EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2011-15
WHEREAS, the Labor Market Information – One Stop Core Services Program was transferred to the South Carolina Department of Commerce from the former South Carolina Employment Security Commission by Executive Order No. 2007-17 in order to increase accountability and improve coordination of workforce development and economic development in South Carolina; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Commerce has since integrated the systems for collecting economic and workforce information, economic development assessments, and common reporting and performance measures into the Labor Market Information – Workforce Information Grant; and
WHEREAS, the Labor Market Information – Workforce Information Grant, as developed by the Department of Commerce, ensures that the state has an integrated approach to workforce information reporting; and
WHEREAS, such integrated approach to workforce information reporting should continue in the most expeditious manner that provides accountability and optimal coordination of workforce development and economic development within the state; and
WHEREAS, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, created by Act No. 146 of 2010 as part of the governor’s cabinet, receives federal funds to develop, analyze, and disseminate Labor Market Information; and
WHEREAS, positioning the Labor Market Information – Workforce Information Grant within the Department of Employment and Workforce would consolidate all Labor Market Information programs into one cabinet agency, thereby making workforce information reporting more efficient, while continuing the current level of accountability.
NOW, THERFORE, by virtue of the powers conferred upon me by Public Law 105-220, I hereby transfer the administration of the Labor Market Information – Workforce Information Grant currently at the Department of Commerce to the Department of Employment and Workforce.
FURTHER, I direct the Department of Commerce and the Department of Employment and Workforce to work together openly and cooperatively to ensure a successful transition of the Labor Market Information – Workforce Information Grant to be completed no later than September 1, 2011.
Executive Order 2007-17 is rescinded.
This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 6th DAY OF JULY, 2011.
NIKKI R. HALEY
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