Minutes - June 25, 1998
- CALL TO ORDER
- ROLL CALL
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES, MARCH 19, 1998
- APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- PUBLIC COMMENT
- PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT
- PROGRAM REPORTS
- LIMITED INTERNSHIP POLICY
- M. Piller said she liked the NoRTEC Employment report, showing prior/post employment by county and funding title for all terminees placed into unsubsidized employment (/cb/mis/employed.html).
The meeting was called to order by the PIC Vice Chair, T. Cochran, and the Governing Board Chair, J. Reese, at 10:03 AM.
There was a quorum of the PIC. There was not a quorum of the Governing Board, resulting in the adjournment of the Governing Board meeting. Roster
A motion by B. Hamby, seconded by M. Piller, for the approval of the March 19, 1998, minutes as mailed, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by L. Bosetti, seconded by B. Hamby, for the approval of the agenda as mailed, passed the PIC unanimously.
There was no public comment.
The Title II and III Performance Standard reports were discussed. T. Brown said each of the programs will be submitting corrective action plans for one item or another, but since NoRTEC is doing well as an SDA, there are no significant problems to report.
T. Brown said the purpose of a "Limited Internship" is to provide structured occupational skills training in the private sector for youth. The proposed policy formalizes practices that have been on-going in the SDA since Limited Internships became an allowable activity with the 1992 Amendments to JTPA.
A motion by E. Herrick, seconded by R. Belarde, for the approval of the Limited Internship Policy, passed the PIC unanimously.
A motion by E. Herrick, seconded by R. Belarde, for the approval of the Program Committee report, passed the PIC unanimously.
- FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
- FINANCIAL REPORTS
- PY 1998/1999 NoRTEC PIC/GB AND ADMINISTRATIVE BUDGETS
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BONUS
- ECOSYSTEM FOLLOW-UP STUDY
- STATUS OF PRIOR APPROVED FUNDING APPLICATIONS
- UPDATE ON NCEN OVERSIGHT BOARD
The standard finance reports were presented and discussed: Contracts Summary, Service Provider Contract Modifications, Program Expenditures, and the Administrative Entity and PIC/Governing Board Expenditures. No significant problems were reported. A motion by E. Herrick, seconded by M. Piller, for the approval of the expenditure reports, passed the PIC unanimously.
The PIC discussed the proposed AE and PIC/Governing Board budgets for FY 1998/1999 as mailed with the agenda. C. Brown said the $100,000 decrease was in the Special Projects budget amount, and would would likely be requested again mid-year.
A motion by M. Piller, seconded by L. Bosetti, for the approval of a NoRTEC AE budget of $592,500, and a NoRTEC PIC and Governing Board budget of $45,000, passed the PIC unanimously.
Note: The meeting adjourned from 11:10 to 11:50 AM to discuss personnel matters.
T. Cochran said the PIC had was in consensus about the NoRTEC Executive Director having earned a full 20% of current salary bonus for his performance in PY 1997/1998. He said the PIC also agreed on the need for a mid-year review of the Executive Director's Goals and Objectives, and an earlier start on discussing and approving the AE and PIC and Governing Board budgets for future program years.
A motion by B. Hamby, seconded by E. Herrick, for the approval of a 20% of current salary bonus for the Executive Director, passed the PIC unanimously.
C. Brown said this $95,000 grant would go to STEP, to be combined with a $45,000 Forestry grant to conduct a follow-up study on the ecosystem management project for the CERT counties.
A motion by C. Burden, seconded by M. Piller, for the approval of a NoRTEC application for approximately $95,000 to conduct a follow-up study of the Ecosystem Management project in the CERT counties, passed the PIC unanimously.
C. Brown said this item was on the agenda to keep the members up to date on the status of NoRTEC PIC and Governing Board approved funding applications. Once (if) the applications result in contracts with the funding sources, they are incorporated into the standard program and finance reports. The applications for El Nino (partially funded, full funding expected), Welfare-to-Work (funding probable, pending outcome of squabbles between the State and DOL), and NCEN One Stop Implementation (verbally approved for $450,000) were discussed as presented in the agenda.
C. Brown said the PIC and Governing Board chair will have to sign a resolution authorizing NoRTEC to contract with the State for the One Stop grant. A motion by C. Burden, seconded by M. Piller, for the approval of a resolution authorizing NoRTEC to contract with the appropriate State office for the One Stop Implementation grant funds, passed the PIC unanimously.
- T. Cochran said a number of the NoRTEC PIC members attended the NCEN Board meeting on May 28, 1998. He said they talked about the success of various regional efforts, including Welfare-to-Work, One Stops and the CERT.
- LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
- PLUMAS JOB TRAINING CENTER UPDATE
- SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIM AGAINST STEP
- REGIONAL CONFERENCE, KONOCTI, OCTOBER 27-30, 1998
- OLD BUSINESS
- NEW BUSINESS
- UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE
- PIC and Governing Board - October 29, 1998
- PIC Committees - August 20, 1998
C. Brown said both the House and Senate passed a version of the "Workforce Investment Act," which is now in a Conference Committee to work out the differences. Of interest to NoRTEC is the validation of the regional collaboration and the delivery of job training and related services through the One Stop Employment Centers. Of concern is that both the House and Senate bills require a minimum 500,000 population base of a single unit of general local government for automatic Substate Area designation (although the Senate version allows a current SDA in good standing, that is also a single unit of general local government with a population of 200,000 or more, to request designation as a Substate Area). In addition to the population base, he said they were apparently negotiating (fighting over) the inclusion of vocational education, and the separation of the Workforce Boards from the operation of the One Stops and the operation of the One Stops from the provision of training. He said he would post updates as they became available.
C. Brown said he and W. Jones were trying to set up a meeting with State staff for mid-July to try and work out a mutually agreeable plan for dealing with the embezzlement at the Plumas Job Training Center.
The sexual harassment claim filed by a former participant of the STEP program in Siskiyou County was denied by the Government.
The second annual NCEN regional conference is scheduled for the week of October 25, 1998 (Tuesday, October 27 through Friday, October 30, 1998). C. Brown said the plan is to structure it similar to last year's conference, including the invitations to all the local partners to send front line staff. The SDA's PIC and Governing Board meetings will all be scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 1998.
There were no Old Business items brought up for discussion.
There being no further old or new business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:02 PM.