The director of job and family services shall administer the "Workforce Investment Act of 1998," 112 Stat. 936, 29 U.S.C.A. 2801, as amended, the "Wagner-Peyser Act," 48 Stat. 113 (1933), 29 U.S.C.A. 49, as amended, and the funds received pursuant to those acts. In administering those acts and funds received pursuant to those acts, the director shall assist the state board in establishing and administering a workforce development system that is designed to provide leadership, support, and oversight to locally designed workforce development systems. The director shall conduct investigations and hold hearings as necessary for the administration of this chapter.
To the extent permitted by state and federal law, the director may adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to establish any program or pilot program for the purposes of providing workforce development activities or family services to individuals who do not meet eligibility criteria for those activities or services under applicable federal law. Prior to the initiation of any program of that nature, the director of budget and management shall certify to the governor that sufficient funds are available to administer a program of that nature. The state board shall have final approval of any such program.
Unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, every state agency, board, or commission shall provide to the state board and the director all information and assistance requested by the state board and the director in furtherance of workforce development activities.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 22, HB 1, §1, eff. 9/27/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.
Effective Date: 03-14-2000