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Inventory of the Occupational Information Coordinating Committee
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R189.1, Box 1, folders 1-9

Series 1 Agency Files 1982-1990

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by agency name.

Scope and Content Note

Agency files include material relating to the various agencies with which the COICC had a relationship. These include the Employment Development Department, the Department of Education, and the California Community Colleges. Agency files include materials such as interagency agreements and budgetary information.
R189.2, Box 1, folders 10-17

Series 2 Conference Files 1996-2002

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by conference date.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material related to conferences attended by COICC members. The COICC attended numerous conferences between the inception of the Committee and its disbandment. The COICC also sponsored and hosted conferences in California related to labor market information, labor statistics development, and workforce information. Materials include promotional material, research material, remarks, and correspondence with conference members or hosts.
R189.3, Box 1, folder 18 - Box 4, folder 4

Series 3 Correspondence 1982-2003

Physical Description: 60 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries. The first subseries covers the years 1982 to 1986, and is arranged chronologically. The second subseries covers the years 1983 to 2003, and is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence files include letters and emails from the COICC, its executive directors, and its advisory members to and from various agencies, legislators, researchers, consultants, and members of the private sector, both citizens and industry leaders. The COICC also had correspondence with the National Occupational Coordinating Committee on matters of policy, procedure, funding, and scope.
R189.4, Box 4, folder 5 - Box 5, folder 23

Series 4 Meeting Files 1979-2002

Physical Description: 43 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: (1) Meeting Agendas and Minutes, and (2) General Meeting Files. Meeting agendas and minutes are arranged by date, and general meeting files are arranged by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The first subseries includes agendas and minutes from meetings of the full Committee including advisory members and general staff. These meetings typically occurred on a monthly basis, but were frequently postponed or cancelled.
The second subseries included meeting notes and reference material. Topics discussed at the COICC meetings include the directorship of the Committee, the workforce development block grant program, labor market information, the Joint Employment Training Conference of 1992, and cooperation with other State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees.
R189.5, Box 6, folder 1 - Box 7, folder 11

Series 5 Memoranda 1989-2002

Physical Description: 34 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The COICC staff included the executive director and one to three staff assistants at any given time, and correspondence between the staff and the full body of the Committee was often the best way for these two groups to communicate. As the COICC met monthly and frequently cancelled or postponed meetings, memoranda between the executive director and members of the Committee allowed for the free flow of information and ideas to develop projects and continue the general functions of the committee.
R189.6, Box 7, folders 12 - 22

Series 6 Office Files 1981-1999

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Office files include records from the day-to-day operations of the COICC staff, which included an executive director and at least one support person. The correspondence and memoranda of the executive director is included, along with reports on the development of projects and programs, contracts with state agencies and private firms, and budgetary agreements.
R189.7, Box 7, folder 23 - Box 9, folder 25

Series 7 OIS Development Files 1980-2001

Physical Description: 28 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The development of a California Cooperative Occupational Information System (CCOIS) was a fundamental goal of the COICC. The OIS Development Files include reports, research, and background information on the development of the CCOIS. From the creation of the Committee through the late 1990s, this system was never fully developed or implemented. The COICC contracted with Pacific Research Management Associates in 1983-1985 to develop a comprehensive survey meant to gauge the interest of the public and private sectors in participating in the CCOIS, but participation was low. These files include research and correspondence between PRMA and the COICC members, user manuals for the Labor Market Information Survey, and digital media including three versions of the LMIS on 5 1/4" diskette. The COICC attempted to coordinate a distributed Occupational Information System by making it voluntary and industry-led, but by 1995 it had returned to a centralized CCOIS concept.
For a complete description of OIS media, see Appendix A of master finding aid.
R189.8, Box 10, folders 1-18

Series 8 Occupational Outlook Reports 1982-2004

Physical Description: 18 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The Occupational Outlook Reports cover a wide variety of labor market information in several regions in California, usually separated by County. For the first decade of these reports, the information is scattered and not uniform. However, reports included after 1995, both electronically and in textual format are both comprehensive and uniform. The reports included are primarily from 2001-2003 and include multi-year projections by the counties.
For a complete description of report titles, see Appendix B of master finding aid.
R189.9, Box 10, folder 19 - Box 11, folder 4

Series 9 Program Files 1986-1988

Physical Description: 7 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by program.

Scope and Content Note

Program files include records both on the programs developed by the COICC as well as programs led by private industry council, for-profit groups, other SOICCs, and the NOICC. These include printed and promotional material, correspondence to and from these groups, and feedback on the COICC's programs such as the Cooperative Occupational Information System. Programs managed by the COICC included the Labor Market Information Technical Guide program, the Occupational Handbook Workshop Guide, the guide to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, and the distribution of research on paths to entering the workplace.
R189.10, Box 11, folders 5-14

Series 10 Project Files 1987-1995

Physical Description: 10 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project.

Scope and Content Note

Project files include documentation on the various tasks which the COICC performed, including preparation for conferences, development of strategies to fulfill its mandate of labor market dissemination, and the creation of guides to career development training. Some projects included finding local partners for the California Cooperative Information System, the Career Development Training Guide, and the Vocational Training Wage Data project.
R189.11, Box 11, folder 15 - Box 12, folder 6

Series 11 Report Files 1978-2004

Physical Description: 15 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Reports created or retained by the COICC including those on labor market information, career development training, career reeducation and workforce adjustment, workforce development, and vocational and technical education.
R189.12, Box 12, folder 7 - Box 13, folder 9

Series 12 Subject Files 1988-2002

Physical Description: 26 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files span a wide array of topics of interest or use to the COICC and typically consist of correspondence, background material, newspaper clippings, notes, reports, legislation, and educational tools. Some subjects of specific interest to the COICC are SB178 (1983-1984) which reauthorized the COICC with a mandate for labor market information gathering and distribution, the Carl D. Perkins Act for Vocational and Technical Education of 1984, which contained information similar to SB178 on the federal level, the COICC's distribution of the "California Career Video" series, and the Real Game/Make It Real Game for use in the public school system at differing grade levels.
For a complete description of subject headings, see Appendix C of master finding aid.