Functional Coordination: Who, What, Where, When and How

In 2014, Function Coordination was introduced as a way to integrate Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Field Services staff within the Michigan Works! Agencies (MWA) to improve staff performance and create a seamless system.

Specifically, it was designed to allow WDA and MWA staff to work closely to integrate Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists and Migrant Service Workers into the system. 

How has it been working?

What challenges and opportunities have you encountered? How have state Veteran and Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker staff been integrated in the day-to-day functions of the One Stop?

Join us for a refresher of the concepts behind this partnership, a review of how it has worked up to this point and how it can be leveraged to ensure future success of the Michigan Works! system.

Key Takeaways
  • How it can be utilized to improve the success of the Veterans Employment Services and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers programs 
  • Specific information on the roles, responsibilities and the accountability of the MWA Functional Coordinators, VES Regional Managers, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists and Migrant Service Workers
  • Scenarios and best practices from successful models of Functional Coordination

Who Should Attend
  • Functional Coordinators
  • Planners
  • Service Center Managers


October 25, 2016


Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $12.00


  • Allen Nash, GCDF, Veterans’ Field Services Manager, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan
  • Tammy Flynn, Trade Adjustment Assistance Manager, Office of Talent Policy and Planning, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan
  • Geraldo Aranda, State Monitor Advocate, Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Program, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan
  • Janet Bloomfield, Director of Policy, Michigan Works! Association