Paul - I can think of two similar hearings we've held in Kansas under the WIA complaint and grievance procedures. In both, the local areas involved were able to prove that participants were not being inappropriately steered away from the complaining training providers. I think the issue is appropriate under the broad WIA language. In one of the cases the complaint alleged protected-class discrimination where the owner of the training provider entity was African American. John Yeary Deputy Chief Attorney Kansas Department of Commerce 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100 Topeka, Kansas 66612-1354 Tel. (785) 296-1913 Fax (785) 296-6809 jyeary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: wiaattorneys-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wiaattorneys-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mason, Paul (LABOR) Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 9:29 AM To: wiaattorneys@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [wiaattorneys] Eligible Training Providers Sensitivity: Private One of our local area is involved in a protracted hearing with an eligible training provider who feels his livelihood is at stake because he is not getting enough WIA customers. Has anyone had a similar experience? I know the WIA grievance procedures are fairly broad to include "other interested parties" but are these types of issues really appropriate for WIA grievances? I know we are required to provide appeals for removing eligible training providers which seems more appropriate. There is no guarantee of any referrals just whether or not one goes on the list. Paul Mason Associate Attorney State Office Campus Building 12, Room 509 Albany, NY 12240 phone: (518) 457-4380 fax: (518) 485-1819 paul.mason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:paul.mason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> This transmission may contain confidential or privileged information, which is intended for use by the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, dissemination, copying or distribution of this transmission or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately at the above address and delete the transmission and its attachments.