Annual Report From Federal Contractors
This final rule revises the regulations in 41 CFR Part 61-250 implementing the requirement under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, (``VEVRAA'') that Government contractors track and annually report the number of employees in their workforces who are veterans covered under the law. Today's final rule revises the regulations in 41 CFR Part 61-250 to incorporate the amendment to VEVRAA made by the Veterans' Benefit and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 (``VBHCIA''). The VBHCIA amendment extended the protections of VEVRAA to a category of veterans called ``recently separated veterans.'' In addition, the final rule published today clarifies that the regulations in 41 CFR Part 61-250 implement the reporting requirements under VEVRAA prior to their amendment in 2002 by the Jobs for Veterans Act (``JVA''), and apply to Government contracts entered into before December 1, 2003. The final rule also makes clear that the regulations in 41 CFR Part 61-300 implementing the JVA amendments to VEVRAA's reporting requirements, apply if a contract entered into before December 1, 2003, is modified on or after that date and the contract as modified is for $100,000 or more.
Proposed Collection of Information; Comment Request
The Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary published a notice in the Federal Register. Proposed Collection of Information; Comment Request. The Department is issuing a correction of the comment date as this should have been published as a 60 day notice.
The Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Asbestos in Shipyards Standard (29 CFR 1915.1001).
Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Pursuant to Section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, and Section 166(h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC), as constituted under WIA.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Rhode Island
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB Program for Rhode Island. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Effective October 21, 2008, Rhode Island's 3-month seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent, exceeding the 8 percent threshold. This causes the State to be triggered ``on'' to a high unemployment period (HUP) in the EB program period beginning November 9, 2008.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA)
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on October 3, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) to fund Demonstration Projects. This notice is an amendment to the SGA and it amends the ``Necessary Project Components'' section.