Section: Statutes which became effective before September 15, 1948 relating to courts or officers existing prior thereto; effect to be given to
2. The Council shall:
a. Assess the effectiveness of State programs designed to provide gender equity in labor, education and training;
b. Make recommendations to the Commissioners of the Departments of Community Affairs, Education, Human Services and Labor, and the Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education regarding the needs, priorities, programs and policies related to access and equity for labor, education and workforce training throughout the State;
c. Review current and proposed legislation and regulations pertaining to gender equity in labor, education and workforce training and make recommendations regarding possible legislation and regulations to the State Employment and Training Commission and the Division on Women;
d. Develop policies to insure that State agencies set benchmarks and integrate their data collection systems to assess progress toward achieving gender equity and take action to insure that appropriate data collection systems exist where needed;
e. Develop policies to promote linkages among individuals, schools, organizations and public agencies providing gender equity services and programs;
f. Educate and provide information to the public on the issues and current developments in gender equity by issuing reports and holding events such as conferences and symposia;
g. Annually assess the implementation of the recommendations of the Gender Equity Task Force of the State Employment and Training Commission which were published in the reports of the task force entitled, "Leveling the Playing Field: Removing Barriers for Women in New Jersey's Employment and Training Programs," and "Balancing the Equation: A Report on Gender Equity in Education"; and
h. Submit an annual report to the Governor, the Legislature, the State Employment and Training Commission and the Division on Women of its assessments and recommendations made pursuant to this section.
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