Comparability of Wages

Management staff and financial officers will benefit from reading this section to ensure that employees are compensated according to salary scales that are based on training and experience. The Head Start Act indicates that Early Head Start and Head Start staff shall not receive compensation at a rate which is in excess of the average rate of compensation paid in the area where the program is carried out.

Records and Audits

This section of the Head Start Act provides instruction to grantee and delegate agencies that receive financial assistance from the federal government. Agencies are required to maintain financial records to facilitate an effective audit. These records should include the total cost of a project as well as the portion cost amount of a project or undertaking supplied by other sources.