Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 92 Part 2.djvu/646
92 STAT. 1926
PUBLIC LAW 95-524—OCT. 27, 1978 mation for prime sponsor planning as well as assisting and encouraging the development and use of career outlook information for individuals who are receiving rehabilitation services, students in local schools, and individuals using the services of prime sponsors and local offices of State employment security agencies. "(c) A Governor's coordination and special services plan shall be approved by the Secretary only if the Secretary determines that the plan satisfactorily implements subsection (b). u COMPLAINTS AND SANCTIONS
Grievance procedure. 29 USC 816. Post, p. 1960. Hearings,
Post, p. 1948.
"SEC. 106. (a)(1) Except for complaints subject to the provision of paragraph (2), each prime sponsor receiving finajicial assistance under this Act or contractor or grantee under title III shall establish and maintain a grievance procedure, including provision for hearings within 30 days after the filing of a grievance, and for handling complaints about the program arising from its participants, subgrantees, contractors, and other interested persons. Hearings under such procedure shall be conducted expeditiouslj and decisions shall be made not later than 60 days after the filing of the grievance involved. With the exception of grievances alleging fraud or any criminal activity, the filing of a grievance must be made within one year of the alleged occurrence. "(2) Whenever the recipient of financial assistance under this Act is an employer and the participant is an employee of that employer, the recipient shall continue to operate or shall establish and maintain a grievance procedure relating to the terms and conditions of employment. " (b) Whenever the Secretary receives a complaint from any interested person or organization (which has exhausted the prime sponsor's grievance system under subsection (a)(1) or which has exhausted or failed to achieve resolution of the grievance under the recipient's grievance system under subsection (a)(2) or under a collective bargaining agreement within the time limits prescribed in subsection (a)(1) or in such agreement) which alleges, or whenever the Secretary has reason to believe (because of an audit, report, on-site review, or otherwise) that a recipient of financial assistance under this Act is failing to comply with the requirements of this Act, the regulations under this Act, or the terms of the comprehensive employment and training plan, the Secretary shall investigate the matter. The Secretary shall conduct such investigation, and make the final determination required b^ the following sentence regarding the truth of the allegation or belief involved, not later than 120 days after receiving the complaint. If, after such investigation, the Secretary determines that there is substantial evidence to support such allegation or belief that such a recipient is failing to comply with such requirements, the Secretary shall, after due notice and opportunity for a hearing to such recipient, determine whether such allegation or belief is true. "(c)(1) The Secretary shall revoke all or any part of a prime sponsor's comprehensive employment and training plan and terminate financial assistance thereunder, if prior notice and opportunity for a hearing have been given, when the Secretary determines that the prime sponsor is maintaining a pattern or practice of discrimination in violation of section 132.