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

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA/Waivers

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDC

ISSUE DATE

April 25, 1996

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 27-95
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Waivers of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Regulatory Provisions

  1. Purpose. To transmit information to all States on the types of waiver requests that have been received and responded to under the waiver procedures issued in Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 7-94, in accord- ance with the provisions at 20 CFR 627.201.

  2. References. Final JTPA Regulations, 20 CFR 627.201, published in the Federal Register on September 2, 1994 and TEGL No. 7-94.

  3. Background. TEGL No. 7-94, dated March 20, 1995, indicated that as experience was gained regarding specific waiver requests, information would be created that would be useful in JTPA policy deliberations. We believe that the various States may find it useful in their policy delibera- tions to know the types of waivers that are being requested of the Department, and the resulting decisions on such requests. This information is being shared for the State's consideration and evaluation as it may pertain to possible waiver requests for State's JTPA programs.

    Attached is a brief status report on the waiver requests received, and acted on, to date. Of the valid waiver requests considered, 24 have been approved and 4 have been disapproved.

  4. Information. If a State determines that an approved waiver may also be appropriate for its programs, it may wish to consider submitting a waiver request. Any such waiver requests should conform to the criteria set forth in TEGL

    7-94, dated March 20, 1995. Additional information on a specific waiver may be obtained by contacting your Federal JTPA representative in the Regional Office.

    . Questions may be directed to Dennis Nutt at 202-219-6825. (Note: This is not a toll-free number.)

    . "Waiver Request Status Report"