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Effective date: July 1, 2017
The chief elected official within a local area serves a vital role in establishing and governing the local WDB within that area.
In cases where more than one unit of local government exists within a local area, the chief elected officials of such units may execute an agreement to describe their responsibilities for carrying out roles and responsibilities, including financial liability. 1 This agreement (i.e., CEO Consortium Agreement) shall determine which official shall serve as the lead for the consortium, and therefore be the designated CEO for the local WDB.
The chief elected official (CEO) in each local area is required to appoint the members of the local WDB within that area (except those members representing the State's Department of Workforce Development (DWD)) in accordance with established local WDB by-laws and the criteria established in this policy. 2
Positions on the local WDB designated for representatives from State of Wisconsin civil service agencies (i.e., Wagner-Peyser, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Unemployment Insurance) will be appointed to two (2) year terms by the State Secretary of Workforce Development.
At the commencement of each biennial local WDB recertification process DET will issue a list of current DWD-appointed representatives, to include the name, title, contact information, and term end date of each appointee.
The CEO for each local WDB must establish by-laws, consistent with State policy, that, at minimum, address the following:
Any changes to the local WDB's By-Laws, including additions, rescissions, amendments, or revisions, must be submitted to the WDB's assigned Local Program Liaison within 20 business days.
The CEO for the local area serves as the local grant recipient. 4
The CEO collaborates with the local WDB on the following required functions: