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MINUTES OF THE PLANNING/OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

OF THE

LAT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, INC.

ELLENDALE COUNTRY CLUB

3319 HIGHWAY 311

HOUMA, LOUISIANA

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

 

A. CALL TO ORDER

 

B. ROLL CALL

 

ATTENDING

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman

Ms. Lyn Clement

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr.

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones

 

ABSENT:

 

Mr. Darrel Waire

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz

Ms. Lora Ann Chaisson

Mr. Kevin Belanger

Mr. Stanley Folse

 

Due to the lack of a quorum for the Planning/Oversight Committee, a member of the full LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., that was present at committee meeting was appointed by the Workforce Board Chairman to serve as an Ad-Hoc Member of the September 26, 2019 Planning/Oversight Committee meeting.

 

Ad-Hoc Member

 

Mr. Greg Diez

 

A quorum was present with the Ad-Hoc members appointed for the September 26, 2019 Planning/Oversight Committee Meeting.

 

C. CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS

 

Mr. Angelloz served as the chairman of the Committee.

 

D. APPROVAL OF MARCH 23, 2017 MINUTES

 

Motion by Ms. Jones/Seconded by Ms. Clement to approve the minutes of the previous Planning/Oversight Committee Meeting dated March 23, 2017.

 



 

Planning/Oversight Committee Meeting

September 26, 2019

Page 2

 

Any Not In Favor: None

Abstains None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Approved.

 

E. NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. ELECTION OF VICE-PERSON – PLANNING/OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

 

Due to the changes on the Board of the Planning/Oversight Committee a new Vice-Chairperson must be elected to fill the position, as Mr. Kevin Belanger, previous Vice-Chairman of the committee has accepted to be the Chairman.

 

Motion by Ms. Jones/Seconded by Ms. Clement to appoint Mr. Kevin Belanger as the Chairman of the Planning/Oversight Committee.

 

Any Not In Favor: None

Abstains None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Approved.

 

Discussion ensued as to a Vice-Chairman. The committee requested that the Vice-Chairman be tabled due to the absence of many board members of said Planning/Oversight Committee.

 



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September 26, 2019

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Motion by Mr. Diez/Seconded by Ms. Clement to table the Vice-Chair position of the Planning/Oversight Committee due to the absence of several Board Members.

 

Any Not In Favor: None

Abstains: None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Approved.

 

2. AUDIT SERVICES PROPOSAL / LOUISIANA COMPLIANCE QUESTIONNAIRE – AUDIT ENGAGEMENT LETTER

 

On June 27, 2019 the LAT Board went out on Request for Proposal (RFP) for Audit Services. One proposal was submitted, Bourgeois Bennett, LLC. This firm is currently providing services to our organization.

 

Staff requested that Planning/Oversight committee recommend to the Full Board the approval of Bourgeois Bennett, LLC’s proposal to provide Audit Services for the term of two years, beginning June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.

 

Furthermore, the staff also recommended the authorization of signatures of the Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer of the LAT Board on the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire – Audit Engagement Letter.

 

Mr. Dan Tophfer of Bourgeois Bennett, LLC gave a brief presentation to the Planning/Oversight Committee about the scope of the Audit and the responsibilities associated with this information.

 

Motion by Ms. Clement/Seconded by Mr. Diez to recommend to the full Board the two (2) year Audit Services contract to the firm of Bourgeois Bennett, LLC. and the signature of the Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer on the Audit Engagement Letter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 26, 2019

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Any Not in Favor: None

Abstains None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Approved.

 

3. POLICIES

 

The following Policies are the continuing responses to the Monitoring Report. There are five (5) new policies and five (5) revised policies.

 

a) Individual Training Account (ITA) (New Policy)

b) Youth Additional Assistance Barrier (New Policy)

c) Track of Youth Expenditures (New Policy)

d) Case Any Note Policy (New Policy)

e) Work Experience (New Policy)

f) Family Size/Family Income (Revision)

g) 5% Low Income Exception Policy – Youth (Revision)

h. Exit Policy (Revision)

i) Youth Eligibility (Revision)

j) Supportive Service (Revision)

 

Some discussion ensued as to the purpose of each policy.

 

Staff requested that the Planning/Oversight Committee recommend to the Full Board the approval of the Five (5) new Policies and the Revised Policies retroactive to July 1, 2019.

 

Motion by Ms. Clement/Seconded by Mr. Diez to recommend to the full Board the above-stated policies retroactive to July 1, 2019.

 

Vote:

 

Any Not in Favor: None

Abstains None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Approved.

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September 26, 2019

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F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None

 

G. UPDATES

 

None

 

H. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

 

None

 

I. ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion by Ms. Jones/Seconded by Mr. Diez to adjourn the Planning/Oversight Committee Meeting of September 26, 2019.

 

Any Not in Favor: None

Abstains None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Approved.



 

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OF THE

LAT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, INC.

ELLENDALE COUNTRY CLUB

3319 HIGHWAY 311

HOUMA, LOUISIANA

September 26, 2019

 

A. CALL TO ORDER

 

B. ROLL CALL

 

ATTENDING

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman

Ms. Lyn Clement

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr.

Mr. John Hebert

Ms. Terri St. Peter

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones

Mr. Mike Lewis

Ms. Stacey Savoy

Ms. Cheri Blanchard

 

ABSENT:

 

Mr. Kevin Belanger

Mr. Kevin Pellegrin

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz

Ms. Lora Ann Chaisson

Mr. Stanley Folse

Mr. Alfred Fox, III

Ms. Avie Fontenot

Mr. Frank Streva

Dr. Kristine Strickland

Ms. Katherine Dubois

Ms. Annette Smith Huber

Mr. Randall Domingue

Mr. Darrel Waire

 

Due to the lack of a quorum for the full LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., the Board Chairman, Mr. E. A. Angelloz called for an Executive Committee Meeting and the following board members were appointed to serve as Ad-Hoc Members of said committee meeting on September 26, 2019 in order for a quorum to be present.

 

 

 

Executive Committee Meeting

September 26, 2019

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Executive Committee Members

 

ATTENDING:

 

Mr. E.A. Angelloz, Chairman

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman

Ms. Teri St. Peter, Secretary/Treasurer

 

ABSENT:

 

Mr. Kevin Belanger

 

AD-HOC MEMBERS APPOINTED:

 

Mr. John Hebert

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr.

Ms. Lyn Clement

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones

Mr. Mike Lewis

Ms. Stacey Savoy

Ms. Cheri Blanchard

 

A quorum was present for the September 26, 2019 Executive Committee Meeting.

C. CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS:

 

Mr. Angelloz welcomed and thanked all Board members and guests for attending the meeting.

 

  1. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS BOARD MINUTES:

 

The minutes will be approved at the next full Board Meeting.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Planning/Oversight Committee Report

 

  • Election of Vice-Chairman – Planning Oversight Committee

 

Due to the changes on the Planning/Oversight Committee a new Vice-Chairperson must be elected to fill the position, as Mr. Kevin Belanger, previous Vice-Chairman of the committee has accepted to be the Chairman.

 

The committee requested that the Vice-Chairperson be tabled due to the absence of many board members of the Planning/Oversight Committee.

 

Executive Committee Meeting

September 26, 2019

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  • Audit Services Proposal / Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire – Audit Engagement Letter

 

On June 27, 2019 the LAT Board went out on Request for Proposal (RFP) for Audit Services. One proposal was submitted, Bourgeois Bennett, LLC. This firm is currently providing services to our organization.

 

The Planning/Oversight recommends to the Full Board approval of Bourgeois Bennett, LLC’s proposal to provide Audit Services for the term of two years, beginning June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.

 

Also, the Committee recommended the authorization of the signatures of the Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer on the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire – Audit Engagement Letter.

 

  • Policies

 

The following policies were recommended for approval (retroactive to July 1, 2019) These policies represent continuing responses to the Monitoring Report by the Federal Government.

 

a) Individual Training Account (ITA) (New Policy)

b) Youth Additional Assistance Barrier (New Policy)

c) Track of Youth Expenditures (New Policy)

d) Case Note Policy (New Policy)

e) Work Experience (New Policy)

f) Family Size/Family Income (Revision)

g) 5% Low Income Exception Policy – Youth (Revision)

h. Exit Policy (Revision)

i) Youth Eligibility (Revision)

j) Supportive Service (Revision)

 

No further business was discussed by the Planning/Oversight Committee.

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Ms. St. Peter approve the Planning/Oversight Committee Report of September 26, 2019.

 

Any Not in Favor: None

Abstains: None

 

Mr. E.A. Angelloz Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

Ms. Teri St. Peter Yes

Mr. John Hebert Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Mike Lewis Yes

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September 26, 2019

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Ms. Stacey Savoy Yes

Ms. Cheri Blanchard Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Passes

 

2. 2018/2019 Amendment #2 approval to the 2018 – 2020 Louisiana Workforce Commission - LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc. Contract (Additional Funds - $ 7,651.00)

 

The LAT 2018/2019 Amendment was approved at the Lafourche Parish Council meeting on September 10, 2019. Staff requested that the LAT Board accept and approve an Amendment to the 2018 – 2019 Louisiana Work Commission and the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc. This Amendment is an increase of funds to the original contract to provide Career Services for the Adult, Youth and Dislocated Worker for Region 3, Lafourche, Assumption and Terrebonne Parish.

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Ms. Savoy to accept and approve the Amendment to the 2018 – 2019 Louisiana Work Commission and the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc.

 

Any Not in Favor: None

Abstains: None

 

Mr. E.A. Angelloz Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

Ms. Teri St. Peter Yes

Mr. John Hebert Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Mike Lewis Yes

Ms. Stacey Savoy Yes

Ms. Cheri Blanchard Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Passes

 

3. 2019/2020 Louisiana Workforce Commission – LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc. (New Year Contract $ 2,022,174.00)

 

The 2019/2020 Contract was approved at the Lafourche Parish Council meeting on September 10, 2019 and staff requested that the LAT Board accept and approve the 2019/2020 Contract between the Louisiana Work Commission and the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc. to provide Career Services for the Adult, Youth and Dislocated Worker for Region 3, Lafourche, Assumption and Terrebonne Parish.

 

Executive Committee Meeting

September 26, 2019

Page 5

 

Motion by _Mr. Hebert Seconded by Ms. Savoy to accept and approve the 2019/2020 Contract between the Louisiana Work Commission and the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc. to provide Career Services for the Adult, Youth and Dislocated Worker for Region 3, Lafourche, Assumption and Terrebonne Parish.

 

Any Not in Favor: None

Abstains: None

Mr. E.A. Angelloz Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

Ms. Teri St. Peter Yes

Mr. John Hebert Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Mike Lewis Yes

Ms. Stacey Savoy Yes

Ms. Cheri Blanchard Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Passes

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. Monitoring Report (Update)

 

On March 25, 2019, the United States Federal Monitoring Department conducted a review of the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., and Work Connection, Inc. files for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 program years. As mentioned in the last meeting there were both Administrative and Program findings that required action. These included Policies, Procedures and Accounting Procedures. Information has been provided to the monitors for said findings and we are awaiting the outcome at this time. Further information will be brought to the Board at such time.

 

No action required

 

2. Ethics Certification Training Information Reminder

 

UPDATE: Reminder 2019 Ethics Training

Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

Each Board member is required to complete one (1) hour of Ethics Training per year. The website is listed below. Said training must be completed by December 31, 2019.



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ETHICS INFORMATION:

http://ethics.la.gov/SeminarRegistration/

 

Log in using last year’s email and password or if a new user please complete registration.

 

  1. UPDATES

 

1. Program Update (Information Only)

Update on Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs for Business & Career Solutions Center, Work Connection, Inc.

 

Programs through WIOA currently reflect 48 Adults, 5 Dislocated Workers and 10 Youth currently enrolled through September 9, 2019.

 

The Business & Career Solutions Center, Work Connection, Inc., is enrolling in trainings such as:

 

  • Lineman * Certified Medical Assistance

  • CDL * Basic Offshore Onshore

  • Surgical Tech * HVAC

  • Medical Coding * Accounting

  • CNA * EMT

  • Electrical * Diesel Mechanic

  • LPN * Machine Tools

  • RN * Pharmacy Technician

  • Automotive * Integrated Petroleum

  • Welding * Business Administration

 

Funding for training has been increased to $6,000.00 for Adult and Youth and $8,000.00 for Dislocated Worker.

 

Work Experience Youth Program has increased to a year-round WE program rather than just a summer program.

 

We have a few OJT’s but are working on trying to increase those numbers

 

No action required.

 

2. WIOA Funds - Financial Update

 

(Information Purposes Only)



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3. LWDB Meeting Schedule

 

The next meeting of the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., is scheduled for December 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at Ellendale Country Club, 3319 Highway 311 Houma, Louisiana

 

LUNCH

 

H. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

 

None

 

I. ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion by Mr. Angelloz/Seconded by Mr. Diez to adjourn.

 

Any Not in Favor: None

Abstains: None

 

Mr. E.A. Angelloz Yes

Mr. Greg Diez Yes

Ms. Teri St. Peter Yes

Mr. John Hebert Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr. Yes

Ms. Lyn Clement Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones Yes

Mr. Mike Lewis Yes

Ms. Stacey Savoy Yes

Ms. Cheri Blanchard Yes

 

Vote: Unanimous

 

Motion Passes