Home Menu


Quick Picks

MINUTES OF THE

LAT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, INC.

Ellendale Country Club

3319 Highway 311

Houma, Louisiana  70361

June 24, 2021

11:05 a.m.

A.         CALL TO ORDER

B.         ROLL CALL

ATTENDING

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz

Ms. Jawanda Givens

Ms. Avie Fontenot

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones

Ms. Kelli Cunningham

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr

Mr. John Hebert

ABSENT:

Ms. Lora Ann Chiasson

Mr. Kevin Belanger

Ms. Lyn Clement

Mr. Kevin Pellegrin

Mr. Julian Bourg

Mr. Mitch Orgeron

Ms. Cheri Blanchard

Dr. Kristine Strickland

Mr. Mike Lewis

Mr. Alfred Fox, III

Ms. Annette Smith Huber

Ms. Teri St. Peter

Ms. Gina Robin

Ms. Katherine Dubois

 

The LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., did not have a quorum.

 

Motion by Mr. Angelloz Seconded by Ms. Schwartz to move to Executive Session.

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 2

ROLL CALL (Executive Committee)

 

ATTENDING:

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz

 

ABSENT:   Ms. Terri St. Peter

Mr. Kevin Belanger

 

Ad-Hoc Members

 

Ms. Jawanda Givens

Ms. Avie Fontenot

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones

Ms. Kelli Cunningham

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr

Mr. John Hebert

 

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

C.         CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS:

Mr. Angelloz thanked all Board members for coming out to the first  in-person meeting since the pandemic. Introduction of Ms. Jawanda Givens, representing Louisiana Workforce Commission, Ms. Kelli Cunningham representing CSBG with the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government and Ms. Taylor Watts representing Louisiana Workforce Commission.

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 3

D.         APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS BOARD MINUTES:

Minutes of the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., dated March 25, 2021 will be ratified at the next meeting of the LAT Board containing a quorum.

E.         NEW BUSINESS

1.         Finance Committee Report

 

Mr. Diez stated that the Finance Committee had met that morning on June 24, 2021 and the following agenda items were discussed.

-          WIOA Allocations for Year PY2021/FY2022 are as follows

 

Dislocated

Adult Youth Worker Total

$580,297.00     $591,286.00       $741,877.00        $1,913,460.00

 

-          LAT Workforce Development Board Projected Budget for PY2021/FY2022

-          Business & Career Solutions Center -  Work Connection, Inc., Projected Budget for PY2020/FY2021

The Finance Committee accepted the WIOA Allocations for Year PY 2021/FY 2022 in addition to the projected budget of the LAT Board and Work Connection.

 

Some discussion ensued with regard to funds being rescinded by the State.  This is due to the One-Stop Center doors not being open for the past year. Even though the budget may be reduced all services will continue.

 

Final budgets will be determined pending recession of funds and carryover of funds.

 

-          Microsoft Accounting Program and Hardware Equipment Purchase

Due to the age of the current Accounting system utilized by both the  LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., and Work Connection, Inc., it has become difficult to repair such an old system.   The Finance Committee  recommends that staff be allowed to purchase a Microsoft Accounting Program and Hardware Equipment not to exceed $30,000.00

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 4

 

-          Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., to purchase a vehicle on State Contract.

Due to the decline of the vehicles for Work Connection, Inc., and the cost of repairs, the Finance Committee recommends the Work Connection, Inc., be allowed to purchase of a vehicle for the Assumption Parish Office.

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Ms. Cunningham to approve the Finance Committee Report.

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

NEW BUSINESS

 

2.        State Monitoring Report (Update)

Staff had responded to the monitoring findings on April 22, 2021 and has  not received any written statements with regard to any issues resolved or unresolved.  Staff will continue to submit the information requested by the State until all issues are resolved.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

3.        RFP – Security Guard (Armed) - Business & Career Solutions Center, Work Connection, Inc.

 

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 5

 

The Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., is trying to determine a date to reopen the Career Centers to the public.  The Business & Career Solutions Center has requested to have (armed) security for at least six (6) months.

All Professional services must be requested through public notice according to the WIOA regulations.

Motion by Mr. Hebert/ Seconded by Ms. Schwartz to allow Work Connection Inc., to go out on Request for Proposal for Armed Security Guard Services at the Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., Houma Office.

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

 

F.         NEW BUSINESS

 

4.        Business & Career Solutions Center, Work Connection, Inc. Contract Number of Years

 

On March 26, 2021 the Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., submitted a proposal to provide career and training services of which the proposal was approved by the full board.  The date to begin the services is July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022, with an extension for three (3) additional years.

 

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 6

 

Motion by Mr. Diez/Seconded by MS. Schwartz to allow the contract with Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., to begin July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 with an extension for three (3) additional years.

 

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

 

F.         NEW BUSINESS

 

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding and Infrastructure Agreement between LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., and partners of the Business & Career Solutions Center.

 

The MOU and Infrastructure Agreement between partners of the Center and LAT Board must be approved every three (3) years to include changes that occurred in the past three (3) years and signatures.

 

Motion by Ms. Cunningham/Seconded by Mr. Hebert to approve the MOU and Infrastructure Agreement and authorize staff to sign on behalf of the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc.


LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 7

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

F. NEW BUSINESS

 

6.        Approval of the Following Revisions of Policies

 

a)        Work Experience Policy  (Revision)

 

Board was provided with explanations of the revisions.

 

Motion by Ms. Fontenot/Seconded by Ms. Givens to approve the revisions of the Work Experience Policy.

 

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 8

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

 

 

b)        Procurement Policies & Procedures (Revision)

 

The Board was provided with revisions of the Procurement Policies and Procedures.

 

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded By Ms. Cunningham to approve the revisions to the Procurement Policies and Procedures Policy.

 

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

G.        LUNCH

H.         OLD BUSINESS

  1. Region 3  - 2020-2024 Revised Regional Plan

 

The Board was presented with a revised Regional State Plan that was updated as per the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Mr. Diez to approve the 2020-2024 Revised Regional State Plan.

 

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 9

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Tier 2.1 Personal Finance Disclosure Statement (FORMS A-F)

(REMINDER IF NOT COMPLETED)

 

Reminder to all Board Members that the 2.1 Personal Finance Disclosure Statement was due to the State by May 15, 2021.

 

I.          UPDATES

 

1.        Program Update Report (Information Purposes Only)

 

2.        WIOA Funds – Financial Update (Information Purposes Only)

 

J.         LWDB Meeting Schedule

 

DATE LOCATION


September 23, 2021                   Ellendale Country Club

11:00  A.M.                               Houma, Louisiana

 

December 9, 2021                     Ellendale Country Club

11:00 A.M.                                Houma, Louisiana

LAT Board Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 10

J.         BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

 

NONE

K.        ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Mr. Angelloz/Seconded by Ms. Fontenot to adjourn.

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

 

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman             Yes

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman                            Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                                         Yes

Ms. Jawanda Givens                                          Yes

Ms. Avie Fontenot                                              Yes

Ms. Michelle Turner Jones                                  Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                                        Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr                                       Yes

Mr. John Hebert                                                 Yes

 

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

 


MINUTES OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE of the

LAT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, INC.

Ellendale Country Club

3319 Highway 311

Houma, Louisiana  70361

June 24, 2021

10.35 a.m.

A.         CALL TO ORDER

B.         ROLL CALL

ATTENDING

Mr. E. A. Angelloz, LAT Board Chairman

Mr. Greg Diez, Vice-Chairman of Finance Committee

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz

Mr. John Hebert

Ms. Kelli Cunningham

 

ALSO ATTENDING

 

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr

Mr. Kevin Belanger

ABSENT:

Ms. Lora Ann Chiasson

Ms. Annette Smith Huber

Ms. Teri St. Peter

Ms. Katherine Dubois

 

A quorum was present.

 

E.         NEW BUSINESS

1. WIOA Allocations for Year PY2021/FY2022 are as follows

 

Dislocated

Adult Youth Worker Total

$580,297.00     $591,286.00       $741,877.00        $1,913,460.00

 

Mr. Diez explained that these figures are the Allocations handed down by the State for Region 3, LWDA #31.

 

Finance Committee Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 2

 

Motion by Ms. Schwartz/Seconded by Mr. Angelloz  to accept the PY2021/FY2022 allocations.

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

Mr. Greg Diez                            Yes

Mr. E. A. Angelloz                      Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                 Yes

Mr. John Hebert                         Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr               Yes

Mr. Kevin Belanger                    Yes

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

2.         LAT Workforce Development Board Projected Budget for PY 2021/FY2022

The Board was provided with the Projected Budget for the LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc.  Some discussion ensued with regard to funds being rescinded by the State.  As mentioned by Mr. Angelloz, the One-Stop Centers doors have not been open due to the pandemic.  It was stated by staff that even though budgets may be reduced all services will continue.

 

Motion by Mr. Angelloz/Seconded by Mr. Hebert to recommend to the full board the approval of the WIOA projected budget for the LAT Workforce Development Board for PY2021/FY2022.

 

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

Mr. Greg Diez                            Yes

Mr. E. A. Angelloz                      Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                 Yes

Mr. John Hebert                         Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr               Yes

Mr. Kevin Belanger                    Yes

Finance Committee Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 3

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

 

3.         Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., Projected Budget for PY2020/FY2021.

 

Motion by Mr. Angelloz/Seconded by Ms. Cunningham to recommend to the full board the approval of the Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., projected budget.

 

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

Mr. Greg Diez                            Yes

Mr. E. A. Angelloz                      Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                 Yes

Mr. John Hebert                         Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr               Yes

Mr. Kevin Belanger                    Yes

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

 

4.         Microsoft Accounting Program and Hardware Equipment Purchase

Due to the age of the current Accounting system utilized by both the  LAT Workforce Development Board, Inc., and Work Connection, Inc., it has become difficult to repair such an old system.

 

Staff explained the difficulties they were having with such an old system and the cost involved with repair.  Staff requested that the Finance Committee recommend to the full board the approval to purchase a Microsoft Accounting Program and Hardware Equipment.  This purchase will allow access to a new and

updated accounting system for the WIOA component of WIOA.  Funds are available for this purchase, not to exceed $30,000.00

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Mr. Angelloz to allow staff to go out on bid to purchase  a Microsoft Accounting Program and Hardware Equipment not to exceed $30,000.00.

 

Finance Committee Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 4

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

Mr. Greg Diez                            Yes

Mr. E. A. Angelloz                      Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                 Yes

Mr. John Hebert                         Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr               Yes

Mr. Kevin Belanger                    Yes

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes

5.        Approval for Business & Career Solutions Center – Work Connection, Inc., to purchase a vehicle on State Contract.

Due to the decline of the vehicles for Work Connection, Inc., and the cost of repairs, staff  requested that the Work Connection, Inc., be allowed to purchase a vehicle for the Assumption Parish Office.

 

Motion by Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Mr. Angelloz to approve the purchase of a Vehicle by Work Connection., Inc., not to exceed $30,000.00.

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

Mr. Greg Diez                            Yes

Mr. E. A. Angelloz                      Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                 Yes

Mr. John Hebert                         Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr               Yes

Mr. Kevin Belanger                    Yes

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes


Finance Committee Minutes

June 24, 2021

Page 5

E.         OLD BUSINESS

None

F.         BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

None

G.         ADJOURNMENT

Motion BY Mr. Hebert/Seconded by Mr. Angelloz to adjourn.

Vote:

Any Not in Favor:                     None

Abstains:                                 None

Mr. Greg Diez                            Yes

Mr. E. A. Angelloz                      Yes

Ms. Marilyn Schwartz                 Yes

Mr. John Hebert                         Yes

Ms. Kelli Cunningham                Yes

Mr. Spergeon Holly, Jr               Yes

Mr. Kevin Belanger                    Yes

Vote:   Unanimous

Motion Passes