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November 4, 2004



SUBJECT:     FYI - Tips and Tools for Working with the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population; U.S. Department of Justice

PROGRAM(S):         All Programs

1.  Purpose.  To transmit two documents with useful information for working with the LEP population.

2.  References.   Executive Order 13166; Information Alert 031-04, September 3, 2004

3.  Links.  This Alert is in the Regional Resources website archive at:

Link to DOL's LEP website at

4.  Substance.  The U.S. the Department of Justice (DOJ) held a conference in September 2004 to develop tools for dealing with the Limited English Proficient population. Two documents were produced:

Tips & Tools (Attachment 1) is a DOJ specific product. However, there is information and several links that can assist any agency serving LEP clients.  

Beneficiary Brochure (Attachment 2) is a generic product that can be used by any agency.    

The Department of Labor's own LEP technical assistance guide will soon be available on the website, along with other good information on serving the LEP population.

5.  Action.  Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies.

6.  Contact.  Comments or questions about LEP issues may be directed to your Regional Office:

Region 1 Boston - 617.565.3630
Region 2 Philadelphia - 215.861.5200
Region 3 Atlanta - 404.562.2092
Region 4 Dallas - 214.767.8263
Region 5 Chicago - 312.596.5400
Region 6 San Francisco - 415.975.4610

Comments or questions about the format of this Alert may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

7.  Expiration Date. Continuing

8.  Attachments.

Attachment 1 - Tips & Tools
Attachment 2 - Beneficiary Brochure (.pdf)

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