Materials for the June 3, 2020 Joint Chief Local Elected Officials/Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board Virtual Board Meeting will be posted soon.  The meeting will be held virtually on ZOOM.  All materials are draft and have not been approved by the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Inc.

ZOOM Link for Board Meeting

Materials for the February 5, 2020 Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board Meeting. The meeting was held at West Point Library in West Point, VA. All materials are draft and have not been approved by the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Inc.

February 5, 2020 Board Packet

Materials for the February 11, 2020 Chief Local Elected Officials Meeting.  The meeting was held at the Middle Peninsula Planning District office in Saluda, VA.  All materials are draft and have not been approved by the Chief Local Elected Officials.

February 11, 2020 CLEO Packet

Notice of Public Comment

Commonwealth of Virginia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.

The document linked below presents the draft for the 4-year strategic and operational plan for 15 federally-funded programs that are a part of the workforce development system in Virginia. This plan is required to be submitted to the US Departments of Labor and Education under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Development of this plan is a required function of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and the Governor must approve the plan prior to submission.

The US Departments of Labor and Education announced the WIOA State Plan Information Collection request which is accessible here (State Plan ICR). This document provides the required elements for submission of the Unified or Combined State Plans. The Commonwealth of Virginia will be submitting a Combined State Plan.

Commonwealth of Virginia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan

Open for public comment until March 8, 2020. Click here to comment

Bay Consortium WDB Procurement Manual
#00-01Bay-Consortium-WDB-WIOA-Participant-Flow-Policy – Revised 8-3-18
#00-02Individual Training Account Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#00-03Bay Consortium WDB WIOA Participant Supportive Services Policy – Revised 8-3-2018
#00-04Employed Adult Policy – Rescinded 11-9-11
#00-05On The Job Training Manual – Revised 5-6-16
#00-06Grant Application Procedure Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#01-01Unobligated Funds Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#02-01Out-of-Area Assistance and Relocation Assistance Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#02-02Bay Consortium WDB Priority of Service Policy – Revised 8-3-18
#02-03Training Credential and Evidence of Competency – Rescinded 11-9-11
#03-01Bay Consortium WDB Adult and Dislocated Worker Follow-Up Services Policy – Revised 8-3-18
#03-02Bay Consortium WDB Youth Follow-Up Services Policy – Revised 8-3-17
#03-03Adult and Dislocated Worker Performance Accountability Policy – Revised 11-7-18
#05-01Rapid Response Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#06-01WIOA Funds Transfer Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#11-01 WIOA Confidentiality Policy– Revised 5-5-17
#11-02Customized Training Policy – Revised 2-1-17
#11-03Monitoring Policy– Revised 7-1-16
#14-01Case Management Case Notes and IEP-ISS Update and Review Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#14-02Career Readiness Certificate Policy
#15-01Bay Consortium Self Sufficiency Policy– Revised 7-1-19
#15-02Bay Consortium WDB Incumbent Worker Policy and Bay WDB Incumbent Worker Application
#16-01WIOA Minimum Training Expenditure Requirement Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#16-02Eligible Training Provider Policy – Revised 5-5-17
#16-03WIOA Record Retention Policy
#16-04Equal Opportunity for WIOA Programs Policy -Revised 5-5-17
#16-05Travel Advance and Expenditure Reporting Policy -Revised 11-7-18
#16-06Grievance Policy
#17-01Bay Consortium WDB One Stop Certification Process Policy
#17-02Electronic Participation Policy
#18-01Bay Consortium WDB Unlikely to Return to Previous Occupation or Industry Policy
#18-02Bay Consortium WDB Accessibility Policy
#18-03Bay Consortium WDB TAA-DW Policy
#18-04Bay Consortium WDB Use of E-Verify for Right to Work Status Policy
#18-05Bay Consortium WDB WIOA Youth Work Experience Expenditure Requirement Policy
Forms
OJT-Employer Reimbursement Form
OJT Agreement-Contract
OJT Application Form
OJT Modification of Agreement-Contract
OJT Provisions Form
OJT Specifications Form
OJT Supportive Services Form
OJT Training Plan Form
Equal Opportunity
Complaint Log
Equal Opportunity Complaint Investigation Procedure
Equal Opportunity for WIOA Programs Policy – Revised 5-5-17
Equal Opportunity Complaint Form

Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative 

Governor Northam announced funding to help combat COVID-19 and support impacted businesses.  The Governor released $1.5 million dollars of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Rapid Response funding to help impacted businesses.  The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board (LWDA 13) received $87,314.00 based on our Labor Force.  This funding may be used to clean facilities and other emergency needs of small business (250 or fewer employees).  These funds will be available from March 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020.

Examples for use of the WIOA Rapid Response funds are:

  1. A small business needs their employees to be at work, on site, but cannot afford frequent deep cleaning to help prevent potential exposure to COVID-19.  Layoff aversion funds could be used to pay for a cleaning/sanitation service.
  2. A small business whose employees use specific software or computer applications asks their employees to work from home/remotely in order to support social distancing and limit potential exposure to COVID-19.  Layoff aversion funding could be used to purchase the software/programs that the employees would need to use from home to support their work.
  3. A call center environment needs to have their employees work from home/remotely in order to support social distancing and limit potential exposure to COVID-19.  Layoff aversion funding could be used to purchase remote access supplies, including laptop computers and/or smart phones, which the employee would need to use from home to support their work.

This funding is to be used for layoff aversion strategies and activities to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs due to COVID-19.

This funding would be on a reimbursement basis to businesses and the business must enter into a contract with the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board outlining what services will be paid for along with a budget.  Below is the link to the application and agreement.

BCWDB Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative Employer Application and Agreement

Virginia Rapid Response COVID-19 Award Business Support Initiative FAQ Sheet – April 29, 2020

LWDA 13 serves 16 jurisdictions, we have allocated the funding to each locality in the manner the state allocated to each LWDA – by labor force.  Below is the allocation per jurisdiction.

Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board
Labor Force By County
AreaLabor ForcePercentage$ 87,314.00
Spotsylvania County67818.68226%$ 23,077.04
Stafford County71877.68228%$ 24,458.22
Fredericksburg city13927.6825%$    4,739.25
King George County13189.6825%$    4,488.13
Caroline County15449.6826%$    5,257.15
Westmoreland County9362.68194%$    3,185.89
Northumberland County5677.68192%$    1,931.98
Richmond County4007.68192%$    1,363.71
Lancaster County5233.68192%$    1,780.89
Essex County5396.68192%$    1,836.36
King and Queen County3944.68192%$    1,342.28
King William County9201.68194%$    3,131.11
Mathews County4043.68192%$    1,375.97
Middlesex County5221.68192%$    1,776.81
Accomack County16951.6827%$    5,768.24
Northampton County5292.68192%$    1,800.97
Total256597.91100%$ 87,314.00