ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 122
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
August 23, 1990
I, Steve Cowper, Governor of the State of Alaska, under the
authority granted by Article III of the Alaska constitution and
by Alaska Statute 44.17.060, hereby establish the Job Training
Council (council). The council will be appointed by the Governor
to serve as the State Job Training Coordinating Council 1/ under the Job Training Partnership
Act (JTPA) of 1982 (P.L. 97-300), as amended.
By this order, I am amending Administrative Order No. 74,
by Administrative Order No. 113 2/
1/ Formerly known as the Alaska
Job Training Coordinating Council, as established by Administrative
Order No. 74, signed March 24, 1983 and amended by Administrative
Order No. 113.
2/ Administrative Order No. 113
outlines the State employment and training policy and establishes
an Employment and Training Mini-Cabinet in the Executive branch.
DUTIES and MEMBERSHIP of the COUNCIL
1. The purpose of the council is to facilitate training and
employment opportunities for individuals with serious barriers
to employment: the economically disadvantaged, people dislocated
from employment including older workers, disabled individuals,
and youth at risk of economic disfranchisement due to educational
2. The purpose of the council will be realized through the
following means: (1) identifying the employment and training
needs of the state; (2) coordinating, monitoring and evaluating
local, state, and federal programs; (3) minimizing the duplication
of services so that people of Alaska are ensured consistent,
integrated training and employment opportunities. The council
shall advise the Governor and the Employment and Training Mini-Cabinet
on issues related to its mission and purpose. The council shall
perform all functions prescribed in Section 122(b) of the Act
in addition to any other employment and training tasks assigned
to it by the executive branch of Alaska State government.
3. The council is composed of at least 20 members who reasonably
represent the population of the state. The Governor may designate
other cabinet level or executive office officials, in addition
to those specified as full voting members on page two, section
b(2) , to serve as ex-officio members of the council without
voting privileges. 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, a term
may be less than three years, so that the term of approximately
one-third of the council expires each year. The terms of legislative
appointments are concurrent with their terms in office.
Council membership is prescribed in Section 122 (a) (3) of
the Act and shall be met through the following appointments:
a. Six seats are assigned to representatives of business and
industry who are owners of business concerns, or chief executives
or chief operating officers from business or industry. At least
half of the business and industry members will be chosen from
business concerns that employ 100 or more people. General purpose
business organizations will be encouraged to nominate candidates
for business and industry appointments.
b. Eight seats are assigned to members of state and local
government agencies, including representatives of the state legislature,
and local education agencies.
(1) Each house in the Alaska State Legislature shall have
a seat on the council.
(2) The commissioners, or designees, of the departments of
community and regional affairs, health and social services, and
labor, will each have a seat on the council.
(3) One seat shall be for postsecondary school representation
with candidates from or nominated by the Alaska Commission on
Postsecondary Education, or the University of Alaska's College
of Career and Vocational Education.
(4) Two seats shall be for representatives of units of local
government, representatives of local educational agencies, or
representatives of agencies serving an advocacy role in education.
c. Six seats are assigned to representatives of organized
labor and representatives of community-based organizations as
defined in Section 4(5) of the Act. Each of these two groups
within this category will have three seats.
d. Two seats are assigned to individuals from the general
public having a demonstrated interest in employment or vocational
4. The Governor will designate one non-governmental member
to serve as chairman of the council. The council may adopt by-laws,
elect other officers, and establish standing committees as it
a. The council shall meet as necessary. Meetings of the council
must be open to the public and must be preceded by reasonable
b. A quorum of the full council consists of one more than
one-half of the membership. The legislative seats need not be
counted in determining a quorum.
c. Members of the council are not entitled to receive compensation
for service on the council, but are entitled to per diem and
travel expenses authorized by law for boards and commissions.
5. The Department of Community and Regional Affairs shall
provide professional, technical, and clerical staff assistance
to support the activities of the council.
JTPA ADMINISTRATIVE PESPONSIBILITIES
The Department of. Community and Regional Affairs is responsible
for general statewide implementation, administration, compliance,
and fiscal oversight of all JTPA programs, except for those specific
responsibilities relating to the Act that are assigned to other
state or federal agencies.
The Department of Labor shall serve as the state agency responsible
for management and oversight of a statewide comprehensive labor
market and occupational supply and demand information system.
Persons serving on the former state job training coordinating
council shall continue to serve on the Job Training Council for
the duration of their existing term. New appointments or reappointments
to the council will occur as each respective term expires.
I find that the establishment of the council will further
promote and enhance employment opportunities for residents of
This Order takes effect on the 23rd day of August , 1990
DATED at Juneau, Alaska; this 23rd day of August, 1990.
Governor of the State of Alaska