2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 34:1A-88 - Authority to access files, records.

NJ Rev Stat § 34:1A-88 (2013) What's This?

34:1A-88 Authority to access files, records.

29. a. The Center for Occupational Employment Information and the State Employment and Training Commission are authorized to access the files and records of other State agencies which administer or distribute State job training funds or federal job training funds or issue any license necessary for an individual to work in a specific occupation. Student outcomes and licensing information, including individual Social Security numbers, shall be reported to the commission through the center by:

(1)Each qualifying agency;

(2)Each qualifying school; and

(3)Each training provider receiving State job training funds or federal job training funds, including a provider which is not a qualifying school.

The entities required to report that information shall include, but not be limited to, all post-secondary institutions engaged in any form of workforce preparation or adult literacy education and training.

b.The information required by this section shall be provided annually, or on any other mutually agreed schedule, to the center by December 31st, for the preceding 12-month period ending June 30th.

c.The information reported or accessed pursuant to subsection a. of this section may be used by the commission and the center for:

(1)The development and analysis of information on the demand

for trained workers in any of the recognized career clusters, career pathways or occupations at the State and local area level as required or permitted by subsection d. of section 27 of P.L.2005, c.354 (C.34:1A-86).

(2)Establishing standards for training and job placement;

(3)Evaluating the effectiveness of programs, services and service providers under the State's workforce investment system and providing information regarding those evaluations, including the collection of information used to help produce 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;

(4)Assisting in determining which training providers to place on the State Eligible Training Provider List;

(5)Assisting State agencies in preparing reports to federal grantor agencies; and

(6)Any other purpose deemed necessary for the accomplishment of the mission of the center as determined by the center's steering committee or any federal funding agency.

d.Information reported to the center by a qualifying agency or school or other training provider shall not be utilized for any purpose other than the governmental purposes authorized in subsection c. of this section. The center shall only use aggregate statistical summaries of individual data in assessing or evaluating any program at a qualifying school or other training provider. The commission and the center shall adopt standards and procedures to prevent any State agency from publishing, disclosing or releasing information which could identify any individual and shall not publish, disclose or otherwise release information which could identify any individual, except to an agency of government requiring such information in the performance of its statutory duties. Any executive agency of State government precluded by law from sharing information on specific individuals may provide student outcome and licensing information through statistical summary or other forms which prevent the identification of specific individuals.

e.The commission, the center, each qualifying agency, and any entity which reports student outcome or licensing information to a qualifying agency, 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.

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