About the Chief Elected Official Board

Responsibilities of the CEOs

The Chief Elected Officials (CEO) have a critical role in the creation and oversight of the workforce system in Southeast Kansas.

Responsibilities of the CEOs under WIOA include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Determine the size and membership of the LWDB, based upon the criteria established by WIOA, and appoint members to the local board;
  • Serve as grant recipient and assume fiscal liability for grant funds for WIOA Title I adult, dislocated worker and youth activities; as well as other such federal or state workforce funds as may be awarded;
  • Approve budgets for carrying out the responsibilities of the Local Board;
  • Provide comprehensive oversight of the activities of the Local Board;
  • Ensure that local area partnerships are functioning effectively;

In partnership with the Local Board —

  • Participate in the development of the Local Area Plan;
  • Conduct oversight of One-Stop delivery system, youth activities, and employment and training activities;
  • Select One-Stop operators and eligible service providers and oversee compliance and continuance improvement (may subsequently terminate these for cause);
  • Agree on Memorandums of Understanding between the Local Board and the One-Stop operator(s);
  • Negotiate and reach agreement on performance standards and any additional local performance measures;

In partnership with the Governor —

  • Agree on whether the Local Board may provide core services, intensive service, or both;
  • Agree on whether the Local Board may serve as a One-Stop operator; and
  • Negotiate waiver requests as needed.

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