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Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fidelity Bonding Demonstration
Document Number: 2019-19142
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments on the Fidelity Bonding Demonstration information collection request (ICR). This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System
Document Number: 2019-19140
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-18623
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply For Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-18622
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-18621
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Procurement Roles and Responsibilities for Job Corps Contracts
Document Number: 2019-18497
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
In this direct final rule (DFR), the Department of Labor (Department) makes two procedural changes to its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Job Corps regulations to enable the Secretary to delegate procurement authority as it relates to the development and issuance of requests for proposals for the operation of Job Corps centers, outreach and admissions, career transitional services, and other operational support services. The Department is taking this procedural action to align regulatory provisions with the relevant WIOA statutory language and to provide greater flexibility for internal operations and management of the Job Corps program.
Procurement Roles and Responsibilities for Job Corps Contracts
Document Number: 2019-18496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) proposes two procedural changes to its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Job Corps regulations to enable the Secretary to delegate procurement authority as it relates to the development and issuance of requests for proposals for the operation of Job Corps centers, outreach and admissions, career transitional services, and other operational support services. The Department proposes to take this procedural action to align regulatory provisions with the relevant WIOA statutory language and to provide greater flexibility for internal operations and management of the Job Corps program.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-17702
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-17701
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-17700
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information Final Rule and State Income and Eligibility Verification Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984
Document Number: 2019-17080
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information Final Rule and State Income and Eligibility Verification Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Experiences Assessment of Job Corps Centers
Document Number: 2019-17079
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the information collection request (ICR) titled ``Student Experiences Assessment of Job Corps Centers.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2019-16989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) charter.
Allocating Grants to States for Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) in Accordance With Title III, Section 306 of the Social Security Act (SSA)
Document Number: 2019-16988
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA), Public Law 115-123 (2018), established permanent authorization for the RESEA program by enacting section 306 of title III, (SSA). This notice announces the formula to allocate base funds for the RESEA program, as provided under Section 306(f)(1), SSA, 42 U.S.C. 506(f)(1). On April 4, 2019, ETA published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 13319) requesting public comment concerning the development of a proposed formula that ETA will use to distribute funding to States for RESEA. The notice presented a description of a proposed allocation formula and public comments were requested. The comment period closed on May 6, 2019. This notice summarizes and responds to the comments received and publishes the final allocation formula that will take effect in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States
Document Number: 2019-15307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers employed in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment and the enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) streamlines the process by which the Department reviews employers' applications for temporary agricultural labor certifications to use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2A status. Amendments to the current regulations focus on modernizing the H-2A program and eliminating inefficiencies. The Department also proposes to amend the regulations for enforcement of contractual obligations for temporary foreign agricultural workers and the Wagner- Peyser Act regulations to provide consistency with revisions to H-2A program regulations governing the temporary agricultural labor certification process.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Agricultural Workers Survey
Document Number: 2019-15814
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``National Agricultural Workers Survey.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Financial Report Form ETA-9130
Document Number: 2019-15342
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision to the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Financial Report Form ETA-9130.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) Charter
Document Number: 2019-15336
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for NAETC. The new charter will expire 2 years from the filing date.
Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantee Allotments
Document Number: 2019-14731
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces allotments for Program Year (PY) 2019 for the WIOA Title I Section 167 National Farmworker Jobs Program, as required under Section 182(d) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, enacted September 28, 2018, provides $82,447,000 for formula grants and another $5,922,000 for migrant and seasonal farmworker housing (of which not less than 70 percent shall be for permanent housing). Another $527,000 will be set aside for discretionary purposes. The formula was developed for the purpose of distributing funds geographically by State service area, on the basis of each State service area's relative share of persons eligible for the program. The formula's methodology was described in a notice published in the Federal Register on May 19, 1999 (64 FR 27390). That information is accessible at https://www.federalregister.gov/. Beginning with PY 2018, ETA incorporated two modifications to the allotment formula, with the goal of providing more accurate estimates of each State service area's relative share of persons eligible for the program. The formula also used updated data from each of the four data files serving as the basis of the formula since 1999. Based on the new estimates, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) instituted a hold-harmless provision for PY 2018 and two following years. The hold- harmless provision is designed to provide a staged transition from old to new funding levels for State service areas and minimize the impact on those states incurring significant change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Safety Assessment of Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2019-14320
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed request for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Student Safety Assessment of Job Corps Participants.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14188
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14187
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14186
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2019-14185
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Job Corps Center Proposal for Deactivation: Comments Requested; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2019-13735
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is withdrawing its previously published Federal Register notice proposing the deactivation of nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs) using a fourth closure criterion program reform and streamlining operations.
Wagner-Peyser Act Staffing Flexibility
Document Number: 2019-12111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that, if finalized, would give States increased flexibility in their administration of Employment Service (ES) activities funded under the Wagner-Peyser Act. The proposed changes would modernize the regulations to align them with the flexibility allowed under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The changes would also give States the flexibility to staff employment and farmworker-outreach services in the most effective and efficient way, using a combination of State employees, local government employees, contracted services, and other staffing models in the way that makes the most sense for them. This in turn could leave more resources to help employers find employees, and to help employees find the work they need. The proposed changes are also consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, which requires the Department to identify outdated, inefficient, unnecessary, or overly burdensome regulations that should be repealed, replaced, or modified.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; DOL-Only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System (OMB Control Number 1205-0521)
Document Number: 2019-13162
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision to the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``DOL-only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Collection for Contractor and Grantee Information Gathering
Document Number: 2019-12784
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Contractor and Grantee Information Gathering'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Job Corps Center Proposal for Deactivation: Comments Requested
Document Number: 2019-11262
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this Notice announcing a new criterion for selecting Job Corps centers for deactivation, and proposing the deactivation of nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC). The centers are Anaconda CCC in Anaconda, Montana; Blackwell CCC in Laona, Wisconsin; Cass CCC in Ozark, Arkansas; Flatwoods CCC in Coeburn, Virginia; Fort Simcoe CCC located in White Swan, Washington; Frenchburg CCC in Frenchburg, Kentucky; Oconaluftee CCC located in Cherokee, North Carolina; Pine Knot CCC in Pine Knot, Kentucky; and Timber Lake CCC located in Estacada, Oregon. This Notice seeks public comment on the proposed deactivation of these CCCs using the discretion provided to the Secretary of the Department of Labor in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Notice Requesting Public Comment on Three Proposed Reemployment-Related Performance Measures Adopted by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program That Will Align With the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-11104
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is seeking public comment on the following proposed performance measures: [ssquf] Reemployment Rate for all UI Eligible Individuals after the 2nd Quarter of Program Exit (a Core Measure); [ssquf] Reemployment Rate after the 2nd Quarter of Program Exit for Reemployment Service and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program participants (a Program Performance Measure); and [ssquf] Median Wage in the 2nd Quarter after Program Exit for RESEA Program Participants (a Program Performance Measure). These measures are designed to align with the common performance measures for other workforce programs authorized by WIOA and will assist ETA in overseeing states' performance related to reemployment of UI claimants. This notice also informs states of the Department's discontinuance of the UI Facilitate Reemployment Core Measure.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Occupational Code Assignment
Document Number: 2019-11103
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Occupational Code Assignment.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2019 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)
Document Number: 2019-11102
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Title I of WIOA requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth). WIOA defines the term ``low income individual'' as one whose total family annual income does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary's annual LLSIL for 2019 and references the current 2019 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State Training Provider Eligibility Collection
Document Number: 2019-10621
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``State Training Provider Eligibility Collection.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-09987
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-09986
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-09985
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2019 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program
Document Number: 2019-09500
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, has decided to increase the numerical limitation on H-2B nonimmigrant visas to authorize the issuance of up to, but not more than, an additional 30,000 visas through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Departments have determined that employers who attest that they are likely to suffer irreparable harm may request these supplemental visas only for workers who were issued an H-2B visa or otherwise granted H-2B status in FY 2016, 2017, or 2018. This increase is based on a time-limited statutory authority and does not affect the H-2B program in future fiscal years. The Departments are promulgating regulations to implement this determination.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes
Document Number: 2019-09082
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Dislocated Workers Emergency Grant Application and Reporting Procedures
Document Number: 2019-08125
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``National Dislocated Workers Emergency Grant Application and Reporting Procedures.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2019 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2019 Workforce Information Grants
Document Number: 2019-07729
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for PY 2019 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner- Peyser Act for PY 2019 and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2019. WIOA allotments for states and the state final allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. WIOA requires allotments for the Outlying Areas to be competitively awarded rather than based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). However, for PY 2019, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 waives the competition requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2019 funds for the Outlying Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands) that was published in the Federal Register on February 17, 2000. WIOA specifically included the Republic of Palau as an Outlying Area, except during any period for which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education determine that a Compact of Free Association is in effect and contains provisions for training and education assistance prohibiting the assistance provided under WIOA; no such determinations prohibiting assistance have been made. The formula that the Department of Labor (Department) used for PY 2019 is the same formula used in PY 2018 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. The Department invites comments only on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) State Survey
Document Number: 2019-06660
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``TAA State Survey.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Required Elements of an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Grant State Plan
Document Number: 2019-05307
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Required Elements of an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Grant State Plan.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Allocating Grants to States for Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) and Determining Outcome Payments in Accordance With Title III, Section 306 of the Social Security Act
Document Number: 2019-06558
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Public Law 115-123 (BBA), established permanent authorization for the RESEA program by adding Section 306 to Title III of the Social Security Act (SSA). DOL is seeking state and public comments/suggestions pursuant to Section 306(f)(4), SSA, on how to allocate base funds for the RESEA program, as provided under Section 306(f)(1), SSA, and outcome payments, as provided under Section 306(f)(2), SSA.
Labor Certification Process for Temporary Employment in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CW-1 Workers)
Document Number: 2019-05937
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing new regulations governing the certification of temporary employment opportunities to be filled by nonimmigrant workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the obligations applicable to employers of such workers under the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker visa program (CW-1). This interim final rule (IFR), implementing provisions of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (Workforce Act), establishes the process by which a CNMI employer will obtain a prevailing wage determination (PWD) and temporary labor certification (TLC) from DOL for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in CW-1 status. Although the CW-1 visa classification predates the Workforce Act, classification as a CW-1 nonimmigrant does not currently require a labor certification. The Workforce Act institutes a labor certification requirement as a prerequisite for approval of a CW-1 petition by DHS and charges the Department with promulgating an IFR to administer this new labor certification requirement. We are also issuing regulations to provide for increased worker protections for both United States (U.S.) and foreign workers to ensure no U.S. worker is placed at a competitive disadvantage compared to a foreign worker or is displaced by a foreign worker.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Application/Job Order Recordkeeping
Document Number: 2019-06056
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Work Application/Job Order Recordkeeping.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request
Document Number: 2019-06055
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Solicitation of nominations for the Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2019-05931
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting nominations for appointment to the Council for consideration by the Secretary of Labor. The Secretary invites federally recognized tribes, Native American non-profit organizations, and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations to submit nominations and announces procedures for those nominations.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of H-2A and H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States: Annual Update to Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
Document Number: 2019-05442
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this Notice to announce the annual update to: (1) The allowable charges that employers seeking H-2A workers in occupations other than herding or production of livestock on the range may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals per day; and (2) the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim under the H-2A and H-2B programs. The Notice also includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Weekly Claims and Extended Benefits Data and Weekly Initial and Continued Weeks Claimed
Document Number: 2019-05434
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Weekly Claims and Extended Benefits Data and Weekly Initial and Continued Weeks Claimed.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-05306
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor