ORS 660.318¹
Duties of Higher Education Coordinating Commission
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(1) To implement and oversee state implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission may:

(a) Receive federal youth activities funds allotted to this state by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and allocate those funds that are not reserved according to an allocation formula recommended by the State Workforce and Talent Development Board and approved by the Governor.

(b) Receive federal adult employment and training activities funds allotted to this state by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and allocate those funds that are not reserved according to an allocation formula recommended by the State Workforce and Talent Development Board and approved by the Governor.

(c) Receive federal dislocated worker funds allotted to this state by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and allocate those funds that are not reserved according to an allocation formula recommended by the State Workforce and Talent Development Board and approved by the Governor.

(d) Establish a procedure for use by local workforce development boards to identify eligible providers of training services according to section 3174 of the federal Act and to maintain the list of providers identified as eligible by the boards in all local workforce development areas in this state.

(e) Receive the comprehensive strategic plan developed and implemented by each local workforce development board and review the plan, with input from representatives of state and local workforce programs, to determine if the plan meets the requirements of section 3123 of the federal Act and state policy.

(f) Approve the plans, after review by the State Workforce and Talent Development Board, that are found to meet the requirements of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and review and approve any amendments to the plans.

(g) Carry out the required and allowable activities described in section 3174 of the federal Act with the advice of the Education and Workforce Policy Advisor.

(h) Pursuant to ORS 660.339 (Participant records), establish procedures to maintain the confidentiality of the names and records of participants in workforce programs for which the commission is responsible, including circumstances under which the names and records may be disclosed.

(i) Establish a method to set performance standards for the Secretary of Labor as required under section 3141 of the federal Act.

(j) Perform planning functions related to programs and performance reporting under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

(2)(a) Subject to the availability of funds from the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the commission shall create and operate a summer youth employment program that reestablishes meaningful summer work experience for persons between the ages of 14 and 24 and that meets the requirements for funding under the federal Act.

(b) Programs funded under this subsection:

(A) Must include representatives of the business community in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program.

(B) May provide for private and public sector employment opportunities.

(C) Shall be managed by local workforce development boards in a manner that coordinates regional state-sponsored youth work experience programs.

(c) Local workforce development boards responsible for managing programs created under this subsection shall provide training for business, labor and education leaders in use of best practices that ensure positive summer work experiences for participants.

(3) The commission shall collaborate with the State Workforce and Talent Development Board and local workforce development boards to collect data on summer work experience programs that identify successful summer work experiences and allow for the identification and dissemination of promising practices.

(4) The commission, in consultation with the State Workforce and Talent Development Board, may adopt rules pursuant to ORS chapter 183 to implement this section. [2001 c.684 §11; 2009 c.836 §6; 2013 c.747 §171; 2015 c.366 §59; 2017 c.185 §26; 2017 c.297 §4]

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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