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Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board March 14, 2012 Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board March 14, 2012

Our Vision We seek an America that grows its economy by investing in its Our Vision We seek an America that grows its economy by investing in its people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Our Mission • We organize broad-based coalitions seeking to raise the skills of America’s Our Mission • We organize broad-based coalitions seeking to raise the skills of America’s workers across a range of industries. • We advocate for public policies that invest in what works, as informed by our members’ real-world expertise. • And we communicate these goals to an American public seeking a vision for a strong U. S. economy that allows everyone to be part of its success. www. nationalskillscoalition. org

New Year, Same Old, uh, Stuff • Overarching political focus still on deficit reduction New Year, Same Old, uh, Stuff • Overarching political focus still on deficit reduction • Any policy discussion driven by this debate • Budget / Appropriations process being used for policy change www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Reminder: What’s Happened So Far (Appropriations) • FY 2011 House passed HR 1, $4 Reminder: What’s Happened So Far (Appropriations) • FY 2011 House passed HR 1, $4 B in cuts (including elimination of WIA)—eventually cut $1 B • FY 2012 similar dynamic. House proposed more than $2 B in cuts to DOL + $44 B in Pell cuts www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Reminder: What’s Happened So Far (Budget Control Act) • Debt ceiling deal • $1 Reminder: What’s Happened So Far (Budget Control Act) • Debt ceiling deal • $1 T in cuts through new spending caps • Created “super committee” to develop another $1. 2 T in cuts • Included sequestration trigger if super committee failed www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Let’s Talk about Sequestration! • Sequestration is simply the process by which automatic cuts Let’s Talk about Sequestration! • Sequestration is simply the process by which automatic cuts are made • Written into law as part of the BCA • Triggered by super committee failure • Goes into effect January 2013 www. nationalskillscoalition. org

But What Does Sequestration Actually Do? • Automatic cuts each year, 2013 through 2021 But What Does Sequestration Actually Do? • Automatic cuts each year, 2013 through 2021 • $109 B, equally divided between “national defense” and all other (non-defense) programs www. nationalskillscoalition. org

How Do the Cuts Work? • Non-defense cuts include both mandatory and discretionary programs How Do the Cuts Work? • Non-defense cuts include both mandatory and discretionary programs • But many mandatory programs exempt – Social Security, SNAP, child nutrition, SSIA, EITC and child tax credit, etc. • Exempt mandatory programs means discretionary program must absorb more of the cuts www. nationalskillscoalition. org

An Exception to the Rule • Sequestration functions differently in 2013 than in other An Exception to the Rule • Sequestration functions differently in 2013 than in other years • About $16 B in nondefense cuts from mandatory programs, another $38. 7 B from across-the-board discretionary programs (estimated 9. 1%) www. nationalskillscoalition. org

FY 2013 Budget and Appropriations • President’s budget released today • Starts year-long process FY 2013 Budget and Appropriations • President’s budget released today • Starts year-long process on the Hill – Budget resolution (April 15) – Appropriations (June-September) – Sequestration (December-January) www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Overview: Department of Labor • “American Jobs Act”: expanded version of September proposal • Overview: Department of Labor • “American Jobs Act”: expanded version of September proposal • Discretionary programs largely level funded, but some cuts • New direction signaled for dislocated workers, but few details www. nationalskillscoalition. org

American Jobs Act (New Budget Proposal) 1. $12. 5 B “Pathways Back to Work American Jobs Act (New Budget Proposal) 1. $12. 5 B “Pathways Back to Work Fund”—targets lowincome and other unemployed o $10 B for subsidized jobs and other local training strategies; o $2. 5 B for summer youth 2. $4 B “Reemployment NOW” Fund—targets long-term unemployed 3. $8 B “Community College to Career Fund”—Split between DOL and DOEd over 3 years. Supports partnerships between community colleges, states, and employers www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Key Takeaways • Major new investments – but only if Congress passes supporting legislation Key Takeaways • Major new investments – but only if Congress passes supporting legislation • Sustains existing system, but no new resources • Hints of consolidation argument taking hold (DW proposal) www. nationalskillscoalition. org

What Does All of This Mean? • Regular appropriations process will move forward – What Does All of This Mean? • Regular appropriations process will move forward – We expect the House will propose deep cuts again – Senate will likely oppose, but something has got to give • Sequestration follows behind that with additional cuts www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Process on Auto-Pilot • All the “easy” cuts have been made at this point Process on Auto-Pilot • All the “easy” cuts have been made at this point —no more low-hanging fruit • But additional cuts *must* be made (by law) and debate is not around undoing previous cuts or even preventing additional cuts—just where those cuts will fall www. nationalskillscoalition. org

All Policy Discussion Derives From Budget Debate • Policy conversation is entirely within the All Policy Discussion Derives From Budget Debate • Policy conversation is entirely within the context of fiscal austerity and smaller government • Policy change primarily implemented now through budget and appropriations www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Workforce 2012 – New Reality • 2003 -2010—No WIA reauthorization, but general agreement that Workforce 2012 – New Reality • 2003 -2010—No WIA reauthorization, but general agreement that an appropriate (if shrinking) federal investment • 2011—New reality: – Fiscal challenges – FY 2011, 2012 efforts in House to gut workforce funding – Political challenges – GAO report (“ 47 programs…”) puts consolidation on the front burner. www. nationalskillscoalition. org

New Focus on WIA Reauthorization • To protect the workforce system, reauthorization critical vehicle New Focus on WIA Reauthorization • To protect the workforce system, reauthorization critical vehicle for reform (only way to preserve funding) • To eliminate system, reauthorization a vehicle for cuts (via consolidation) www. nationalskillscoalition. org

WIA Reauthorization – Shifting Debate • Summer 2011 – Minor tweaks: Senate draft bill/Mc. WIA Reauthorization – Shifting Debate • Summer 2011 – Minor tweaks: Senate draft bill/Mc. Keon bill. • December 2011 – New reality: Foxx/Heck bills, consolidation focus • March/April 2012 – House markup? www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Foxx Bill (HR 3610) • Consolidates 33 existing programs into 4 funding streams – Foxx Bill (HR 3610) • Consolidates 33 existing programs into 4 funding streams – Workforce Investment Fund ($4. 3 B) – State Youth WIF ($1. 9 B) – Veterans WIF ($218 B) – Targeted Populations WIF ($581 B) • Funding authorized at FY 2011 combined levels www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Foxx Bill (continued) • Greater state authority; 2/3 business representation on state boards • Foxx Bill (continued) • Greater state authority; 2/3 business representation on state boards • “Unified Plans” – can cover TAA, CTE, TANF, etc. • Eliminates Wagner-Peyser Employment Service • Does not address Title II alignment www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Mc. Keon Bill (HR 2295) • Similar to HR 27 (2005) • Largely maintains Mc. Keon Bill (HR 2295) • Similar to HR 27 (2005) • Largely maintains current Title I, Title II infrastructure • Consolidates Adult/DW/ES funding • Maintains ITAs, merges core and intensive services www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Heck Bill (HR 3611) • Increases business representation on local boards • Greater emphasis Heck Bill (HR 3611) • Increases business representation on local boards • Greater emphasis on labor market analysis, business engagement • Minimum training percentage www. nationalskillscoalition. org

WIA’s Future… • Final House R bill likely to adopt Foxx funding structure, Mc. WIA’s Future… • Final House R bill likely to adopt Foxx funding structure, Mc. Keon infrastructure, Heck local business focus • Without viable alternative, becomes de facto starting point • Harkin “middle-class” bill – shift in Senate emphasis, attention? www. nationalskillscoalition. org

New Reality Even Impacts Victories • TAA reauthorization – Mostly retained expanded eligibility, funding New Reality Even Impacts Victories • TAA reauthorization – Mostly retained expanded eligibility, funding levels; BUT not as robust as ARRA, very heavy lift even with changes • American Jobs Act – Major training components, new investments (Pathways Back to Work, UI reforms) BUT no legislative progress www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Success at the Message Level. . . The message about a skills gap resonates—lots Success at the Message Level. . . The message about a skills gap resonates—lots of policymakers are adopting this language www. nationalskillscoalition. org

…But not Translating to Policy “I am no fan of the federal government being …But not Translating to Policy “I am no fan of the federal government being involved in education. And I use the word education, because I don’t like the word training when it comes to human beings. You train animals…. you educate people. If I had my way, there wouldn’t be any federal job training programs, ” –Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) www. nationalskillscoalition. org

December 21, 2012 (The Mayans Were Right) Everything leads to December: • Presidential/ Congressional December 21, 2012 (The Mayans Were Right) Everything leads to December: • Presidential/ Congressional elections • Bush-era tax cuts expire • Debt ceiling likely to be reached • Sequestration begins January 2013 www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Building the Strongest Argument All of the debate around investing in skills are stepping Building the Strongest Argument All of the debate around investing in skills are stepping stones on a path toward the decisions that must be made in December www. nationalskillscoalition. org

What This Means for Workforce… • There will be cuts – the only question What This Means for Workforce… • There will be cuts – the only question is how much • Will depend on how lawmakers—even allies —weigh workforce against other key priorities • We cannot be the least bad option—must reinforce importance of skills to economic prosperity, growth www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Stay Connected • Visit us our website. • Sign up for our member email Stay Connected • Visit us our website. • Sign up for our member email list. • Follow us on: www. nationalskillscoalition. org

Contact Rachel Gragg Federal Policy Director rachelg@nationalskillscoalition. org 202 -223 -8991, ext. 102 www. Contact Rachel Gragg Federal Policy Director rachelg@nationalskillscoalition. org 202 -223 -8991, ext. 102 www. nationalskillscoalition. org