Governor's Workforce Development Board (GWDB)

Legal Authority

The GOVERNOR’S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (‘state board’), previously known as the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) and the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) was established in accordance with sec. 111 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), and reauthorized in sec. 101 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). The state board is codified in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 232.935, and through Governor’s Executive Order No. 2015-08; modified through Governor’s Executive Order No. 2016-08.

Duties of the State Board

In accordance with WIOA Title I, subtitle A, chapter 1, sec. 101(d), the state board shall assist the Governor with:

    1. The development, implementation and modification of the state plan.
    2. The review of statewide policies, programs and recommendations on actions that should be taken by the state to align workforce development programs in a manner that supports a comprehensive and streamlined workforce development system, including review and commentary on the state plan for programs and activities of one-stop partners that are not WIOA core programs.
    3. The development of, and recommendations for, the continuous improvement of the workforce development system
    4. The identification and dissemination of information on best practices.
    5. The review and development of statewide policies affecting the coordinated provision of services through the state's one-stop delivery system.
    6. The development of strategies for implementing and funding technological improvements to facilitate access to, and improve the quality of, services and activities provided through the state’s one-stop delivery system.
    7. The development of strategies for aligning technology and data systems across one-stop partner programs to enhance service delivery and improve efficiencies in reporting on performance accountability measures.
    8. The review and development of allocation formulas for the distribution of funds to local areas for employment and training activities for adults and youth workforce investment activities to local areas.
    9. The preparation of annual reports.
    10. The development of the statewide workforce and labor market information system, as described in the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 491-2(e)).
    11. The development of any other policies and recommendations that will encourage and promote improvements to the workforce development system in the state.


      Members of the Governor's Workforce Development Board are appointed by the Governor. No less than fifty one percent (51%) of the membership of the GWDB will be representative of business. The membership must include private sector/business representation from the northern, southern, and rural areas of the state. Area representation may be based on the most current geographic demographics available at the time of the appointments.

        WIOA State Compliance Policies

        GWDB Members

        GWDB Meeting Calendar

        Relevant DOL Policies & Guidance Letters

        GWDB Bylaws

        Technical Assistance Guides