Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2015

Labor and Workforce Development



 

Labor and Workforce Development


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Income Insurance

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$71,760,473

$73,000,000

Federal Grant Spending

$71,760,473

$73,000,000

Totals

$71,760,473

$73,000,000


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Income Insurance

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Industrial Accidents

$19,522,205

$19,852,999

Budgetary Appropriations

$19,522,205

$19,852,999

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$88,657,526

$88,340,737

Trust Spending

$88,657,526

$88,340,737

Human Resources Division

$52,057

$52,057

Budgetary Appropriations

$52,057

$52,057

Totals

$108,231,787

$108,245,793


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Job Search and Placement

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Career Services

$4,494,467

$4,494,467

Budgetary Appropriations

$4,494,467

$4,494,467

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$28,097,054

$19,809,531

Federal Grant Spending

$28,097,054

$19,809,531

Totals

$32,591,520

$24,303,998


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Job Search and Placement

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Transitional Assistance

$530,191

$496,058

Budgetary Appropriations

$530,191

$496,058

Totals

$530,191

$496,058


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Job Search and Placement

Program: Veterans Employment Support

For the purpose of helping veterans transition to civilian work by developing a comprehensive job and training plan.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$3,002,000

$2,303,434

Federal Grant Spending

$3,002,000

$2,303,434

Totals

$3,002,000

$2,303,434


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Job Search and Placement

Program: Youth Employment Support

For the purpose of providing employment, 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Career Services

$19,000,000

$12,000,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$19,000,000

$12,000,000

Department of Children and Families

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$12,803,985

$12,099,766

Federal Grant Spending

$12,803,985

$12,099,766

Totals

$33,803,985

$26,099,766


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Labor Relations

Program: Mediation and Adjudication of Labor Disputes

For the purpose of assisting with the prevention of or prompt settlement of labor disputes.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Labor Relations

$2,195,389

$2,249,659

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,195,389

$2,249,659

Totals

$2,195,389

$2,249,659


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Labor Relations

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the Attorney General

$3,532,371

$3,532,371

Budgetary Appropriations

$3,532,371

$3,532,371

Totals

$3,532,371

$3,532,371


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Labor and Workforce Development General Operations

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$4,960,394

$4,885,394

Budgetary Appropriations

$75,000

$0

Federal Grant Spending

$4,885,394

$4,885,394

Office of the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

$429,074

$471,317

Budgetary Appropriations

$429,074

$471,317

Totals

$5,389,468

$5,356,711


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Labor and Workforce Development General Operations

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$465,276

$465,276

Federal Grant Spending

$465,276

$465,276

Office of the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

$40,479

$44,464

Budgetary Appropriations

$40,479

$44,464

Totals

$505,754

$509,739


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Labor and Workforce Development General Operations

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$1,046,870

$1,046,870

Federal Grant Spending

$1,046,870

$1,046,870

Office of the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

$97,149

$106,713

Budgetary Appropriations

$97,149

$106,713

Totals

$1,144,019

$1,153,583


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Labor and Workforce Development General Operations

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$3,121,697

$2,782,197

Federal Grant Spending

$3,121,697

$2,782,197

Office of the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

$279,756

$283,876

Budgetary Appropriations

$279,756

$283,876

Totals

$3,401,453

$3,066,073


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Labor and Workforce Development General Operations

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$2,791,654

$2,791,654

Federal Grant Spending

$2,791,654

$2,791,654

Office of the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

$242,872

$266,783

Budgetary Appropriations

$242,872

$266,783

Totals

$3,034,526

$3,058,437


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Training

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$138,343

$123,984

Trust Spending

$138,343

$123,984

Totals

$138,343

$123,984


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Training

Program: General Training

For the purpose of helping job seekers clients, including health care workers, gain employment experience and become job ready so that they can achieve economic self-sufficiency.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Transitional Assistance

$2,996,730

$2,931,927

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,996,730

$2,931,927

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$40,769,448

$35,428,659

Federal Grant Spending

$40,769,448

$35,428,659

Department of Veterans' Services

$250,000

$250,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$250,000

$250,000

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$2,090,000

$1,889,987

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,090,000

$1,889,987

Totals

$46,106,177

$40,500,573


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Training

Program: On the Job Training

For the purpose of ensuring that employees or staff are fully knowledgeable and/or updated in all aspects of their work to efficiently complete their job functions through education and skill training.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Transitional Assistance

$46,104

$46,644

Budgetary Appropriations

$46,104

$46,644

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$31,609,742

$30,460,297

Federal Grant Spending

$10,000,000

$10,000,000

Trust Spending

$21,609,742

$20,460,297

Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

$1,000,000

$0

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,000,000

$0

Totals

$32,655,846

$30,506,941


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Training

Program: SNAP Employment and Training

For the purpose of providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants with opportunities to gain skills, training, or work experience that will improve their employment prospects and reduce their reliance on SNAP benefits, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining self-sufficiency.  It also offers a path to allow SNAP clients to meet work requirements as required by the Food Stamp Act.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Transitional Assistance

$1,011,401

$1,000,000

Federal Grant Spending

$1,011,401

$1,000,000

Totals

$1,011,401

$1,000,000


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Training

Program: Vocational Rehabilitation

For the purpose of helping individuals with disabilities to obtain, maintain, or regain employment through training, career matching, and employer awareness.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Elder Affairs

$1,938,268

$1,980,728

Federal Grant Spending

$1,938,268

$1,980,728

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

$12,812,816

$13,599,128

Budgetary Appropriations

$3,353,117

$3,358,194

Federal Grant Spending

$9,459,699

$10,240,934

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

$64,737,416

$65,749,080

Budgetary Appropriations

$12,258,023

$12,796,789

Federal Grant Spending

$52,479,393

$52,952,290

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$1,149,997

$1,000,000

Capital

$1,149,997

$1,000,000

Totals

$80,638,497

$82,328,935


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Workplace Safety

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Labor Standards

$452,850

$452,850

Budgetary Appropriations

$452,850

$452,850

Totals

$452,850

$452,850


Government Function: Labor and Workforce Development

Program Category: Workplace Safety

Program: 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.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Labor Standards

$2,035,348

$2,141,234

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,035,348

$2,141,234

Totals

$2,035,348

$2,141,234


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