Report 2011-111 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2011-111: Federal Workforce Investment Act: More Effective State Planning and Oversight Is Necessary to Better Help California's Job Seekers Find Employment (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #1 To: Labor and Workforce Development Agency

To make certain that the state board meets the WIA requirement that a majority of the members are representatives of California businesses, the labor agency should continue working with the Governor's Office to identify and appoint a sufficient number of business representatives to the state board as soon as possible.

1-Year Agency Response

The labor agency stated that the governor appointed 12 new members to the state board on March 29, 2013, which increased the total membership to 56. The labor agency stated that 29 of the members, or 51.7 percent, are business representatives.

  • Response Date: April 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

6-Month Agency Response

The labor agency stated that the governor has made numerous appointments to the state board and that the governor was considering more appointments. Further, according to the state board's chief of operations, four more appointments are still needed to be made to achieve the 51 percent business majority. He also stated that the state board's executive director was working with the labor agency's secretary and the Governor's Office to make these appointments as soon as possible. (See 2013-406, p. 148)

  • Response Date: October 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-111

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.