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Board: Alaska Workforce Investment Board

Board identification number: 193

Department: LABOR

Authority: AS 23.15.550; AS 39.50.200

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: Financial Disclosure

Prohibitions: None

Term: 4 years

Chair: Board selects.

Description: The board consists of up to 26 voting members and two non-voting members appointed by Governor: one representative from the University of Alaska; four additional representatives of education, with one from local public education, one from secondary vocational education, one from a postsecondary vocational education institution, and one from adult basic education; four representatives of business and industry; four representatives of organized labor that the governor shall appoint from lists of nominees submitted by recognized state labor organizations; the governor may reject a list submitted under this paragraph and request that another list be submitted; at least one representative from an organization representing employment and training needs of Alaska Natives; at least one representative of a community-based service organization; at least one representative who has personal or professional experience with developmental disabilities; at least one and up to five additional members of the private sector to ensure a private sector majority and regional and local representation on the council; the Lt. Governor or designee; the commissioners of the Departments of Community & Economic Development, Education & Early Development, Health & Social Services, and Labor & Workforce Development, or each respective commissioner’s designee; and two non-voting chief local elected officials such as mayors currently serving in an Alaska municipality who will represent the local government perspective. Additional nonvoting members may be appointed to the council from government or nongovernment entities.

Function: The board works to develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive state human resource investment system. The board also promotes an efficient, effective, and integrated system of employment education and training programs and services so that all Alaskans have the skills and opportunities necessary to earn a living wage and to meet the future business needs of the state.

Special facts: As per SB 252 (2002), the board’s name was formerly changed from the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council (AHRIC) to the Alaska Workforce Investment Board. The governor may appoint one person to fill two or more designees if the person qualifies for both designees’ seats.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem Per Diem and Travel for voting members only.

Meetings: At the call of the chair. Usually once in the spring and once in the fall. Meetings are usually two days each.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Erin Heist
Executive Director
Alaska Workforce Investment Board

, AK
Phone: (907) 465-5673

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