The Council is responsible for three major reports:
- the Arizona Governor's Council on Workforce Policy Annual Report,
- the WIA Title 1B Annual Report, and
- the 5-year State Plan.
The Council is required to submit a written annual report to the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the joint legislative budget committee by September 1 of each year, pursuant to A.R.S 41-1542(C). The Annual Report contains federal, state and local expenditures, federal and state performance measures and demographics for each workforce program housed in the Arizona Departments of Commerce, Economic Security and Education, as well as the community college districts.
- FY 2008 due Sept 2009
- FY 2007
This annual report is submitted to the US Department of Labor and highlights GCWP projects, best practices, success stories and the performance measures for each of the 14 Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) and as a State.
Report on the progress of the State in achieving State performance measures, including information on the levels of performance achieved by the State with respect to the core indicators of performance and the customer satisfaction indicator. The annual report also shall include information regarding the progress of local areas in the State in achieving local performance measures, including information on the levels of performance achieved by the areas with respect to the core indicators of performance and the customer satisfaction indicator. The report also shall include information on the status of State evaluations of workforce investment activities.
The Council is mandated to develop a 5-year strategic plan to be submitted to the Secretary of Labor. The plan advises the Governor on developing the statewide workforce development system and the statewide employment statistics (formerly labor market information) system, and assists the Governor in reporting to the Secretary of Labor and monitoring the statewide system.
The comprehensive state plan describes the workforce development activities to be undertaken in the state, how the state will implement the key requirements of the WIA, and how special populations, including welfare recipients, veterans and individuals with multiple barriers to employment, will be served. The plan is also to incorporate the detailed state plans under the Wagner-Peyser Act relating to the delivery of employment services. The state plan is to be approved within 90 days unless the Secretary determines that the plan is inconsistent with the provisions of the title or that the Wagner-Peyser plan does not meet the approval standard of that Act.
- 2007 State Plan (modification submitted to DOL awaiting approval)