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OASAM Unified Agenda - [Completed Actions]

December 11, 2006

2121. Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Requirements of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 29 USC 2938 Workforce Investment Act

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 37

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 7, 1999.

Abstract: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) was signed into law by President Clinton on August 7, 1998. Section 188 of the Act prohibits discrimination by recipients of financial assistance under title I on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, political affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries only, citizenship or participation in a WIA title I- financial assisted program or activity. Section 188(e) requires that the Secretary of Labor issue regulations necessary to implement section 188 not later than one year after the date of the enactment of WIA. Such regulations are to include standards for determining compliance and procedures for enforcement that are consistent with the acts referenced in section 188(a)(1), as well as procedures to ensure that complaints filed under section 188 and such acts are processed in a manner that avoids duplication of effort. The reauthorization of WIA is currently under consideration by the Congress. It may include amendments to the nondiscrimination provisions contained in section 188 that would directly impact these regulations. This final rule will be issued after congressional action on the reauthorization of WIA.

Timetable:


Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule 11/12/99 64 FR 61692 Interim Final Rule Comment Period 12/13/99 NPRM 09/30/03 68 FR 56386 NPRM Comment Period End 12/01/03 Withdrawn 07/21/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Annabelle T. Lockhart, Director, Civil Rights Center, Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-6500
TDD
Phone: 202 693-6515
Fax: 202 693-6505
Email: civilrightscenter@dol.gov

RIN: 1291-AA29