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Download as PDF 15768 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices Wednesday—April 19 (Conference Rooms 1 & 2) DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,006] [SGA/DFA–PY 05–06] Spherion Leased Workers Working OnSite at JDS Uniphase Corporation, Rochester, MN; Notice of Termination of Investigation Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Older Americans Act—Senior Community Service Employment Program National Grants for Program Year 2006 Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on March 13, 2006 in response to a petition filed by a state workforce agent on behalf of leased Spherion workers working onsite at JDS Uniphase Corporation; Rochester, Minnesota. The petitioning group of workers is covered by an active certification, TA– W–55,262 (amended March 21, 2006), which expires on August 16, 2006. 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The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of March, 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–4600 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 Business Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meetings and Agenda The regular Spring meetings of the Business Research Advisory Council and its committees will be held on April 19 and 20, 2006. All of the meetings will be held in the Conference Center of the Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC. The Business Research Advisory Council and its committees advise the Bureau of Labor Statistics with respect to technical matters associated with the Bureau’s programs. Membership consists of technical officials from American business and industry. The schedule and agenda for the meetings are as follows: Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1–2:30 p.m.—Committee on Compensation and Working Conditions 1. Benefits outputs—a summary of recent research. 2. Change is coming to the ECI—a preview of the April Monthly Labor Review. 3. Defining wages—a comparison of BLS programs. 4. Program developments—short reports on recent and up-coming changes. 5. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting. 3–4:30 p.m.—Committee on Prices Indexes 1. CPI: Medical Care and Prescription Drugs. 2. PPI: Classification of Firms as Manufacturing or Wholesale Trade. 3. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting. Thursday—April 20 (Conference Rooms 1 & 2) 8:30–10 a.m.—Committee on Employment and Unemployment Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics PO 00000 10–11:30 a.m.—Committee on Productivity and Foreign Labor Statistics 1. The new NAICS-based major sector multifactor productivity measures. 2. Productivity and cost measures for two new service industries. 3. Chartbook of international labor comparisons. 4. Update on country expansion in compensation comparisons (China, India, and ILO collaboration). 5. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting. 1. Report on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) recommendations on the CPS-CES discrepancy. 2. Discussion of planned changes to the Mass Layoff Statistics employer interview: (a) Revisions to the reasons for separations; and (b) addition of business functions of separated employees. 3. Review and discussion of preliminary plans for integrating Current Employment Statistics and Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data. 4. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting. 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.—Council Meeting 1. Chairperson’s opening remarks. 2. Commissioner’s address and discussion. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices 1:30–3 p.m.—Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Statistics 1. Election of Vice-Chair for the Committee. 2. Brief Recap of Results from the 2004 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses—Summary and Case & Demographics. 3. Internet collection and Mail Tests. 4. Research Results to date—Injury, Illness, and Fatality Rates. 5. Potential Undercount. 6. Updates—Future plans; schedule of next news releases; budget status. 7. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting. The meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to attend these meetings as observers should contact Tracy A. Jack, Liaison, Business Research Advisory Council, at 202–691– 5869. Signed at Washington, DC, the 22nd day of March, 2006. Philip L. Rowes, Acting Commissioner. [FR Doc. 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Estimated time per response: 10 minutes. Frequency of response: Once per respondent. Estimated total annual burden hours: 167 hours. Abstract: The information collection is prescribed by EO 12862 issued September 11, 1993, which requires Federal agencies to survey their customers concerning customer service. The general purpose of this voluntary data collection is to (1) provide baseline data concerning the effectiveness of the National Archives Research Center’s program which is aimed largely at genealogists and family historians, (2) measure customer satisfaction with the National Archives Research Center, and (3) identify additional opportunities for improving the customers’ experience. 2. Title: Forms Relating to Civilian Service Records. OMB number: 3095–0037. Agency form number: NA Forms 13022, 13064, 13068. Type of review: Regular. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 29, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15768-15769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-4536]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Business Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meetings and Agenda

    The regular Spring meetings of the Business Research Advisory 
Council and its committees will be held on April 19 and 20, 2006. All 
of the meetings will be held in the Conference Center of the Postal 
Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC.
    The Business Research Advisory Council and its committees advise 
the Bureau of Labor Statistics with respect to technical matters 
associated with the Bureau's programs. Membership consists of technical 
officials from American business and industry.
    The schedule and agenda for the meetings are as follows:

Wednesday--April 19 (Conference Rooms 1 & 2)

10-11:30 a.m.--Committee on Productivity and Foreign Labor Statistics

    1. The new NAICS-based major sector multifactor productivity 
measures.
    2. Productivity and cost measures for two new service industries.
    3. Chartbook of international labor comparisons.
    4. Update on country expansion in compensation comparisons (China, 
India, and ILO collaboration).
    5. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting.

1-2:30 p.m.--Committee on Compensation and Working Conditions

    1. Benefits outputs--a summary of recent research.
    2. Change is coming to the ECI--a preview of the April Monthly 
Labor Review.
    3. Defining wages--a comparison of BLS programs.
    4. Program developments--short reports on recent and up-coming 
changes.
    5. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting.

3-4:30 p.m.--Committee on Prices Indexes

    1. CPI: Medical Care and Prescription Drugs.
    2. PPI: Classification of Firms as Manufacturing or Wholesale 
Trade.
    3. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting.

Thursday--April 20 (Conference Rooms 1 & 2)

8:30-10 a.m.--Committee on Employment and Unemployment Statistics

    1. Report on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee 
(FESAC) recommendations on the CPS-CES discrepancy.
    2. Discussion of planned changes to the Mass Layoff Statistics 
employer interview: (a) Revisions to the reasons for separations; and 
(b) addition of business functions of separated employees.
    3. Review and discussion of preliminary plans for integrating 
Current Employment Statistics and Quarterly Census of Employment and 
Wages data.
    4. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting.

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.--Council Meeting

    1. Chairperson's opening remarks.
    2. Commissioner's address and discussion.

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1:30-3 p.m.--Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Statistics

    1. Election of Vice-Chair for the Committee.
    2. Brief Recap of Results from the 2004 Survey of Occupational 
Injuries and Illnesses--Summary and Case & Demographics.
    3. Internet collection and Mail Tests.
    4. Research Results to date--Injury, Illness, and Fatality Rates.
    5. Potential Undercount.
    6. Updates--Future plans; schedule of next news releases; budget 
status.
    7. Discussion of agenda items for the Fall 2006 meeting.
    The meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to attend 
these meetings as observers should contact Tracy A. Jack, Liaison, 
Business Research Advisory Council, at 202-691-5869.

    Signed at Washington, DC, the 22nd day of March, 2006.
Philip L. Rowes,
Acting Commissioner.
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