Federal Coordination And Compliance Section

15 USC 3151




Sec. 3151. Nondiscrimination

(a) Exclusion from participation or denial of benefits

No person in the United States shall on the ground of sex, age,
race, color, religion, national origin or handicap be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity funded pursuant to the
implementation of this chapter, including membership in any structure
created by this chapter.

(b) Noncompliance notification; remedies of Secretary of Labor

Whenever the Secretary of Labor determines that a recipient of funds
made available pursuant to this chapter has failed to comply with
subsection (a) of this section, or an applicable regulation, the
Secretary shall notify the recipient of the noncompliance and shall
request such recipient to secure compliance. If within a reasonable
period of time, not to exceed sixty days, the recipient fails or refuses
to secure compliance, the Secretary of Labor may--
(1) refer the matter to the Attorney General with a
recommendation that an appropriate civil action be instituted;
(2) exercise the powers and functions provided by title VI of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.) \1\ or
\1\ So in original. Probably should be followed by a semicolon.
(3) take such other action as may be provided by law.

(c) Civil action by Attorney General

When a matter is referred to the Attorney General pursuant to
subsection (b) of this section, or whenever the Attorney General has
reason to believe that a recipient is engaged in a pattern or practice
in violation of the provisions of this section, the Attorney General may
bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district court for
any and all appropriate relief.

(d) Enforcement analysis in Report of President

To assist and evaluate the enforcement of this section, and the
broader equal employment opportunity policies of this chapter the
Secretary of Labor shall include, in the annual Employment and Training
Report of the President provided under section 705(a) of CETA, a
detailed analysis of the extent to which the enforcement of this section
achieves positive results in both the quantity and quality of jobs, and
for employment opportunities generally.

(Pub. L. 95-523, title IV, Sec. 401, Oct. 27, 1978, 92 Stat. 1907.)

References in Text

For definition of ``this chapter'', referred to in subsecs. (a),
(b), and (d), see References in Text note set out under section 3102 of
this title.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is Pub.
L. 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended. Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 is classified generally to subchapter V (Sec. 2000d
et seq.) of chapter 21 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For
complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note
set out under section 2000a of Title 42 and Tables.
Section 705(a) of CETA, referred to in subsec. (d), means section
705(a) of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, Pub. L. 93-203,
title VII, Dec. 28, 1973, 87 Stat. 879, which was classified to section
985(a) of Title 29, Labor, and was omitted from the Code in the general
revision of Pub. L. 93-203 of 1973 by Pub. L. 95-524, Oct. 27, 1978, 92
Stat. 1909. The Act was repealed by section 184(a)(1) of the Job
Training Partnership Act, Pub. L. 97-300, title I, Oct. 13, 1982, 96
Stat. 1357. The Job Training Partnership Act is classified principally
to chapter 19 (Sec. 1501 et seq.) of Title 29. Section 183 of Pub. L.
97-300, classified to section 1592 of Title 29, provided in part that
references in any other statute to the Comprehensive Employment and
Training Act shall be deemed to refer to the Job Training Partnership

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in section 3116 of this title.

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