Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards, 1256-1258 [2013-00114]

Download as PDF 1256 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Notices Dated: November 26, 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2013–00100 Filed 1–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Final notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Labor’s (Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is issuing this notice to announce recruitment standards that construction contractors are required to follow when recruiting United States (U.S.) workers for Guam military base realignment projects funded through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010. DATES: This notice is effective upon publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Dais or Frank Gallo, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S–4231, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone (202) 693–2784 or (202) 693–3755, respectively (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 or gallo.frank@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2834(a) of the 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 workers holding H–2B visas under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b), unless the Governor of Guam (Governor), in consultation with the Secretary of Labor (Secretary), certifies that: (1) There is an insufficient number of U.S. workers that are able, willing, qualified, and srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 available to perform the work; and (2) that the employment of workers holding H–2B visas will not have an adverse effect on either the wages or the working conditions of workers in Guam. In order to allow the Governor to make this certification, the NDAA requires contractors to recruit workers in the U.S., including in Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, according to the terms of a recruitment plan developed and approved by the Secretary. That recruitment plan has been reproduced in full in Section I below (‘‘Contractor Recruitment Standards’’). The Department has developed the Contractor Recruitment Standards in full consultation with, and with the approval of, the Guam Department of Labor (GDOL). Although the Department has developed the recruitment standards, it has assigned oversight of the Contractor Recruitment Standards and the NDAA-required consultation with the Governor to GDOL through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department and GDOL, effective November 22, 2011 (the MOU can be found on the RegInfo.gov Web site listed at the end of this Federal Register Notice). Under the NDAA, no Guam base realignment construction project work may be performed by a person holding an H–2B visa under the Immigration and Nationality Act until the contractor complies with the Department’s Contractor Recruitment Standards, and the Governor of Guam issues the certification noted above. The Department issued interim recruitment standards in the Federal Register on January 24, 2012 (77 FR 3503). This Final Notice has made several changes to the interim contractor recruitment standards, the most significant of which reduced the data collection burden and clarified the information that contractors must include in the construction job postings. These changes include the following. 1. Eliminating the requirement that contractors post the job openings on a separate Internet job bank in addition to the other posting requirements. The posting on the Guam Job Bank will be widely available through the US.jobs Web site (formerly the National Labor Exchange). The Department determined that this posting was sufficient, and that additional Internet postings would be redundant. 2. Eliminating the requirement to advertise job opportunities in an American Samoa newspaper, in favor of PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internet job postings. This change was made because the Department determined that utilization of the American Samoa job bank for recruitment no longer requires supplementation by newspaper advertising, as a result of improvements made to that job bank. 3. Adding a statement to the job posting requirement concerning whether the contractor will pay for worker transportation to Guam. This change was made to conform the information included in advertisements placed under this recruitment standard with information commonly included in job orders submitted to the GDOL. 4. Clarifying the overtime pay requirement for the job postings. This change was made to clarify that contractors must include a statement regarding the availability and payment of overtime wages in their advertisements, if overtime is required by law. 5. Adding a statement to the job posting requirement regarding board, lodging, and fringe benefit information. This change was made to conform the information included in advertisements placed under this recruitment standard with information commonly included in job orders submitted to the GDOL. 6. Eliminating the requirement that the recruitment report describe the dates that the newspaper advertisements appeared in an American Samoa newspaper. The Department eliminated this requirement, because the removal of the requirement to advertise in an American Samoa newspaper rendered this requirement moot. 7. Clarifying that contractors do not need to provide their recruitment report in a narrative form. This change was made in order to clarify that contractor recruitment reports may be in other formats, including a table or spreadsheet, rather than only in a narrative form. As required by Section 2834(b)(2) of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010, the Department assessed, among other things, the opportunities to expand the recruitment of workers in the U.S. (including Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico), and the ability of labor markets to support the Guam realignment. This assessment is included in U.S. Department of Labor Report to Congress Required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (July 29, 2011). The Department submitted this assessment to the Senate Committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Armed Services; and the House of E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Notices Representatives Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Armed Services (this report can be found at the RegInfo.gov Web site listed at the end of this Federal Register Notice). srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with I. Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards 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 via a completed Job Order (Guam Form GES 514) in person at the Guam Employment Service office, which is open Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 414 W. Soledad Avenue, Suite 400, Hagatna (for assistance call 671– 475–7000). 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 http:// www.asjobs.org/job-search, 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). For contractors needing assistance with job postings, additional contact information and a link to the required Guam form GES 514 are listed at www.jobbankinfo.org. Each job posting must be posted for at least 21 consecutive days. c. Submit a job posting with an Internet-based job bank that i. is national in scope, including the entire U.S., 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 American Job Centers (formerly called One-Stop Career Centers) and the U.S. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 2. Each job posting in (1)(a) through (d) must include, at a minimum, the following information. a. The contractor’s name and appropriate contact information for applicants to inquire about the job opportunity, or to send applications ´ ´ and/or resumes directly to the employer; b. The geographic area of employment, with enough specificity to apprise applicants of any travel requirements and where applicants will likely have to reside to perform the services or labor; c. A statement indicating whether or not the employer will pay for the worker’s transportation to Guam; d. If the employer provides it, a statement that daily transportation to and from the worksite(s) will be provided by the employer; e. A description of the job opportunity with sufficient information to apprise U.S. workers of the services or labor to be performed, including the duties, the minimum education and experience requirements, the work hours and days, and the anticipated start and end dates of the job opportunity; f. If the employer makes on-the-job training available, a statement that it will be provided to the worker; g. If required by law, a statement that overtime will be available to the worker and the wage offer for working any overtime hours; h. The wage offer, and the benefits, if any, offered; i. A statement that the position is temporary; j. The total number of job openings the employer intends to fill; and k. If the employer provides the worker with the option of board, lodging, or other facilities, including fringe benefits, or intends to assist workers to secure such lodging, a statement disclosing the provision and cost of the board, lodging, or other facilities, including fringe benefits or assistance to be provided. 3. During the 28-day recruitment period, which begins on the earliest job posting date, contractors must interview all qualified and available Guam and U.S. construction workers who have applied for the employment opportunity. 4. After the close of the recruitment period, and no later than 30 days before the start date of workers under a contract, the contractor must provide a report including the following information via email to GDOL at ndaa.recruitment@dol.guam.gov, documenting its efforts to recruit U.S. workers from the U.S. and all U.S. territories. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1257 a. Indicate all the recruitment approaches used to recruit realignment workers, including an identification of the Internet job banks where the postings occurred, the occupation or trade, a description of wages and other terms and conditions of employment, the dates of each posting, and the job order or requisition number; b. A copy of each job posting; c. How each job posting and response was handled, including i. the number of job applications received; ii. the name of each applicant; iii. the position applied for; iv. the final employment determination for each applicant or job candidate; and v. for each U.S. job applicant not hired, a description of the specific, lawful, job-related reason for rejecting the applicant for employment, which includes a comparison of the job applicant’s skills and experience against the terms listed in the original job posting. Contractors may provide much of this information in the form of a table or spreadsheet, so that instead of a narrative style the contractor need only check an appropriate box or provide a phrase, number or date (e.g., to indicate whether an individual reported for an interview or not, or lacked specific qualifications). II. Departmental Recruitment Support Activities Separate from the Contractor Recruitment Standards, ETA will facilitate a nationwide outreach and recruitment effort to maximize hiring of U.S. construction workers, including outreach to its workforce investment system. ETA will do the following: • Develop and issue a Training and Employment Notice (TEN), and hold an Internet-based training session (‘‘Webinar’’) to inform contractors, state workforce agencies, state and local workforce investment boards, and American Job Centers (formerly called One-Stop Career Centers) of the anticipated construction employment opportunities on Guam and how these opportunities will be posted [interested individuals can automatically receive notice of the TEN by going to http:// wdr.doleta.gov/directives and clicking on the last bullet, stating ‘‘To be added to the ETA Advisory electronic distribution list—click here,’’ and interested individuals can automatically receive notice of the Webinar by registering for ETA’s Workforce3One by going to https:// www.workforce3one.org/register.aspx, then going to the fourth category E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 1258 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Notices (Newsletters and Updates) and checking the box for ‘‘Webinars/Live Events,’’ and should also check both boxes under ‘‘Reemployment Works’’ in the preceding category (labeled ‘‘Join Communities’’)]; • Develop telephone scripts for a Toll-Free Help Line directing job seekers to the GDOL job bank; • Ensure that Departmental offices— including the Office of Unemployment Insurance, the Office of Apprenticeship, the Office of Job Corps, the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, and the YouthBuild program—are informed of the construction employment opportunities; and • Brief pertinent inter-governmental and labor organizations (including the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, and building trades unions), so that they can assist in spreading information about the U.S. worker outreach effort. III. Public Burden Statement The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the Department’s request to extend the information collection (OMB Control Number 1205– 0484) for three years, expiring September 30, 2015. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number (1205–0484). The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at three hours per job order, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Further information on this ICR can be accessed using control number 1205– 0484 at the RegInfo.gov Web site at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. To do this, use the following instructions. 1. Go to the first ‘‘Select Agency’’ box and click on the drop-down arrow, and then select ‘‘Department of Labor.’’ Then click on the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the box. 2. Each entry lists the OMB Control Number at the top of the entry. Scroll down the screen until 1205–0484 appears (the entries are in numerical order). 3. Once you reach 1205–0484, click on the number immediately below that, the ICR Reference Number (not the Control Number itself). 4. To see the Information Collection notices themselves, click on ‘‘View Information Collection (IC) List’’ near the top of the page on the left. To see the Report to Congress, the MOU, the ICR Supporting Statement and other relevant documents, click on ‘‘View Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ near the top of the page on the right. Signed at Washington, DC this 26th day of December, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2013–00114 Filed 1–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221 (a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to Section 221 (a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than January 18, 2013. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than January 18, 2013. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5428, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of November 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [18 TAA petitions instituted between 11/12/12 and 11/16/12] Subject Firm (Petitioners) Location 82144 ............ 82145 ............ 82146 ............ srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with TA–W Electrolux (State/One-Stop) ............................ Hutchinson Technology Inc. (State/One-Stop) Precision Dynamics Corporation (State/OneStop). Pioneer Press (State/One-Stop) ..................... Texas Instruments Incorporated (Company) .. Texon USA (Company) ................................... Badger Meter, Inc. (Company) ....................... GenOn Energy Services, LLC (Workers) ....... Systemax Manufacturing (State/One-Stop) .... SOLAE, LLC (Workers) .................................. The Gemesis Diamond Company (Workers) .. Juniata Fabrics (Workers) ............................... Johnstown Specialty Castings (Union) ........... Henkel Harris Company, Inc. (Company) ....... Mohawk Industries, Inc. (State/One-Stop) ...... Home Dynamix (State/One-Stop) ................... El Paso, TX ..................................................... Plymouth, MN & Eau Claire, WI ..................... San Fernando, CA .......................................... 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/09/12 11/09/12 11/09/12 Saint Paul, MN ................................................ Stafford, TX ..................................................... Russell, MA ..................................................... Milwaukee, WI ................................................. Canonsburg, PA .............................................. Fletcher, OH .................................................... Louisville, KY .................................................. Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton, FL .................... Juniata, PA ...................................................... Johnstown, PA ................................................ Winchester, VA ............................................... Waynesboro, VA ............................................. Moonachie, NJ ................................................ 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/15/12 11/15/12 11/16/12 11/09/12 11/09/12 10/04/12 11/12/12 11/12/12 11/13/12 11/08/12 11/13/12 10/26/12 11/06/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/15/12 82147 82148 82149 82150 82151 82152 82153 82154 82155 82156 82157 82158 82159 ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM Date of institution 08JAN1 Date of petition

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Final notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor's (Department) Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) is issuing this notice to announce 
recruitment standards that construction contractors are required to 
follow when recruiting United States (U.S.) workers for Guam military 
base realignment projects funded through the National Defense 
Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010.

DATES: This notice is effective upon publication in the Federal 
Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Dais or Frank Gallo, Office 
of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-4231, 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone (202) 693-2784 or (202) 693-3755, 
respectively (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 or 
gallo.frank@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2834(a) of the 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 workers 
holding H-2B visas under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b), unless the Governor of Guam (Governor), in 
consultation with the Secretary of Labor (Secretary), certifies that: 
(1) There is an insufficient number of U.S. workers that are able, 
willing, qualified, and available to perform the work; and (2) that the 
employment of workers holding H-2B visas will not have an adverse 
effect on either the wages or the working conditions of workers in 
Guam.
    In order to allow the Governor to make this certification, the NDAA 
requires contractors to recruit workers in the U.S., including in Guam, 
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the 
U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, according to the terms of a 
recruitment plan developed and approved by the Secretary. That 
recruitment plan has been reproduced in full in Section I below 
(``Contractor Recruitment Standards'').
    The Department has developed the Contractor Recruitment Standards 
in full consultation with, and with the approval of, the Guam 
Department of Labor (GDOL). Although the Department has developed the 
recruitment standards, it has assigned oversight of the Contractor 
Recruitment Standards and the NDAA-required consultation with the 
Governor to GDOL through a Memorandum of Understanding between the 
Department and GDOL, effective November 22, 2011 (the MOU can be found 
on the RegInfo.gov Web site listed at the end of this Federal Register 
Notice).
    Under the NDAA, no Guam base realignment construction project work 
may be performed by a person holding an H-2B visa under the Immigration 
and Nationality Act until the contractor complies with the Department's 
Contractor Recruitment Standards, and the Governor of Guam issues the 
certification noted above.
    The Department issued interim recruitment standards in the Federal 
Register on January 24, 2012 (77 FR 3503).
    This Final Notice has made several changes to the interim 
contractor recruitment standards, the most significant of which reduced 
the data collection burden and clarified the information that 
contractors must include in the construction job postings. These 
changes include the following.
    1. Eliminating the requirement that contractors post the job 
openings on a separate Internet job bank in addition to the other 
posting requirements. The posting on the Guam Job Bank will be widely 
available through the US.jobs Web site (formerly the National Labor 
Exchange). The Department determined that this posting was sufficient, 
and that additional Internet postings would be redundant.
    2. Eliminating the requirement to advertise job opportunities in an 
American Samoa newspaper, in favor of Internet job postings. This 
change was made because the Department determined that utilization of 
the American Samoa job bank for recruitment no longer requires 
supplementation by newspaper advertising, as a result of improvements 
made to that job bank.
    3. Adding a statement to the job posting requirement concerning 
whether the contractor will pay for worker transportation to Guam. This 
change was made to conform the information included in advertisements 
placed under this recruitment standard with information commonly 
included in job orders submitted to the GDOL.
    4. Clarifying the overtime pay requirement for the job postings. 
This change was made to clarify that contractors must include a 
statement regarding the availability and payment of overtime wages in 
their advertisements, if overtime is required by law.
    5. Adding a statement to the job posting requirement regarding 
board, lodging, and fringe benefit information. This change was made to 
conform the information included in advertisements placed under this 
recruitment standard with information commonly included in job orders 
submitted to the GDOL.
    6. Eliminating the requirement that the recruitment report describe 
the dates that the newspaper advertisements appeared in an American 
Samoa newspaper. The Department eliminated this requirement, because 
the removal of the requirement to advertise in an American Samoa 
newspaper rendered this requirement moot.
    7. Clarifying that contractors do not need to provide their 
recruitment report in a narrative form. This change was made in order 
to clarify that contractor recruitment reports may be in other formats, 
including a table or spreadsheet, rather than only in a narrative form.
    As required by Section 2834(b)(2) of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010, 
the Department assessed, among other things, the opportunities to 
expand the recruitment of workers in the U.S. (including Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the 
Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico), and the ability 
of labor markets to support the Guam realignment. This assessment is 
included in U.S. Department of Labor Report to Congress Required by the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (July 29, 
2011). The Department submitted this assessment to the Senate 
Committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Armed 
Services; and the House of

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Representatives Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Armed 
Services (this report can be found at the RegInfo.gov Web site listed 
at the end of this Federal Register Notice).

I. Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards

    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 via a completed Job Order (Guam Form GES 
514) in person at the Guam Employment Service office, which is open 
Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 414 W. 
Soledad Avenue, Suite 400, Hagatna (for assistance call 671-475-7000). 
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 http://www.asjobs.org/job-search, 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).
    For contractors needing assistance with job postings, additional 
contact information and a link to the required Guam form GES 514 are 
listed at www.jobbankinfo.org.
    Each job posting must be posted for at least 21 consecutive days.
    c. Submit a job posting with an Internet-based job bank that
    i. is national in scope, including the entire U.S., 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 
American Job Centers (formerly called One-Stop Career Centers) and the 
U.S. 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.
    2. Each job posting in (1)(a) through (d) must include, at a 
minimum, the following information.
    a. The contractor's name and appropriate contact information for 
applicants to inquire about the job opportunity, or to send 
applications and/or r[eacute]sum[eacute]s directly to the employer;
    b. The geographic area of employment, with enough specificity to 
apprise applicants of any travel requirements and where applicants will 
likely have to reside to perform the services or labor;
    c. A statement indicating whether or not the employer will pay for 
the worker's transportation to Guam;
    d. If the employer provides it, a statement that daily 
transportation to and from the worksite(s) will be provided by the 
employer;
    e. A description of the job opportunity with sufficient information 
to apprise U.S. workers of the services or labor to be performed, 
including the duties, the minimum education and experience 
requirements, the work hours and days, and the anticipated start and 
end dates of the job opportunity;
    f. If the employer makes on-the-job training available, a statement 
that it will be provided to the worker;
    g. If required by law, a statement that overtime will be available 
to the worker and the wage offer for working any overtime hours;
    h. The wage offer, and the benefits, if any, offered;
    i. A statement that the position is temporary;
    j. The total number of job openings the employer intends to fill; 
and
    k. If the employer provides the worker with the option of board, 
lodging, or other facilities, including fringe benefits, or intends to 
assist workers to secure such lodging, a statement disclosing the 
provision and cost of the board, lodging, or other facilities, 
including fringe benefits or assistance to be provided.
    3. During the 28-day recruitment period, which begins on the 
earliest job posting date, contractors must interview all qualified and 
available Guam and U.S. construction workers who have applied for the 
employment opportunity.
    4. After the close of the recruitment period, and no later than 30 
days before the start date of workers under a contract, the contractor 
must provide a report including the following information via email to 
GDOL at ndaa.recruitment@dol.guam.gov, documenting its efforts to 
recruit U.S. workers from the U.S. and all U.S. territories.
    a. Indicate all the recruitment approaches used to recruit 
realignment workers, including an identification of the Internet job 
banks where the postings occurred, the occupation or trade, a 
description of wages and other terms and conditions of employment, the 
dates of each posting, and the job order or requisition number;
    b. A copy of each job posting;
    c. How each job posting and response was handled, including
    i. the number of job applications received;
    ii. the name of each applicant;
    iii. the position applied for;
    iv. the final employment determination for each applicant or job 
candidate; and
    v. for each U.S. job applicant not hired, a description of the 
specific, lawful, job-related reason for rejecting the applicant for 
employment, which includes a comparison of the job applicant's skills 
and experience against the terms listed in the original job posting.
    Contractors may provide much of this information in the form of a 
table or spreadsheet, so that instead of a narrative style the 
contractor need only check an appropriate box or provide a phrase, 
number or date (e.g., to indicate whether an individual reported for an 
interview or not, or lacked specific qualifications).

II. Departmental Recruitment Support Activities

    Separate from the Contractor Recruitment Standards, ETA will 
facilitate a nationwide outreach and recruitment effort to maximize 
hiring of U.S. construction workers, including outreach to its 
workforce investment system. ETA will do the following:
     Develop and issue a Training and Employment Notice (TEN), 
and hold an Internet-based training session (``Webinar'') to inform 
contractors, state workforce agencies, state and local workforce 
investment boards, and American Job Centers (formerly called One-Stop 
Career Centers) of the anticipated construction employment 
opportunities on Guam and how these opportunities will be posted 
[interested individuals can automatically receive notice of the TEN by 
going to http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives and clicking on the last 
bullet, stating ``To be added to the ETA Advisory electronic 
distribution list--click here,'' and interested individuals can 
automatically receive notice of the Webinar by registering for ETA's 
Workforce3One by going to https://www.workforce3one.org/register.aspx, 
then going to the fourth category

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(Newsletters and Updates) and checking the box for ``Webinars/Live 
Events,'' and should also check both boxes under ``Reemployment Works'' 
in the preceding category (labeled ``Join Communities'')];
     Develop telephone scripts for a Toll-Free Help Line 
directing job seekers to the GDOL job bank;
     Ensure that Departmental offices--including the Office of 
Unemployment Insurance, the Office of Apprenticeship, the Office of Job 
Corps, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service, and the 
YouthBuild program--are informed of the construction employment 
opportunities; and
     Brief pertinent inter-governmental and labor organizations 
(including the National Governors Association, National Conference of 
State Legislatures, and building trades unions), so that they can 
assist in spreading information about the U.S. worker outreach effort.

III. Public Burden Statement

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 
Department's request to extend the information collection (OMB Control 
Number 1205-0484) for three years, expiring September 30, 2015.
    Persons are not required to respond to this collection of 
information unless it displays a valid OMB control number (1205-0484). 
The public reporting burden for this collection of information is 
estimated at three hours per job order, including the time for 
reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and 
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. Further information on this ICR can be 
accessed using control number 1205-0484 at the RegInfo.gov Web site at 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. To do this, use the following 
instructions.
    1. Go to the first ``Select Agency'' box and click on the drop-down 
arrow, and then select ``Department of Labor.'' Then click on the 
``Submit'' button to the right of the box.
    2. Each entry lists the OMB Control Number at the top of the entry. 
Scroll down the screen until 1205-0484 appears (the entries are in 
numerical order).
    3. Once you reach 1205-0484, click on the number immediately below 
that, the ICR Reference Number (not the Control Number itself).
    4. To see the Information Collection notices themselves, click on 
``View Information Collection (IC) List'' near the top of the page on 
the left. To see the Report to Congress, the MOU, the ICR Supporting 
Statement and other relevant documents, click on ``View Supporting 
Statement and Other Documents'' near the top of the page on the right.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 26th day of December, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2013-00114 Filed 1-7-13; 8:45 am]
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