Stronger Controls Needed Over the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Association Programs in North Carolina

HRD-77-84: Published: Sep 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1977.

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The Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Association operates programs that provide employment and training services to farmworkers in North Carolina. Although most of the program goals have been met, many job placements lasted only a short time. In addition, the association's administrative costs in 1975 exceeded the 20-percent limit imposed by the Department of Labor's regulations.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

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    Recommendation: The Secretary of Labor should: (1) provide technical assistance to the association to ensure that administrative costs are properly classified; (2) take corrective action regarding administrative costs that exceed the 20-percent limit and money paid to the training contractor that exceeds allowable training costs; and (3) closely monitor association activities to ensure that only allowable costs are incurred under the grant. The Secretary should also require the association to: (1) work with vocational training contractors to improve attendance-certification practices; (2) adhere to prescribed follow-up procedures for training participants; (3) adhere to prescribed authorization and documentation requirements for employee travel reimbursement; (4) provide that follow-up records be detailed enough to show why people did not stay in jobs found through the association; and (5) provide that people referred to public assistance programs be recorded only if they are not already served by such programs.

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