29 USC 2841 - Establishment of one-stop delivery systems

(a) In general 
Consistent with the State plan, the local board for a local area, with the agreement of the chief elected official for the local area, shall
(1) develop and enter into the memorandum of understanding described in subsection (c) of this section with one-stop partners;
(2) designate or certify one-stop operators under subsection (d) of this section; and
(3) conduct oversight with respect to the one-stop delivery system in the local area.

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(b) One-stop partners 

(1) Required partners 

(A) In general 
Each entity that carries out a program or activities described in subparagraph (B) shall
(i) make available to participants, through a one-stop delivery system, the services described in section 2864 (d)(2) of this title that are applicable to such program or activities; and
(ii) participate in the operation of such system consistent with the terms of the memorandum described in subsection (c) of this section, and with the requirements of the Federal law in which the program or activities are authorized.
(B) Programs and activities 
The programs and activities referred to in subparagraph (A) consist of
(i) programs authorized under this chapter;
(ii) programs authorized under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.);
(iii) adult education and literacy activities authorized under title II [20 U.S.C. 9201 et seq.];
(iv) programs authorized under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 720 et seq.) (other than part C of title I of such Act [29 U.S.C. 741] and subject to subsection (f) of this section);

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(v) programs authorized under section 403(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603 (a)(5)) (as added by section 5001 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997);
(vi) activities authorized under title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3056 et seq.);
(vii) career and technical education activities at the postsecondary level authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.);
(viii) activities authorized under chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.);
(ix) activities authorized under chapter 41 of title 38;
(x) employment and training activities carried out under the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9901 et seq.);
(xi) employment and training activities carried out by the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and
(xii) programs authorized under State unemployment compensation laws (in accordance with applicable Federal law).
(2) Additional partners 

(A) In general 
In addition to the entities described in paragraph (1), other entities that carry out a human resource program described in subparagraph (B) may
(i) make available to participants, through the one-stop delivery system, the services described in section 2864 (d)(2) of this title that are applicable to such program; and
(ii) participate in the operation of such system consistent with the terms of the memorandum described in subsection (c) of this section, and with the requirements of the Federal law in which the program is authorized;

if the local board and chief elected official involved approve such participation.

(B) Programs 
The programs referred to in subparagraph (A) may include
(i) programs authorized under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
(ii) programs authorized under section 2015 (d)(4) of title 7;
(iii) work programs authorized under section 2015 (o) of title 7;
(iv) programs authorized under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.); and
(v) other appropriate Federal, State, or local programs, including programs in the private sector.
(c) Memorandum of understanding 

(1) Development 
The local board, with the agreement of the chief elected official, shall develop and enter into a memorandum of understanding (between the local board and the one-stop partners), consistent with paragraph (2), concerning the operation of the one-stop delivery system in the local area.
(2) Contents 
Each memorandum of understanding shall contain
(A) provisions describing
(i) the services to be provided through the one-stop delivery system;
(ii) how the costs of such services and the operating costs of the system will be funded;
(iii) methods for referral of individuals between the one-stop operator and the one-stop partners, for the appropriate services and activities; and
(iv) the duration of the memorandum and the procedures for amending the memorandum during the term of the memorandum; and
(B) such other provisions, consistent with the requirements of this chapter, as the parties to the agreement determine to be appropriate.
(d) One-stop operators 

(1) Designation and certification 
Consistent with paragraphs (2) and (3), the local board, with the agreement of the chief elected official, is authorized to designate or certify one-stop operators and to terminate for cause the eligibility of such operators.
(2) Eligibility 
To be eligible to receive funds made available under this subchapter to operate a one-stop center referred to in section 2864 (c) of this title, an entity (which may be a consortium of entities)
(A) shall be designated or certified as a one-stop operator
(i) through a competitive process; or
(ii) in accordance with an agreement reached between the local board and a consortium of entities that, at a minimum, includes 3 or more of the one-stop partners described in subsection (b)(1) of this section; and
(B) may be a public or private entity, or consortium of entities, of demonstrated effectiveness, located in the local area, which may include
(i) a postsecondary educational institution;
(ii) an employment service agency established under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.), on behalf of the local office of the agency;
(iii) a private, nonprofit organization (including a community-based organization);
(iv) a private for-profit entity;
(v) a government agency; and
(vi) another interested organization or entity, which may include a local chamber of commerce or other business organization.
(3) Exception 
Elementary schools and secondary schools shall not be eligible for designation or certification as one-stop operators, except that nontraditional public secondary schools and area vocational education schools shall be eligible for such designation or certification.
(e) Established one-stop delivery system 
If a one-stop delivery system has been established in a local area prior to August 7, 1998, the local board, the chief elected official, and the Governor involved may agree to certify an entity carrying out activities through the system as a one-stop operator for purposes of subsection (d) of this section, consistent with the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, of the memorandum of understanding, and of section 2864 (c) of this title.
(f) Application to certain vocational rehabilitation programs 

(1) Limitation 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to part C of title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 741).
(2) Client assistance 
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require that any entity carrying out a client assistance program authorized under section 112 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 732)
(A) violate the requirement of section 112(c)(1)(A) of that Act that the entity be independent of any agency which provides treatment, services, or rehabilitation to individuals under that Act [29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.]; or
(B) carry out any activity not authorized under section 112 of that Act (including appropriate Federal regulations).