[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 128 (Thursday, July 8, 2021)]
[Page 36161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14546]



Employment and Training Administration

Native American Employment and Training Council

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of the Native American Employment and 
Training Council Charter.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of 
the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) charter.


I. Background and Authority

    Section 166(i)(4) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 
29 U.S.C. 3221(i)(4) requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to 
establish and maintain the NAETC. The statute, as amended, requires the 
Secretary, to formally consult at least twice annually with the NAETC 
on the operation and administration of the WIOA Section 166 Indian and 
Native American Employment and Training programs. In addition, the 
NAETC advises the Secretary on matters that promote the employment and 
training needs of Indians and Native Americans, as well as to enhance 
the quality of life in accordance with the Indian Self-Determination 
and Education Assistance Act. The NAETC also provides guidance to the 
Secretary on how to make DOL discretionary funding and other special 
initiatives more accessible to federally recognized tribes, Alaska 
Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

II. Structure

    The Council will be composed of no less than 15 members, but no 
more than 20, appointed by the Secretary, who are representatives of 
Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian-
controlled organizations serving Indians, or Native Hawaiian 
organizations pursuant to WIOA Section 166(i)(4)(B). The membership of 
the Council will, to the extent practicable, represent all geographic 
areas of the United States with a substantial Indian, Alaska Native, or 
Native Hawaiian population, and will include representatives of tribal 
governments and of non-reservation Native American organizations that 
have expertise in the areas of workforce development, secondary and 
post-secondary education, health care, business and economic 
development, and job sectors growth.
    Each NAETC member will be appointed for a two-year term. A vacancy 
occurring in the Council membership will be filled in the same manner 
as the original appointment. A member appointed to a vacancy on the 
Council will serve for the remainder of the term for which the 
predecessor of that member was appointed. Members of NAETC will serve 
on a voluntary and generally uncompensated basis, but will be 
reimbursed for travel expenses to attend NAETC meetings, including per 
diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by the Federal travel 
regulations. All NAETC members will serve at the pleasure of the 
Secretary. Members may be appointed, reappointed, or replaced, and 
their terms may be extended, changed, or terminated at the Secretary's 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Athena Brown, Division of Indian and 
Native American Programs, Office of Workforce Investment; (202) 693-
3737; [email protected].

    Authority: Pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 
Act, 29 U.S.C. 3221(i)(4); Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

Suzan G. LeVine,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training 
[FR Doc. 2021-14546 Filed 7-7-21; 8:45 am]