2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McPike
VEC: JLARC Recommendation #1

Item 111.10 #2s

Item 111.10 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Secretary of Labor FY2021 $0 FY2022 $500,000 GF

Page 27, line 4, strike "$599,192" and insert "$1,099,192".

Page 27, line 4, strike "Not set out." and insert:

Amendment Drawn to Chapter 552

Page 116, after line 56, insert:

"F. The Secretary of Labor shall competitively procure a national firm with expertise in evaluating the efficiency of an organization's staffing structure, delegation of staff duties, and work processes to conduct a comprehensive efficiency review of the unemployment insurance (UI) operations of the Virginia Employment Commission to (i) identify specific actions that could be taken to improve the efficiency of VEC's UI operations, including through more efficient and effective use of staff and technology; (ii) recommend improvements to the agency's staffing and workflows to most effectively use existing federal funding for UI operations; and (iii) determine whether current funding is adequate to ensure effective UI operations. The Secretary shall issue an interim report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly no later than December 1, 2022 and a final report no later than September 1, 2023."


(This amendment provides funding for the Secretary of Labor to competitively procure a comprehensive efficiency review of the operations of the Virginia Employment Commission consistent with Recommendation 1 of the JLARC Report "Operations and Performance of the Virginia Employment Commission" from November 2021.)