Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/150

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106 STAT. 1030 PUBLIC LAW 102-367 —SEPT. 7, 1992 SEC. 114. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OP PLAN. Section 105 of the Act (29 U.S.C. 1515) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(l)(B)(ii), by inserting "community-based organizations and" after "appropriate"; and (2) in subsection (b)(1)(E), by striking "section 121(b)", and inserting "sections 121(b), 205, and 265". SEC. 115. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Section 106 of the Act (29 U.S.C. 1516) is amended to read as follows: "PERFORMANCE STANDARDS "SEC. 106. (a) FINDINGS.— The Congress recognizes that job training is an investment in human capital and not an expense. In order to determine whether that investment has been productive, the Congress finds that— "(1) it is essential that criteria for measuring the return on this investment be developed; and "(2) the basic return on the investment is to be measured by long-term economic self-sufficiency, increased employment and earnings, reductions in welfare dependency, and increased educational attainment and occupational skills. " (b) TITLE II PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.— "(1) GENERAL OBJECTIVE.—In prescribing performance standards for programs under parts A and C of title II, the Secretary ' shall ensure that States and service delivery areas will make efforts to increase services and positive outcomes for hardto-serve individuals. "(2) ACHIEVEMENT OF BASIC MEASURES.— In order to determine whether the basic measures described in subsection (a) are achieved for programs under parts A and C of title II, the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall prescribe performance standards. "(3) FACTORS FOR ADULT STANDARDS. —The Secretary shall base the performance standards for adult programs under part A of title II on appropriate factors, which may include— "(A) placement in unsubsidized employment; "(B) retention for not less than 6 months in unsubsidized employment; "(C) an increase in earnings, including hourly wages; "(D) a reduction in welfare dependency; and "(E) acquisition of skills, including basic skills, required to promote continued employability in the local labor market (including attainment of the competency levels ft described in paragraph (5)), or acquisition of a high school diploma or the equivalent of the diploma, if the acquisition of such skills or diploma is in addition to obtaining one or more of the outcomes described in subparagraphs (A) through (D). " (4) FACTORS FOR YOUTH STANDARDS. — "(A) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary shall base the performance standards for youth programs under part C of title - VII on appropriate factors described in paragraph (3), and on factors including—