ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 147
WALTER J. HICKEL
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
August 10, 1994
I, Walter J. Hickel, Governor of the State of Alaska, under
the authority granted by Article III of the Alaska Constitution,
hereby establish the Alaska Human Resource Development Advisory
The development of a literate, skilled and productive work
force is beneficial to the overall well-being of Alaska's economy
and a higher quality of life for Alaska's citizens. A quality
work force attracts new businesses to Alaska, expands the opportunities
for private sector businesses, improves delivery of public services
and minimizes financial dependence on state health and social
Therefore, it is in the interest of the state that programs
related to economic development, primary and secondary education,
vocational education, lob training, and social services adopt
as a primary goal assisting Alaskans to acquire the skills necessary
to support their individual economic independence as well as
the collective economic interests of the state.
CREATION AND DUTIES OF COUNCIL
A comprehensive human resource development policy is needed
to ensure that relevant public and private efforts are focused
on a common goal and to enhance coordination of policy implementation.
Such a policy will focus related state programs toward a common
and important goal. To this end, a temporary Alaska Human Resource
Development Advisory Council is established. The council shall
formulate a state policy for human resource development.
The policy shall reflect the council's examination of the
1. The respective roles of government, community, and private
sector in development of the state's human resources and how
that role is best fulfilled.
2. Identification of the specific governmental entities which
affect human resource development and how they should integrate
to achieve greater efficiencies and/or value.
3. Strategies for attracting and retaining a skilled work force
and the role of resident hire policies in doing so.
4. The state's economic goals with regard to human resource development.
5. Strategies for implementation of a comprehensive policy, including
identification of the entities responsible for its implementation.
The ten-member council shall be comprised of:
1. Chair of the Alaska Job Training Council or designee
2. Chair of the Governor's Council on Vocational and Career Education
3. Three public members appointed by the governor
4. Director of the Office of Management and Budget or designee
5. Commissioner of Labor or designee
6. Commissioner of Education or designee
7. Commissioner of Community and Regional Affairs or designee
8. Commissioner of Health and Social Services or designee
The chair shall be appointed by the governor.
The recommended state policy for human resource development
shall be submitted to the Governor by October 31, 1994, at which
time the council will terminate.
The Office of Management and Budget will provide professional
and administrative staff for purposes of carrying out the council's
This order takes effect immediately.
Dated this 10 day of 8, 1994.
Walter J. Hickel