dations on employment and training program
plans developed with CETA funds for the East-
ern Shore and Southern Maryland coun-
ties. The chairperson of the Balance of State
Planning Council is appointed by the Governor
and acts on his behalf in all matters relevant to
State prime sponsorship.
The Training and Employment office also
works with the Balance of State Private Industry
Council. The Council, along with the Balance of
State Prime Sponsor, is responsible for all pro-
grams and activities that are funded under Title
VII of CETA.
The Training and Employment Office also has
the responsibility for meeting all federal grant re-
quirements for implementing all plans under the
CETA Special Grant to the Governor for voca-
tional education and statewide employment and
training services. Vocational Education services
for the Special Grant are developed by the State
Department of Education and prime sponsors
through jointly developed non-financial agree-
ments. These non-financial agreements are submit-
ted to the Training and Employment Office for re-
view and funding. Generally speaking, vocational
services are classroom training in occupational
areas that are in demand in local labor markets.
Funds for statewide employment and training ser-
vices are also allocated under the Special Grant to
provide administrative or client services that are
better served from the State perspective. Frequent-
ly, these funds are utilized to fund experimental
programs or projects that will enhance the coop-
eration and coordination of all employment and
employment-related programs in the State. As
part of the federal requirements of the Special
Grant to the Governor, the Training and Employ-
ment Office also serves as staff support to the
State Employment and Training Council. The
Council is an advisory body appointed by the
Governor to review the plans of all prime spon-
sors and employment and employment-related
agencies and to make recommendations on the co-
ordination of all employment efforts in the State.
The chairman of the State Employment and
Training Council is appointed by the Governor
and acts on his behalf to fulfill all federal require-
ments under Section 110 of CETA.
In connection with its administrative role in
statewide programs, the Training and Employ-
ment Office also is responsible for all State agen-
cy public service employment positions funded by
local prime sponsors and makes arrangments for
the development of appropriate State public ser-
vice jobs, for the allocation of positions to State
agencies, and for the certification, recruitment,
and selection of personnel.
|MARYLAND COMMISSION FOR
Chairperson: Jo-Ann Orlinsky, 1981
Vice-Chairperson: Diane E. Weaver, 1984
Barbara J. A. Gordon, 1981; Winifred G.
Helmes, 1981; Barbara Osborn Kreamer, 1981;
Elizabeth S. Morrison, 1981; Octavene J.
Saunders, 1981; Bemita E. Fuller, 1982; Robert
A. Jacques, 1982; Edward J. Lee, 1982; Dixie
J. Miller, 1982; Ada R. Pena, 1982; Thomas D.
Washburne, 1982; George E. Allen, 1983;
Malcolm Funn, 1983; Jill Moss Green berg,
1983; Roberta B. Hochberg, 1983; Sally Myers
Johnson, 1983; Dolores J. Snyder, 1983; Bruce
C. Bereano, 1984; Lorraine Q. Cecil, 1984; Joel
Chasnoff, 1984; Janet M. McNair, 1984; Mary
E. Pike, 1984.
Constance R. Beims, Executive Director
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-5608
The Commission was originally appointed by
the Governor in 1965 as the Governor's Commis-
sion on the Status of Women with the mission to
develop to the fullest extent possible the potential
of the women of Maryland. The Commission was
reactivated in 1968 as the Maryland Commission
on the Status of Women as part of a continuing
effort to promote human understanding and to
solve the pressing social problems that confront
the State and the nation.
The Governor directed the Commission to re-
view the recommendations of the previous Com-
mission in the areas of education, employment,
and community and civic participation, and to
take steps to implement those most pertinent.
The Commission also was directed to seek the co-
operation of existing organizations on the State
and local levels in identifying problems and to
work toward increasing the opportunities for
women to serve in a variety of fields.
By Chapter 57, Acts of 1971, the Commission
on the Status of Women became a statutory agen-
cy and was assigned to the Department of Human
Resources. The Commission adopted its present
name by Chapter 119, Acts of 1976. The Commis-
sion consists of twenty-four members appointed
by the Governor from among persons interested
in the improvement of the status of women. Its
membership includes both men and women and
represents various fields of interest to women of
different age groups and geographical regions of
the State. Members serve four-year terms and may
be reappointed to one additional term.