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DOL - 1409 - Native American Employment and Training Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNative American Employment and Training CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1409
Original Establishment Date7/1/1993Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date7/14/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Division Chief
Date Of Renewal Charter7/14/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Athena
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Brown
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*29 U.S.C. 3221(i)(4)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 693-3737
Effective Date Of Authority*1/3/2014Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 693-3817
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Native American Employment and Training Council (Council) advises the Secretary of Labor on the operation and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166, Indian and Native American programs, including, but not limited to, establishing regulations to carry out Section 166, performance measures for entities receiving assistance under Section 166, and developing a funding distribution plan that takes into consideration previous levels of funding to those entities. The Council continues to provide critical guidance on all aspects of WIOA. It is expected that the Council will continue to play an integral role in the administration of WIOA programs for Indian communities. While the Council is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), WIOA establishes the Council as a permanent council, exempting it from FACA's biennial charter renewal requirements. However, the Department reviews the charter biennially to determine whether any revisions or updates are appropriate.
How is membership balanced?*The charter provides that, except as otherwise required by law, committee membership is consistent with the applicable FACA regulations, as follows: a) membership on the Council will be fairly balanced; b) members will come from a cross-section of those directly affected, interested, and qualified as appropriate to the nature and functions of the Council; c) the composition of the committee will therefore depend upon several factors, including i) the committee’s mission; ii) the geographic, ethnic, social, economic, or scientific impact of the advisory committee’s recommendations; iii) the types of specific perspectives required; iv) the need to obtain divergent points of view on the issues before the committee, such as, for example, those of consumers, technical experts, the public at-large, academia, business, or other sectors; and v) the relevance of State, local or tribal governments to the development of the committee’s recommendations. The membership of the Council shall, to the extent practicable, represents all geographic areas of the United States with a substantial Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian population, and includes representatives of tribal governments and of non-reservation Native American organizations that have expertise in the areas of secondary and post secondary education, health care, business, and economic development.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The charter provides for at least two annual meetings. Council workgroups are composed of Tribal Council members and grantee staff; they provide guidance on the administration of WIOA Section 166 in areas such as policy development, designation, performance, and ETA initiatives.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Council was established by the Job Training Partnership Act Amendments of 1992 as the primary vehicle to be used by the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training to consult with the Indian and Native American employment and training community. The Council's advisory role was continued under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act because the Council provides a comprehensive forum for consultation that cannot be achieved by other means. Likewise, WIOA also mandates the Council.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings of the current Council have been closed to the public. A period for public comment is always on the meeting agenda for approximately two hours.
Recommendation RemarksNone.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentRecommendations were submitted in the form of resolutions and letters to the Secretary. The recommendations related to the WIOA regulations became a part of the Final Rule issued in August 2016. The Department agreed to support the additional performance indicators presented by the Council and exercise the Secretary's waiver authority for both the adult and youth program.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/A.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/A.Grants Review CommentN/A.
Number Of Recommendations*60Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Council advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration on the operation and administration of the WIOA, Section 166 program. In FY15, the Council submitted six recommendations. In August 2016, the Council submitted four resolutions and four additional recommendations through a consensus vote. In April 2020, the Council submitted one recommendation through a consensus vote. On September 22, 2021, the Council submitted eight recommendations to DOL that were adopted by consensus vote at its June 2021 meeting. A response was sent to the NAETC on June 13, 2022. Of the 8 recommendations, four were supported in full including Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 7. The recommendations were 4) to honor the federal trust obligations for tribes; 5) to continue to provide strong training and technical assistance; 6) Advancing self-sufficient communities, and 7) to allow waivers for performance indicators established under WIOA; and four were determined to be partially implemented and supported indirectly through the Department's initiatives including Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 8.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*18.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/A.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*29.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentA recommendation to negotiate the primary indicators required for the INA grantees and to assist in developing a culturally amenable system of reporting is part of the rulemaking record. The Department responded in writing and issued guidance in a Training and Employment Guidance Letter to support the additional performance indicators developed and recommended by the Council and to exercise the Secretary's waiver authority for both the Section 166 youth and adult programs. The Department has sought an increase in funding for the Indian and Native American Program, has worked with other agencies that received additional appropriations to increase tribal access to funding opportunities, is hiring additional staff, and has provided a variety of technical assistance to the authorizing committee for WIOA to continue until replacements are made.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A.
Agency Feedback Comment*The NAETC DFO provides agency feedback after Departmental evaluation of recommendations.Narrative Description*The NAETC advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration on the operation and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Section 166 program.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$60,123.75Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$60,500.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$12,558.65Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$30,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$4,490.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$3,000.00
Other Costs$10,765.21Est. Other Costs Next FY*$25,000.00
Total Costs$87,937.61Est. Total Next FY*$127,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/24/2022 10:32 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est Cost RemarksAnticipated travel costs will increase; COVID has had a continued effect on council members willingness to travel but we expect that in-person meetings might increase.
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Small Business
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Equal Opportunity
Native Americans
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Schools and Academic Institutions
Eligibility Programs
Social Services
Federal Employment
Public Services
Federal Government
Internal Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Job Training
Occupational Safety and Health
Workforce and Occupations
Regulatory Negotiation
Veterans and Veterans' Medical Care


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-030981Census Group2022
 COM-032267Effective Management Workgroup2022
 COM-030903Information and Technology/Reporting Work Group2022
 COM-040665Youth Workgroup2022


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039576Native American Employment and Training Council2021
 COM-036947Native American Employment and Training Council2020
 COM-035627Native American Employment and Training Council2019
 COM-032699Native American Employment and Training Council2018
 COM-001591Native American Employment and Training Council2017
 COM-002703Native American Employment and Training Council2016
 COM-003732Native American Employment and Training Council2015
 COM-004941Native American Employment and Training Council2014
 COM-005851Native American Employment and Training Council2013
 COM-006961Native American Employment and Training Council2012
 COM-007825Native American Employment and Training Council2011
 COM-009093Native American Employment and Training Council2010
 COM-010045Native American Employment and Training Council2009
 COM-011049Native American Employment and Training Council2008
 COM-011758Native American Employment and Training Council2007
 COM-012847Native American Employment and Training Council2006
 COM-013822Native American Employment and Training Council2005
 COM-014747Native American Employment and Training Council2004
 COM-015730Native American Employment and Training Council2003
 COM-016917Native American Employment and Training Council2002
 COM-017477Native American Employment and Training Council2001
 COM-018863Native American Employment and Training Council2000
 COM-019615Native American Employment and Training Council1999
 COM-020585Native American Employment and Training Council1998
 COM-021556Native American Employment and Training Council1997