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Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices Information is collected on the ETA 9002 and VETS 200 Reports under the following authority: • Wagner-Peyser Act sec. 3(a), 29 U.S.C. 49b(a) • Wagner-Peyser Act sec. 3(c), 29 U.S.C. 49b(c) • Wagner-Peyser Act sec. 7(b), 29 U.S.C. 49f(b) • Wagner-Peyser Act sec. 10(c), 29 U.S.C. 49i(c) • Wagner-Peyser Act sec. 13(a), 29 U.S.C. 49l(a) • Wagner-Peyser Act sec. 15(e)(2)(I), 29 U.S.C. 49l–2(e)(2)(I). • Provisional Guidance on the Implementation of the 1997 Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (66 FR 3829–3831). • Revisions to the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (62 FR 58781–58790); and • Priority of Service for veterans in Department of Labor job training programs, 38 U.S.C. 4215(a)(2). By July 1, 2012, ETA must modify the current reporting system to begin the collection of several additional statutorily required pieces of information. The first pertains to the priority of service provisions contained in the Jobs for Veterans Act, Public Law 107–288. These provisions provide that veterans and certain spouses of veterans (together comprising the category of covered persons) are entitled to priority over non-covered persons for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services provided under new or existing qualified job training programs. Qualified job training programs are defined at 38 U.S.C. 4215(a)(2) as any workforce preparation, development or delivery program or service that is directly funded, in whole or in part, by the Department. Additional items are required under Public Law 112–56, Title II, Vow to Hire Heroes, Sections 238 and 239, and pertain to: (1) Performance measures on job counseling, training and placement programs of the Department, and; (2) clarifications of priority of service for veterans in Departmental job training programs. These requirements impact both the ETA 9002 and VETS 200 reports. Lastly, the expansive focus on veterans reemployment initiatives has necessitated collection of additional information on groups of veterans (such as Post 9/11 era veterans), targeted services they received, and additional aspects of their outcomes in order to monitor and oversee their effectiveness. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 II. Review Focus DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed continuation of the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has considerable practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. 2567 Employment and Training Administration III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension with revisions. Title: Labor Exchange Reporting System (LERS). OMB Number: 1205–0240. Affected Public: State, local and tribal government entities and private nonprofit organizations. Form(s): ETA–9002, VETS–200, The Employment and Training (ET) Handbook No. 406, Employment Service Record Layout, Labor Exchange DRVS Software Version 7.2 User’s Guide. Total Annual Respondents: 54. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Total Annual Responses: 1944. Average Time per Response: 375 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 728,889. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: January 2, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2012–790 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Collection of Information for the Job Corps Process Study; New Collection Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments on a new information collection for the Job Corps Process Study (Process Study). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before March 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Dan Ryan, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–5641, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: (202) 693–3649 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax number: (202) 693–2766. Email: ryan.dan@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Job Corps is a comprehensive program designed to assist eligible disadvantaged youth aged 16 to 24 through intensive education and training services. A total of 125 primarily residential Job Corps centers operate in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Job Corps provides academic instruction to improve students’ reading and math abilities and prepare students for obtaining General Educational Development certificates or high school diplomas, career technical training in over 100 programs, and development of E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2568 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices social skills. In addition, Job Corps provides dormitory-style housing, meals, medical care, and counseling. Finally, the program assists its enrollees with career transitions through placement in jobs, higher education, and the military. Over the course of its 45 years of operation, Job Corps has served almost 3 million youth. In the fall of 2010, ETA contracted with IMPAQ International, LLC (with subcontracts to the Battelle Memorial Institute and Decision Information Resources, Inc.—henceforth, the IMPAQ team) to conduct this Process Study to address the following broad questions: • What center practices appear to be associated with center performance or particular dimensions of performance and what is the nature of such associations? • How do interactions among center practices and characteristics mediate these associations? Put differently, do some strategies or practices work especially well (or especially badly) for certain kinds of centers? ETA is requesting clearance for the IMPAQ team to carry out two principal research activities, integral to the Process Study: (1) Site visits to 16 Job Corps centers with interviews with senior center and operator management, instructors, staff, and partners and focus groups with students and (2) a Webbased survey of all Job Corps center directors. The centers for visits will be selected in a purposive fashion to represent diversity of performance, using established Job Corps performance metrics on student outcomes both during and after program enrollment, adjusted for participant and local labor market characteristics, supplemented by additional measures of job placement and student satisfaction. Practices identified during the visits will also be examined through the survey. The ultimate use of the information collection is to associate practices with performance outcomes, an analysis which should be useful for programmatic improvement. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments, which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Type of Review: New collection. Title: Job Corps Process Study. OMB Number: 1205–0NEW. Affected Public: Job Corps center management and staff; Job Corps students; Job Corps partner organizations’ staff; and Job Corps center operators’ staff. Total Respondents: 637. Frequency: Twice for directors of the 16 visited centers and once for all other respondents. Total Responses: 653. Average Time per Response: 85 minutes.1 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 927. Total Other Burden Cost for Respondents: $0. Total burden hours for position type across all centers Concerned Data collection activity (interview unless noted as survey) 32 8 24 24 16 16 24 8 16 16 48 48 48 32 16 32 32 32 16 64 375 TOTAL ...................................................................................................................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Center Directors ............................................................................................................................................................................... Human Resources Managers .......................................................................................................................................................... Academic Instruction Managers ...................................................................................................................................................... Career Technical Training (CTT) Managers ................................................................................................................................... Work-Based Learning Coordinators ................................................................................................................................................ Career Preparation Period Managers ............................................................................................................................................. Counseling Managers ...................................................................................................................................................................... Peer Leadership Coordinators ......................................................................................................................................................... Social Development Managers ........................................................................................................................................................ Center Safety Officers ..................................................................................................................................................................... Academic Instructors ....................................................................................................................................................................... CTT Instructors ................................................................................................................................................................................ Residential Advisors ........................................................................................................................................................................ Senior Administration Staff, Including from Operators .................................................................................................................... Business and Community Liaisons ................................................................................................................................................. Organizational Partners: Outreach and Admissions and Career Technical Services .................................................................... Community Partners, Other than Employers .................................................................................................................................. Employer Partners ........................................................................................................................................................................... Regional Office Project Managers ................................................................................................................................................... Students ........................................................................................................................................................................................... Center Director Survey .................................................................................................................................................................... 927 Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget approval of the information 1 This is the average across all types of information collection activities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices 2569 collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. ADDRESSES section below on or before March 19, 2012. I. Guam Military Base Realignment Contractors Recruitment Standards Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 11th day of January, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Anthony D. Dais, Office of Workforce Investment, Room C–4512, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S–4231, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone (202) 693–2784 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–(877) 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: (202) 693–3015. Email: dais.anthony@dol.gov. Guam military base realignment contractors must take the following actions to recruit U.S. workers. 1. At least 60 days before the start date of workers under a base realignment contract, contractors must: (a) Submit a job posting with GDOL at http://dol.guam.gov/index.php? option=com_jobline&Itemid=0&task =add, or by submitting a completed Job Order (Form GES 514) in person at the Guam Employment Service office. The job posting must be posted on the GDOL Job Bank for at least 21 consecutive days; (b) Submit a job posting with the state workforce agency’s Internet job bank in American Samoa at www.usworks.com/ americansamoa/, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands at https://marianaslabor.net/employer.asp, and in the following states: i. Alaska (www.jobs.state.ak.us); ii. California (www.caljobs.ca.gov); iii. Hawaii (www.hirenethawaii.com); iv. Oregon (www.emp.state.or.us/ jobs); and v. Washington (https:// fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/ Employment.aspx). The job posting must be posted for at least 21 consecutive days. If for any reason the Internet job bank in American Samoa is not available, the contractor must place an advertisement on two Sundays in a newspaper that: (1) Is of general circulation in the territory; (2) has a reasonable distribution and is appropriate to the occupation; and (3) is likely to be seen by workers interested in applying for construction employment. (c) Submit a job posting with an Internet-based job bank that is: i. National in scope, including the entire United States, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; ii. Allows job postings for all occupations; and iii. Is free of charge for job seekers and their intermediaries in One-Stop Career Centers and the employment service delivery system nationwide. (d) Where the occupation or industry is customarily unionized, contact the local union in Guam in writing to seek U.S. workers who are qualified and who will be available for the job opportunity. The postings are separate and distinct requirements—i.e., a posting under Section 1(b) cannot be used to satisfy the posting requirement under Section 1(c). [FR Doc. 2012–795 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request for Information Collection: Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards, Extension Without Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the extension of data collection on its Guam Military Base Realignment Contractors Recruitment Standards, which expire April 30, 2012. This information collection follows an emergency review that was conducted in accordance with the PRA 95 and 5 CFR 1320.13. The submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency review was approved on October 19, 2011. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained either by: (1) Accessing the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewDocument?ref_nbr= 201108-1205-007, or (2) by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 2834(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 111–84, enacted October 28, 2009) amended Section 2824(c) of the Military Construction Authorization Act (Pub. L. 110–417, Division B) by adding a new subsection (6). This provision prohibits contractors engaged in construction projects related to the realignment of U.S. military forces from Okinawa to Guam from hiring non-U.S. workers unless the Governor of Guam (Governor), in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of Labor (Secretary), certifies that (1) there is an insufficient number of U.S. workers that are able, willing, and qualified to perform the work; and (2) that the employment of non-U.S. workers will not have an adverse effect on either the wages or the working conditions of U.S. construction workers in Guam. In order to allow the Governor to make this certification, the NDAA requires contractors to recruit workers in the United States, including in Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, according to the terms of recruitment standards developed and approved by the Secretary. The recruitment standards have been reproduced in full below. Although the Department has developed the recruitment standards, it has assigned oversight of the contractor recruitment standards and the NDAArequired consultation with the Governor to the Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) through a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Labor and GDOL, effective November 22, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2567-2569]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Collection of Information for the Job Corps Process 
Study; New Collection

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and 
Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program 
helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired 
format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments on a new information 
collection for the Job Corps Process Study (Process Study). A copy of 
the proposed information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before March 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Dan Ryan, Employment and Training 
Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5641, Washington, 
DC 20210. Telephone number: (202) 693-3649 (this is not a toll-free 
number). Fax number: (202) 693-2766. Email: ryan.dan@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Job Corps is a comprehensive program designed to assist eligible 
disadvantaged youth aged 16 to 24 through intensive education and 
training services. A total of 125 primarily residential Job Corps 
centers operate in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto 
Rico. Job Corps provides academic instruction to improve students' 
reading and math abilities and prepare students for obtaining General 
Educational Development certificates or high school diplomas, career 
technical training in over 100 programs, and development of

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social skills. In addition, Job Corps provides dormitory-style housing, 
meals, medical care, and counseling. Finally, the program assists its 
enrollees with career transitions through placement in jobs, higher 
education, and the military. Over the course of its 45 years of 
operation, Job Corps has served almost 3 million youth.
    In the fall of 2010, ETA contracted with IMPAQ International, LLC 
(with subcontracts to the Battelle Memorial Institute and Decision 
Information Resources, Inc.--henceforth, the IMPAQ team) to conduct 
this Process Study to address the following broad questions:
     What center practices appear to be associated with center 
performance or particular dimensions of performance and what is the 
nature of such associations?
     How do interactions among center practices and 
characteristics mediate these associations? Put differently, do some 
strategies or practices work especially well (or especially badly) for 
certain kinds of centers?
    ETA is requesting clearance for the IMPAQ team to carry out two 
principal research activities, integral to the Process Study: (1) Site 
visits to 16 Job Corps centers with interviews with senior center and 
operator management, instructors, staff, and partners and focus groups 
with students and (2) a Web-based survey of all Job Corps center 
directors.
    The centers for visits will be selected in a purposive fashion to 
represent diversity of performance, using established Job Corps 
performance metrics on student outcomes both during and after program 
enrollment, adjusted for participant and local labor market 
characteristics, supplemented by additional measures of job placement 
and student satisfaction. Practices identified during the visits will 
also be examined through the survey. The ultimate use of the 
information collection is to associate practices with performance 
outcomes, an analysis which should be useful for programmatic 
improvement.

II. Review Focus

    The Department is particularly interested in comments, which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Title: Job Corps Process Study.
    OMB Number: 1205-0NEW.
    Affected Public: Job Corps center management and staff; Job Corps 
students; Job Corps partner organizations' staff; and Job Corps center 
operators' staff.
    Total Respondents: 637.
    Frequency: Twice for directors of the 16 visited centers and once 
for all other respondents.
    Total Responses: 653.
    Average Time per Response: 85 minutes.\1\
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    \1\ This is the average across all types of information 
collection activities.
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 927.
    Total Other Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.

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                                                          Total burden
                                                            hours for
  Data collection activity (interview unless noted as     position type
                        survey)                            across all
                                                             centers
                                                            Concerned
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Center Directors......................................                32
Human Resources Managers..............................                 8
Academic Instruction Managers.........................                24
Career Technical Training (CTT) Managers..............                24
Work-Based Learning Coordinators......................                16
Career Preparation Period Managers....................                16
Counseling Managers...................................                24
Peer Leadership Coordinators..........................                 8
Social Development Managers...........................                16
Center Safety Officers................................                16
Academic Instructors..................................                48
CTT Instructors.......................................                48
Residential Advisors..................................                48
Senior Administration Staff, Including from Operators.                32
Business and Community Liaisons.......................                16
Organizational Partners: Outreach and Admissions and                  32
 Career Technical Services............................
Community Partners, Other than Employers..............                32
Employer Partners.....................................                32
Regional Office Project Managers......................                16
Students..............................................                64
Center Director Survey................................               375
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    TOTAL.............................................               927
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    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for the Office of Management 
and Budget approval of the information

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collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 11th day of January, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2012-795 Filed 1-17-12; 8:45 am]
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