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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Notices negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of Consolidated Glass and Mirror Corporation, a Subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corporation, Galax, Virginia (subject firm). The determination was issued on August 5, 2010. The Department’s Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2010 (75 FR 51849). Workers are engaged in employment related to the production of laminated glass products. The negative determination was based on the findings that the subject firm did not, during the period under investigation, shift to a foreign country production of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by the workers or acquire these articles from a foreign country; that the workers’ separation, or threat of separation, was not related to any increase in imports of like or directly competitive articles; and that the workers did not produce an article that was directly used in the production of an article or the supply of service by a firm that employed a worker group that is eligible to apply for TAA based on the aforementioned article or service. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioners provided additional information pertaining to subject firm customers that employ workers who are eligible to apply for TAA. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the petitioning workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Conclusion erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of September 2010. Del Min Amy Chen Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2010–24382 Filed 9–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Sep 28, 2010 of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–73,503] Compass Group USA, Inc. Canteen: Webster City, Iowa; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated July 9, 2010, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was signed on May 24, 2010, and the Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2010 (75 FR 34175). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the findings that the subject firm did not, during the investigation period, shift to a foreign county services like or directly competitive with the cafeteria services or vending machine services supplied by the workers or acquire from a foreign country services like or directly competitive with the cafeteria services or vending machine services supplied by the workers; that the workers’ separation, or threat of separation, was not related to any increase in imports of like or directly competitive food services or a shift in service/acquisition of such food services abroad, and that the workers did not supply a service that was directly used in the production of an article or the supply of service by a firm that employed a worker group that is eligible to apply for TAA based on the aforementioned article or service. The request for reconsideration stated that the subject workers provide ‘‘food services in direct support of Electrolux’’ and alleges that the shift of production by Electrolux to Mexico resulted in a shift to Mexico in the supply of food service services. The request also alleges that, in the case of adversely-affected secondary workers, the term ‘‘valueadded’’ applies only to production process and does not apply to services. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60139 Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of September 2010. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2010–24381 Filed 9–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Comment Request Notice of solicitation of comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor through the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for the development and publication of occupational employment projections and related career information, including the education and training requirements for detailed occupations. The BLS issued a Federal Register notice on November 18, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 223), requesting comments on a proposed education and training system. On May 26, 2009, a notice was issued on the BLS Web site announcing that the BLS would continue to refine the system to classify occupations into education and training categories for use in 2010, and provide an experimental dataset on the new system. The new education and training system has been developed and the experimental dataset is ready for users to provide feedback. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before November 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Teri Morisi, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212 or by e-mail to: educfeedback@bls.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teri Morisi, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, telephone number 202– 691–6501, or by e-mail at educfeedback@bls.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor through the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for the development and publication of occupational E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 60140 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Notices employment projections and related career information, including the education and training requirements for detailed occupations. The BLS issued a Federal Register notice on November 18, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 223), requesting comments on a proposed education and training system. On May 26, 2009, a notice was issued on the BLS Web site announcing that the BLS would continue to refine the system to classify occupations into education and training categories for use in 2010, and provide an experimental dataset on the new system. The new education and training system has been developed and the experimental dataset is ready for users to provide feedback. II. Current Action The objective of the new system is to present a more complete picture of the education and training needed for entry into a given occupation and to become competent at performing the occupation. Its major features are: • Typical Entry-Level Education. An education level assignment that represents the typical entry-level requirement for each occupation independent of training. • Previous Work Experience in a Related Occupation. An assignment to indicate if previous work experience in a related occupation is commonly deemed necessary by employers for entry into the occupation, or is a commonly accepted substitute for formal types of training. • State Licensing. Information on whether one or more States regulate the occupation through licensure. • Typical On-the-Job Training Needed to Attain Competency in the Occupation. An assignment for the typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency in the occupation. The typical entry level education, previous work experience, and State licensing categories represent ‘‘preemployment’’ qualifications, and the typical training needed to attain competency in the occupation is attained once the worker is employed. The new system is depicted in Table 1. TABLE 1—PROPOSED EDUCATION AND TRAINING CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM LAYOUT Pre-employment Previous work experience in a related occupation Typical entry level education erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Doctoral or professional degree .............................. Master’s degree ....................................................... Bachelor’s degree .................................................... Associate’s degree .................................................. Postsecondary non-degree award .......................... Some college, no degree ........................................ High school diploma or equivalent. Less than high school. The proposed system differs from the current system in a number of ways. The current system assigns occupations to a single education or training category that describes the most significant source of education or training. The proposed system breaks this out into three dimensions: Entry level education, previous work experience, and typical training. A new dimension is added that provides information on State licensing. In addition, the term ‘‘most significant source of education or training’’ as used in the current system has been replaced in favor of clearly defining the categories as needed either to enter the occupation (typical education level, previous work experience, and State licensing) or to attain competency once employed in the occupation (typical onthe-job training). With the proposed system, the education level assignment will be determined based on educational attainment data from the American Community Survey (ACS); data on occupational skills, knowledge, work activities, and education and job training from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET); and BLS analysts’ analytical judgment. ACS data aggregated by age can be a useful VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 During employment State licensing Less than 1 year ............ 1–5 years ....................... More than 5 years .......... None ............................... ......................................... ......................................... Yes or No ....................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... resource; in particular, ACS data on educational attainment for persons aged 18–29 can serve as a guide for assigning an entry-level educational attainment category; for occupations that have high levels of educational requirements, older cohorts may be more appropriate to examine. O*NET also serves as a source of information to assign occupations to work experience and typical training categories. BLS analysts also obtain information for assignments from employers, workers in the occupation, training experts, and representatives of professional and trade associations and unions. The experimental dataset contains 106 occupations selected from all major groups in the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, and has representation from all assignments within the education and training categories. Access the experimental dataset and definitions for the education and training classifications at the following Internet address: https://www.bls.gov/emp/ ep_propedtrain.htm. Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency in the occupation Apprenticeship. Internship/residency. Short-term on-the-job training. Moderate-term on-the-job training. Long-term on-the-job training. None. following aspects of the proposed education and training system: • The clarity of the new system of assigning education, previous work experience, State licensing, and on-thejob training categories to each occupation. • The clarity of the proposed education categories. • The suitability of the new system to meet the needs of customers. • The understanding of how the new system is to be used. • The usefulness of the new integrated system compared to the old ones. Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of September 2010. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2010–24430 Filed 9–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P III. Desired Focus of Comments Comments and recommendations are requested from the public on the PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of solicitation of comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor through the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
(BLS) is responsible for the development and publication of 
occupational employment projections and related career information, 
including the education and training requirements for detailed 
occupations. The BLS issued a Federal Register notice on November 18, 
2008 (Volume 73, Number 223), requesting comments on a proposed 
education and training system. On May 26, 2009, a notice was issued on 
the BLS Web site announcing that the BLS would continue to refine the 
system to classify occupations into education and training categories 
for use in 2010, and provide an experimental dataset on the new system. 
The new education and training system has been developed and the 
experimental dataset is ready for users to provide feedback.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before November 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Teri Morisi, Office of Occupational 
Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 
2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212 or by e-mail 
to: educfeedback@bls.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teri Morisi, Office of Occupational 
Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
telephone number 202-691-6501, or by e-mail at educfeedback@bls.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Department of Labor through the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
(BLS) is responsible for the development and publication of 
occupational

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employment projections and related career information, including the 
education and training requirements for detailed occupations. The BLS 
issued a Federal Register notice on November 18, 2008 (Volume 73, 
Number 223), requesting comments on a proposed education and training 
system. On May 26, 2009, a notice was issued on the BLS Web site 
announcing that the BLS would continue to refine the system to classify 
occupations into education and training categories for use in 2010, and 
provide an experimental dataset on the new system. The new education 
and training system has been developed and the experimental dataset is 
ready for users to provide feedback.

II. Current Action

    The objective of the new system is to present a more complete 
picture of the education and training needed for entry into a given 
occupation and to become competent at performing the occupation. Its 
major features are:
     Typical Entry-Level Education. An education level 
assignment that represents the typical entry-level requirement for each 
occupation independent of training.
     Previous Work Experience in a Related Occupation. An 
assignment to indicate if previous work experience in a related 
occupation is commonly deemed necessary by employers for entry into the 
occupation, or is a commonly accepted substitute for formal types of 
training.
     State Licensing. Information on whether one or more States 
regulate the occupation through licensure.
     Typical On-the-Job Training Needed to Attain Competency in 
the Occupation. An assignment for the typical on-the-job training 
needed to attain competency in the occupation.
    The typical entry level education, previous work experience, and 
State licensing categories represent ``pre-employment'' qualifications, 
and the typical training needed to attain competency in the occupation 
is attained once the worker is employed. The new system is depicted in 
Table 1.

                      Table 1--Proposed Education and Training Classification System Layout
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                          Pre-employment                                          During employment
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                                  Previous work
                                 experience in a                    Typical on-the-job training needed to attain
 Typical entry level education       related       State licensing          competency in the  occupation
                                   occupation
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Doctoral or professional        Less than 1 year  Yes or No.......  Apprenticeship.
 degree.
Master's degree...............  1-5 years.......  ................  Internship/residency.
Bachelor's degree.............  More than 5       ................  Short-term on-the-job training.
                                 years.
Associate's degree............  None............  ................  Moderate-term on-the-job training.
Postsecondary non-degree award  ................  ................  Long-term on-the-job training.
Some college, no degree.......  ................  ................  None.
High school diploma or
 equivalent.
Less than high school.........
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    The proposed system differs from the current system in a number of 
ways. The current system assigns occupations to a single education or 
training category that describes the most significant source of 
education or training. The proposed system breaks this out into three 
dimensions: Entry level education, previous work experience, and 
typical training. A new dimension is added that provides information on 
State licensing. In addition, the term ``most significant source of 
education or training'' as used in the current system has been replaced 
in favor of clearly defining the categories as needed either to enter 
the occupation (typical education level, previous work experience, and 
State licensing) or to attain competency once employed in the 
occupation (typical on-the-job training).
    With the proposed system, the education level assignment will be 
determined based on educational attainment data from the American 
Community Survey (ACS); data on occupational skills, knowledge, work 
activities, and education and job training from the Occupational 
Information Network (O*NET); and BLS analysts' analytical judgment. ACS 
data aggregated by age can be a useful resource; in particular, ACS 
data on educational attainment for persons aged 18-29 can serve as a 
guide for assigning an entry-level educational attainment category; for 
occupations that have high levels of educational requirements, older 
cohorts may be more appropriate to examine. O*NET also serves as a 
source of information to assign occupations to work experience and 
typical training categories. BLS analysts also obtain information for 
assignments from employers, workers in the occupation, training 
experts, and representatives of professional and trade associations and 
unions.
    The experimental dataset contains 106 occupations selected from all 
major groups in the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 
system, and has representation from all assignments within the 
education and training categories. Access the experimental dataset and 
definitions for the education and training classifications at the 
following Internet address: https://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_propedtrain.htm.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    Comments and recommendations are requested from the public on the 
following aspects of the proposed education and training system:
     The clarity of the new system of assigning education, 
previous work experience, State licensing, and on-the-job training 
categories to each occupation.
     The clarity of the proposed education categories.
     The suitability of the new system to meet the needs of 
customers.
     The understanding of how the new system is to be used.
     The usefulness of the new integrated system compared to 
the old ones.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of September 2010.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2010-24430 Filed 9-28-10; 8:45 am]
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