New York State Workforce Development System New York State
Technical Advisory
March 28, 2001
Workforce Development System Technical Advisory 01-4
TO: Chairpersons of Local Workforce Investment Boards
Chief Elected Officials
WIA Grant Recipients
WIA Fiscal Agents
WIA Local Area Contacts
SUBJECT:Membership Changes to Local Area Workforce Investment Boards (WIBS)
Purpose: To provide the Local Areas with a mechanism for communicating WIB changes to the Department of Labor
Background:Local Workforce Investment Boards, in partnership with their Chief Elected Officials, set policy for the local workforce investment systems. These Boards are vital, vibrant entities subject to growth and change as Local Areas refine their workforce development systems. It is recognized that changes in WIB membership will occur and in some circumstances these changes may result in changes to Board composition.

Since the Department of Labor is required, by statute, to certify that the composition of each WIB is consistent with the requirements of the Workforce Investment Act and related State criteria, it is critical that each Local Area provide prompt updates whenever changes in WIB membership occur.

Therefore, notices of changes in WIB membership must be submitted to the Department within 30 days of occurrence. This reporting requirement should in no way delay, or impede, the new member in the full performance of his/her duties, including casting votes during WIB meetings.

Action:A notification of change in WIB membership must be submitted to the Department of Labor within 30 days of the change. To facilitate this process, changes should be submitted electronically using the change form found on the Local Workforce Investment Boards page.

The process for reporting changes, including corrected information for members continuing in service, is as follows:

  1. Complete the summary form, "Notice of Change in Membership of Local Workforce Investment Board."

  2. Complete the appropriate accompanying form(s)

    1. Provide the details for the new business representative(s) using the form, "Local WIB Composition - Business Representatives"
    2. Provide details for all other new representative(s) using the form, "Local WIB Composition - Other-than-Business Representatives"
    3. Provide any corrected information using the form, "Local WIB Composition - Corrected Information"

  3. As each form is completed, save it for your records.

  4. Forward the forms to the Department by following the directions provided on the bottom of the last form. Once received, the requested changes will be reviewed.

  5. The Chief Elected Official(s) will be notified when the changes have been recorded in the Department's official records. It is not necessary, however, for new WIB members to delay their full participation pending issuance of this notification.
Attachment:Notice of Change in Membership of Local Workforce Investment Board.