Summary: H.R.3610 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/08/2011)

Streamlining Workforce Development Programs Act of 2011 - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to: (1) eliminate members of the state legislature and representatives of labor organizations from state workforce investment boards, and (2) specify that representatives of business on a board represent large and small businesses with immediate and long-term employment opportunities in in-demand industries and other occupations important to the state economy.

Requires a state board to assist the state governor by developing: (1) policies and programs that support a comprehensive statewide workforce development system, and (2) a statewide employment statistics system.

Revises requirements for: (1) a state workforce development plan; (2) local workforce investment areas, boards, and plans; (3) one-stop delivery systems; and (4) the allotment of federal funds among states for employment and training activities.

Eliminates specific funding for adult and dislocated worker employment and training. Specifies state use of federal funds to set up a Workforce Investment Fund, a Youth Workforce Investment Fund, a Veterans Workforce Investment Fund, and a Targeted Populations Workforce Investment Fund.

Revises requirements for: (1) within state allocations of funds; (2) the use of funds for state and local employment and training activities, including the hiring of local veterans' employment representatives; and (3) state performances measures

Requires state governors to use funds to award competitive grants for programs and activities to assist eligible youth in acquiring the education and skills, credentials, and employment experience necessary to succeed in the labor market.

Revises requirements for the state unified plan for adult education and literacy programs.

Repeals the Youth Conservation Corps Act of 1970, the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993, the Snyder Act of 1921, the Indian Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956, and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, as well as the Job Corps, the YouthBuild program, and other job programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and other specified Acts, including the National Guard Youth Challenge Program of opportunities for civilian youth.

Amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (RA73) to require an eligible state to use a certain percentage of the federal share of the cost of vocational rehabilitation services to award grants to create practical job and career readiness and training programs and provide job placements and career advancement.

Repeals the authority of the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the Department of Education to make grants and contracts for: (1) vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities who are migrant or seasonal farmworkers; (2) recreational programs for such individuals; and (3) in-service training of vocational rehabilitation personnel.

Repeals title VI (Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities) of the RA73.