ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 74
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
March 24, 1983
Under the authority of Article II: of the Alaska Constitution,
and AS 44.19.145(c), I hereby establish the Alaska Job Training
Coordinating Council (council). The council shall serve as the
state job training coordinating council under the Job Training
Partnership Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-300), as it may be amended from
time to time.
1. The principal purpose of the council is to plan, coordinate,
and monitor programs in the State of Alaska which prepare youth
and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and which
afford job training to those economically disadvantaged individuals,
and other individuals facing serious barriers to employment,
who are in special need or employment-related training. In addition
to other advisory tasks relating to employment opportunities
in the state which the governor may request the council to address,
the council shall perform at functions prescribed in section
122(b) of the Act.
2. The council shall be composed of at least 15 members who
are appointed by the governor. The governor shall appoint one
Cabinet level or executive office official, or their designee,
as a member of the council. The governor may designate other
Cabinet level or executive office officials, or their designees,
to serve as ex-officio members of the council without voting
privileges. Other members of the council serve for staggered
terms of three years at the pleasure of the governor. However,
in the initial appointment of members to the council, the governor
may appoint a member to a term of less than three years, so that
the term of approximately one-third of the council expires each
year. As prescribed by Section 122 (a) (3) of the Act, membership
on the council must be composed of the following:
a. One-third of the membership of the council shall be representatives
of business and industry, including representatives of business
and industry from private industry councils in the state and
b. Not less than 20 percent of the membership of the council
shall be representatives of the state legislature and of public
agencies and organizations that the governor determines to have
a direct interest in employment and training and human resource
utilization within the state.
C. Not less than 20 percent of the membership of the council
shall be representatives of units or consortia of units of general
local government which are administrative entities or grantees
under the Act.
d. Not less than 20 percent of the membership of the council
shall be representatives of the eligible population and of the
general public and representatives of organized labor, community-based
organizations, and local educational agencies.
3. The governor shall designate one non-governmental member
to serve as chairman of the council. The council may elect other
officers as it considers appropriate. The council shall meet
at least four times each year. Meetings of the council must be
open to the public and must be preceded by reasonable public
notice. A quorum to transact business consists of one more than
one-half the full council membership. Members of the council
receive no compensation for their service on the council, but
are entitled to per diem and travel expenses authorized by law
for boards and Commissions.
4. The Department of Community and Regional Affairs, Employment
Opportunities Division, shall provide professional, technical,
administrative and other staff assistance to support the activities
of the council.
5. The Department of Labor shall serve, in accordance with
sec. 125 of the Act, as the state agency responsible for oversight
and management of a statewide comprehensive labor market and
occupational supply and demand conformance system.
6. Except for specific responsibilities relating to the Act
which are assigned to other state agencies, the Department of
Community and Regional Affairs has general responsibility for
statewide implementation and administration of all programs under
the Act. Further, the Department of Community and Regional Affairs
shall continue to administer employment and training programs
under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), as
amended, during the gradual termination of CETA programs.
I find that the establishment of the council will further,
promote, and enhance employment opportunities for residents of
This Order takes effect on March 31, 1983.
DATED at Juneau, Alaska, this 24th day of March, 1983.
S/S Bill Sheffield
Governor of the State of Alaska