29 CFR 34.45 - Notice of violation; written assurances; Conciliation Agreements.

§ 34.45 Notice of violation; written assurances; Conciliation Agreements.
(a) State programs—
(1) Violations at State-office level. Where the Director has determined that a violation of the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of JTPA or this part has occurred at the State-office level, he or she shall notify the Governor through the issuance of a Letter of Findings, Notice to Show Cause or Initial Determination, as appropriate, pursuant to § 34.40, § 34.41 or § 34.43 respectively. The Director may secure compliance with the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of JTPA and this part through, among other means, the execution of a written assurance and/or Conciliation Agreement, pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section.
(2) Violations below State-office level. Where the Director has determined that a violation of the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of JTPA or this part has occurred below the State-office level, the Director shall so notify the Governor and the violating recipient(s) through the issuance of a Letter of Findings, Notice to Show Cause or Initial Determination, as appropriate, pursuant to § 34.40, § 34.41 or § 34.43 respectively.
(i) Such issuance shall:
(A) Direct the Governor to initiate negotiations immediately with the violating recipient(s) to secure compliance by voluntary means;
(B) Direct the Governor to complete such negotiations within 30 days of the Governor's receipt of the Notice to Show Cause or within 45 days of the Governor's receipt of the Letter of Findings or Initial Determination, as applicable. The Director reserves the right to enter into negotiations with the recipient at any time during the period. For good cause shown, the Director may approve an extension of time to secure voluntary compliance. The total time allotted to secure voluntary compliance shall not exceed 60 days.
(C) Include a determination as to whether compliance should be achieved by: Immediate correction of the violation(s) and written assurance that such violations have been corrected, pursuant to paragraph (d)(1) of this section; entering into a written Conciliation Agreement pursuant to paragraph (d)(2) of this section; or both.
(ii) If the Governor determines, at any time during the period described in paragraph (a)(2)(i)(B), that a recipient's compliance cannot be achieved by voluntary means, the Governor shall so notify the Director.
(iii) If the Governor is able to secure voluntary compliance pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, he or she shall submit to the Director for approval, as applicable: written assurance that the required action has been taken, as described in paragraph (d)(1) of this section; and/or a copy of the Conciliation Agreement, as described in paragraph (d)(2) of this section.
(iv) The Director may disapprove any written assurance or Conciliation Agreement submitted for approval pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)(iii) of this section that fails to satisfy each of the applicable requirements provided in paragraph (d) of this section.
(b) National programs. Where the Director has determined that a violation of the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of JTPA or this part has occurred in a National Program, he or she shall notify the National Program recipient by issuing a Letter of Findings, Notice to Show Cause or Initial Determination, as appropriate, pursuant to § 34.40, § 34.41 or § 34.43 respectively. The Director may secure compliance with the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of JTPA and this part through, among other means, the execution of a written assurance and/or Conciliation Agreement pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section, as applicable.
(c) Written assurance; conciliation agreement—
(1) Written assurance. A written assurance developed pursuant to this section must provide documentation that the violations listed in the Letter of Findings, Notice to Show Cause or Initial Determination, as applicable, have been corrected.
(2) Conciliation agreement. A Conciliation Agreement developed pursuant to this section must:
(i) Be in writing;
(ii) Address each cited violation;
(iii) Specify the corrective or remedial action to be taken within a stated period of time to come into compliance;
(iv) Provide for periodic reporting, as determined by the Director, on the status of the corrective and remedial action;
(v) Provide that the violation(s) will not recur; and
(vi) Provide for enforcement for a breach of the agreement.

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