Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Labor and Workforce Development


Programs targeted to increase the quality and availability of workers, ensure safe working conditions, match qualified workers with positions, and maintain labor relations in the Commonwealth including transitional assistance for unemployed and injured workers.

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Income Insurance

Program

Description
Income Insurance Programs targeted to provide transitional assistance to unemployed and injured workers and their families.
Unemployment Insurance For the purpose of providing economic stability through a weekly benefit payment to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and are actively seeking work.
Workers' Compensation For the purpose of administering the workers' compensation system to provide prompt and fair compensation to workers who are injured or become sick on the job including taking action against employers that are in violation of the law. Activities include payment and adjustment of claims, utilization review, rehabilitation, investigations, and medical claims processing.

Job Search and Placement

Program

Description
Job Search and Placement Programs targeted to assist workers and businesses in filling available positions including wage subsidies for qualified employees.
General Job Search and Placement For the purpose of providing job matching services and job search support to all job seekers, including health care workers.
Recruiting and Hiring For the purpose of helping jobless workers, including health care workers, find employment as quickly as possible by ensuring that they have skills that are in demand by employers and connecting them with appropriate job openings.
Veterans Employment Support For the purpose of helping veterans transition to civilian work by developing a comprehensive job and training plan.
Youth Employment Support For the purpose of providing educational and work readiness services to young people including tutoring and dropout prevention, English as a second language courses, leadership development, mentoring, and guidance counseling.
Refugee and Immigrant Employment Support For the purpose of assisting refugees and immigrants who face a wide range of cultural and linguistic barriers to employment and who are also receiving state benefits to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Labor Relations

Program

Description
Labor Relations Programs targeted to investigate and adjudicate unfair labor practices and mediate between employers and unions in resolution of labor disputes.
Mediation and Adjudication of Labor Disputes For the purpose of assisting with the prevention of or prompt settlement of labor disputes.
Wage Enforcement For the purpose of enforcing compliance with state and Federal wage and related labor laws through prosecution of offenders, education of employers and employees about prevailing wage, minimum wage, payment of wages, overtime, tip pooling, and child labor laws.

Training

Program

Description
Training Programs targeted to provide training and career development opportunities to individuals in the Commonwealth.
Apprenticeships For the purpose of promoting and coordinating apprenticeships in the Commonwealth and developing new programs both in the traditional building trades as well as non-building trade areas.
General Training For the purpose of ensuring that staff are fully knowledgeable and/or updated in all aspects of their work to efficiently complete their job functions, including training and career planning to all job seekers.
On the Job Training For the purpose of helping clients, including health care workers, gain employment experience and become job ready so that they can achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Vocational Rehabilitation For the purpose of helping disabled individuals obtain, maintain or regain employment through training, career matching, and employer awareness.

Workplace Safety

Program

Description
Workplace Safety Programs targeted to ensure safe workplace conditions and specialized workplace regulation.
Asbestos and Lead Licensing and Regulation For the purpose of reducing the incidence and severity of exposure to lead and asbestos for the Commonwealth's workers and other members of the general public by administering and enforcing de-leading regulations, licensure, notification, and safe work practice; and collaborating with community partners in public health, housing, and the building trades through licensure, prescribing safe work practices, site visits and analytical services related to asbestos exposure.
General Workplace Safety For the purpose of providing analytical and technical support to engineers and inspectors as well as to unions, local boards of health, and state agencies by visiting workplaces throughout the Commonwealth and evaluating them to identify and subsequently control and eliminate hazards in the workplace.

Labor and Workforce Development General Operations

Program

Description
Labor and Workforce Development General Operations Programs targeted to support statewide workplace development and labor protection operations which are shared across multiple programs or agencies and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas.
Labor and Workforce Development Central Administration For the purpose of providing labor and workforce development business operations that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include executive oversight, developing strategic plans, giving policy guidance, and other miscellaneous support functions.
Labor and Workforce Development Contracts and Legal Services For the purpose of providing labor and workforce development contract and legal services that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include general counsel, contract development, document review, claims defense and prosecution, and negotiation and mediation.
Labor and Workforce Development Human Resources For the purpose of providing human resource management for labor and workforce development that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include hiring, recruiting, training, collective bargaining, employee evaluations, and professional development.
Labor and Workforce Development IT For the purpose of managing and supporting the labor and workforce development technology infrastructure including technical support for multiple programs that cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include software development, application hosting, communication systems, data processing, and security services.
Labor and Workforce Development Planning, Accounting, and Finance For the purpose of providing labor and workforce development financial management, processing, and tracking that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include budget development, grants management, transaction processing, financial reporting, and long range planning.


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