ORS 660.312¹
Education and Workforce Policy Advisor
  • duties
  • rules

(1) The Governor shall be responsible for a coordinated and comprehensive response to education and workforce issues. The Governor shall appoint an Education and Workforce Policy Advisor, who serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The advisor shall, with the advice of such advisory committees as may be appointed or assigned, advise the Governor on policy, planning and coordination for education and workforce development in Oregon.

(2) The duties of the advisor shall include:

(a) Guiding the development of state-level policy related to education and workforce issues;

(b) Providing general direction and serving as a liaison between state and local efforts in education, training and workforce development;

(c) Ensuring, through collaboration with the leadership of local workforce development boards, the alignment of statewide and local strategic plans, and the periodic reporting of performance in the implementation of such plans; and

(d) Consulting with local workforce development boards on the development and implementation of a workforce performance measurement system.

(3) In the performance of duties, the advisor shall collectively involve state agencies, including but not limited to:

(a) The Department of Education;

(b) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission;

(c) The Oregon Business Development Department;

(d) The Employment Department;

(e) The Department of Human Services;

(f) The Bureau of Labor and Industries;

(g) The Department of Corrections; and

(h) The public universities with governing boards listed in ORS 352.054 (Names of governing boards of public universities).

(4) The advisor shall seek input from key interested parties to help guide policy development, including but not limited to representatives of:

(a) Businesses and industry organizations;

(b) Labor and labor organizations;

(c) Local education providers, community colleges and other public and private post-secondary institutions of education and their governing boards;

(d) Local government;

(e) Student, teacher, parent and faculty organizations;

(f) Community-based organizations;

(g) Public-private partnership organizations;

(h) Independent nonprofit and proprietary post-secondary colleges and schools; and

(i) The State Workforce and Talent Development Board and local workforce development boards.

(5) The advisor shall meet, on a regularly scheduled basis, with the local workforce development boards and such others as necessary to ensure that local interests are represented. The advisor shall seek input, advice and feedback on policy issues affecting state and local education and workforce development from interested parties and any advisory committees appointed or assigned under this section.

(6) Pursuant to ORS chapter 183, the advisor may adopt rules necessary to carry out the duties of the advisor. [Formerly 285A.455; 2011 c.637 §280; 2013 c.747 §170; 2013 c.768 §148a; 2014 c.49 §§3,4; 2015 c.366 §58; 2017 c.185 §25; 2017 c.297 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 660—Apprenticeship and Training; Workforce Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors660.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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