PUBLIC NOTICE (November 22, 2017)
The Missouri Workforce Development Board (MWDB) hereby provides notification and seeks comments from the public about a preliminary draft of the biennial modifications to the 2016-2020 Missouri Combined State Workforce Development Plan. It will be considered for preliminary approval by the Board in open phone conference session on January 4, 2017, a prerequisite to submission to the Governor of the State of Missouri for final approval. This plan modification complies with the federal mandates of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128, Sections 101 and 103) and covers the planning period Program Years 2016–2020.
MWDB is responsible for the development, implementation, and modification of the plan, and for convening of all relevant programs, required partners, and stakeholders. The Governor ensures that the Combined State Plan is developed in a transparent manner and in consultation with representatives of Local Boards and chief elected officials (CEOs), businesses, representatives of labor organizations, community-based organizations (CBOs), adult and youth education and workforce-development providers, institutions of higher education, disability-service entities, youth-serving programs, and other stakeholders with an interest in the services provided by the six core programs and the optional programs listed below included in the Combined Plan, as well as the general public, including individuals with disabilities.
The Combined Strategic Workforce Development Plan, integrates the core services of the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development delivered through Missouri Job Centers, located throughout the state, with services of the following Missouri partner agencies:
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Division of Learning Services’ Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services; Vocational Rehabilitation Program and Adult Education and Literacy Program;
- Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security’s Unemployment Insurance Services;
- Missouri Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Rehabilitation Services for the Blind; and
- In addition, customers of DSS’ Family Support Division’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program also will be served under this combined service-delivery plan.
The Plan is available electronically for public review at this link. A hard copy is available for review at the MWDB office address below.
Comments are requested by Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm CST.
Persons wishing to comment on the contents of this plan may mail comments, identified as relating to “Missouri Combined Strategic Workforce Plan 2016–2020 - Modifications” to:
Missouri Workforce Development Board
P.O. Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Or send comments by FAX (573) 751-3461 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email to: MOWIOAPlan@ded.mo.gov.