EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
ADVISORY SYSTEM
U.S. Department of Labor
Washington, D. C. 20210
CLASSIFICATION

WIA section 166 Indian and Native American Program

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

ONP/DINAP

ISSUE DATE

February 28, 2005

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

March 11, 2005

ADVISORY : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 17-04
 
TO : ALL INDIAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN GRANTEES
ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
 
FROM : EMILY STOVER DeROCCO /s/
Assistant Secretary
 
SUBJECT : NATIVE AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING COUNCIL NOMINATIONS

  1. Purpose. To request Workforce Investment Act (WIA) section 166 grantees to submit nominations for consideration by the Secretary of Labor for appointment to fill expiring terms of membership on the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council).

  2. References. Workforce Investment Act, section 166(h)(4).

  3. Background. The current Native American Employment and Training Council charter was renewed for an indefinite period, effective May 2003. The charter provides for approximately 21 members appointed for two years by the Secretary of Labor. Appointments for the following nine (9) members will expire on May 6, 2005:

    REGION I, BOSTON
    Ms. Martha Fahrer

    REGION II, PHILADELPHIA
    Mr. John Richard

    REGION III. ATLANTA
    Mr. William Locklear

    HAWAII
    Ms. Winona Whitman

    OTHER DISCIPLINE
    Ms. M. J. Longley
    Mr. Terry Martin
    Mr. David Gipp
    Mr. Leo Cummings
    Ms. Lauri Bordeaux

  4. Action. The Secretary of Labor may consider for appointment to the Council nominations submitted by section 166 grantees. All members listed above are still eligible for nomination.

    Section 166 grantees in Regions I, II, III, and Hawaii, may submit nominations for vacancies or expiring memberships in their own areas only. The Department of Labor (the Department) will accept for consideration from all section 166 grantees nominations to fill seats on the Council representing "other discipline" memberships. Indian tribes and Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian organizations that do not administer a section 166 grant may also submit nominations. Self nominations will be considered and grantees participating in the "477" initiative are eligible for appointment to the Council.

    Please submit Council nominations on the attached form to:

    Athena R. Brown
    Chief
    Division of Indian and
    Native American Programs
    U.S. Department of Labor
    200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
    Room C-4312
    Washington, DC 20210

    ATTN: Council Desk

  5. Additional Information. The Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Regions were consolidated in Program Year 2000 from ten to six. The changes do not affect the charter's requirements with respect to the number of Council members. DINAP Bulletin 00- 16 outlined the Regional changes and how they affect the Council.

    DINAP will accept nominations electronically submitted to brown.athena@dol.gov. All nominations must be submitted no later than March 11, 2005 (U.S. Postmarked or electronically dated (e-mail)).

  6. Inquiries. Contact Athena Brown (Council's Designated Federal Official) at (202) 693-3737.

  7. Attachments. Native American Employment and Training Council Nomination Form.