Local Plan


Section 118 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) requires the Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) of each local Workforce Investment Area, in partnership with the chief elected official(s), to develop and submit a comprehensive local plan to the Governor in order to receive Title I WIA Funds.

The plan serves as a management tool that allow local elected officials and Local Board members to continually evaluate the progress of local service providers and One-Stop operators in implementing the long-term goals and objectives for the local workforce development system.

UPDATED 09-08-2021

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Strategic Plan


The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Alice Savino, of the Workforce Development Board Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties, Inc. (HMO) recognized the importance of the organization’s role as a driver, primary resource and partner in ensuring a talented and well-trained workforce as an essential ingredient for the long-term economic sustainability of the service area. In 2019, HMO engaged strategic planning and economic development consultants Susan Payne and Margaret Lawrence to facilitate and guide a strategic planning process.

The HMO Workforce Board of Directors and staff were actively engaged in gaining an understanding of today’s workforce landscape and the projected challenges. Based on an understanding of the demand and workforce dynamics in the services area, the Board of Directors established mission and vision statements for the organization and also agreed on a set of measurable strategic objectives and an action plan to address the top five strategic priorities. The process provided focus and serves as a guide for the organization’s activities in 2020-2022

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Regional Plan


The Local Workforce Development Boards of Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie and
Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties are committed to providing seamless delivery of
services to our customers, recognizing that continuous improvement is critical to the goal of a
truly seamless delivery of services. The LWDBs of the Mohawk Valley agree to provide WIOA
Basic and Individualized Career Services to all Adult and Dislocated Worker customers
regardless of which Career Center they visit to access services. Registration will be completed
through the One Stop Operating System (OSOS), and all staff will enter customer activities,
services, and comments in a timely manner. This coordination of service delivery will assist
businesses, jobseekers, and employees in times of business growth as well as business
downsizing or closing.

Our Regional Plan has now been posted online. Below is information on the announcement of Public Review and Comment Period.

In accordance with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Investment Act of 2014 (WIOA) Law, the Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties Workforce Development Board, Inc. (FMS WDB) and The Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties, Inc. (WDB HMO) are required to develop and implement a Regional Plan for WIOA Title I and Wagner-Peyser programs for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025.

We are inviting your comments on this Plan. The Plan is posted HERE on the Board’s website www.working-solutions.com as of August 18, 2021.

Anyone having questions, or wishing to provide input, may do so in writing to:

Alice Savino, Executive Director, Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida Counties, Inc. (WDB HMO)
209 Elizabeth St., 2nd Floor, Utica, NY
or by e-mail to asavino@working-solutions.org

All comments must be received by Monday, August 23rd, by 4:00 p.m.

UPDATED 8-18-2021

Comment Period is closed

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