ERIC Number: ED367520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing of Public Law 102-477, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992. Hearing on Regulations Dealing with Section 401 Job Training Partnership Act before the Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (September 15, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
In October 1992, Congress passed legislation supporting American Indian tribal demonstration projects that would consolidate employment services, job training, and related services to improve the effectiveness of such services, reduce unemployment, and further tribal goals. In September 1993, a Senate hearing received testimony concerning the extent of implementation of these pilot projects. Representatives of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services reported that: (1) these agencies had established a management framework specifying their roles and responsibilities with respect to the statute; (2) the agencies were developing written guidance for tribes on project implementation, as well as consolidated program report forms; and (3) 55 tribes were willing to participate in program implementation during fiscal year 1994. Representatives of tribes and Indian organizations discussed: (1) the importance of federal agencies treating the tribes as full partners in the implementation process; (2) concerns that federal agencies not create barriers to implementation; (3) the relationship of this initiative to ongoing tribal self-governance initiatives; (4) the need for data collection that would allow program evaluation in terms of local circumstances; and (5) concerns over Department of Labor plans to publish new regulations affecting Indian Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs. An appendix making up the bulk of this document contains the text of the legislation (Public Law 102-477), much discussion about the proposed JTPA regulations, reports on Native unemployment and economic development efforts on reservations and in urban areas, and a description of a planned electronic network linking grantees with each other and with federal agencies. (SV)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Education, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Hearings, Job Training, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982