[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 14, 2011)]
[Page 56815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23368]



Employment and Training Administration

Renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council 
(Council) Charter

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given regarding the renewal of the Workforce 
Investment Act (WIA), Section 166 Indian and Native American program 
Charter that is necessary and in the public interest. Accordingly, the 
U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), the Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) has renewed the Council Charter for two years 
commencing on August 31, 2011 through August 31, 2013. The Charter 
includes language regarding membership diversity and changes to the 
terms of members.

    Background: Pursuant to WIA Section 166(h)(4)(C), the Council 
advises the Secretary on all aspects of the operation and 
administration of the Native American programs authorized under the 
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 166. In addition, the Council 
advises the Secretary on matters that promote the employment and 
training needs of American Indians and Native Americans, as well as 
enhance the quality of life in accordance with the Indian Self-
Determination Act and Education Assistance Act. The Council shall also 
provide guidance to the Secretary on ways for Indians, Alaska Natives, 
and Native Hawaiians to successfully access and obtain Department 
discretionary funding and participate in special initiatives.
    The charter is required to be renewed every two years; the current 
charter expired on July 22, 2011. The Council continues to assist ETA 
and the Secretary to administer WIA Section 166 program policy.
    Summary of Revisions: Due to Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 
requirements and budgetary constraints, three changes were made to the 
charter which include the: (1) Deletion of language that appointments 
will no longer remain effective until a replacement is designated by 
the Secretary in writing; (2) reduction in Council size with membership 
of not less than 15 individuals; and (3) total estimated annual 
operating costs for this Council of approximately $110,000. The 
reduction in membership size will have no impact on the Council. All 
council members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary and 
members may be appointed, reappointed, and/or replaced, and their terms 
may be extended, changed, or terminated at the Secretary discretion.

Designated Federal Officer, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment 
and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-4209, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-
3737, (this is not a toll-free number).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of September 2011.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-23368 Filed 9-13-11; 8:45 am]