U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA/Dialogue

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDC

ISSUE DATE

May 20, 1994

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 53-93
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : DOL Dialogue on the Disadvantaged

  1. Purpose. To provide information on the DOL Dialogue on the Disadvantaged and to transmit the Federal Register Notice announcing the Dialogue.

  2. References. Federal Register Notice of May 18, 1994.

  3. Background. The Department is undertaking a Dialogue to examine the need and options for constructive new directions for programs for the disadvantaged. As indicated in the attached Federal Register Notice, the Dialogue consists of several approaches to obtain a wide spectrum of information related to questions which will be addressed in the Dialogue process.

    The Federal Register Notice contains a list of broad questions to be addressed. The approach to be used will provide an opportunity for anyone to respond to the questions contained in the Notice. In addition, ETA is conducting a review of currently available studies, surveys and reports, a survey of customer attitudes and a series of small group discussions and town hall meetings across the country.

  4. Action. States are requested to provide their input to the questions in the Federal Register Notice and to share the Notice with SDAs and to encourage their input. We hope that States and SDAs will share this announcement with other human resource agencies at the State and local level and will encourage their input.

    As indicated in the announcement, ETA will conduct small group discussions and town halls in 15 sites across the country. The effective support of State and SDA staff is essential in making these useful for the acquisition of the views of the youth and adult "customer" participants of our system, the employer "customers" and the staff "customers".

    In addition, we encourage the use of the Dialogue approach in conferences and meetings which are held with JTPA and/or other human resource agency staff. States or others may elect to undertake dialogues within the context of other scheduled activities or to undertake them as separate activities.

    Staff from ETA Regional Offices are available to assist in any of the activities discussed above.

  5. Inquiries. Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to Hugh Davies or Karen Staha at (202) 219-5580.

  6. Attachment. Federal Register Notice of May 18, 1994

 

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