ITG FAQ # 7-What is the Tip Rate Determination Agreement and how does it relate to Indian tribal gaming and food service?
The Tip Rate Determination Agreement (TRDA) for the gaming industry has the employer determine tip rates for various occupations within the establishment using historical tip data. The Service reviews the data and validates the rates to be used. At least 75% of the tipped employees must agree to participate by signing a Tipped Employee Participation Agreement (TEPA). The agreement is available for all tipped employees at the casino. This includes the gaming and non-gaming (i.e. restaurant/food servers, bartenders and cocktail/beverage servers) employees at the casino.