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Program D: Job Training

Program Authorization: R.S. 23:4

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Job Training Program is to establish programs to prepare youth and adults facing serious barriers to employment for participation in the labor force by providing job training and other services.

The goals of the Job Training Program are:

1. Provide increased employment and earnings.

2. Increase education and occupational skills.

3. Decrease welfare dependency.

4. Improve the quality of the workforce in Louisiana.

5. Enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the State of Louisiana.

The Job Training Program prepares Louisiana's youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and affords job training to those economically disadvantaged, unemployed, dislocated or elderly individuals, and other individuals facing serious barriers to employment, who are in special need of training to obtain productive employment. The Job Training Program activities include the following: JTPA Administration, On the Job Training, Work Experience-Youth, Summer Youth Program, Dislocated Worker Program, Occupational Skills Program, and Basic Skills Program.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Office of Employment Security, through its Job Training Program, will increase the employment and earnings, educational and occupational skills, and decrease welfare dependency for 38,000 youth and adults facing serious barriers to employment.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Federal Funds under the provisions of Federal Public Law - 300. The Interagency Transfers are for the School-to-Work Program from the Office of the Governor. The Federal Funds are granted for the purpose of providing job training and employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged, unemployed, dislocated and elderly workers of the state and for the Welfare to Work Program. Approximately 90% of these funds are mandated by law to be passed through to local service delivery areas.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$82,032,364

43

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$198,320

0

 

Funding provided for the School to Work Program from the Office of the Governor/Office of Lifelong Learning

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$82,230,684

43

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$500,000

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Replacement/New: +$500,000)

$0

$451,058

0

 

Annualization of 1997-'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$451,058

0

 

1998-'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($55,216)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($14,366)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

($1,791,461)

0

 

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

$0

$1,083,409

0

 

Additional funding provided for the Job Training Partnership Program (JTPA) to assist clients in the Service Delivery Areas to locate employment

$1,975,612

$25,682,950

0

 

Funding provided for the Welfare to Work Program

 

 

 

 

 

$1,975,612

$108,538,116

43

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,975,612

$26,307,432

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 132% of the existing operating budget. It represents 129% of the total request ($ 84,248,320) for this program. The increase is primarily due to funding being provided for the Welfare to Work Program and the Job Training Partnership Program (JTPA). This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$5,000

 

Accounting/Auditing services for Employment Security Grants as required by federal regulations

 

 

 

$5,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$100,810

 

Department of Civil Service - for personnel services

$11,520

 

Division of Administration - Office of Information Services for modems and circuits

$1,889,046

 

Aid to State Local Agencies

$69,830,000

 

Job Training Partnership Act - Provides for the establishment of programs to provide for training of economically disadvantaged, adults, youths, older workers and dislocated workers, etc. The estimated funds will be distributed as follows: St. Bernard Consortium ($3,114,209); Jefferson Parish ($4,644,920); City of New Orleans ($10,557,409); Tangipahoa Consortium ($8,108,638); East Baton Rouge Parish ($4,638,070); Terrebonne Parish Consortium ($2,423,170); St. Charles Parish Consortium ($2,137,406); St. Landry Consortium ($6,797,269); Lafayette Parish ($1,610,792); Vernon Consortium ($1,653,073); Calcasieu Parish Consortium ($3,185,052); LaSalle Consortium ($2,695,441); Rapides Parish ($2,083,071); DeSoto Consortium ($6,514,966); City of Shreveport ($3,556,719); Ouachita Parish ($1,995,558); Union Parish Consortium ($1,679,235); and Franklin Consortium ($2,435,002).

 

 

$25,682,950

 

Funding provided for the Welfare to Work Program - This program provides/trains welfare clients in a particular job field that is best suitable for their needs.

 

 

 

$97,514,326

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$110,000

 

Northeast Louisiana University for The Older Worker Training Program

$2,000,000

 

Office of Women's Services for Dislocated Worker Program Title III

$5,235,261

 

Department of Education for 2.1 Title 2A (8% money) $2,010,000, $265,000 Title II 2C and remainder for Title III $2,960,261

$36,780

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings

 

 

 

$7,382,041

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$500,000

 

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

 

 

 

$500,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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