3. Committees


The Standing Committee shall formulate a mission statement, goals, objectives and responsibilities for membership; determine if product development is appropriate; develop a proposed budget and recommend a chairperson and submit the nominee and the plan to the WAI State Advisory Committee for final confirmation.

  • Business, Education, Labor (BEL) - Promote and recognize partnerships between business, education and the labor force for WorkAbility I programs at the local, regional, and state levels.
  • Family Transition Network (FTN) - Provide transition information, training, and resources to parents, students, and families to assist the student through the process of transition to quality adult life.
  • Government Relations Committee (GRC) - Research, correlate, and disseminate information related to legislative process and policy formation at the federal, state, and local levels as it relates to the WorkAbility I program.
  • Human Support Services (HSS) - Research, and disseminate information regarding interagency support for key stakeholders in the WorkAbility I program at the state, regional, and local levels.
  • Mentor - Provide/facilitate mentor trainings within local region. Offer support, collaborate with regional teams, assist in the special conditions process, and provide responses to frequently asked questions.
  • State and Regional Trainings (SRT) - Facilitate quality professional development and training opportunities to all key stakeholders of the WorkAbility I program.
  • Technology, Education, Communication (TEC) - Provide technical and educational support to key stakeholders who use the state -wide WorkAbility I Data collection, reporting system and WorkAbility Central website. The committee will research and review the database, providing content update recommendations as well as supporting WorkAbility Central web content.
  • Wage, Labor and Safety (WLS) - Provide information, resources, training, and support to key stakeholders regarding wage, labor and safety.

Committee Chairs

The Standing Committee membership shall elect a Chairperson who is responsible to:

  1. Facilitate regular meetings, ensure minutes are taken and submitted to the CDE via the Advisory Chair
  2. Take all action items to the WAI State Advisory Committee for approval
  3. Attend the WAI State Advisory Committee meetings as a voting member
  4. Inform the WAI State Advisory Committee if meeting attendance is not meeting a quorum. After two regularly scheduled committee meetings, if a quorum-a simple majority of members-is not met, the committee existence will be brought to WAI State Advisory for possible resolution or dissolution)
  5. Update and maintain the Committee’s WorkAbility Central Google Group
  6. Update and maintain the Committee’s WorkAbility Central Site
  7. Post all meetings and minutes on Committee’s WorkAbility Central calendar

Committee Elections

    • Even numbered year elections shall be conducted in Regions 2, 4 and in the following committees: Business, Education & Labor, Family Transition Network, Governmental Relations, and Human Support Services.
    • Odd numbered years shall be conducted in Regions 1, 3, 5 and in the following committees: Mentoring, Wage, Labor & Safety, Technology and State and Regional Training.

Committee Representatives/Alternates

Standing Committee representatives shall be elected by WAI regional sites and shall serve their region on the committee by facilitating communication between their region and the committee. A Regional Manager may be a committee member, but may not be a Standing Committee Chair. Each region must have representation at each committee meeting. Additional funding is provided for the representatives serving on each committee to assist with additional costs of traveling to the required meetings.