A Guide to the Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Records, 2006-2009 Kaine, Governor Timothy M., Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Records, 2006-2009 44699

A Guide to the Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Records, 2006-2009

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Accession Number 44699


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
44699
Title
Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Records 2006-2009
Extent
2.10 cu. ft. (6 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no use restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Records of the Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce, Governor Timothy M. Kaine, 2006-2009, Accession 44699, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia

Acquisition Information

Office of the Governor, Patrick Henry Building, 1111 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, accession 44699 transferred on 14 January 2010.


Historical Information

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA), signed by President Bill Clinton in 1998, reformed federal job training programs and created a new comprehensive workforce investment system. The WIA did five things: created a state workforce investment system, created a local one stop delivery system, authorized three local workforce programs for adults, youth and dislocated workers, amended three related federal statutes (Adult Education and Literacy), (Wagner-Peyser) and (Rehabilitation Act) and authorized five national workforce programs - Job Corps, Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers, Veterans, Native Americans and Youth Opportunity Grants.

A 2002 Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission review of Virginia's implementation of WIA recommended the creation of a workforce development coordinator, reporting directly to the Governor, whose sole responsibility would be statewide coordination of workforce development services. When the General Assembly did not pass this recommendation in 2003, Governor Mark Warner, took executive action and on 17 June 2003 appointed Dr. Barbara Bolin as Special Assistant to the Governor on Workforce Development.

In 2004 the General Assembly codified the position (renamed Special Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Development) and clarified the advisor's specific duties. The advisor is responsible for serving as the liaison for workforce training with state and local government, the Virginia Workforce Council (VWC), local work investment boards, as well as the general business community. The advisor is also responsible for reviewing fund allocation, helping the VWC implement policies for the Virginia Workforce System, monitoring federal workforce-related legislation, and reporting annually on the condition of statewide workforce training programs. Dr. Bolin resigned her position in May 2005, and Dolores Esser of the Virginia Employment Commission was appointed to fill the vacancy in November 2005.

In 2006 General Assembly enacted into law legislation creating the Chief Workforce Development Officer. The Governor is the Chief Workforce Development Officer and he may delegate that responsibility to a senior person on his immediate staff. The Chief Workforce Development Officer is responsible for the coordination of workforce development across Secretariats and ensuring that the Commonwealth's workforce development efforts are implemented in a coordinated and efficient manner. This position replaced the Special Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Development created in 2004.

On 21 March 2006, Governor Tim Kaine named Daniel C. LeBlanc, former President of the Virginia AFL-CIO and Kaine's failed nominee for Secretary of the Commonwealth, as Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce. Executive Order 25 issued by Governor Kaine on 23 June 2006 delegated his authority as Chief Workforce Development Officer to the Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce and further clarified the Advisor's duties and responsibilities. This order was issued to ensure that initial transition steps occurred to implement the 2006 legislation. Kaine's Executive Order 61, issued on 4 January 2008, rescinded Executive Order 25 and was issued to ensure that the next phase of transition occurred including: the creation of a Workforce Sub Cabinet to ensure Cabinet collaboration regarding workforce development as required by state and federal statute; listing of the duties of the Cabinet Secretaries and designating the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) as the designated state agency for the WIA, including that of grant recipient and fiscal administrative agency.

Scope and Content

The Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Records of Governor Timothy M. Kaine are housed in 6 boxes. The collection is arranged into two (2) series. Series have been designated for: I. Correspondence; and II. Research Project Files. These records include correspondence, memorandums, notes, reports, presentations, contracts, decision briefs, plans, and project files. These records document the workforce development activities of the Kaine administration (2006-2010).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

I. Correspondence and Supporting Documentation, 2006-2009 II. Research Project Files, 2006-2009

Contents List

I. Correspondence and Supporting Documentation, 2006-2009.
Boxes: 1-3
Extent: 1.05 cubic feet (3 boxes).

The Correspondence and Supporting Documentation series is housed in three (3) archival boxes and are arranged by incoming and outgoing correspondence and chronologically therein. This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, memorandums, reports, and other sundry items. The correspondence includes correspondence with William H. Leighty, Chief of Staff; Patrick Gottschalk, Secretary of Commerce and Trade; and Lenita Jacobs-Simmons, Regional Administrator, Region II, Employment and Training Administrator, United States Department of Labor.

These correspondence relate to the following subjects: development of Governor's Workforce Development Strategic Plan, transfer of workforce programs to the Governor's Office for Workforce, Workforce Investment Board (WIB), Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Workforce Network Information System (VWNIS), Virginia Workforce Council (VWC), realignment of Workforce Investment Areas, establishment on Comprehensive One Stop Centers, and the United States Department of Labor.

Notable documents include: memorandum from LeBlanc to William H. Leighty, Chief of Staff, 25 October 2006, describing feedback from 24 October meeting of the Steering Committee for the Governor's Workforce Development Strategic Plan (b1, f2); memorandum from LeBlanc to Leighty, 3 November 2006, evaluating State Workforce Training Programs (b1, f3); memorandum from Patrick Gottschalk, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, 12 June 2007, on completion of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) transition (b1, f4); Virginia Workforce Network (VWN) Memorandum Conveying Policy Directive from LeBlanc and Gottschalk to Local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Chairs and Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission, 14 February 2007, VWN Directive 07-01: Co-Enrollment of Eligible Individuals in Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker and Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) Programs and Services (b1, f5); memorandum from LeBlanc to Leighty, 27 April 2007, initial list of Workforce Programs targeted for consolidation with the Virginia Community College System (b1, f5); memorandum from LeBlanc to Gottschalk, 5 June 2007, completion of WIA transition (b1, f6); memorandum from LeBlanc to Governor Tim Kaine, 1 November 2007, major 2007 accomplishments and major challenges ahead for Workforce Development (b1, f7); and External Realignment of Workforce Investment Areas, June 27, prepared for LeBlanc by Chumra Economics and Analytics, attachment to 21 June 2007 letter from Megan A. Root, Executive Assistant to LeBlanc (b2, f3).

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Incoming Correspondence (no reply necessary), 2006
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Correspondence, June-October 2006
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Correspondence, November-December 2006
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Incoming Correspondence (no reply necessary), 2007
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Outgoing Correspondence, January-April 2007
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Outgoing Correspondence, May-September 2007
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Outgoing Correspondence, October-December 2007
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Workforce Investment Areas/Boards, 2006-2007
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Workforce Investment Areas/Boards, 2007
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Workforce Investment Areas/Boards, 2007
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Workforce Investment Areas/Boards, 2007
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Incoming Correspondence, January-April 2008
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Incoming Correspondence, May-November 2008
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Outgoing Correspondence, 2008
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Incoming Correspondence (no reply necessary), 2009
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Outgoing Correspondence, 2009
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    2009 Funding Proposals, Support Letters and Solicitations
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    2009 Office of the Attorney General
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Virginia Community College System (VCCS), 2008
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Workforce Investment Act, 2006
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    United States Department of Labor, 2006-2009
II. Research Project Files, 2006-2009.
Boxes: 4-6
Extent: 1.05 cubic feet (3 boxes).

The Research Project Files series is housed in three (3) archival boxes. This series contains correspondence, memorandums, reports, contracts, decision briefs, plans, and project files. Subjects/Projects include: memorandums of understanding, decision briefs, Healthcare Workforce Data Center Advisory Council, disability issues, One Stops, Workforce Development Strategic Plan, Local Workforce Investment Area Realignment Project, Economic Crisis Strike Force, miscellaneous project files and Workforce Meeting of the States.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), 2006-2009.

    The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) requires that certain programs make their services available through comprehensive one stop centers. Further, the WIA requires that local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and the chief local elected official develop and enter into a local Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the WIB and the local partner programs for operating the comprehensive One Stop Centers (brand name "Virginia Workforce Network") in the local workforce investment area. The State MOU specifies the responsibilities of State agencies and mandatory partner programs under the WIA and Virginia Workforce Network. Included in this subseries is the original State Partners Memorandum of Instructions and Understanding, dated March 2008, and copies of other MOUs between the Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce, state agencies and/or private entities.

    • Box 4
      Folder 1
      MOU, 2008
    • Box 4
      Folder 2
      MOU, 2008
    • Box 4
      Folder 3
      Regional Meetings on Governor Kaine's Workforce Reform Agenda and the State Workforce Memorandum of Understanding, 2008
    • Box 4
      Folder 4
      MOU, 2009
    • Box 4
      Folder 5
      Memorandum of Understanding with Virginia Employment Commission, 2006-2008
    • Box 4
      Folder 6
      MOU/Contracts, 2006-2007
  • Decision Briefs, 2006-2009.

    The Decision Briefs document requests from the Senior Advisor to the Governor for Workforce to Governor Kaine for the expenditure of funds from various sources controlled by the Governor's Office, primarily the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Each Decision Brief usually includes a description of the request including background material. The Decision Brief was forwarded to Department of Planning and Budget, Cabinet members (if applicable), Director of Policy (Brian Sheppard), Counselor to the Governor (Lawrence Roberts, 2006-2009 and Mark E. Rubin, 2009-2010) and Chief of Staff (William H. Leighty, 2006-2007 and Wayne Turnage, 2007-2010). If all concur, the Governor then signs the brief.

    • Box 4
      Folder 7
      2006-2007
    • Box 4
      Folder 8
      2008
    • Box 4
      Folder 9
      2009
  • Miscellaneous Projects/Issues, 2008-2009.
    • Box 4
      Folder 10
      U.S. Department of Labor-Office of Disability Employment Programs (DOL-ODEP), 2008
    • Box 4
      Folder 11
      Disability Issues, 2008-2009
    • Box 4
      Folder 12
      Dept. of Health Professions, Advisory Council Meeting, 2009
    • Box 4
      Folder 13
      NGA Application for State Sector Strategies: Innovative Workforce Policies to Address Worker and Employer Needs, 2008
    • Box 4
      Folder 14
      Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Grant, 2008
  • One Stop Centers, 2007-2009.

    The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) requires that certain programs make their services available through comprehensive one stop centers. This subseries documents the implementation of comprehensive One Stop Centers (brand name "Virginia Workforce Network"). Included are meeting notes, training material and correspondence and documents on the selection and location of One Stop Centers.

    • Box 5
      Folder 1
      Division of Real Estate Services (DRES) Meeting Notes, 2007
    • Box 5
      Folder 2
      Virginia Workforce Network Binder (One-Stop Committee of WVC; Systems Integration Team; Universal Design Implementation Tool), 2007 (part one)
    • Box 5
      Folder 3
      Virginia Workforce Network Binder (One-Stop Committee of WVC; Systems Integration Team; Universal Design Implementation Tool), 2007 (part two)
    • Box 5
      Folder 4
      U.S. Department of Labor/Comprehensive One Stop Center Introductory Training Event (Video Conference Class), 2008
    • Box 5
      Folder 5
      One Stop, 2008
    • Box 5
      Folder 6
      One Stop, 2009
  • Workforce Development Strategic Plan and Realignment, 2006-2007, 2009.
    • Box 5
      Folder 7
      Strategic Plan State Agency Workgroup, 2006
    • Box 5
      Folder 8
      Strategic Plan Steering Committee, RSVP List, 2006
    • Box 5
      Folder 9
      Strategic Plan Steering Committee Meetings, 2006
    • Box 5
      Folder 10
      Workforce Progress Report, Briefing for Governor Timothy M. Kaine, 10 August 2006
    • Box 5
      Folder 11
      Governor's Workforce Strategic Plan, comments by Deputy Chief of Staff Wayne Turnage, 2006
    • Box 6
      Folder 1
      Local Workforce Investment Area Realignment Project, 2007
  • Miscellaneous Meetings, 2008-2009.
    • Box 6
      Folder 2
      Workforce Meeting of the States, hosted by Governor Timothy M. Kaine's Workforce Sub-Cabinet Members, 5 March 2007 (part one)
    • Box 6
      Folder 3
      Workforce Meeting of the States, hosted by Governor Timothy M. Kaine's Workforce Sub-Cabinet Members, 5 March 2007 (part two)
    • Box 6
      Folder 4
      Workforce Investment Board Chairs and Directors Meeting, 6 June 2008
    • Box 6
      Folder 5
      Southern Governors' Association Annual Meeting, Greenbrier, West Virginia, 8-11 August 2008
    • Box 6
      Folder 6
      Economic Crisis Strike Force, 2009