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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE06 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: ●Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training: Outcome Performance Measures 
Abstract: This rule will establish outcome performance measures for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Program and require the reporting of this information. Currently, State agencies may report E&T program outcome information in their E&T plan (see Part I(A)(8) of the E&T Handbook on Preparing E&T Plans, revised 2003), but they are not required to do so. USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit entitled "Food Stamp Employment and Training Program" (OIG #27601-16-At), released March 31, 2008, determined that FNS did not establish performance measures to determine the success of the E&T program. Recommendation one of this audit was that FNS establish performance measures for the SNAP E&T Program and require States to submit performance data to determine if the program is meeting desired results. This rule will bring closure to an outstanding audit recommendation. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, requires that performance indicators be used to measure the outcome of the government program. Section 16(h)(5) of the 2008 Food and Nutrition Act (the Act) provides that the Secretary shall monitor the employment and training (E&T) programs carried out by State agencies under section 6(d)(4) of the Act to measure their effectiveness in terms of the increase in the numbers of household members who obtain employment and the numbers of such members who retain such employment as the result of their participation in such E&T programs. Tribal organizations will be impacted only if they administer a SNAP E&T program. Currently no tribal organizations are doing this. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: None (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: 2008 Food and Nutrition Act 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2012   
Final Action  06/00/2013   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James F Herbert
Regulatory Review Specialist
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone:703 305-2572
Email: james.herbert@fns.usda.gov

 
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