BJ 08-107

Participation in the United States Armys
Partnership for Youth Success Program

WHEREAS, it is a priority for the state to foster a political, social, and economic environment that will allow Louisiana’s greatest assets—our young people—to build successful lives and careers within the state;

WHEREAS, there are over 3,500 Louisiana men and women currently deployed in the service of our country;

WHEREAS, there are over 8,000 Louisiana men and women serving in the United States Army and Army Reserve;

WHEREAS, Army recruitment in Louisiana, in contrast to many other states, has seen double-digit increases in recent years;

WHEREAS, the United States Army Recruiting Command has developed a partnership with the business community to facilitate the transition of soldiers to civilian life by matching their skills with available jobs;

WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana’s participation in the United States Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program will benefit the people and the state of Louisiana, by having the option of interviewing and employing United States Army trained men and women whose intelligence, experience and skills will be a great asset to Louisiana state agencies and government; and

WHEREAS, the PaYS Program will greatly assist the United States Army in recruiting high quality men and women;

NOW THEREFORE I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Each state agency shall enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the United States Army for the purpose of establishing participation in the PaYS Program.

SECTION 2: The Memorandum of Agreement between a state agency and the United States Army will control the creation, scope, obligations and termination of the agreement for that state agency.

SECTION 3 : This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 10th day of November, 2008.

Bobby Jindal

Jay Dardenne
Secretary of State