Representation-Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority Support in Construction Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships, 67682-67683 [2019-26596]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS 67682 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Proposed Rules (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).’’ The comment period now ends on December 11, 2019. The Department of Labor (Department) is taking this action to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to an outage causing most web browsers to refuse access to Regulations.gov for a period of time. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published October 8, 2019, at 84 FR 53956, is extended. Comments should be received on or before December 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: To facilitate the receipt and processing of written comments on this NPRM, the Department encourages interested persons to submit their comments electronically. You may submit comments, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235–AA21, by either of the following methods: Electronic Comments: Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov. Mail: Address written submissions to Amy DeBisschop, Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S– 3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: This NPRM is available through the Federal Register and the http://www.regulations.gov website. You may also access this document via the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/. All comment submissions must include the agency name and Regulatory Information Number (RIN 1235–AA21) for this NPRM. Response to this NPRM is voluntary. The Department requests that no business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this NPRM. Submit only one copy of your comment by only one method (e.g., persons submitting comments electronically are encouraged not to submit paper copies). Please be advised that comments received will become a matter of public record and will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the date indicated for consideration in this NPRM; comments received after the comment period closes will not be considered. Commenters should transmit comments early to ensure timely receipt prior to the close of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 comment period. Electronic submission via http://www.regulations.gov enables prompt receipt of comments submitted as DOL continues to experience delays in the receipt of mail in our area. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy DeBisschop, Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S– 3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this NPRM may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0675 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free 1 (877) 889– 5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. Questions of interpretation and/or enforcement of the agency’s regulations may be directed to the nearest WHD district office. Locate the nearest office by calling the WHD’s toll-free help line at (866) 4US–WAGE ((866) 487–9243) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in your local time zone, or log onto WHD’s website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/america2.htm for a nationwide listing of WHD district and area offices. On October 8, 2019, the Department published an NPRM and request for comments in the Federal Register (84 FR 53956), proposing to amend its tip regulations to address Congressional action related to amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department also proposes to codify policy regarding the tip credit’s application to employees who performed tipped and non-tipped duties. This NPRM also withdraws the Department’s December 5, 2017 NPRM proposing changes to the Department’s tip regulations, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act has superseded it. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cheryl M. Stanton, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division. [FR Doc. 2019–26788 Filed 12–9–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD 29 CFR Part 103 RIN 3142–AA16 Representation—Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority Support in Construction Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships AGENCY: National Labor Relations Board. Notice of extension of time to submit comments. ACTION: The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019, seeking comments from the public regarding its proposed amendments to Part 103 of its Rules and Regulations, specifically concerning the Board’s blocking charge policy, the voluntary recognition bar, and Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry. On October 10, 2019, the date to submit comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was extended for 60 days. The date to submit comments to the Notice is now extended an additional 30 days. DATES: Comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking must be received by the Board on or before January 9, 2020. Comments replying to the comments submitted during the initial comment period must be received by the Board on or before January 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Internet—Federal eRulemaking Portal. Electronic comments may be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov. Delivery—Comments should be sent by mail or hand delivery to: Roxanne Rothschild, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street SE, Washington, DC 20570– 0001. Because of security precautions, the Board continues to experience delays in U.S. mail delivery. You should take this into consideration when preparing to meet the deadline for submitting comments. The Board encourages electronic filing. It is not necessary to send comments if they have been filed electronically with regulations.gov. If you send comments, the Board recommends that you confirm receipt of your delivered comments by contacting (202) 273–1940 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing impairments may call 1–866– 315–6572 (TTY/TDD). Only comments submitted through http://www.regulations.gov, hand delivered, or mailed will be accepted; ex parte communications received by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Proposed Rules Board will be made part of the rulemaking record and will be treated as comments only insofar as appropriate. Comments will be available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov and during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) at the above address. The Board will post, as soon as practicable, all comments received on http://www.regulations.gov without making any changes to the comments, including any personal information provided. The website http:// www.regulations.gov is the Federal eRulemaking portal, and all comments posted there are available and accessible to the public. The Board requests that comments include full citations or internet links to any authority relied upon. The Board cautions commenters not to include personal information such as Social Security numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses in their comments, as such submitted information will become viewable by the public via the http://www.regulations.gov website. It is the commenter’s responsibility to safeguard his or her information. Comments submitted through http:// www.regulations.gov will not include the commenter’s email address unless the commenter chooses to include that information as part of his or her comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxanne Rothschild, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street SE, Washington, DC 20570–0001, (202) 273–1940 (this is not a toll-free number), 1–866–315–6572 (TTY/TDD). Dated: December 5, 2019. Roxanne L. Rothschild, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–26596 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION 29 CFR Part 1614 RIN 3046–AB00 Official Time in Federal Sector Cases Before the Commission Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) proposes amending its rule covering official time for representatives who are employees of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 the federal government. The Commission seeks to clarify that its rule concerning official time does not apply to representatives who serve in an official capacity in a labor organization that is the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit. The Commission is doing this because it believes that the relevant labor relations statute articulates the best policy for determining if someone receives official time when they act for a labor organization and the Commission does not want its regulations to undermine this approach. DATES: Comments are due on or before February 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by the following methods: You may submit comments, identified by RIN Number 3046–AB00, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 663–4114. (There is no toll free fax number). Only comments of six or fewer pages will be accepted via fax transmittal, in order to assure access to the equipment. Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663– 4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTY). (These are not toll free numbers). • Mail: Bernadette B. Wilson, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Bernadette B. Wilson, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. Instructions: The Commission invites comments from all interested parties. All comment submissions must include the agency name and docket number or the Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rulemaking. Comments need be submitted in only one of the above-listed formats. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Docket: For access to comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Copies of the received comments also will be available for review at the Commission’s library, 131 M Street NE, Suite 4NW08R, Washington, DC 20507, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., until the Commission publishes the rule in final form but you must make an appointment to do so with library staff. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 67683 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Maunz, Special Assistant to the Chair, andrew.maunz@eeoc.gov or 202– 663–4039. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 717 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Commission is responsible for the enforcement of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in the federal employment. As such, the Commission is authorized to issue rules, regulations, orders, and instructions as necessary and appropriate to carry out its EEO responsibilities. Section 717(b) of Title VII provides that ‘‘[e]xcept as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shall have authority to enforce the provisions of subsection (a) of this section through appropriate remedies . . . . and shall issue such rules, regulations, orders and instructions as it deems necessary and appropriate to carry out its responsibilities under this section.’’ Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e– 16. In 1978, the President consolidated numerous EEO responsibilities at the EEOC and, among other things, transferred responsibility for all federal sector EEO from the Civil Service Commission to the EEOC.1 When the Commission took on responsibility for federal sector EEO, however, the Commission did not create a new process. As the Commission stated in 2015, when it contemplated a review of longstanding federal sector EEO procedures of which this proposed rule is a small part, [T]he Federal sector EEO complaint processing procedures did not originate with EEOC in 1979 . . . . Rather, formal, regulatory procedures first were promulgated by the Civil Service Commission (‘‘CSC’’) in 1966, codified at 5 CFR part 713, and the basic framework contained in those procedures was adopted by EEOC in 1979 [and codified at 29 CFR part 1613]. Although EEOC has revised the procedures a number of times, the original structure inherited from the CSC—counseling, complaint, investigation, hearing, final agency action, and appeal—remains. See Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 80 FR 6669 (Feb. 6, 2015) (ANPRM). The EEOC thus positioned itself to make changes to the federal sector EEO complaint process. Although the EEOC’s original 1979 federal sector regulation at 29 CFR part 1 On February 23, 1978, the President submitted to Congress Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1978, which consolidated Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Activities. The text of the President’s message and the terms of the plan are at 124 Congressional Record H 1457 (H. Doc. No. 95–295). E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67682-67683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26596]


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NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

29 CFR Part 103

RIN 3142-AA16


Representation--Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority 
Support in Construction Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships

AGENCY: National Labor Relations Board.

ACTION: Notice of extension of time to submit comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on August 12, 
2019, seeking comments from the public regarding its proposed 
amendments to Part 103 of its Rules and Regulations, specifically 
concerning the Board's blocking charge policy, the voluntary 
recognition bar, and Section 9(a) recognition in the construction 
industry. On October 10, 2019, the date to submit comments to the 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was extended for 60 days. The date to 
submit comments to the Notice is now extended an additional 30 days.

DATES: Comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking must be received 
by the Board on or before January 9, 2020. Comments replying to the 
comments submitted during the initial comment period must be received 
by the Board on or before January 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Internet--Federal eRulemaking Portal. Electronic comments 
may be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov.
    Delivery--Comments should be sent by mail or hand delivery to: 
Roxanne Rothschild, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations 
Board, 1015 Half Street SE, Washington, DC 20570-0001. Because of 
security precautions, the Board continues to experience delays in U.S. 
mail delivery. You should take this into consideration when preparing 
to meet the deadline for submitting comments. The Board encourages 
electronic filing. It is not necessary to send comments if they have 
been filed electronically with regulations.gov. If you send comments, 
the Board recommends that you confirm receipt of your delivered 
comments by contacting (202) 273-1940 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Individuals with hearing impairments may call 1-866-315-6572 (TTY/TDD).
    Only comments submitted through http://www.regulations.gov, hand 
delivered, or mailed will be accepted; ex parte communications received 
by the

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Board will be made part of the rulemaking record and will be treated as 
comments only insofar as appropriate. Comments will be available for 
public inspection at http://www.regulations.gov and during normal 
business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) at the above address.
    The Board will post, as soon as practicable, all comments received 
on http://www.regulations.gov without making any changes to the 
comments, including any personal information provided. The website 
http://www.regulations.gov is the Federal eRulemaking portal, and all 
comments posted there are available and accessible to the public. The 
Board requests that comments include full citations or internet links 
to any authority relied upon. The Board cautions commenters not to 
include personal information such as Social Security numbers, personal 
addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses in their comments, as 
such submitted information will become viewable by the public via the 
http://www.regulations.gov website. It is the commenter's 
responsibility to safeguard his or her information. Comments submitted 
through http://www.regulations.gov will not include the commenter's 
email address unless the commenter chooses to include that information 
as part of his or her comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxanne Rothschild, Executive 
Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street SE, 
Washington, DC 20570-0001, (202) 273-1940 (this is not a toll-free 
number), 1-866-315-6572 (TTY/TDD).

    Dated: December 5, 2019.
Roxanne L. Rothschild,
Executive Secretary.
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