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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD SDA-83, INC.

APRIL 19, 2016

 

Courtyard Marriott

4915 Pecanland Mall Drive

Monroe, LA.

6:00 P.M.

 

 

The Workforce Development Board SDA-83, Inc., Meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M., by Mr.Steve Henderson, Chairperson.  Invocation was given by Mr.Charles Sawyer.

 

Members present: Mr.Steve Henderson, Chairperson, Mr.Dan Wallace, Mr.Douglas Curtis, Mrs.Jerilyn Kelly,  Mr.Walter Stringer, Mr.John Hopkins, Ms.Jasher Blocker, Ms.Kaye Sharbono, Mrs.Tana Trichel, Mrs.Kathy Cerda, Mr.Otis Marshall and Mr.Michael Broussard.  Absent:  Ms.T.Bernette Wright, Ms.Amanda McManus,  Ms.Sandra Billings, Ms.Kathy Bowers, Mr.Curtis Dabb, Mr.Michael Carroll, Mr.Bruce Hampton, Mr.Gerry Mims, Ms.Rosie Brown, and Mr.Scott Cox.

 

Guests present: Mr.Charles Sawyer, Dr.Vicky Wheelis, Mrs.Katie McCarty and Mr.Kelly.

 

Staff present: Mrs.Terri Mitchell, Mrs.Shae Cheatham, and Ms.Judy Milton.

 

Mr.Steve Henderson called for a motion to amend the agenda to add the following items:

  1. Engage Strader Taylor – May 23rd & 24th (NLWC Contract and Partner MOU’s)

  2. Approve National Dislocated Worker Grant (Flood)

A motion for approval was made by Mrs.Tana Trichel and seconded by Mr.Walter Stringer.  Opposed: None, All in favor:  All, Abstained: None.  MOTION PASSED

 

Mr.Steve Henderson called on Mrs.Terri Mitchell for the Executive Director’s Report.

 

Mrs.Mitchell reported on the following items:

 

Amend 1 –          Engage Strader Taylor for May 23rd and May 24th  - Mrs.Mitchell asked for approval to engage Mr.Strader Taylor, a national consultant, to work on the Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers Contract and the Partner MOU’s.  She stated that he had extensive experience on contracts and MOU’s and  would be available on May 23rd and May 24th.  After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mrs.Tana Trichel and seconded by Mr.Douglas Curtis.  Opposed: None, All in favor: All, Abstained: None.  MOTION PASSED.

Amend 2 -           Approve National Dislocated Worker Grant (Flood) – Mrs.Mitchell stated that approval was needed for this contract in the amount of $ 51,042.  She stated this money would be used to reemploy laid off workers to assist with clean up and recovery efforts for the areas that were impacted by the flooding disaster.  After discussion, a motion for approval was made by  Mrs.Jerilyn Kelly and seconded by Mr.Walter Stringer.  Opposed: None: All in favor:  All, Abstained: None.  MOTION PASSED.

 

1. Minutes – January 19, 2016 WDB Meeting – Mrs.Mitchell called for a motion to approve the minutes from the January 19, 2016      Meeting with one change on item # 12 with Mr.Dan Wallace abstaining.A motion for approval was made by Mr.John Hopkins and seconded by Mr.Otis Marshall.Opposed: None, All in favor: All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.                                                  

 

2. Modify NLWC Contract – Mrs.Mitchell statedthis budget modification included moving Brian Kaufman from under the      Workforce    Development Board umbrella over to Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers with a retroactive date of January 18, 2016. After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mr.John Hopkins and seconded by Mrs.Jerilyn Kelly.Opposed: None, All in favor: All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.

 

3. Approve Cooperative Endeavor Agreements with the Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll School Boards – Mrs.Mitchell stated the Cooperative Endeavor Agreements with the school boards would enable working with out of school youth more successful.The agreements stated that when the students were ready to be taken off of the school rolls, then a referral would be made to the local Career Solutions Center and at that point, we could begin working with the individuals on career plans. After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mr.John Hopkins and seconded by Mrs.Kaye Sharbono.Opposed: None, All in favor: All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.

 

4. Approve SP NEG Contract Amendment # 1 – Mrs.Mitchell stated this Amendment adds $ 70,000 to the Region 8 Sector Partnership Strategies Contract.This contract will provide sector strategies which includes coordinating regional planning and regional industry focused approaches to workforce and economic development. The contract total is $ 329,223.00 with a regional share with WDB-81.After discussion,a motion for approval was made by Mr.John Hopkins and seconded by Mrs.Jerilyn Kelly.Opposed:None, All in favor: All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.

 

5. Approve SP NEG Consulting Contract – The Woolsey Group, LLC – Mrs.Mitchell stated that approval was needed for the SP NEG Consulting Services Contract with the Woolsey Group, LLC, who will be coordinating and developing a plan and beginning implementation of this sector partnership, under the direction of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, at a total amount of $ 40,000.00After discussion, amotion for approval was made by Mrs.Tana Trichel and seconded by Mr.Michael Broussard.Opposed:None, All in favor: All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.

6. Consider Quality Assurance Officer/Monitor Position – Mrs.Mitchell stated that the Workforce Development Board needed to hire a Quality Assurance Officer/Monitor.She requested moving Mrs.Mary Pat Polk from Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers to the Workforce Development Board for this position.She stated that Mrs.Polk is currently doing some of this work and is very capable of handling these responsibilities. Her salary would be $ 52,000.00.After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mr.John Hopkins and seconded by Mrs.Jerilyn Kelly.Opposed: None, All in favor:All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.

 

7. Consider Youth Career Coordinator Position – Mrs.Mitchell stated that the position of a Youth Career Coordinator needed to be filled for Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers.This position will provide career counseling, intensive job readiness and job search/placement assistance, case management, and follow up services to WIOA eligible Out-Of-School Youth within the Local Workforce Development Area 83, at a salary rate of $31,500.She statedit will be opened up to current staff before being advertised. After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mrs.Jerilyn Kelly and seconded by Mr.Douglas Curtis.Opposed: None, All in favor:All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.

 

8. Consider WDB Updated Policies Manual – Mrs.Mitchell stated that Policies for the Workforce Development Board SDA-83, Inc., PHOCAS and Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers had been updated and placed in a binder.She discussed the Procurement Policy for the WDB, the NLWC policiesfor Qualifications for Truck Driver Training Candidates and the SOP for Provision of Aid in Filing Unemployment Compensation Claims. After discussion, a motion for approval was made byMr.John Hopkins and seconded by Mrs.Tana Trichel.Opposed:None, All in favor: All, Abstained: None.MOTION PASSED.

 

9. Discussion forAppointment of One Stop Delivery System/Youth Services Committee, as recommended to the Executive Committee by Bryan Moore, LWC was discussed.The Executive Director will begin work to establish committee membership and objectives.

 

10. Update on PHOCAS Grant

 

11. Update on LDCC Closures

 

 

Mr.Steve Henderson called on Mrs.Katie McCarty for the Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers Update.

 

Mrs.McCarty gave an update on the Career Solution Centers activities.

 

Mr.Steve Henderson called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  A motion was made by Mr.John Hopkins and seconded by Mrs.Tana Trichel.  Opposed: None, All in favor:  All, Abstained:  None.  MOTION PASSED.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.M.

Transcribed by Judy Milton

 

 

 

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Judy Milton

WDB-83 Planning Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

Approved at July 19, 2016 Meeting

 

 

 

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Steve Henderson

Chairperson

WDB-83