Filing Location for Foreign Labor Certification Program Temporary Program Applications; Change of Address, 37072-37073 [2012-15013]

Download as PDF 37072 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 20, 2012 / Notices TABLE 1—BURDEN ESTIMATES FOR SET EVALUATION DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS—Continued Number of responses/instances of collection Respondents Self-employment advisors ..................... Total for Program Participation Records. 12-Month Follow-Up Survey: Successful applicants who went through random assignment. Site Visits: g Self-employment advisors and other staff at SET Demonstration partner providers. OSCC administrators and case managers. Other staff at organizations providing support for the demonstration. Total for Site Visits ............................. Case Study Interviews: Selected members of the program group completing follow-up surveys. Total Burden ................................... 24 respondents with 225 total cases e. Average time per response (minutes) Frequency of collection Once ......................... Burden (hours) 20 Burden cost a 75 2,540 825 27,943 2,400 f ........................ Once ......................... 60 2,400 39,912 24 .............................. Twice ......................... 90 72 2,439 16 .............................. Twice ......................... 90 48 1,378 24 .............................. Twice ......................... 90 72 2,066 ................................... ................................... ........................ 192 5,883 32 .............................. Once ......................... 60 32 532 ................................... ................................... ........................ 5,549 107,530 a As noted in the main text, burden cost calculations assume wage rates of (1) $16.63 per hour among potential applicants and participants in the SET Demonstration; (2) $33.87 per hour among self-employment advisors; and (3) $28.70 per hour among staff at OSCCs and other staff at organizations providing support for the demonstration. b Although eligibility criteria will be explicitly outlined in publicity materials and orientation sessions for the program, it is assumed that approximately one in four applicants will be determined to be ineligible and, therefore, screened out. Thus, it is anticipated that 4,000 applications will be collected in order to enroll 3,000 study members. c Each of the 1,500 members of program group will be tracked by one of 24 self-employment advisors. d Given a one-year service period, it is expected that 10 monthly tracking reports per case, on average, will be received based on the following assumptions: (1) 5 percent of the program group will drop out of the demonstration within the first month after random assignment, and (2) another 15 percent will have services terminated and be referred back to an OSCC by SET self-employment advisors within the first four months after random assignment. e An expected total of 225 service terminations will be initiated by one of 24 self-employment advisors. f This figure assumes that the follow-up survey will achieve a response rate of 80 percent. g The burden estimates for each site visit respondent include (1) time coordinating with the study team and preparing for the interview and (2) participating in the on-site meeting. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and may be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the final information collection request. The comments will become a matter of public record. Signed in Washington, DC this Tuesday of June 12, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–14921 Filed 6–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR This Notice announces a change in the location where applications for temporary labor certification programs will be filed and/ or are being processed. DATES: This notice is effective on August 2, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C– 4312, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). SUMMARY: I. Background Filing Location for Foreign Labor Certification Program Temporary Program Applications; Change of Address Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. AGENCY: 16:14 Jun 19, 2012 Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Employment and Training Administration VerDate Mar<15>2010 ACTION: Jkt 226001 The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) provides national leadership and policy guidance, and develops regulations and procedures to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning foreign workers seeking PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 admission to the United States (U.S.) in order to work under the labor certification programs authorized by the INA. In carrying out its statutory responsibility, OFLC administers both temporary nonimmigrant labor certification programs and the permanent immigrant labor certification program. The Secretary of Labor issues certifications in connection with several nonimmigrant visa programs as well as the permanent program. To obtain a labor certification under most labor certification programs administered by OFLC, employers must demonstrate that there are insufficient U.S. workers available, willing, and qualified to perform the work, and that the wage offered to the foreign worker(s) will not adversely impact U.S. workers similarly employed. These labor certification activities are carried out in two National Processing Centers (NPC), one in Atlanta, GA and one in Chicago, IL. The Chicago NPC is responsible for adjudicating all employer applications for temporary labor certification under the H–1B, H–1B1, E–3, H–2A, H–2B, and D–1 programs. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 20, 2012 / Notices The purpose of this Notice is to inform the public about a change of address for the Chicago NPC. The address change will be effective as of the effective date of this Notice. On that date, the Chicago NPC should be fully functional in the new location. For 3 weeks after that date, the Chicago NPC will receive via courier all written correspondence submitted to their former address. This is to ensure a smooth transition and allow all interested parties to commence using the new address. On August 23, 2012, the courier will cease to operate and all submissions to the former address of the Chicago NPC will be returned to the sender. From the effective date of this notice, the address for the collection of H–2A fees should also be used for the submission of these fees. II. Address Old Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National Processing Center, 536 South Clark Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605– 1509. New Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National Processing Center, 11 West Quincy Court, Chicago, IL 60604–2105; telephone: (312) 886–8000; facsimile: 312–353–8830. New Address in connection with fees: The following address is to be used for all invoices/fees submitted in connection with the H–2A program: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National Processing Center, P.O. Box A3804, Chicago, IL 60690–A3804. Signed in Washington, DC this Tuesday of June 12, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–15013 Filed 6–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Meetings of Humanities Panel National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that twenty-four meetings of the Humanities SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jun 19, 2012 Jkt 226001 Panel will be held during July 2012, as follows. The purpose of the meetings is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951–960, as amended). DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20506. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting room numbers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Room 529, Washington, DC 20506, or call (202) 606–8322. Hearingimpaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the National Endowment for the Humanities’ TDD terminal at (202) 606–8282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings 1. Date: July 10, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 421. This meeting will discuss applications of Colleges & Universities submitted to the Challenge Grants program in the Office of Challenge Grants. 2. Date: July 17, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of Literature & Language submitted to the Awards for Faculty grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 3. Date: July 17, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of History & Social Science submitted to the Awards for Faculty grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 4. Date: July 17, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 421. This meeting will discuss applications of Colleges & Universities submitted to the Challenge Grants program in the Office of Challenge Grants. 5. Date: July 18, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of The Arts, Philosophy & Religion submitted to the Awards for Faculty grant program in the Division of Research Programs. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37073 6. Date: July 18, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of History & Social Science submitted to the Awards for Faculty grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 7. Date: July 19, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 421. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of History submitted to the Challenge Grants program in the Office of Challenge Grants. 8. Date: July 19, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of British Literature submitted to the Fellowships for University Teachers grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 9. Date: July 19, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of British Literature submitted to the Fellowships for University Teachers grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 10. Date: July 23, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of Communications, Media, Rhetoric & Linguistics submitted to the Fellowships for University Teachers grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 11. Date: July 23, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of Art History submitted to the Fellowships for University Teachers grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 12. Date: July 24, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 421. This meeting will discuss applications for Research Institutes submitted to the Challenge Grants program in the Office of Challenge Grants. 13. Date: July 24, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications on the subject of Music submitted to the Fellowships for University Teachers grant program in the Division of Research Programs. 14. Date: July 24, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37072-37073]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15013]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Filing Location for Foreign Labor Certification Program Temporary 
Program Applications; Change of Address

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces a change in the location where 
applications for temporary labor certification programs will be filed 
and/or are being processed.

DATES: This notice is effective on August 2, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., 
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C-4312, Washington, DC 
20210; telephone: (202) 693-3010 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) provides national 
leadership and policy guidance, and develops regulations and procedures 
to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning foreign workers 
seeking admission to the United States (U.S.) in order to work under 
the labor certification programs authorized by the INA. In carrying out 
its statutory responsibility, OFLC administers both temporary 
nonimmigrant labor certification programs and the permanent immigrant 
labor certification program. The Secretary of Labor issues 
certifications in connection with several nonimmigrant visa programs as 
well as the permanent program. To obtain a labor certification under 
most labor certification programs administered by OFLC, employers must 
demonstrate that there are insufficient U.S. workers available, 
willing, and qualified to perform the work, and that the wage offered 
to the foreign worker(s) will not adversely impact U.S. workers 
similarly employed. These labor certification activities are carried 
out in two National Processing Centers (NPC), one in Atlanta, GA and 
one in Chicago, IL. The Chicago NPC is responsible for adjudicating all 
employer applications for temporary labor certification under the H-1B, 
H-1B1, E-3, H-2A, H-2B, and D-1 programs.

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    The purpose of this Notice is to inform the public about a change 
of address for the Chicago NPC. The address change will be effective as 
of the effective date of this Notice. On that date, the Chicago NPC 
should be fully functional in the new location. For 3 weeks after that 
date, the Chicago NPC will receive via courier all written 
correspondence submitted to their former address. This is to ensure a 
smooth transition and allow all interested parties to commence using 
the new address. On August 23, 2012, the courier will cease to operate 
and all submissions to the former address of the Chicago NPC will be 
returned to the sender. From the effective date of this notice, the 
address for the collection of H-2A fees should also be used for the 
submission of these fees.

II. Address

    Old Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, 536 South Clark Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 
60605-1509.
    New Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, 11 West Quincy Court, Chicago, IL 60604-2105; 
telephone: (312) 886-8000; facsimile: 312-353-8830.
    New Address in connection with fees: The following address is to be 
used for all invoices/fees submitted in connection with the H-2A 
program: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, P.O. Box A3804, Chicago, IL 60690-A3804.

    Signed in Washington, DC this Tuesday of June 12, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-15013 Filed 6-19-12; 8:45 am]
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