RS 23:2208     

§2208.  Contracting for service delivery

A.  Except as otherwise provided by this Section, a board shall not directly provide workforce education, training, or one-stop workforce services.

B.  A board may request from the commission a waiver of Subsection A of this Section.

C.  The request for a waiver shall include a detailed justification based on the lack of an existing qualified alternative for delivery of workforce training and services in the workforce development area.

D.  If a board receives a waiver to provide workforce education, training, or one-stop workforce services, the evaluation of results and outcomes shall be provided by the commission.

E.  In consultation with local workforce investment boards, the commission by rule shall establish contracting guidelines for boards under this Section, including guidelines designed to:

(1)  Ensure that each independent contractor that contracts to provide one-stop workforce services under this Section has sufficient insurance, bonding, and liability coverage for the overall financial security of one-stop workforce services funds and operations.

(2)  Prevent potential conflicts of interest between boards and entities that contract with boards under this Section.

(3)  Ensure that if a board acts as a fiscal agent for an entity that the board does not deliver the services or determine eligibility for the services.

F.  The commission shall ensure that each board complies with this Section and may approve a local plan pursuant to R.S. 23:2204 only if the plan complies with this Section.

Acts 2008, No. 743, §2, eff. July 1, 2008.