The department shall collect information concerning local labor markets and periodically prepare reports dealing with labor forces at a local level in this state for general circulation.
The collection and distribution of local labor market information under sub. (1)
shall be funded only from the appropriations under s. 20.445 (1) (m)
History: 1987 a. 27
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.17; 2003 a. 33
Youth programs in 1st class cities.
From the appropriation account under s. 20.445 (1) (fm)
, the department shall implement and operate youth summer jobs programs in 1st class cities.
History: 2007 a. 20
Trade adjustment assistance overpayment waiver. 106.19(1)(1)
On or before October 8, 1989, the department shall establish a policy for waiving recovery of overpayments made under the federal adjustment assistance for workers program under 19 USC 2272
The waiver policy shall require the department to grant a waiver if all of the following apply:
The overpayment was not the fault of the person who received it.
Requiring repayment would be contrary to equity and good conscience.
The department shall do all of the following:
Notify all of the following persons of the waiver policy and the person's right to request a waiver:
Comply with the guidelines issued by the U.S. secretary of labor under 19 USC 2315
in connection with the waiver policy.
Establish the waiver policy by rule, using the procedure under s. 227.24
History: 1989 a. 31
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.19.
See also ch. DWD 135
, Wis. adm. code.
Pilot Wisconsin job opportunity business subsidy program. 106.20(1)(a)
"Business" means any person engaged in a business enterprise for profit in this state.
"Eligible job applicant" means an individual who the department determines meets the requirements of s. 101.35 (9)
, 1991 stats.
"Urban county" means a county located in a federal standard metropolitan statistical area.
"Wisconsin job opportunity business subsidy program" means the program administered under this section.
If an eligible job applicant leaves the employ of a business that received funds to subsidize the wages of the eligible job applicant under s. 101.35 (5)
, 1991 stats., the business shall repay the following percentage of the funds:
If the eligible job applicant leaves while the position is subsidized, 70%.
If the eligible job applicant leaves less than 12 months after the subsidy ended, a percentage between 70% and 0%, decreasing proportionally to 0% 12 months after the subsidy has ended.
If the eligible job applicant leaves 12 months or more after the subsidy ended, 0%.
A business need not repay funds under par. (a)
if the business replaces the departing eligible job applicant with another eligible job applicant who remains employed with the business for at least 12 months after the subsidy paid to the departing eligible job applicant would have ended.
The secretary may waive all or part of a repayment required under par. (a)
if the secretary determines that waiving the repayment is in the best interests of the state.
The local service agency shall use the amounts repaid under this subsection for additional wage subsidies.
(13) Final report.
On or before September 1, 1993, the department shall submit a final report concerning the Wisconsin job opportunity business subsidy program to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
. The report shall include all of the following information for the period covered by the report:
The average wage paid to an eligible job applicant at the following times:
Sixty days after the subsidy for the eligible job applicant ends.
Fourteen months after the subsidy for the eligible job applicant ends.
The number of qualified businesses and eligible job applicants that participated in each eligible unit of government.
The age, education level, family status, gender, race and work experience of each eligible job applicant.
Any other information the department considers relevant.
Public insurrection; death and disability benefits. 106.25(1)(1)
In this section, "public insurrection" means a civil disturbance in which a group or groups of persons are simultaneously engaged in acts of violence against persons or property by the illegal use of weapons, by burning, pillaging or looting or by committing any other illegal acts, and which is of such a magnitude as to result in any of the following:
Extraordinary utilization of off-duty local law enforcement personnel.
Declaration of a public emergency by the governor.
The calling of the national guard or other troops.
(2) Death and disability benefits.
If the department finds that the injury or death of a state or local government officer or employee arose out of the performance of duties in connection with a public insurrection, and finds that death or disability benefits are payable under ch. 102
, a supplemental award equal to the amount of the benefits, other than medical expense, payable under ch. 102
shall be made to the persons and in the same manner provided by ch. 102
, except that when benefits are payable under s. 102.49
, a supplemental award equal to one-half the benefits payable under that section shall be made.
All payments under this section shall be made from the general fund.
(4) Benefits additional to all others.
Death and disability benefits under this section are in addition to all other benefits provided by state law or by action of any municipality or public agency.
History: 1971 c. 40
; 1975 c. 199
; 1975 c. 404
; 1975 c. 405
; Stats. 1975 s. 101.47; 1977 c. 29
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.25; 1995 a. 225
Employment transit assistance program. 106.26(1)(1)
Findings and purpose.
The legislature finds that, for many workers and persons seeking employment in outlying suburban and sparsely populated and developed areas, conventional, fixed-route mass transit systems do not provide adequate transportation service. The purpose of the employment transit assistance program under this section is to correct this deficiency in access to employment locations and to stimulate the development of innovative transit service methods.
"Eligible applicant" means a local public body or a private organization.
"Project" means a project designed to improve access to jobs, including part-time jobs and Wisconsin works employment positions, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (r)
, located in outlying suburban and sparsely populated and developed areas that are not adequately served by a mass transit system and to develop innovative transit service methods.
The department shall administer the employment transit assistance program and shall have all powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the following:
To make and execute contracts with eligible applicants.
To make grants to eligible applicants to conduct projects or to match a federal grant awarded to an eligible applicant to conduct a project. Grants by the department are subject to all of the following requirements:
A grant may not exceed 80% of the total cost of a project.
A grant may only be made to an eligible applicant that provides access to nontemporary employment or to Wisconsin works employment positions, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (r)
To receive and review applications from eligible applicants for grants under this section and to prescribe the form, nature and extent of information that shall be included in applications.
To establish criteria for evaluating applications for grants under this section.
History: 1989 a. 31
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.26; 1997 a. 27
; 2003 a. 33
Workforce training program. 106.27(1)
Workforce training grants.
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b)
, the department shall award grants to public and private organizations for the development and implementation of workforce training programs. An organization that is awarded a grant under this subsection may use the grant for the training of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees of businesses in this state. As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, the department may require a public or private organization to provide matching funds at a percentage to be determined by the department.
(1m) Labor market information system.
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (bm)
, the department shall develop and maintain a labor market information system to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on current and projected employment opportunities in this state and other appropriate information relating to labor market dynamics as determined by the department. The department shall make the information contained in the system available, free of charge, to school districts, technical colleges, tribal colleges, institutions and college campuses within the University of Wisconsin System, local workforce development boards established under 29 USC 2832
, employers, job seekers, and the general public, including making that information available on the department's Internet site.
To implement this section, the department shall do all of the following:
Promulgate rules prescribing procedures and criteria for awarding grants under sub. (1)
and the information that must be contained in the reports required under subd. 3.
Receive and review applications for grants under sub. (1)
and prescribe the form, nature, and extent of the information that must be contained in an application for a grant under sub. (1)
Require reports from grant recipients describing how the grant moneys received by a grant recipient were expended and the outcomes achieved as a result of the training program implemented by the grant recipient.
In addition to the duties described in par. (a)
, the department shall have all other powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the power to audit and inspect the records of grant recipients.
The department shall consult with the technical college system board and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in implementing this section.
(3) Annual report.
Annually, by December 31, the department shall submit a report to the governor and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance providing an account of the department's activities and expenditures under this section during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall include information on the number of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees who participate in training programs under this section; the number of unemployed workers who obtain gainful employment, underemployed workers who obtain new employment, and incumbent employees who receive increased compensation after participating in such a training program; and the wages earned by those workers and employees both before and after participating in such a training program.
History: 2013 a. 9
Nursing workforce survey and grant. 106.30(1)
In this section, "nurse" means a registered nurse licensed under s. 441.06
or permitted under s. 441.08
, a licensed practical nurse licensed or permitted under s. 441.10
, an advanced practice nurse prescriber certified under s. 441.16 (2)
, or a nurse-midwife licensed under s. 441.15
(2) Survey form.
Each odd-numbered year, the department of workforce development shall develop and submit to the department of safety and professional services a survey form to gather data under s. 441.01 (7) (a) 1.
to assist the department of workforce development in evaluating the supply of, demand for, and turnover among nurses in this state and in determining whether there are any regional shortages of nurses, shortages of nurses in any speciality areas, or impediments to entering the nursing profession in this state.
(3) Survey results.
Beginning in 2011, by September 30 of each odd-numbered year, the department shall compile, process, and evaluate the survey results and submit a report of its findings to the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate under s. 13.172 (3)
and to the governor, the secretary of health services, and the nurse resource center described in sub. (5)
(4) Costs of survey.
The department may use no more than 12 percent of the amount received under s. 20.445 (1) (km)
for costs incurred by the department under subs. (2)