|Issuer:||Edward J. King|
|Mass Register:||No. 153|
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WHEREAS, the Department of Manpower Development in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Affairs, acting as Prime Sponsor to the Balance or State area, receives funds from the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Section 801 et seq. as amended, Pub. L. 95-524 (1978) (CETA), to provide employment training services and public service employment to CETA-eligible residents of the Balance of State area;
WHEREAS, it is the intent of Congress to use Comprehensive Employment and Training Act funds and programs to serve the most disadvantaged; and
WHEREAS, federal tax dollars can be used for persons receiving state tax dollars in the form of transfer payments, services and institutionalization, thereby reducing the tax load of Massachusetts residents; and
WHEREAS, business and industry can have a pool of people trained both for growth occupations and, where possible, specific companies; and
WHEREAS, public assistance recipients can have real opportunities to shift from dependent status to a career-oriented, independent life situation; and
WHEREAS, by thoughtful program design and evaluation, new knowledge can be gained on how to administer government programs, effectively and efficiently, in ways which not only benefit the service recipients, but also contribute to the greater good of the taxpayer and private industry; and
WHEREAS, real insights can be gained about which changes are needed in the employment and training and public assistance systems in order to further reach our objectives in the future.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting pursuant to all authority and responsibilities vested in me as Chief Executive Magistrate, do hereby order as follows:
I. Consistent with CETA legislation, regulations, and affirmative action policies, Balance of State CETA funds shall be targeted for following populations and purposes:
A. State transfer payment recipients, offenders, and other institutionalized populations such as--
- Veterans (receiving benefits from State Department of Veterans Services)
- Welfare recipients
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients
- Long-term Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients
- Other institutionalized populations
to both provide a real for employment in high- demand high-pay occupations, and reduce the state and local cost of public assistance.
B. Youth at risk of becoming dependent on state and local supported public assistance such as--
- Youth with family responsibilities
- School leavers (dropouts)
- Delinquents, status offenders, and youthful offenders
- Economically disadvantaged in school
- Other institutionalized youth
to utilize CETA funds, which must be for youth (under 22) programs, in ways which prevent future dependency on public assistance.
II. All state agencies and appointing authorities shall, to the extent of their involvement with the Balance or State program, to the best of their ability, cooperate and provide assistance in the implementation of this policy.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 31st day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred seventy-nine and of the independence of the United States of America, two hundred and three.
Edward J. King
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Michael J. Connolly
Secretary of the Commonwealth