Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Alaska, 7604 [2012-3253]

Download as PDF 7604 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2012 / Notices number (202)–693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of February 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–3251 Filed 2–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Alaska Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a change in status of the payable periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) program for Alaska. Public law 112–78 extended provisions in Public Law 111–92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/ claims_arch.asp. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State’s EUC08 status: • Alaska’s 13-week insured unemployment rate for the week ending January 7, 2012, rose to meet the 6% threshold to trigger ‘‘on’’ to Tier 4 of the EUC08 program. The payable period for Alaska in Tier Four of EUC08 began January 22, 2012. As a result, the current maximum potential entitlement for claimants in Alaska in the EUC08 program will increase from 47 weeks to 53 weeks. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public Laws 110–252, 110–449, 111–5, 111–92, 111– VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Feb 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 118, 111–144, 111–157, 111–205, 111– 312, and 112–78, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. Persons who believe they may be entitled to additional benefits under the EUC08 program, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of February, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–3253 Filed 2–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice Requesting Public Comment on Two Proposed Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program Performance Measures To Meet Requirements in the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department) is seeking public comment on two proposed UI Performs Core Measures for UI Integrity: (1) UI Improper Payments; and (2) UI Overpayment Recovery. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before March 14, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the address specified below. All comments will be made available to the public. Warning: Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publically disclosed. All comments may be posted on the Internet and can be retrieved by most Internet search engines. Comments may be submitted anonymously. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov, identified by Docket ID Number ETA–2012–0001. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Please submit all written comments (including disk and CD–ROM submissions) to Mr. Andrew Spisak, U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 4524, Washington, DC 20210. Be advised that mail delivery in the Washington, DC area may be delayed due to security concerns. Handdelivered comments will be received at the above address. All overnight mail will be considered to be hand-delivered and must be received at the designated place by the date specified above. Please submit your comments by only one method. The Department will not review comments received by means other than those listed above or that are received after the comment period has closed. The Department will post all comments received on http://www. regulations.gov without making any change to the comments, including any personal information provided. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is a Federal portal, and all comments posted there are available and accessible to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background IPERA [Pub. L. 111–204 (31 U.S.C. 3321 note)] amended the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) [Pub. L. 107–300 (31 U.S.C. 3321 note)] and established several criteria that Federal agencies must meet in order to be in compliance with the law. According to section 3(a)(3) of IPERA: The term ‘compliance’ means that the agency (F) has reported an improper payment rate of less than 10 percent for each program and activity for which an estimate was published under section 2(b) of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (31 U.S.C. 3321 note). For the 2010 IPIA reporting period, the Department reported an improper payment rate of 11.2 percent (10.6 percent overpayment rate and 0.6 percent underpayment rate) in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Agency Financial Report (AFR), p. 179, (http://www.dol.gov/_sec/ media/reports/annual2010/ 2010annualreport.pdf). For the 2011 IPIA reporting period, the Department reported an improper payment rate of 12.0 percent (11.35 percent overpayment rate and 0.65 percent underpayment rate) in its FY 2011 AFR, p. 204 (http://www.dol.gov/_sec/media/ E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 29 (Monday, February 13, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the 
Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Alaska

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a change in status of the payable 
periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) program 
for Alaska.
    Public law 112-78 extended provisions in Public Law 111-92 which 
amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within 
the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in 
high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger 
notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers 
Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable 
periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state 
eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp.
    The following change has occurred since the publication of the last 
notice regarding the State's EUC08 status:
     Alaska's 13-week insured unemployment rate for the week 
ending January 7, 2012, rose to meet the 6% threshold to trigger ``on'' 
to Tier 4 of the EUC08 program. The payable period for Alaska in Tier 
Four of EUC08 began January 22, 2012. As a result, the current maximum 
potential entitlement for claimants in Alaska in the EUC08 program will 
increase from 47 weeks to 53 weeks.

Information for Claimants

    The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms 
and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public 
Laws 110-252, 110-449, 111-5, 111-92, 111-118, 111-144, 111-157, 111-
205, 111-312, and 112-78, and the operating instructions issued to the 
states by the U.S. Department of Labor. Persons who believe they may be 
entitled to additional benefits under the EUC08 program, or who wish to 
inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their 
State Workforce Agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment 
Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-
4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3008 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of February, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-3253 Filed 2-10-12; 8:45 am]
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