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Program B: Job Placement

Program Authorization: R.S. 51:1781

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Job Placement Program is to provide job placement and related services to job seekers, as well as recruitment and technical services to employers through federally mandated programs. This program also seeks to enhance and promote the employability of job seekers including those identified with special needs.

The goal of the Job Placement program is to effectively and efficiently deliver manpower services in Louisiana to meet the labor market needs of the business community and general population, minimizing unemployment in Louisiana.

The Job Placement Program administers and implements federal laws that regulate and facilitate the provision of employment and related services to job seekers and employers in the state.

The Job Placement Program activities include: Job Placement/Assessment, Veterans' Job Placement/Assessment, Alien Labor Certification, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and LaJet-Louisiana Employment and Training.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Office of Employment Security, through the Job Placement Program will place 12% of all new/renewed applicants in a job and fill 44% of job openings during FY 1998-99.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Office of Employment Security, through its Job Placement Program, will assist 249,650 job seekers in finding employment, as well as place 5,402 claimants, 805 older workers, and 573 disabled job seekers on jobs by helping them obtain employment through interviews, assessment, testing, and job search activities.

1 These data are based on the federal program year of July 1 through June 30.

2 Cannot be predicted because local contracts vary from year to year.

3. In FY 1998-99, the Office of Employment Security, through its Job Placement Program, will complete the Alien Labor Certification fact finding process for 66% of the cases received, and complete 95% of the Prevailing Wage Requests received.

1 This program is based on a fiscal year of October through September.

4. In FY 1998-99, the Office of Employment Security, through its Job Placement Program, will process 95% of the requests for tax credits received and issue 99% of the certificates for those determined eligible.

1 This program is based on a fiscal year of October through September.

5. In FY 1998-99, the Office of Employment Security, through its Job Placement Program, will process and serve 100% of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicants, enroll 400 of the applicants in training, give 20 job search allowances, and 10 relocation allowances.

1 This program is based on a fiscal year of October through September.

6. In FY 1998-99, the Office of Employment Security, through its Job Placement Program, will place 6,500 veteran applicants in jobs.

1 This program is based on a fiscal year of October through September.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Interagency Transfers and Federal Funds. The Interagency Transfers are from the Department of Social Services for the Louisiana Joint Employment and Training Program (La Jet). The Federal Funds are Employment Security Grants which are granted to each state employment security agency, under the provisions of the Social Security Act. The purpose of these grants is to defray administrative expenditures incurred in the operation of statewide unemployment insurance and employment service programs. All operations performed in these field offices must be in accordance with existing federal rules, regulations and guidelines under the immediate supervision of the Dallas Regional Office of the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$23,747,870

384

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$300,000

0

 

Technical BA-7 increases Federal Funds from the Office of the Governor's/Office for Lifelong Learning for School to Work (which trains welfare recipients for the workplace)

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$24,047,870

384

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$130,000

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$870,000; Replacement/New: +$1,000,000)

$0

($268,483)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($61,799)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

($6,467,508)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$0

$1,030,324

0

 

Funding provided for the ABLE BODIED ADULTS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS (ABAWD) - This grant will provide intensive employment and training services for this new clientele.

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$18,410,404

384

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($5,637,466)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 76.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 101.1% of the total request ($ 18,209,695) for this program. The decrease is primarily due to reductions in various expenditure categories due to declining federal support. This program does not have any positions which have been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$183,773

 

Management consulting for special job training and placement studies related to placement of jobs in Louisiana as compared to the national average to determine overall hiring practices in the United States

 

 

 

$183,773

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$2,410,553

 

Wagner-Peyser 7b Grants - the department will spend the bulk of the 7(b) funds on covering the continuing shortfall in salaries for employment services (ES) and unemployment insurance (UI). The balance of the funds will be used to help alleviate the labor shortage in the shipbuilding and petrochemical industries by promoting special training programs in a joint effort with the Department of Corrections. The Department is also looking into performance and incentive programs for our local offices based on their ability to place people in jobs

 

 

 

 

 

$2,410,553

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$1,000,000

 

Funding provided for the following equipment: IBM Enterprise Server Upgrade, EMC DASD Upgrade, Highlight Printer, Intelligent Mail Inserter, Nearline-Silo Cartridge, Almis, Networking, Thin Client Win Frame, Halon System Enhancement and year 2000 compliance

 

 

 

$1,000,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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