II, or multiple institutions of higher education servicing the local area by providing workforce investment activities, each representative on the local board described in 1 and 2 in 5.C. above, respectively, shall be appointed from among individuals nominated by local providers representing such providers or institutions, respectively.

D. Governmental and economic and community development entity representative(s). Each local board shall include representatives of governmental and economic and community development entities serving the local area, who:

1. Shall include a representative of economic and community development entities, nominated by an economic development agency, including, but not limited to, private sector economic development entities, regional planning commissions or county economic development organizations;

2. Shall include an appropriate representative from the State employment service office under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.) serving the local area, nominated by the Director, Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations (BWPO);

3. Shall include an appropriate representative of the programs carried out under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 720 et seq.), other than section 112 or part C of that title (29 U.S.C. 732, 741), serving the local area, nominated by Pennsylvania’s Office of Rehabilitation regional office serving the local area;

4. May include representatives of agencies or entities administering programs serving the local area relating to transportation, housing, and public assistance, nominated by the local entity responsible for administering such programs; and

5. May include representatives of philanthropic organizations serving the local area. If there are multiple philanthropic organizations serving the local area, the Chief Elected Official(s) shall appoint representatives from among individuals nominated by entities representing such organizations if he or she elects to include such representation on the local board.

E. Optional representative(s). Each local board may include such other individuals or representatives of entities as the chief elected official(s) in the local area may determine to be appropriate. Optional representatives do not require a nomination letter.

F. Chairperson. The members of the local board shall elect a chairperson for the local board from among the representatives described in paragraph 5.A.

G. Authority of local board members. Members of the local board must be individuals with optimum policy-making within the organizations, agencies or entities they represent. An individual may be appointed as a representative of more than one category or represent more than one workforce system partner if the individual meets all criteria for representation, with the exception that a business representative may not represent any other category. Individuals representing more than one entity must have optimum policy making authority within each of the entities they are representing. The members of the board shall represent diverse geographic areas within the local area.

LVWDB BOARD MINUTES

LVWDB March 8, 2016 Minutes

LVWDB December 1 2015 Minutes

LVWDB September 8 2015 Minutes