ERIC Number: ED368523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Job Training Partnership Act: Labor Title IV Initiatives Could Improve Relations with Native Americans. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Section 401 of Title IV of the Job Training Partnership Act established an employment and training program to serve Indians, Alaska Natives, and Hawaii Natives that is administered by the Department of Labor. Since 1992 a Native American Employment and Training Council, composed entirely of Native Americans, has advised Labor on a variety of activities affecting the program. The 182 grantees approved by Labor provide employment and training services to eligible Native Americans nationwide. A major factor in the deterioration of the Native American relationship with Labor was a proposal to change program regulations without closely conferring with grantees, as the act requires. Labor officials, on the other hand, believed that in recent years the grantees were uncooperative and unreceptive to any program changes. Labor pledged to withdraw all prior versions of the draft regulations and promised that any new regulations would be developed with the assistance of the Native American community. A review of expenditures for 7 of the 182 grantees in program year 1991 indicated that 40 percent of funds were spent for training activities. The remaining funds were spent on program administration, work experience and community service activities, and participant support activities. Appendices contain the scope, methodology, and results of the study; numerous tables, figures, and bar graphs depicting participant characteristics, services provided, outcomes, and funding allocation; and comments from the Department of Labor. (KS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Expenditures, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Programs, Job Training, Program Administration
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies, $2 each; 100 or more, 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.