Federal News Roundup
A House-Senate conference committee will have to work out the differences between measures passed this summer by the two chambers to replace the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (ceta), which is scheduled to expire next month.
The Senate measure, which incorporates many of the Reagan Administration's proposals, would give governors control over employment and training programs and elimi-nates stipends for program participants. At least 50 percent of the funds would be used for disadvantaged youths under the age of 25.
The measure, S2036, was approved unanimously on July 1.
The House version of the ceta replacement, which was approved earlier this month, does not set an appropriation level. However, it would require that nearly 50 percent of the local employment and training budget be spent on young people under the age of 22.
The Administration has proposed a funding level of $2.4 billion for the fiscal year 1983. In an effort to increase participation by industry, the House measure would give local private-industry councils responsibility for approving program plans. Lo-cal education agencies would be encouraged to establish joint employment and training programs with sponsoring agencies.
The Senate measure would require that education agencies receive about 8 percent of the local employment and training allocation. In previous years, education agencies were allocated 6 percent for such training ventures.
Two former officials of the Education Department--both of whom were fired recently by the Reagan Administration--have resurfaced in new positions in Washington.
William C. Clohan Jr., who allegedly was removed from his post as undersecretary because of his moderate political views, has become general counsel to the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, an organization of private and proprietary schools. Mr. Clohan had, prior to joining the Administration, been minority counsel to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Edward A. Curran, the former director of the National Institute of Education, was nominated by President Reagan to become deputy director of the Peace Corps. Mr. Curran left the department at the request of Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell after he allegedly wrote a memorandum to the President criticizing the Secretary's support of the nie, which Mr. Curran reportedly sought to abolish.