Washtenaw Workforce Items Approved

Three items related to Washtenaw County’s administration of the Michigan Works workforce development program received initial approval at the county board of commissioners March 21, 2012 meeting. Final approval is expected at the board’s April 4 meeting.

The board authorized acceptance of a $92,309 federal grant to operate a local Michigan Works service center. The primary location in Washtenaw County is the Career Transition Center at 301 W. Michigan Ave. (the KeyBank building) in Ypsilanti. Additional services are offered at the Harriet Street Service Center at 304 Harriet St. in Ypsilanti.

Acceptance of another $16,000 federal grant was approved to fund ongoing professional and partnership development of the local Michigan Works operation.

The third item ratified a mandatory 2012 “system plan” for the local Michigan Works office. The plan provides annual documentation of local administrative policies and procedures for the employment and training programs, as well as for other documentation required in order to receive funding as a workforce development agency. [Link to .pdf of the complete system plan for 2012][Link to .pdf of required grievance procedure documentation]

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building, 220 N. Main St. in Ann Arbor. A more detailed report will follow: [link]