Posted Date: May 11, 2012

Author:  Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #35 – Gainful Employment Operations Manual Now Available

We are pleased to announce the posting of the Gainful Employment Operations Manual. The Gainful Employment Operations Manual contains information about the 2010 and 2011 gainful employment regulations. It is intended for institutions that participate in the federal student assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Within this manual, you will find guidance regarding implementation and compliance with each aspect of the gainful employment regulations.

Note: The new Gainful Employment Backup Detail Report (GEDR) record layout is provided in the Gainful Employment Operations Manual. We will also post it in the near future as a standalone document to the NSLDS Record Layouts section on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site in both Word and PDF format. Please monitor the IFAP Web site for this forthcoming posting.

Contact Information

If you have questions about NSLDS, contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219. You can also contact Customer Support by e-mail at

The Gainful Employment Information Page on the IFAP Web site contains publications and resources on gainful employment as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have comments or suggestions about the manual, please send them to the Gainful Employment Operations Team at


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