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Labor Certification for Permanent Employment of Foreign Workers in the United States; Modernizing Schedule A To Include Consideration of Additional Occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Non-STEM Occupations
Document Number: 2024-03187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
On December 21, 2023, ETA published a Request for Information (RFI), titled ``Labor Certification for Permanent Employment of Foreign Workers in the United States; Modernizing Schedule A To Include Consideration of Additional Occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Non-STEM Occupations.'' The period for submitting public comments is being extended to May 13, 2024, to allow stakeholders additional time to comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Experience Rating Report
Document Number: 2024-03077
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
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, ``Experience Rating Report.'' 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).
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of H-2A and H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States: Annual Update to Allowable Monetary Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
Document Number: 2024-02893
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this notice to announce the annual updates to allowable monetary charges employers of H-2A workers, in occupations other than herding or production of livestock on the range, may charge workers when the employer provides three meals per day. This notice also announces the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement a worker with receipts may claim under the H-2A and H-2B programs. Finally, this notice includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence.
Agency Information Collection Activities, Trade Adjustment Assistance Administrative Collection of States; Comment Request
Document Number: 2024-02892
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-13
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, ``Trade Adjustment Assistance Administrative Collection of States (TAAACS).'' 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).
National Apprenticeship System Enhancements
Document Number: 2023-27851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) is proposing issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) to revise the regulations for registered apprenticeship by enhancing worker protections and equity, improving the quality of registered apprenticeship programs, revising the State governance provisions, and more clearly establishing critical pipelines to registered apprenticeship programs, such as registered career and technical education (CTE) apprenticeships. The proposed rule would improve the capacity of the National Apprenticeship System to respond to evolving employer needs, provide workers equitable pathways to good jobs, and increase the system's long-term resilience.
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2024
Document Number: 2024-00253
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Secretary, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2024 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties.
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2023-28587
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given that the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC or Advisory Council) will meet in person February 6-7, 2024. Information for public attendance, both in-person and virtually, will be posted at www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/wioa/wiac/meetings a week prior to the meeting dates. The meetings will be open to the public.
Notice To Ensure State Workforce Agencies Are Aware of the Revised Schedule of Remuneration for the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX) Program That Reflects the Military Pay Increase Effective January 1, 2024
Document Number: 2023-28217
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Each year, the Department of Defense issues a Schedule of Remuneration used by states for UCX purposes. States must use the schedule to determine Federal military wages for UCX ``first claims'' only when the Federal Claims Control Center (FCCC) responds to a request for information indicating that there is no Copy 5 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) for an individual under the social security number provided. A response from the FCCC that indicates ``no DD214 on file'' will prompt the state to start the affidavit process and to use the attached schedule to calculate the Federal military wages for an unemployment insurance or UCX monetary determination. The schedule applies to UCX ``first claims'' filed beginning with the first day of the first week that begins on or after January 1, 2024, pursuant to the UCX program regulations (see 20 CFR 614.12(c)). States must continue to use the 2023 schedule (or other appropriate schedule) for UCX ``first claims'' filed before the effective date of the revised schedule.
Labor Certification for Permanent Employment of Foreign Workers in the United States; Modernizing Schedule A To Include Consideration of Additional Occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Non-STEM Occupations
Document Number: 2023-27938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (Department or DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is considering revisions to Schedule A of the permanent labor certification process to include occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and other non- STEM occupations and invites employers and other interested parties to comment on this Request for Information (RFI). ETA's Office of Foreign Labor Certification developed this RFI and is publishing it for comment so that the public may provide input, including data, statistical metrics or models, studies, and other relevant information, on how the Department may establish a reliable, objective, and transparent methodology for revising Schedule A to include STEM and other non-STEM occupations that are experiencing labor shortages, consistent with requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Department wants to ensure that it is striking an appropriate balance between the need to provide U.S. workers notice of available permanent job opportunities and the opportunity to apply for those job opportunities, and, where insufficient U.S. workers are available to satisfy an employer's need for permanent labor, the need to provide employers access to foreign labor through effective administration of the permanent labor certification program. Information received from the public will help inform decisions regarding whether or how to improve Schedule A and ensure that its purpose in responding to national labor shortages is more effectively met.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Foreign Workers in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rates for Non-Range Occupations in 2024
Document Number: 2023-27435
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this notice to announce the 2024 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the DOL has determined must be offered, advertised in recruitment, and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment so that the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States (U.S.) similarly employed will not be adversely affected. The AEWRs established in this notice are applicable to H-2A job opportunities that are both: classified in one (or more) of the six Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes comprising the field and livestock workers (combined) category, and located in States or regions, or equivalent districts or territories, in which the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Labor Report (better known as the Farm Labor Survey, or FLS) reports wages. In this notice, DOL also announces an update to the average AEWR, which is used to calculate adjustments to required bond amounts for H-2A Labor Contractors.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Foreign Workers in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate for Range Occupations in 2024
Document Number: 2023-27434
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this notice to announce the 2024 Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates DOL has determined must be offered, advertised in recruitment, and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment so that the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States (U.S.) similarly employed will not be adversely affected. In this notice, DOL announces the annual update of the AEWR for workers engaged in the herding or production of livestock on the range, as required by the methodology previously established in 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Registration and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs
Document Number: 2023-26920
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-08
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, ``Registration and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs.'' 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; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Joint Quarterly Narrative Performance Report
Document Number: 2023-26919
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-08
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, ``Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Joint Quarterly Narrative Performance Report.'' 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).
Notice of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions Applicable for 2023
Document Number: 2023-26457
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Wagner-Peyser Act Staffing
Document Number: 2023-25372
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing a final rule that requires States to use State merit staff to provide Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service (ES) services. In the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), the Department proposed that this requirement would apply to all States. However, the Department recognizes three States that have been approved by the Department to administer ES services using alternative staffing models for decades and is allowing only these three States to continue using the alternative staffing models. The requirement to use State merit staff to provide all ES services applies to all other States, including those States that implemented staffing flexibility under the 2020 Final Rule. The Department additionally is revising the ES regulations to strengthen the provision of services to migrant or seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and to enhance the protections afforded by the Monitor Advocate System and the Employment Service and Employment-Related Law Complaint System (Complaint System). States have 24 months to comply with this final rule.
Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Numerical Limitation for FY 2024 for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program and Portability Flexibility for H-2B Workers Seeking To Change Employers
Document Number: 2023-25493
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security
DHS, in consultation with DOL, is exercising time-limited Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 authority and increasing the total number of noncitizens who may receive an H-2B nonimmigrant visa by up to 64,716 for the entirety of FY 2024. These supplemental visas will be distributed in several allocations. 20,000 visas made available in this rule will be reserved for nationals of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Colombia, Ecuador, or Costa Rica. All visas will be available only to businesses that are suffering or will suffer impending irreparable harm, as attested by the employer. In addition, DHS is again providing temporary portability flexibility.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2023-24981
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2023-24935
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given that the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC or Advisory Council) will meet virtually December 4, 2023. Information for public attendance at the virtual meeting will be posted at www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/wioa/wiac/meetings several days prior to the meeting date. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities
Document Number: 2023-22500
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-12
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, ``Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities.'' 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: 2023-21733
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-02
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given that the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC or Advisory Council) will meet virtually November 6, 2023. Information for public attendance at the virtual meetings will be posted at www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/wioa/wiac/meetings several days prior to each meeting date. The meetings will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Common Performance Reporting
Document Number: 2023-21195
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-28
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, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Common Performance Reporting. 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; Department of Labor-Only Performance Accountability
Document Number: 2023-21192
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-28
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, DOL-only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting. 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; Contribution Operations
Document Number: 2023-20510
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-22
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, ``ETA 581 Contribution Operations.'' The ETA 581 provides information on volume of work and state agency performance in determining the taxable status of employers and the processing of wage items; in the collection of past due contributions and payments in lieu of contributions, and delinquent reports; and in field audit activity. The data provide measures of the effectiveness of the tax program. 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).
Request for Nominations for Membership on the Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2023-20096
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) and announces the procedures for those nominations. When submitting nomination materials, please indicate the Region or Discipline for which the nominee would like to be considered. Information regarding the NAETC can be found at https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/dinap/council.
Improving Protections for Workers in Temporary Agricultural Employment in the United States
Document Number: 2023-19852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-09-15
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 governing 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 these nonimmigrant workers. The revisions proposed in this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) focus on strengthening protections for temporary agricultural workers and enhancing the Department's capabilities to monitor program compliance and take necessary enforcement actions against program violators.
Labor Surplus Area Classification
Document Number: 2023-18536
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The purpose of this notice is to announce the annual Labor Surplus Area (LSA) list for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
Tribal Consultation; Federal-State Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program; Confidentiality and Disclosure of State UC Information
Document Number: 2023-16997
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is announcing that it will conduct a virtual Tribal Consultation in order to obtain input from federally recognized Indian tribes as the Department is considering making a change to the definition of public official to include Tribal Officials as part of the UC confidentiality and disclosure regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Programmatic and Performance Requirement
Document Number: 2023-16667
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-04
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 information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).'' 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; O*NET Data Collection Program
Document Number: 2023-16130
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a revision to a previously approved information collection request (ICR) titled ``O*NET Data Collection Program.'' 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: 2023-15672
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) charter.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program; Confidentiality and Disclosure of State UC Information
Document Number: 2023-15631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-07-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department or USDOL) invites interested parties to provide information relating to the disclosure of confidential wage records under the Department's regulations governing the confidentiality and disclosure of State UC information. The Department is considering comprehensive updates to the UC confidentiality regulations and the information received in response to this RFI will inform and be considered by the Department as it reviews the UC confidentiality regulations, which may result in the development of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the regulations in a manner that would address the evolution of both information technology (IT) and the public workforce system as these changes relate to the required and permissible disclosure of confidential UC data.
Native American Employment and Training Council; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2023-15216
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) charter.
Request for Membership Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2023-13910
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Acting Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has determined that the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (hereinafter ACA or Committee) was necessary and in the public interest. The Department of Labor re-established the ACA Charter in 2021, and recently renewed its Charter, with revisions, on May 11, 2023. The Acting Secretary of Labor is now requesting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the ACA for the 2023- 2025 membership term.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Foreign Workers in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate Updates for Non-Range Occupations
Document Number: 2023-12896
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this notice to announce updates to the Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates DOL has determined must be offered, advertised in recruitment, and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment so that the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States (U.S.) similarly employed will not be adversely affected. In this notice, DOL announces the AEWRs based on wage data reported by DOL's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) survey. The AEWRs established in this notice are applicable to H-2A job opportunities classified: in Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes other than the six SOC codes comprising the field and livestock workers (combined) group, and in the field and livestock workers (combined) occupational group that are located in States or regions, or equivalent districts or territories, for which the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Labor Report (better known as the Farm Labor Survey, or FLS) does not report a wage.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report
Document Number: 2023-12118
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-07
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, ``Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report.'' 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; Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines
Document Number: 2023-11835
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-05
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 information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines.'' 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).
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Program Year (PY) 2023 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantee Allotments
Document Number: 2023-10370
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for Program Year (PY) 2023 for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP).
Notice of Intent To Renew the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter
Document Number: 2023-09995
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has determined that the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA or Committee) is necessary and in the public interest. The Department of Labor (DOL) intends to renew the ACA charter with revisions which are not intended to change the Committee's purpose or original intent. The revisions update the charter to ensure its closer alignment with the Department's current apprenticeship priorities.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2023 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)
Document Number: 2023-09662
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-08
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 (inter alia) 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 2023 and references the current 2023 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''
Program Year (PY) 2023 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2023 Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments and PY 2023 Workforce Information Grants
Document Number: 2023-08313
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for PY 2023 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adult, and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner-Peyser Act for PY 2023 and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2023.
Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2023-07865
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given to announce a public meeting of the ACA. All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Agricultural Recruitment System Forms Affecting Migratory Farm Workers
Document Number: 2023-07430
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-10
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, Agricultural Recruitment System Forms Affecting Migratory Farm Workers.'' 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; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2023-07019
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.
Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year 2022
Document Number: 2023-05567
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct reallotment of certain WIOA formula allotted funds based on ETA-9130 financial reports submitted by states at of the end of the prior Program Year (PY). This notice publishes the Dislocated Worker PY 2022 funds for recapture by state and the amount to be reallotted to eligible states.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Job Corps Hall of Fame
Document Number: 2023-05565
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL or Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Job Corps Hall of Fame.'' 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; Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Monitoring Report and Complaint/Apparent Violation Form
Document Number: 2023-04320
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-02
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, ``Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) Monitoring Report and Complaint/Apparent Violation Form.'' 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).
Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2023-04127
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given to announce a public meeting of the ACA. All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.
Adverse Effect Wage Rate Methodology for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in Non-Range Occupations in the United States
Document Number: 2023-03756
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-02-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is amending its regulations governing the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign workers in H-2A nonimmigrant status (H-2A workers). Specifically, the Department is revising the methodology by which it determines the hourly Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for non-range occupations (i.e., all occupations other than herding and production of livestock on the range) using a combination of wage data reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Labor Reports (better known as the Farm Labor Survey, or FLS), and the Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) survey, formerly the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey prior to March 31, 2021. For the vast majority of H-2A job opportunities represented by the six Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes comprising the field and livestock worker (combined) wages reported by USDA, the Department will continue to rely on the FLS to establish the AEWRs where a wage is reported by the FLS. For all other SOC codes, the Department will use the OEWS survey to establish the AEWRs for each SOC code. Additionally, in circumstances in which the FLS does not report a wage for the field and livestock workers (combined) occupational group in a particular State or region, the Department will use the OEWS survey to determine the AEWR for that occupational group. These regulatory changes are consistent with the Secretary of Labor's (Secretary) statutory responsibility to certify that the employment of H-2A workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed. The Department believes this methodology strikes a reasonable balance between the statute's competing goals of providing employers with an adequate supply of legal agricultural labor and protecting the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Request for Comments Regarding Proposed Modifications to Procedural Guidance and Administrative Formula
Document Number: 2023-03470
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is proposing to reissue its Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) procedural guidance through a Change 1 to Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 16-20, with some modifications; and modify its WOTC administrative formula for state allotments. ETA is also soliciting broader comments regarding potential improvements to WOTC, including policy and procedural guidance modifications. ETA's current procedural guidance for WOTC is available in TEGL 16-20, Work Opportunity Tax Credit Procedural Guidance, accessible at: https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/ corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=8395. The administrative formula for WOTC is available in TEGL 03-21, Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Initial Funding Allotments for Fiscal Year 2022, accessible at: https:// wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=3188. This Notice solicits comments regarding these proposed changes.
Final Finding of No Significant Impact, Gary Job Corps Center Proposed Disposal and Reuse
Document Number: 2023-02959
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration, pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), gives final notice of the proposed disposal of two tracts at the Gary Job Corps Center totaling 244.91 acres and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
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