Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals With Disabilities; Notice of Amended Charter, 77528-77529 [2014-30138]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 77528 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices interpretations under the statute, with regard to the standards on: (a) Field sanitation, 29 CFR 1928.110; and (b) Temporary labor camps, 29 CFR 1910.142, with respect to any agricultural establishment where employees are engaged in ‘‘agricultural employment’’ within the meaning of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, 29 U.S.C. 1802(3), regardless of the number of employees, including employees engaged in hand packing of produce into containers, whether done on the ground, on a moving machine, or in a temporary packing shed, except that the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health retains enforcement responsibility over temporary labor camps for employees engaged in egg, poultry, or red meat production, or the post-harvest processing of agricultural or horticultural commodities. The authority of the Administrator, WHD under the Occupational Safety and Health Act with regard to the standards on field sanitation and temporary labor camps does not include any other agency authorities or responsibilities, such as rulemaking authority. Such authorities under the statute are retained by the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. Moreover, nothing in this Order shall be construed as derogating from the right of States operating OSHAapproved State plans under 29 U.S.C. 667 to continue to enforce field sanitation and temporary labor camp standards if they so choose. The Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health retains the authority to monitor the activity of such States with respect to field sanitation and temporary labor camps. (13) E.O. 13495 (‘‘Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts’’) of January 30, 2009. (14) E.O. 13658 (‘‘Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors’’) of February 12, 2014. (15) Such additional Federal laws that from time to time may assign to the Secretary or the Department duties and responsibilities similar to those listed under subparagraphs (1)–(14) of this paragraph, as directed by the Secretary. B. The Administrator, Wage and Hour Division is hereby delegated authority and assigned responsibility to issue administrative subpoenas under section 9 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 209; section 5 of the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, as amended, 41 U.S.C. 39; section 4(a) of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, as amended, 41 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 U.S.C. 6707(a); section 512(b) of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act of 1983, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 1862(b); section 5(b) of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988, 29 U.S.C. 2004(b); section 106 of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 2616; and section 8(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 657(b), with respect to the authority delegated by this Order. C. The Wage and Hour Regional Administrators are hereby redelegated authority and assigned responsibility to issue administrative subpoenas under section 9 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 209; section 5 of the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, as amended, 41 U.S.C. 39; section 4(a) of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, as amended, 41 U.S.C. 6707 (a); section 512(b) of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act of 1983, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 1862(b); section 5(b) of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988, 29 U.S.C. 2004(b); section 106 of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 2616; and section 8(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 657(b), with respect to the authority delegated by this Order. D. The Administrator, Wage and Hour Division is hereby delegated authority and assigned responsibility to issue Law Enforcement Agency Certifications for T Nonimmigrant Status applications under section 107(e) of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, as amended, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(T) and related Department of Homeland Security regulations (see 8 CFR 214.11). E. The Administrator, Wage and Hour Division and the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health are directed to confer regularly on enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act with regard to the standards on field sanitation and temporary labor camps (see section 7.a. (12) of this Order), and to enter into any memoranda of understanding which may be appropriate to clarify questions of coverage which arise in the course of such enforcement. F. The Solicitor of Labor is delegated authority and assigned responsibility for providing legal advice and assistance to all officers of the Department relating to the administration of the statutory provisions, regulations, and Executive Orders listed above. The bringing of legal proceedings under those authorities, the representation of the PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary and/or other officials of the Department of Labor, and the determination of whether such proceedings or representations are appropriate in a given case, are delegated exclusively to the Solicitor. 6. Reservation of Authority and Responsibility. A. The submission of reports and recommendations to the President and the Congress concerning the administration of the statutory provisions and Executive Orders listed above is reserved to the Secretary. B. Nothing in this Order shall limit or modify the delegation of authority and assignment of responsibility to the Administrative Review Board by Secretary’s Order 2–2012 (November 16, 2012). C. Except as expressly provided, nothing in this Order shall limit or modify the provisions of any other Order, including Secretary’s Order 4– 2006 (Office of Inspector General). 7. Redelegation of Authority. Except as otherwise provided by law, all of the authorities delegated in this Order may be redelegated. 8. Effective Date. This delegation of authority and assignment of responsibility is effective immediately. Dated: December 19, 2014. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–30224 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Disability Employment Policy Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals With Disabilities; Notice of Amended Charter In accordance with section 609 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by section 461 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Labor established the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities on September 15, 2014. The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities is tasked with studying and preparing findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the Secretary of Labor on: (1) Ways to increase the employment opportunities for E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other individuals with significant disabilities in competitive integrated employment; (2) the use of the certificate program carried out under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 214(c)) for the employment of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, or other individuals with significant disabilities; and (3) ways to improve oversight of the use of such certificates. Membership consists of seven ex officio members: The Assistant Secretary of Disability Employment Policy, the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration, and the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor; the Commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, or the Commissioner’s designee; the Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or the Director’s designee; the Commissioner of Social Security, or the Commissioner’s designee; and the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, or the Commissioner’s designee. Pursuant to the charter filed on September 15, 1014, it also consisted of approximately 10–12 representatives, appointed by the Secretary, with at least one from each of the following constituencies consisting of: Selfadvocates for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities; providers of employment services, including those that employ individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in competitive integrated employment; representatives of national disability advocacy organizations for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities; experts with a background in academia or research and expertise in employment and wage policy issues for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities; representatives from the employer community or national employer organizations; and other individuals or representatives of organizations with expertise on increasing opportunities for competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. The amended charter increases the number of representatives serving these constituencies on the committee from approximately 10–12 members to approximately 15–17 members. Given the scope and complexity of the issues the committee must address, increasing the committee’s size will better provide it with the expertise and balance of perspective needed to fully inform its VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 recommendations. No other changes to the charter are being made. For further information, contact Jennifer Sheehy, Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S– 1303, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–7880. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of December, 2014. Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–30138 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Disability Employment Policy Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals With Disabilities; Notice of Meeting The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) was mandated by section 609 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by section 461 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Secretary of Labor established the Committee on September 15, 2014 in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The purpose of the Committee is to study and prepare findings, conclusions and recommendations for the Secretary of Labor on (1) ways to increase employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other individuals with significant disabilities in competitive, integrated employment; (2) the use of the certificate program carried out under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 214(c)); and (3) ways to improve oversight of the use of such certificates. The Committee is required to meet no less than eight times. It is also required to submit an interim report to the Secretary of Labor; the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce within one year of the Committee’s establishment. A final report must be submitted to the same entities no later than two years from the Committee establishment date. The PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77529 Committee terminates one day after the submission of the final report. The first meeting of the Committee will open to the public beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 and continue through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. The morning session on the first day will be closed for a FACA and membership briefing. In addition, the Committee will discuss a number of other administrative items, including selection of a chairperson, review of objectives, approval of the schedule for future meetings, and other items related to the administrative functioning of the Committee. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the meeting will be open to the public for brief remarks from Federal Committee members and other relevant Federal officials. The officials will discuss the areas within their agencies that potentially impact the work of the committee and their agencies’ work in helping people with significant disabilities obtain competitive, integrated employment, including, when relevant, their work in implementing section 14(c) of FLSA. The Committee will also hear from people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. On January 23, the Committee will hear witness expert testimony on a number of topics, including, but not limited to: Research findings regarding the potential of workers with significant disabilities; current state policy efforts across the country to address challenges; and barriers that impede competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities. In addition, school-to-work transition experts will discuss model strategies for transitioning young people with significant disabilities from school to competitive, integrated employment, and a panel of providers will discuss their employment practices for youth and adults with significant disabilities. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide testimony from 3:15–4:15 p.m. on January 23rd. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before January 14, 2015 to Christopher Button, Supervisory Policy Advisor, Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite S–1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in rich text, Word, or pdf format transmitted to E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Disability Employment Policy


Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated 
Employment for Individuals With Disabilities; Notice of Amended Charter

    In accordance with section 609 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 
as amended by section 461 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 
Act, and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its 
implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration 
(GSA), the Department of Labor established the Advisory Committee on 
Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with 
Disabilities on September 15, 2014.
    The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated 
Employment for Individuals with Disabilities is tasked with studying 
and preparing findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the 
Secretary of Labor on: (1) Ways to increase the employment 
opportunities for

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individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other 
individuals with significant disabilities in competitive integrated 
employment; (2) the use of the certificate program carried out under 
section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 
214(c)) for the employment of individuals with intellectual or 
developmental disabilities, or other individuals with significant 
disabilities; and (3) ways to improve oversight of the use of such 
certificates.
    Membership consists of seven ex officio members: The Assistant 
Secretary of Disability Employment Policy, the Assistant Secretary for 
Employment and Training Administration, and the Administrator of the 
Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor; the Commissioner of 
the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, or 
the Commissioner's designee; the Director of the Centers for Medicare 
and Medicaid Services, or the Director's designee; the Commissioner of 
Social Security, or the Commissioner's designee; and the Commissioner 
of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, or the Commissioner's 
designee.
    Pursuant to the charter filed on September 15, 1014, it also 
consisted of approximately 10-12 representatives, appointed by the 
Secretary, with at least one from each of the following constituencies 
consisting of: Self-advocates for individuals with intellectual or 
developmental disabilities; providers of employment services, including 
those that employ individuals with intellectual or developmental 
disabilities in competitive integrated employment; representatives of 
national disability advocacy organizations for adults with intellectual 
or developmental disabilities; experts with a background in academia or 
research and expertise in employment and wage policy issues for 
individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities; 
representatives from the employer community or national employer 
organizations; and other individuals or representatives of 
organizations with expertise on increasing opportunities for 
competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.
    The amended charter increases the number of representatives serving 
these constituencies on the committee from approximately 10-12 members 
to approximately 15-17 members. Given the scope and complexity of the 
issues the committee must address, increasing the committee's size will 
better provide it with the expertise and balance of perspective needed 
to fully inform its recommendations. No other changes to the charter 
are being made.
    For further information, contact Jennifer Sheehy, Designated 
Federal Officer, Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive 
Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S-1303, 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693-7880.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of December, 2014.
Jennifer Sheehy,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-30138 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]
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