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(20 ILCS 630/11)
Illinois 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Advisory Committee.
(a) The 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Advisory Committee established under this Act as a continuation of the Advisory Committee created under the 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Act (now repealed) is continued under this Act. The Advisory Committee shall provide oversight to the Illinois Emergency Employment Development program. The Department is responsible for the administration and staffing of the Advisory Committee.
(b) The Advisory Committee shall meet at the call of the Coordinator to do the following:
(1) establish guidelines for the selection of
(2) review recommendations of the Coordinator and
approve final selection of Employment Administrators;
(3) develop guidelines for the emergency employment
development plans to be created by each Employment Administrator;
(4) review the emergency employment development plan
submitted by the Employment Administrator of each service delivery area and approve satisfactory plans;
(5) ensure that the program is widely marketed to
employers and eligible job seekers;
(6) set policy regarding disbursement of program
(7) review program quarterly reports and make
recommendations for program improvements as needed.
(c) Membership. The Advisory Committee shall consist of 21 persons. Co-chairs shall be appointed by the Governor with the requirement that one come from the public and one from the private sector.
(d) Eleven members shall be appointed by the Governor, and any of the 11 members appointed by the Governor may fill more than one of the following required categories:
(i) Four must be from communities outside of the
(ii) At least one must be a member of a local
workforce investment board (LWIB) in his or her community.
(iii) At least one must represent organized labor.
(iv) At least one must represent business or
(v) At least one must represent a non-profit
organization that provides workforce development or job training services.
(vi) At least one must represent a non-profit
organization involved in workforce development policy, analysis, or research.
(vii) At least one must represent a non-profit
organization involved in environmental policy, advocacy, or research.
(viii) At least one must represent a group that
advocates for individuals with barriers to employment, including at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and individuals living in poverty.
(e) The other 10 members shall be the following:
(i) The Director of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity, or his or her designee who oversees workforce development services.
(ii) The Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
designee who oversees human capital services.
(iii) The Director of Corrections, or his or her
designee who oversees prisoner re-entry services.
(iv) The Director of the Environmental Protection
Agency, or his or her designee who oversees contractor compliance.
(v) The Chairman of the Illinois Community
College Board, or his or her designee who oversees technical and career education.
(vi) A representative of the Illinois Community
College Board involved in energy education and sustainable practices, designated by the Board.
(vii) Four State legislators, one designated by
the President of the Senate, one designated by the Speaker of the House, one designated by the Senate Minority Leader, and one designated by the House Minority Leader.
(f) Appointees under subsection (d) shall serve a 2-year term and are eligible to be re-appointed one time. Members under subsection (e) shall serve ex officio or at the pleasure of the designating official, as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 99-576, eff. 7-15-16.)