Chapter 1. Extension Of Public Works of California Labor Code >> Division 2. >> Part 8. >> Chapter 1.
As used in this chapter, "State agency" means any department,
division, board, bureau, or commission of the State.
The Department of Finance shall ascertain and secure from the
several State agencies tentative plans for the extension of public
works which are best adapted to supply increased opportunities for
advantageous public labor during periods of temporary unemployment.
Such plans shall include estimates of the amount, character, and
duration of employment, the number of employees who could be
profitably employed therein, together with rates of wages and other
information which the Department of Finance deems necessary.
The department shall keep constantly advised of industrial
conditions throughout the State as affecting the employment of labor.
Whenever the Governor represents or the division has reason to
believe, that a period of extraordinary unemployment caused by
industrial depression exists in the state, it shall immediately hold
an inquiry into the facts relating thereto, and report to the
Governor whether, in fact, such condition exists.
If the department reports to the Governor that a condition of
extraordinary unemployment caused by industrial depression does
exist within this state, the Department of Finance may apportion the
available Emergency Fund among the several state agencies for the
extension of the public works of the state under the charge or
direction thereof, in the manner which the Department of Finance
believes to be best adapted to advance the public interest by
providing the maximum of public employment consistent with the most
useful, permanent, and economic extension of public works.
The Department of Employment Development immediately upon the
publication of a finding under this chapter that a period of
extraordinary unemployment due to industrial depression exists
throughout this state shall prepare approved lists of applicants for
public employment, secure full information as to their industrial
qualifications, and shall submit the same to the Department of
Finance for transmission to the state agencies which avail themselves
of the provisions of this chapter.