Order was rescinded by EO #36 Whitman.
Jersey's economic vitality and the standard of living of its residents
depend upon a highly skilled work force and globally competitive
work places; and
State's economic development strategy relies upon increasing the
skills of our work force; and
State of New Jersey has embarked on a strategic restructuring of
its work force education and training as part of this economic development
New Jersey Department of Labor and the State Employment and Training
Commission have key roles to play in the development of New Jersey's
work force readiness system; and
Federal "Job Training Partnership Act" (Pub.L. 97-300, 29 U.S.C.
Ý1532, hereinafter referred to as the JTPA) establishes a job training
program that is currently a component of New Jersey's work force
readiness system; and
34:15C-1 et seq. creates in the Executive Branch and in, but not
of, the Department of Labor, a State Employment and Training Commission
(hereinafter referred to as the SETC) to design and help implement
a unified work force readiness system for New Jersey, independent
of any supervision or control by the department or any other board
or officer thereof; and
duties of the State Job Training Coordinating Council pursuant to
Section 122 of Title I of the JTPA (29 U.S.C. 1532) and Title III
of that Act (29 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.) are assigned to the SETC by
N.J.S.A. 34:15C-6.f.; and
for the State Job Training Coordinating Council is authorized by
Section 202(b)(4) of the JTPA (29 U.S.C. 1602); and WHEREAS, the
execution of the Governor's responsibility under federal employment
laws has historically been defined by Executive Order, beginning
with Executive Order No. 5 (Byrne 1974) through all subsequent gubernatorial
administrations, to the present;
I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the statutes
of the State of New Jersey, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
l. The Commissioner
of Labor (hereinafter referred to as the Commissioner), is designated
to act on behalf of the Governor in the planning, administration,
coordination and oversight of programs under the JTPA and, to
the extent not inconsistent with the JTPA or State law, shall
have sole authority to apply for federal funds under the JTPA.
2. The Commissioner
shall assure that the State is in compliance with the provisions
of the JTPA and shall: provide for corrective actions when necessary;
exercise the authority of the Governor in resolving disputes;
establish planning and performance requirements; determine procedures
for awarding incentive funds; and carry out such other responsibilities
as specified or implied under the JTPA and its subsequent amendments.
3. The Chairman
of the SETC is authorized to determine the budget necessary to
carry out the SETC's responsibilities in performing the functions
of the State Job Training Coordinating Council under the JTPA.
The annual expenditure of an amount not to exceed twenty percent
(20%) of the State's five percent (5%) administrative resources
available to the Governor under the JTPA is hereby authorized.
Order No. 22 (1982), 81 (1984), 113 (1985), 119 (1985) and 188
(1988) issued by Governor Kean are hereby rescinded.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal this
21st day of October in the Year of Our
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and
ninety-three, and of the Independence
of the United States, the two hundred
JAMES J. FLORIO
/s/ Scott A.
Chief Counsel to the Governor