[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 187 (Thursday, September 30, 2021)]
[Page 54244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21234]



Employment and Training Administration

Tribal Consultation; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 
Implementation of the Effectiveness in Serving Employers Performance 

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation; virtual meeting.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor is announcing that it will be 
conducting a tribal consultation. This virtual meeting is to obtain 
input from tribes as the Department of Labor is considering 
incorporating a standard definition for the effectiveness in serving 
employers performance indicator in the regulations for the Indian and 
Native American Programs authorized under the Workforce Innovation and 
Opportunity Act (WIOA).

DATES: This tribal consultation meeting will take place on Tuesday, 
October 19, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET.

ADDRESSES: This virtual meeting will be publicly-accessible on the 
WorkforceGPS, an online technical assistance platform sponsored by the 
Employment and Training Administration. Registration information for 
this tribal consultation can be found on https://www.workforcegps.org/events.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Lestino, Director, Division of 
Policy, Legislation, and Regulations, Office of Policy Development and 
Research, Employment and Training Administration at (202) 693-2873.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under WIOA, there are six primary indicators 
of performance. Five of the six indicators are currently defined in 
regulations; however, in the joint final rule implementing WIOA (81 FR 
55791) the Departments of Labor and Education (the Departments) 
determined that it was prudent to test various alternatives for the 
sixth indicator of performance, which measures the workforce system's 
effectiveness in serving employers. That process is now complete and 
the Departments are engaging in a rulemaking to incorporate a standard 
definition of the performance indicator for effectiveness in serving 
employers indicator into the WIOA regulations.
    In addition, Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 67249), and the Department of 
Labor's Tribal Consultation Policy (77 FR 71833) require the Department 
of Labor to solicit input by tribal officials in the development of 
Federal policies that have tribal implications. Accordingly, this 
tribal consultation seeks to provide tribes an opportunity to provide 
input as the Department develops the proposed definition for the 
effectiveness in serving employers performance indicator in 20 CFR part 
684, the regulations governing the Indian and Native American Programs 
authorized under sec. 166 of WIOA.

Lenita Jacobs-Simmons,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2021-21234 Filed 9-29-21; 8:45 am]