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Executive Order #12

Governor James J. Florio

WHEREAS, New Jersey State Government is committed to improving its methods of administration and promoting efficiency and economy on its operations; and

WHEREAS, the Governor's Management Review Commission in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Personnel has undertaken a comprehensive operational review of the State's employee training and education efforts; and

WHEREAS, the Governor's Management Review commission's Subcommittee on State-wide Training Issues was formed and charged with the responsibility to conduct a comprehensive review of the State's training efforts and to recommend changes that would reduce costs while improving the quality, quantity and delivery of training; and

WHEREAS, the study concluded that training could be more effectively and equitably planned, managed and delivered to the State's employees through the consolidation of State training activities under a Human Resource Development Institute established in the Department of Personnel; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Personnel is authorized by law to develop programs to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public service including, but not limited to, employee training, development, assistance and incentives; and

WHEREAS, the coordination of training and education programs for all State agencies through the establishment of a Human Resource Development Institute within the Department of Personnel will result in the most efficient use of the State's resources;

NOW, THEREFORE, 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 this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. There is hereby established within the Department of Personnel a Human Resource Development Institute. The Human Resource Development Institute shall be responsible for the overall administration, coordination and conduct of all agency generic and specific type training and education programs for all State employees, including the management of media and audio-visual operations, quality control, facilities and administrative support for such programs.

2. The Human Resource Development Institute is authorized to consolidate under its auspices the operational responsibilities of existing employee training and education programs and the media and audio-visual operations currently housed within all State agencies. The technical law enforcement training and education of the State Police and Corrections Officers shall remain a function of their respective agencies except that the Human Resource Development Institute shall exercise oversight responsibilities and establish guidelines and standards for the quantity and quality of such employee training, consultant usage and support services.

3. The Commissioner of Personnel is authorized to direct the orderly transfer of personnel, facilities and equipment of employee training and education programs and media and audio-visual operations from throughout the Executive Branch of State Government to the Human Resource Development Institute.

4. The Human Resource Development Institute may furnish training and education services to counties, municipalities, commissions, boards and other public entities upon request.

5. The Commissioner of Personnel shall organize the work of the Human Resource Development Institute in such units as he determines to be necessary for the efficient operation of the Institute and the effective training and education of State employees. In addition to the functions, powers and duties set forth herein, the Human Resource Development Institute shall exercise such other education and training functions as authorized by the Commissioner of Personnel.

6. Each department, office, division or agency of the State is authorized and directed, to the extent not inconsistent with law, to cooperate with the Commissioner of Personnel and to make available to him such information, personnel and assistance as necessary to accomplish the purposes of this order.

7. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 21st day of August in the Year
of Our Lord, one thousand nine
hundred and ninety, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the two hundred and fifteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio
GOVERNOR

Attest:

/s/ John A. Sweeney
Counsel to the Governor

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