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OVERSIGHT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE

JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT

CIS RECORD ONLY:

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

HEARING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ON

NOVEMBER 1, 1983

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan

JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania WILLIAM (BILL) CLAY, Missouri

E. THOMAS COLEMAN, Missouri MARIO BIAGGI, New York

THOMAS E. PETRI, Wisconsin IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina

MARGE ROUKEMA, New Jersey PAUL SIMON, Illinois

STEVE GUNDERSON, Wisconsin GEORGE MILLER, California

STEVE BARTLETT, Texas AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania

RON PACKARD, California BALTASAR CORRADA, Puerto Rico

HOWARD C. NIELSON, Utah DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan

ROD CHANDLER, Washington
PAT WILLIAMS, Montana

(Vacancy)
RAY KOGOVSEK, Colorado
MATTHEW G. MARTINEZ, California
MAJOR R. OWENS, New York
FRANK HARRISON, Pennsylvania
FREDERICK C. BOUCHER, Virginia
GARY L. ACKERMAN, New York
SALA BURTON, California
DENNIS E. ECKART, Ohio
TIMOTHY J. PENNY, Minnesota

SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California, Chairman WILLIAM (BILL) CLAY, Missouri

JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont BALTASAR CORRADA, Puerto Rico

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois (Ex Officio) PAUL SIMON, Illinois

STEVE GUNDERSON, Wisconsin MATTHEW G. MARTINEZ, California WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania PAT WILLIAMS, Montana

E. THOMAS COLEMAN, Missouri RAY KOGOVSEK, Colorado

THOMAS E. PETRI, Wisconsin MAJOR R. OWENS, New York

STEVE BARTLETT, Texas
FRANK HARRISON, Pennsylvania

HOWARD C. NIELSON, Utah
GARY L. ACKERMAN, New York
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky (Ex Officio)

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OVERSIGHT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOB

TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1983

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES,
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 9:30 a.m., in room 2261, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Augustus F. Hawkins (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Members present: Representatives Hawkins, Williams, Owens, Jeffords, Erlenborn, Goodling, Petri, and Nielson.

Staff present: Susan McGuire, staff director; Carole Schanzer, deputy staff director; Terri Schroeder, administrative assistant; Beth Buehlmann, minority senior legislative associate; and Richard Johnson, associate counsel.

Mr. HAWKINS. The Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities is called to order.

I am pleased to commence the hearing this morning on the implementation of the Job Training Partnership Act. Today's hearing marks the first day of oversight of the Job Training Partnership Act since the bill was enacted last year. We are pleased to have the Department of Labor as our leadoff witness.

We believe that this is an appropriate time for Congress and the administration to assess what has been achieved in each State with regard to implementation of the new law.

The Job Training Partnership Act, which became fully effective on October 1 of this year represents the culmination of strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate to continue Federal employment and training programs to train economically disadvantaged individuals for unsubsidized employment.

This bipartisan support is not unique to JTPA inasmuch as Federal employment and training programs have enjoyed broad bipartisan support in the Congress for more than two decades.

The subcommittee will closely monitor the effect of the changes that have been made with respect to client characteristics and the types and duration of training and other aspects of the problem.

Since performance standards are a cornerstone of this legislation, the subcommittee is going to be particularly concerned with the results of this program. One of our chief concerns, however, stems from the perception that under JTPA there will be a push for highvolume, low-cost placement and that many SDA's will be "creaming" participants.

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