December 5th HempsteadWorks W.I.B. Meeting Minutes

12/20/2002

Town of Hempstead

Workforce Investment Board

Meeting Minutes

December 5, 2002

 

Mark Goldstein, Corresponding Secretary, convened the meeting at 12:25 P.M. in the absence of the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson, due to the inclement weather.  The attendees were welcomed and asked to introduce themselves.  The minutes of the June 20, 2002 and September 23, 2002 meetings were reviewed and a motion to accept them as written was made by Rosanne Maraia, seconded by Elvira Lovaglio-Duncan, and approved unanimously.  A video of local television news coverage of the ceremony celebrating the Workforce New York Certification of HempsteadWorks, on September 23, 2002, was played for the members.

 

I.            Items for Information

 

1.            State Workforce Investment Board Initiatives

 

Reviews were conducted and analyses were prepared by WIB staff for the following Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS) applications:

 

Ø     Pathmark Stores, Inc.

Ø     Catholic Charities

Ø     Fortunoff, Inc.

 

The State Workforce Investment Board met on November 14, 2002 to discuss the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the creation of system development indicators.  Alan Nachman, Vice Chairperson attended the meeting at the Garden City teleconference site.  Mr. Kenny summarized the meeting on behalf of Mr. Nachman.

 

2.            Youth Council Initiatives

 

            The meeting minutes of the November 19, 2002 Youth Council meeting were

distributed and summarized by Mr. Kenny.

 

            3.            One-Stop Partner Team Initiatives

 

The meeting minutes of the October 3, 2002 One-Stop Partner Team meeting

were distributed and summarized by Mr. Kenny.  The final draft of the Resource

Sharing Agreement for Program Year 2002 was distributed to the partners present.  Copies will be mailed to those who were not present.  A copy has also been sent to the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Financial Office of Technical Assistance (FOTA) for their review.

4.            Customized Training Initiatives

 

The members reviewed a report of the customized training activities undertaken by HempsteadWorks on behalf of the Board.  Contracts have been awarded to South Nassau Communities Hospital and G & W Tool and Die Company to conduct incumbent worker training, funded under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  An application submitted by Crestcom for a contract under this same source was disapproved because the applicant’s proposal did not adequately respond to the RFP criteria.  South Nassau has been awarded a WIA Statewide Grant, in partnership with the WIB, by the New York State Department of Labor, to conduct career ladder training for billing occupations.

 

5.            Introduction of Equal Opportunity Officer

 

Donald Beasley was introduced to the members as the Equal Opportunity Officer under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act.  Mr. Beasley will be conducting training throughout the HempsteadWorks system.

 

6.            Customized Employment Grant/Immigration and Naturalization

Regulatory Changes

 

The scheduled presentations on these topics were postponed due to the snowstorm.

 

II.            Items for Discussion

 

7.            WIB Continuous Improvement Award

 

            Rosanne Maraia described the need to create a process for issuing the

HempsteadWorks Continuous Improvement Award.  Such process would be

consistent with the HempsteadWorks Quality Assurance Program and the

Malcolm Baldrige Principles.  A motion was made by Elvira Lovaglio-Duncan to form a subcommittee to identify and recommend potential awardees to the WIB.  The motion was seconded by Lois Benjamin and approved unanimously.  A survey of the membership will be conducted to solicit volunteers to serve on the

subcommittee.

 

8.            New Business

 

            Ms. Lovaglio-Duncan advised the members that she is collecting Soaps for

Seniors.  The soaps will be distributed to individuals who are receiving Meals on

Wheels.  Mr. Kenny asked the members to forward any comments regarding the

reauthorization of WIA to his attention to be forwarded to the SWIB staff.

 

 

 

            III.            Item for Action

 

9.            Adjournment

 

A motion was offered by Ms. Benjamin to adjourn the meeting at 1:05 P.M., seconded by Ms. Lovaglio-Duncan and approved unanimously.

Town of Hempstead

Workforce Investment Board

Meeting Minutes

HempsteadWorks Career Center

December 5, 2002

 

Mark Goldstein, Corresponding Secretary, convened the meeting at 12:25 P.M. in the absence of the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson, due to the inclement weather.  The attendees were welcomed and asked to introduce themselves.  The minutes of the June 20, 2002 and September 23, 2002 meetings were reviewed and a motion to accept them as written was made by Rosanne Maraia, seconded by Elvira Lovaglio-Duncan, and approved unanimously.  A video of local television news coverage of the ceremony celebrating the Workforce New York Certification of HempsteadWorks, on September 23, 2002, was played for the members.

 

I.            Items for Information

 

1.            State Workforce Investment Board Initiatives

 

Reviews were conducted and analyses were prepared by WIB staff for the following Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS) applications:

 

Ø     Pathmark Stores, Inc.

Ø     Catholic Charities

Ø     Fortunoff, Inc.

 

The State Workforce Investment Board met on November 14, 2002 to discuss the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the creation of system development indicators.  Alan Nachman, Vice Chairperson attended the meeting at the Garden City teleconference site.  Mr. Kenny summarized the meeting on behalf of Mr. Nachman.

 

2.            Youth Council Initiatives

 

            The meeting minutes of the November 19, 2002 Youth Council meeting were

distributed and summarized by Mr. Kenny.

 

            3.            One-Stop Partner Team Initiatives

 

The meeting minutes of the October 3, 2002 One-Stop Partner Team meeting

were distributed and summarized by Mr. Kenny.  The final draft of the Resource

Sharing Agreement for Program Year 2002 was distributed to the partners present.  Copies will be mailed to those who were not present.  A copy has also been sent to the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Financial Office of Technical Assistance (FOTA) for their review.

4.            Customized Training Initiatives

 

The members reviewed a report of the customized training activities undertaken by HempsteadWorks on behalf of the Board.  Contracts have been awarded to South Nassau Communities Hospital and G & W Tool and Die Company to conduct incumbent worker training, funded under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  An application submitted by Crestcom for a contract under this same source was disapproved because the applicant’s proposal did not adequately respond to the RFP criteria.  South Nassau has been awarded a WIA Statewide Grant, in partnership with the WIB, by the New York State Department of Labor, to conduct career ladder training for billing occupations.

 

5.            Introduction of Equal Opportunity Officer

 

Donald Beasley was introduced to the members as the Equal Opportunity Officer under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act.  Mr. Beasley will be conducting training throughout the HempsteadWorks system.

 

6.            Customized Employment Grant/Immigration and Naturalization

Regulatory Changes

 

The scheduled presentations on these topics were postponed due to the snowstorm.

 

II.            Items for Discussion

 

7.            WIB Continuous Improvement Award

 

            Rosanne Maraia described the need to create a process for issuing the

HempsteadWorks Continuous Improvement Award.  Such process would be

consistent with the HempsteadWorks Quality Assurance Program and the

Malcolm Baldrige Principles.  A motion was made by Elvira Lovaglio-Duncan to form a subcommittee to identify and recommend potential awardees to the WIB.  The motion was seconded by Lois Benjamin and approved unanimously.  A survey of the membership will be conducted to solicit volunteers to serve on the

subcommittee.

 

8.            New Business

 

            Ms. Lovaglio-Duncan advised the members that she is collecting Soaps for

Seniors.  The soaps will be distributed to individuals who are receiving Meals on

Wheels.  Mr. Kenny asked the members to forward any comments regarding the

reauthorization of WIA to his attention to be forwarded to the SWIB staff.

 

 

 

            III.            Item for Action

 

9.            Adjournment

 

A motion was offered by Ms. Benjamin to adjourn the meeting at 1:05 P.M., seconded by Ms. Lovaglio-Duncan and approved unanimously.