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BYLAWS

OF

THE FULTON COUNTY WORKFORCE PREPARATION and EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

ARTICLE 1: NAME AND OFFICES

Section 1.               Name.                       The name of this Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) of Directors shall be the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System Board of Directors. For the purpose of these Bylaws, the "Board" or "Board of Directors" shall mean Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System Board of Directors.

Section 2.             Offices.                   The principal office of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System Board of Directors shall be within the Housing and Community Development Department Workforce Development Division, located at The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, 5th Floor - Suite 1, Atlanta, Georgia   30303.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System Board is organized to:

  1.              Provide policy guidance for, and exercise oversight with respect to, activities under the Comprehensive Long Range Plan for its service delivery area in with the units of general local government within its area, according to the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2015             (hereinafter referred to as "WIOA") or the corresponding provision of any future             United States law of related   purpose and the rules and regulations promulgated                       thereunder;
  2.          Work to increase the involvement of the business community in the employment and training system;
  3.         Work to increase private sector employment opportunities for eligible customers;
  4.        Perform all functions of a workforce development Board as prescribed by the WIOA and fulfill the requirements of the WIOA regulations, or any succeeding legislation; and
  5.       Perform such functions in collaboration with the required partners and entities recruited to be partners.

F. The Board may use technology to improve board functions such as distributing meeting agenda, attachments, and minutes with electronic mail to improve communication.

 

ARTICLE III:  DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF COMPREHENSIVE LONG RANGE PLAN AND SELECTION

OF ONE STOP CAREER CENTER OPERATORS

Section 1.           The Board shall enter into agreements with the designated representatives of the Mandated Parties, and shall form partnerships with other agencies and organizations to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Long Range Plan. The Board will establish policies and procedures providing for selection of operators of the One Stop Career Centers.

Section 2.           The Board may also recommend certification/de-certification of One Stop Career Centers in accordance with Board established criteria for certification. The recipient of such certification/de-certification will be the Georgia Department of Economic Development Workforce Division (WFD).  

Section 3.           The chief local elected official (CLEO) shall serve for a term of no more than two years and shall serve no more than two consecutive terms unless the workforce area is composed of one city or county.

Section 4.             All LWDB approved budgets be approved by the CLEO in writing and submitted to WFD no later than two weeks after the CLEO approves it.

Section 5.             The Governor shall certify a board on determining that the board's composition is consistent with applicable federal and state law and requirements and meets established state criteria as determined by the Georgia Workforce Investment Board.

ARTICLE IV: FUNCTION, POWERS, AND DUTIES

Section 1.           The functions, powers, and duties of the Board shall be to:

  1.         Plan and oversee the delivery of all Fulton County Workforce Preparation and   Employment System programs specified as responsibilities of the Board under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

     B.          Develop a local plan in coordination with appropriate Partners that addresses workforce development needs of the Fulton County service delivery area, which is in keeping with the goals, objectives, and performance standards of the WFD.

      C.      Develop strategies to effectively and efficiently involve and serve the needs of the                     business community.

  1. Establish linkages with local economic development efforts and activities and             promote cooperation and coordination among public organizations, community             organizations, education agencies, and private businesses.

Section 2.               The Board shall not operate or manage One Stop Career Centers, unless the necessary state waiver is obtained, but shall serve in the role of governance providing planning, monitoring, evaluation, and oversight.

Section 3.             The Board shall establish policies and procedures for oversight of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System including the Comprehensive Career Centers.

Section 4.               Each member of the board who is not otherwise a state officer or employee shall be authorized to receive reimbursement for reasonably necessary travel expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties as a member of the board, provided that such funds are available and such reimbursements are allowable under federal law. Should funds not be available or allowable for this purpose, such members shall serve without compensation. Each member of the board who is otherwise a state officer or employee shall be reimbursed by the agency of which he or she is an officer or employee for reasonably necessary travel expenses actually incurred in the performance of his or her duties as a member of the board, provided that such funds are available and such reimbursements are allowable under federal law.   WIOA Title I funds shall not be used for foreign travel per 20 CFR Parts 667.264.   Members of the board shall receive no compensation for their services except as otherwise provided in this section.

Travel Expense and Reimbursement

Travel costs are expenses for transportation, lodging, subsistence, and related items incurred by employees and others who are on travel status on official business of the organization. Travel expenses must be reasonable and necessary, and for a bona fide business purpose related to the funding source. All supporting documentation must be kept on file. Meals, lodging, rental cars, airfare, mileage for employee-owned cars, and other travel expenses may be paid for staff and participants who travel as part of their job, training activity or grant purpose Documentation of the purpose and cost of travel must be maintained. No employee may be reimbursed for expenses incurred in going to and from work.   Employees and board members required to travel for official business must comply with all statewide travel regulations in effect at the time of travel. Statewide Travel Regulations can be found at http://sao.georgia.gov. If any contractor or grant sub-recipient does not have an agency meal policy, they will be subject to the terms and regulations found within the Statewide Travel Regulations.

The funding agency may reimburse members of boards and councils, consultants, volunteers, service providers, and others for travel expenses incurred for an allowable purpose benefiting the workforce investment system.

A. DEFINITIONS

1. External Customers would normally be considered as program participants, employers and/or board members. Professional colleagues would normally be considered individuals outside of the organizations influence but sharing common interests and goals of the organization.

2. Internal Customers are employees, contractors, and sub-grantees.

3. A trainer is neither an internal customer nor an external customer and cannot be used to determine if food is allowable.

B. ALLOWABLE COSTS

1. Meals that can be paid with Employment and Training Agency (ETA) funds and can be a direct charge or charged through an indirect cost allocation plan.

2. Meals while employees are in travel status are allowable per agency travel policy.

3. Meal costs are allowable when the grantee incurs such costs in the process of conducting meetings or conferences with external customers and other professional colleagues outside of the entity’s organization.

4. The cost of a “working lunch” with external customers and other colleagues is only considered “reasonable and necessary” when there is adequate documentation on the necessity of having a meeting during a meal time instead of during normal business hours. Documentation should specify what Employment and Training Agency (ETA)-related subjects were discussed and include a list of participants and dated itemized meal cost receipts.

C. DISALLOWED COSTS

1. Charging costs for meals and refreshments while engaging day-to-day business with employees is disallowed.

2. All meals and refreshments at meetings where the attendees are internal customers only are disallowed. This includes but not limited to coffee, bottled water, networking breakfast, lunch and dinner.

3. All above meal costs must be paid with non-ETA federal funds and cannot be paid through an indirect cost allocation plan.

Section 5.             The board shall be authorized to consult with and form committees with members and persons knowledgeable on the subject matter at issue in order to carry out effectively its duties.   Such consultants shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for travel and other reasonable and necessary expenses incurred while attending meetings of or on behalf of the board, provided that such travel and other expenses are approved by the director and such reimbursements are allowable under federal law.

Section 6.             The Fulton County Housing and Community Development Workforce Development Division shall be authorized to employ and contract with other individuals and organizations as needed to assist in executing the board's responsibilities, provided that funds are available for such expenditures and such expenditures are allowable under federal law.

ARTICLE V: BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Section 1.           General Powers. The Board of Directors shall oversee the affairs of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System in accordance with the provisions of the applicable law, Fulton County rules and regulations, and these Bylaws.

 

Section 2.         Officers.       The officers of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System shall be the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. Individuals in these positions will be nominated for a two (2) year term and shall be eligible for additional terms and shall serve no more than two terms.   The terms of these offices shall commence on the first day of the month of the new program year. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall serve as ex-officio members of Board Task Forces.

Section 3.         Number, Tenure and Qualifications.         The number of members of the Board shall be determined by the categorical requirements and specifications set forth by the WIOA.   The composition of the Board shall at all times conform to the requirements of Sections 107 and all other applicable sections and subsections of the WIOA and accompanying regulations.   The initial term of membership shall be for one (1) year.   A term of membership, granted after a term expiry notification, shall be for three (3) additional years.   The total number of Board Members is 23

Section 4.               Chairperson.       The Chairperson shall be selected from among the business representatives on the Board in accordance with Section 107 of the WIOA.   The Chairperson shall be elected by the Board for a two (2) year term by a majority of the directors and shall serve no more than two terms.   The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Board and the Executive Task Force. The Chairperson shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her from time to time by the Board. Electronic voting shall not be permitted during LWDB meetings.

Section 5.               Vice Chairperson.             In the absence of the Chairperson, or in the event of his/her inability to act, or if that office becomes temporarily vacant, the Vice-Chairperson shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Chairperson. The Vice-Chairperson shall be elected by the Board to a two (2) year term by a majority of the Directors and shall serve no more than two terms.   The Vice-Chairperson shall have such additional powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned him/her from time to time by the Board of Directors. The Vice-Chair shall be a representative of the business community. Electronic voting shall not be permitted during LWDB meetings.

Section 6.         Removal. Directors may be removed from office at any time with cause by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the total membership of the Board. If a Director is removed, a new Director may be selected to fill the vacancy. A Local Workforce Development Board member shall be automatically removed and replaced for failing to attend two consecutive board meetings without cause.

Section 7.         Resignation.             A Director may resign at any time by communicating such resignation to the Chairperson of the Board or to the Division Manager of the Fulton County Workforce Development Division. The resignation is effective after 60 days’ notice at the subsequent Board meeting when communicated unless the notice specifies a later effective date or subsequent event upon which it will become effective.  

Section 8.         Vacancies.         A vacancy occurring on the Board of Directors shall be filled within 30 days through the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System's nomination and appointment processes described in accordance with these Bylaws and in keeping with Section 107 of the WIOA and accompanying regulations.  The chief elected official in a local area is authorized to appoint the members of the local board for such area, in accordance with the State criteria.  

WIOA 107(b)(2) COMPOSITION- Such criteria shall require that, at a minimum--

(A) a majority of the members of each local board shall be representatives of business in the local area, who--

(i) are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, or other business executives or employers with optimum policymaking or hiring authority;

(ii) represent businesses, including small businesses, or organizations representing businesses described in this clause, that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality, work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area; and

(iii) are appointed from among individuals nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations;

(B) not less than 20 percent of the members of each local board shall be representatives of the workforce within the local area, who--

(i) 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;

(ii) 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 area, such a representative of an apprenticeship program in the area, if such a program exists;

(iii) may include representatives of community-based organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that serve veterans or that provide or support competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities; and

(iv) 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;

(C) each local board shall include representatives of entities administering education and training activities in the local area, who--

(i) shall include a representative of eligible providers administering adult education and literacy activities under title II;

(ii) shall include a representative of institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities (including community colleges);

(iii) 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;

(D) each local board shall include representatives of governmental and economic and community development entities serving the local area, who--

(i) shall include a representative of economic and community development entities;

(ii) 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;

(iii) 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;

(iv) may include representatives of agencies or entities administering programs serving the local area relating to transportation, housing, and public assistance; and

(v) may include representatives of philanthropic organizations serving the local area; and

(E) each local board may include such other individuals or representatives of entities as the chief elected official in the local area may determine to be appropriate.

NOMINATION PROCESS

1.         Business representatives are appointed from among individuals who are nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations.

            a.             Staff sends email with form to local business organizations and business trade associations requesting nominations for appointment to the board by certain due date.

            b.           After due date for nominations, staff presents forms received to the BVD Taskforce for selection of candidates to fill vacancies.  

            c.             BVD Taskforce makes motion in LWDB meeting to recommend nominated candidates to CLEO for appointment.

            d.           Staff submits recommended candidates nominated for appointment to CLEO.

            e.             CLEO appoints recommended candidates nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations.

2.         Labor representatives are appointed from among individuals who are nominated by local labor federations

            a.             Staff sends email with form to local labor federations requesting nominations for appointment to the board by certain due date.

            b.           After due date for nominations, staff presents forms received to the BVD Taskforce for selection of candidates to fill vacancies.

            c.             BVD Taskforce makes motion in LWDB meeting to recommend nominated candidates to CLEO for appointment.

            d.           Staff submits recommended candidates nominated for appointment to CLEO.

            e.             CLEO appoints recommended candidates nominated by local labor federations.

3.          When there is more than one local area provider of adult education and literacy activities under Title II, or multiple institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities as described in WIOA 107(b)(2)(C)(i) or (ii) above, nominations are solicited from those particular entities. (WIOA sec 107(b)(6) SPECIAL RULE)

             a.             Staff sends email with form to providers of adult education and literacy activities under Title II, or multiple institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities requesting nominations for appointment to the board by certain due date.

             b.           After due date for nominations, staff presents forms received to the BVD Taskforce for selection of candidates to fill vacancies.

             c.             BVD Taskforce makes motion in LWDB meeting to recommend nominated candidates to CLEO for appointment.

             d.           Staff submits recommended candidates nominated for appointment to CLEO.

             e.             CLEO appoints recommended candidates nominated by providers of adult education and literacy activities under Title II, or multiple institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities.

Section 9.         Attendance.   Strong participation on the part of each Board member is critical to the successful execution of its responsibilities.   Therefore, if a Board member misses one (1) meeting of the full Board or two (2) consecutive scheduled meetings of a TaskForce, the Board Chairperson will contact the member by letter to remind him or her of the need to participate and risk of removal following a subsequent missed meeting.  

If the member is absent from an additional Board meeting or Task Force meeting, after the Chairman’s contact, the Board Development Task Force will review the attendance record of the member in question and make a recommendation to the Board for action.

A Local Workforce Development Board member shall be automatically removed and replaced for failing to attend two consecutive board meetings without cause.

Section 10.   Conflict of Interest.               All LWDB members are required to sign and submit a conflict of interest statement to the LWDA.


Conflict of Interest Provision

Name: ____________________________________________________________

Public Office or Position: ________________________________________________

Local Workforce Development Area: ________________________________________

Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ___________________________________________________

I hereby affirm and attest that I have read and understand the duties, obligations and restrictions imposed upon me by the Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct Policy contained at Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. r. 159-2-1-.06, and that to date, I have not engaged in any conduct that would constitute a violation of the Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct Policy. I hereby further affirm and attest that I will adhere to the duties, obligations, and restrictions identified in the Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct Policy, and that I will not engage in any conduct which violates that policy so long as I hold the Public Office or Position identified above.

This ____ day of _____, 201__.

Signature: _______________

No Board member, officer, employee, or agent of the Board shall:

  1.         Cast a vote on the provision of any service administered by the Fulton Workforce Preparation and Employment System where that member, any member           of his or her family, or any organization of which that member or any member of                   his or her family is an officer, owner, trustee, director, employee, shareholder,               partner, consultant, or has any other special interest or relationship that may       financially impact the Board member;
  2.         Vote on any matter which would provide direct financial benefit to that member; or
  3.        Participate in the award of any grant or contract that is funded through the County Workforce Preparation and Employment System where he or she knows       that any of the following has a financial interest in the person or organization that     will receive or has received the grant or contract: (1) the officer, employee,           trustee, director, shareholder, partner, consultant, or other special interest or                       relationship that may financially impact the Board member; (2) any family member of the officer, employee, trustee, director or agent; (3) any partner of the     officer, employee, trustee, director or agent or (4) any person or organization         that employs, or is about to employ, any person described in (1), (2), or (3).

It shall be a breach of ethical standards for any member of the Board to participate directly or indirectly in a procurement when the Board member knows that:

  1.            He or she or any individual of his or her immediate family has a financial pertaining to the procurement; or
  2.      A business or organization in which he or she, or any individual of his or immediate family, has a financial interest pertaining to the procurement; or
  3. Any other person, business, or organization with whom the Board member or   any individual of the Board member's immediate family is negotiating or has an arrangement concerning prospective employment is involved in the procurement.
  4. Where there is a conflict of interest on the part of a Director, such Director shall  disclose the material facts as to his or her interest or benefit from the proposed   Board action, and, in the event the measure requires approval by the Board, the proposed Board action may then be approved upon the affirmative vote of a   majority of the disinterested directors, even though the disinterested directors be   less than a quorum. Such interested directors may be counted in determining the presence of a quorum at the meeting at which issue is considered.

Regarding participation, members of the Board shall not vote nor be involved in the discussion of the provision of services by that member (or any organization which that member directly represents) or any matter in which the member is in a position to make or influence a procurement decision in which that member has an economic interest.

Members of the Board who have such a conflict shall identify themselves to the Chairperson of the Board prior to the discussion and vote of such agenda items. The disqualification of Board members from participation in procurement or other decisions shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board's meeting.   The Chairperson of the Board shall be responsible for assuring Board members avoid the risk or appearance of conflict of interest.

For purposes of this conflict of interest provision, no "direct financial benefit' shall arise from a Board member's employment, employment by an organization that a Board member represents, or participation in a Board program that is administered by a contractor that is controlled by or related to the Board member or the organization that he or she represents.

No Director, officer, employee, or agent of the Board shall:

  1.         Solicit or accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value, contractors, suppliers or potential contractors or suppliers; or
  2.         Solicit, accept, or agree to accept any benefits for exercising WIOA authority performing their duties.

For purposes of this section, immediate family is defined as: parent, grandparents, spouse, sibling or child (including "step" relationships) and in-laws.

Section 11.   Board Members Demeanor.               When     unfavorable, public information is made known regarding a Board member, the Board Development Task Force Chairperson will advise the Board Clerk to arrange an emergency meeting, including the Board member being discussed, to converse about the possibility of suspending the Board member.     By majority agreement of the Executive Committee members participating in the conference, a Board member may be immediately suspended pending action by the full Board at its next regular or called session.

Section 12 Upon appointment, each Board Member shall sign and date a copy of the bylaws and the conflict of interest provision, which shall be submitted to the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Workforce Division and retained by the Board for review by the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Workforce Division.

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

Section 1.               Regular Meetings.             The Board shall generally meet every other month or a minimum of four (4) times per year.

Section 2.               Special Meetings.               Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at any time by the Chairperson of the Board or at the request of any ten (10) members of the Board.

Section 3.   Annual Meeting.     Annual meetings will take place during the last quarter of the Fiscal Year wherein new officers, directors, and community chairpersons will be elected.

Section 4.               Place of Meetings.     Meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at the principal offices or at such other place, either within or without the County of Fulton, and shall be designated in the notice of the meeting.

Section 5.   Notice of Meetings.                 Meeting notices shall be submitted in writing or electronically.

Section 6.               Quorum.                   The quorum level necessary for voting, which shall, at a minimum, be a majority of the Board.  Less than a quorum of members may adjourn a meeting or postpone action until a quorum is present.  In the case of the Executive Task Force, one-third (1/3) of the Task Force members currently serving on the Task Force before a meeting begins shall constitute a quorum.  Any vacancies that may exist on the Board or Executive Task Force shall not be counted in determining the total number of members.   For all other Task Forces and the Youth Council, the affirmative vote of the majority of those present at the meeting shall be approved as the action of the full TaskForce or Council.

 Section 7.             Manner of Action.           The act of the majority of the Board present and voting at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall constitute an action of the Board. Each member of the Board shall be entitled to one vote. Any vacancies that may exist shall not be counted in determining the total number of members.   Proxy voting shall not be permitted for any Local Workforce Development Board action.

Section 8.               Action Without Meeting.             Action taken by a majority of the Board or members of a Task Force without a meeting is nevertheless Board or Task Force action if written consent to the action in question is signed by a majority of the Board or Task Force, as the case may be, and filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board or Executive Task Force, whether done before or after the action is taken.

Section 9.               Vote.   Each member of the Board shall be entitled to one (1) vote, and any act of a majority of the members present and voting at a Board meeting shall constitute the act of the Board of Directors. Only bona fide members of the Board shall be eligible to vote on matters that come before the Board or the Executive Task Force. Electronic voting shall not be permitted during LWDB meetings.

Section 10.           Order of Business.           The Chairperson shall be responsible for orderly business of the Board and for calling items of the agenda.

Section 11.           Rules. All procedures of the Board not set forth in these Bylaws shall be governed by the rules set forth in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised.

 Section 12.         Open Meetings.                   All meetings of the Board, Youth Council and Task Forces shall be open and accessible to the general public, and minutes shall be maintained and electronically sent, mailed, or faxed to the members with the agenda of the subsequent meeting (where possible) prior to the meeting.  There will be a public comment period of fifteen (15) minutes prior to the official start of Board meetings.  Each speaker will be allowed two (2) minutes.   Any member of the public desiring to so participate shall notify the Chairperson or the Division Manager for the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department Workforce Development Division in writing before the meeting of the subject he/she wishes to address.  All Local Workforce Development Board meetings shall be conducted in accordance with federal sunshine laws and the Georgia Open Meetings Act

Section 13             The process by which the Board will provide updates of Board action to the Chief Local Elected Official shall be by electronic copy of the approved meeting minutes with in two business days of the LWDB vote to approve the meeting minutes.

ARTICLE VII: TASK FORCES AND YOUTH COUNCIL

Section 1.       Executive Task Force.       Between meetings of the Board of Directors, the business and affairs of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System may be directed by an Executive Task Force composed of the officers and such Directors and Chairs of such Task Forces as agreed upon by a majority vote of the Directors then in office.   Vacancies on the Executive Task Force shall be filled by a majority of the Board of Directors at a regular meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose.   The Executive Task Force shall keep minutes of its proceedings and shall report to the Board of Directors on any actions taken.

Minutes of meetings of the Executive Task Force shall be prepared and kept with the records of the Board.

Section 2.               Standing or Other Task Forces.             The Board may establish standing or other Task Forces as deemed necessary to the operation. All Board Task Forces and the Youth Council shall be chaired by a Board member.   Membership on the Task Forces, with the exception of the Executive Task Force, may include non-Board members. Standing Task Forces include but are not limited to:

  1.          QUALITY ASSURANCE, ONE-STOP OPERATOR, AND DISABILITY AFFAIRS TASK- Responsible for preparing and updating the Board's Comprehensive Long Range Plan; reviewing the needs of the local labor market; developing strategic plans; reviewing program performance; establishing and benchmarking performance measures for the system; reviewing on-site program contractor monitoring reports; assisting with the review and   recommendations on Memorandums of Understanding and Request for Proposals; reviewing the Board’s financial reports monthly.

Responsible for developing and updating "Individual Training Account' (ITA) policies and procedures; developing and updating (ITA) voucher system; and developing and updating training provider certification and monitoring where appropriate.

Responsible for providing information and assisting with operational and other issues relating to the one-stop delivery system, which may include as members representatives of the one-stop partners.

Responsible for providing information and to assist with operational and other issues relating to the provision of services to individual with disabilities, including issues relating to compliance with section 188, if applicable, and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) regarding providing programmatic and physical access to the services, programs, and activities of the one-stop delivery system, as well as appropriate training for staff on providing supports for or accommodations to, and finding employment opportunities for, individuals with disabilities.  

       B.        BOARD VISIBILITY AND DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE - Responsible for training and involving current members; identifying, recommending, recruiting and orienting new members; planning and recommending officer succession; defining and refining TaskForces and Task Force membership; developing Bylaws for Board Responsible for developing a comprehensive approach to meet the needs of employers within the market area, identifying key stakeholders and developing partnerships to foster long-term business alliances across industry lines.

          C.  AdHoc Task Force.       The Chairperson may appoint or authorize the appointment of such other Task Forces as may be deemed necessary and appropriate to out the purpose of the operation.

         D.YOUTH COUNCIL-                       Responsible for planning and raising visibility of youth activities and services for youth; recommending providers of youth services and activities; developing portions of the local plan related to youth; sharing information about youth initiatives underway in the region; identifying issues and challenges relating to youth programs and activities; and developing and monitoring implementation of strategies for youth as defined incomprehensive Long Range Plan. Youth Council members are non-voting members of the Board.

The YOUTH COUNCIL is a standing committee to provide information and to assist with planning, operational, and other issues relating to the provision of services to youth, which shall include community-based organizations with a demonstrated record of success in serving eligible youth.

ARTICLE VIII: STAFF

The Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department Workforce Development Division will provide staff manpower to assist with planning and implementation and to oversee and administer the day-to-day operations of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System

ARTICLE IX: INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Section 1.         General Policy.                           It shall be the policy of the Board to indemnify to the maximum extent permitted by applicable laws any one or more of the Directors, officers, employees, or agents against judgments, penalties, settlements and other liabilities incurred by them in connection with any pending threatened or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, investigative or administrative and against reasonable costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) in connection with any proceeding, where such liabilities and litigation expenses were incurred incident to the good faith performance of their duties.

Section 2.               Use of Corporate Fund.                 The use of funds of the Board for indemnification or for purchase and maintenance of insurance for the benefit of the persons designated in Section I of this Article shall be deemed a proper expense of the corporation.

ARTICLE X: GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1.               Program Year.                       The program year of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System shall be the period beginning July 1st of each year and ending June 30th the following year.

Section 2.         Amendments.                             These Bylaws may be amended or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority of the entire Board of Directors at any meeting of the Board provided that:

  1.         Notice of the meeting shall have been given which states that the purpose or one of the purposes of the meeting is to consider a proposed amendment to the Bylaws includes a copy or summary of the proposed amendment or states the general nature of the amendment; and
  2.        All amendments to the Bylaws shall be consistent with the provisions of the WIOA and accompanying StateSuch notice may be waived as provided in these Bylaws.

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the above Bylaws of the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System were duly amended by the Board of Directors on June 30, 2016 to be effective the    1st day of     ___July __ , 2016.

 
 

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