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WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT OF 1998

Public Law 105-220--Aug. 7, 1998 112 Stat. 936

Public Law 105-220

105th Congress

An Act

To consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy,and vocational rehabilitation programs in the United States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

TITLE I--WORKFORCE INVESTMENT SYSTEMS

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Subtitle D--National Programs

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SEC. 166. NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMS.

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(h) Administrative Provisions.--

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(3)Waivers.--

(A) In general.--With respect to an entity described in subsection (c), the Secretary, notwithstanding any other provision of law, may, pursuant to a request submitted by such entity that meets the requirements established under paragraph

(2) [see sec. 166(c)] , waive any of the statutory or regulatory requirements of this title that are inconsistent with the specific needs of the entities described in such subsection, except that the Secretary may not waive requirements relating to wage and labor standards, worker rights, participation and protection of workers and participants, grievance procedures, and judicial review.

(B) Request and approval.--An entity described in subsection (c) that requests a waiver under subparagraph (A) shall submit a plan to the Secretary to improve the program of workforce investment activities carried out by the entity, which plan shall meet the requirements established by the Secretary and shall be generally consistent with the requirements of section 189(i)(4)(B).

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