TEGL 4-19: Waiver Authority for the INA Program and Implementation of Additional Indicators of Performance

Purpose - This guidance describes additional indicators of performance for the INA program, and provides guidance on submitting waivers to statutory and regulatory requirements, including to the primary indicators of performance at Section 116(b)(2)(A) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Action Requested - INA grantees should review the additional indicators and waiver options in this guidance and determine whether a waiver request is appropriate for their organization.

Summary and Background - Section 166(h) of WIOA requires that the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) develop a set of performance indicators in consultation with the Native American Employment and Training Council, that are in addition tot he primary indicators of performance described in section 116(b)(2)(A) of WIOA.  In addition, WIOA Section 166(i)(3) allows the Secretary to approve waivers for the INA program.  ETA will consider requests submitted by grantees for waiver of performance indicators so that grantees can structure their performance indicators to best fit the economic circumstances of the communities served and improved positive outcomes.

Link to TEGL 4-19:  https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=5823