2009 New Jersey Code
34:15D-8 Employment, training services; criteria.
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:15D-8 - Employment, training services; criteria
8. a. No employment and training services shall be obtained from a service provider with moneys from the fund unless the provider is located in New Jersey and the provider is an approved service provider, except that, in the case of occupational safety and health training, the service provider shall be approved by the commissioner in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services.
b.No service provider shall be approved to be funded by the program to provide an employment and training service unless the provider agrees to provide the service to each trainee referred to it on a first-come, first-served basis, up to the total number of trainees that the provider agrees to serve. This subsection shall not be construed as limiting or curtailing in any way an employer's right to select the workers who participate in customized training pursuant to the provisions of subsection e. of section 5 of this act.
c.Each service provider shall maintain, make available and submit appropriate records and data for monitoring and evaluation purposes, as required by the State Employment and Training Commission and the department. The records and data shall include, but not be limited to:
(1)A record for each student enrolled, including the student's name, Social Security number, gender, date of birth, date of enrollment, and any date of completion, termination, start in a job or application for a license, any licensing examination result, date of issue of a license or credential issued, and any other information specified by the State Employment and Training Commission or the Center for Occupational Employment Information. For any individual who does not have a Social Security number, the service provider may substitute an alternate method of identification, except that, at the time of start into employment, the alternate code shall be cross-referenced with the individual's valid Social Security number;
(2)A record of all administrative and overhead expenses of the provider related to the providing of employment and training services funded by the program and the provider's direct expenses of providing the services; and
(3)Any other information deemed appropriate by the commissioner or the State Employment and Training Commission for evaluation purposes.
d.In the case of a provider of occupational training services, the commissioner shall collect the information needed to effectively measure the long-term success of the former trainees of the provider in obtaining permanent employment and increasing earnings over one or more time periods following the completion or other termination of training, including a period of two years following the completion or other termination of training. The commission shall set such standards as it deems appropriate regarding comparisons of the former trainees with groups of otherwise similar individuals who did not receive the training. The information obtained pursuant to this subsection shall be used to:
(1)Assist in evaluating the performance of providers of occupational training services;
(2)Assist in determining which providers of occupational training services to place on the State Eligible Training Provider List;
(3)Assist in providing reliable information regarding the quality of available providers of occupational training services as part of the counseling provided pursuant to section 7 of this act, including the furnishing, for use in the counseling, including counseling provided pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1992, c.48 (C.34:15B-38), section 7 of P.L.1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-7) and section 3 of P.L.1992, c.47 (C.43:21-59), of a consumer report card on service providers showing the long-term success of former trainees of each provider in obtaining permanent employment and increasing earnings over one or more time periods following the completion or other termination of training, including a period of two years following the completion or other termination of training; and
(4)Assist in evaluating the overall effectiveness of training funded by the program.
e.The State Employment and Training Commission, the commissioner, and each service provider shall comply with all pertinent State and federal laws regarding the privacy of students and other participants in employment and training programs, including but not limited to, the Privacy Act of 1974, Pub. L.93-579 (5 U.S.C. s.552 and 20 U.S.C. s.1232g), and shall provide all disclosures to the students and participants required by those laws.
L.1992,c.43,s.8; amended 2005, c.354, s.24.
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