The Workforce Boards Section provides staff support for the Alabama Workforce Development Board (State Board). The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I-A, Section 101 requires the Governor of a state to establish a Workforce Development Board to assist in the establishment of a WIOA Four Year Plan, assist in regard to activities related to WIOA policy, the One-Stop Career Center System, and provide input into the workforce development system of the State.

The Section serves as the staff for the Board to secure and establish meeting locations, prepare draft agenda’s, prepare and distribute minutes, develop all handouts for meetings, and prepare travel vouchers, etc. for members as needed.  The Boards Section staff also assists the seven Regional Workforce Councils as necessary.

Workforce Boards Section, per the direction of the Workforce Division Director (WDD) and the Deputy Director of Commerce for Workforce Development, prepares correspondence for appointments to the Alabama Workforce Development Board (State Board).  The Section also initiates contact with new Workforce Board members to provide orientation materials to new members and follow up as needed regarding their roles as Board members.

Staff also does research and prepares analysis of any proposed workforce development legislation at the Federal and State level per direction and guidance of the WDD Division Director.