2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 14. Constitutional offices and interstate bodies.
14.017 Same; councils.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 14.017 (2017)

14.017 Same; councils.

(2)State council on alcohol and other drug abuse. There is created in the office of the governor a state council on alcohol and other drug abuse consisting of the governor, the attorney general, the state superintendent of public instruction, the secretary of health services, the commissioner of insurance, the secretary of corrections, the secretary of transportation and the chairperson of the pharmacy examining board, or their designees; a representative of the controlled substances board; a representative of any governor's committee or commission created under subch. I of ch. 14 to study law enforcement issues; 6 members, one of whom is a consumer representing the public at large, with demonstrated professional, research or personal interest in alcohol and other drug abuse problems, appointed for 4-year terms; a representative of an organization or agency which is a direct provider of services to alcoholics and other drug abusers; a member of the Wisconsin County Human Service Association, Inc., who is nominated by that association; and 2 members of each house of the legislature, representing the majority party and the minority party in each house, chosen as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses. Section 15.09 applies to the council.

(4)Council on military and state relations. There is created in the office of the governor a council on military and state relations. The council shall assist the governor by working with the state's military installations, commands and communities, state agencies, and economic development professionals to develop and implement strategies designed to enhance those military installations. The council shall advise and assist the governor on issues related to the location of military installations in this state. The council shall assist and cooperate with state agencies to determine how those agencies can better serve military communities and military families. The council shall assist the efforts of military families and their support groups regarding quality-of-life issues for service men and women, their spouses, and their dependents. The chairperson of the council shall be elected by the members of the council. The council shall consist of the following:

(a) A representative of the department of military affairs.

(b) A representative of Fort McCoy, Monroe County.

(c) Two members of each house of the legislature, representing the majority party and minority party in each house, chosen as are members of the standing committees of that house.

(d) A representative of the office of the governor.

(6)Council on veterans employment.

(a) There is created in the office of the governor a council on veterans employment consisting of all of the following:

1. The secretary of administration or his or her designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the council.

2. The administrator of the division of personnel management in the department of administration or his or her designee.

3. The secretary of veterans affairs or his or her designee.

4. The secretary of workforce development or his or her designee.

5. The president of the University of Wisconsin System or his or her designee.

(b) The council shall advise and assist the governor and state agencies with the recruitment and employment of veterans, including specifically veterans with a service-connected disability rating, so as to increase veteran employment in state government. To this end, the council shall do all of the following:

1. Identify program areas of state government in which the employment of veterans can be increased.

2. Identify state agency positions that have duties especially suitable to the skills and work experiences of veterans.

3. Ensure that state agencies develop training programs to assist veterans in acquiring the skills necessary to hold state agency positions.

4. Ensure that state agencies develop training and counseling programs for veterans to assist in their transition from military service to state government employment.

5. Ensure that the division of personnel management in the department of administration develops training programs for human resources staff to increase the recruitment and employment of veterans in state agencies.

6. Prepare a model strategy for state agencies to increase the employment of qualified veterans, which includes recommendations to streamline the process of employing qualified veterans with a service-connected disability rating.

7. Promote state government employment as a viable post-military career opportunity for veterans.

8. Identify and promote to state agencies the valuable and transferrable skills of veterans.

(c)

1. The department of workforce development shall provide staff support to the council.

2. The department of workforce development shall make the determinations under s. 230.042 (3) (a) and (4) (a) and shall assist the council in making its determinations under s. 230.042 (3) (b) and (4) (b).

3. The council may establish separate goals that are applicable to a state agency for the hiring of qualified veterans or veterans with a service-connected disability rating that are in lieu of the goals specified under s. 230.042 (3) and (4).

(d) Annually, on or before September 1, the secretary of administration shall submit a report to the governor on the activities of the council in assisting state agencies with the recruitment and employment of veterans. The report shall include current information on the number of veterans holding permanent state government positions and the council's recommendations for increasing veteran employment in state government.

History: 1971 c. 219 s. 4; 1973 c. 90; 1975 c. 39, 370; 1977 c. 29 s. 1649; 1977 c. 325, 418; 1979 c. 34 s. 16; 1979 c. 221; 1983 a. 27; 1987 a. 339, 399; 1987 a. 403 s. 256; 1991 a. 211; 1993 a. 210; 1995 a. 27 ss. 48, 9116 (5); 1997 a. 27, 252; 2005 a. 26; 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a); 2011 a. 166; 2015 a. 55, 386.

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