Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; ATAA Activities Report
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Permanent Labor Certification Program: Training and Employment Guidance Letter 8-05 in Response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma
The Employment and Training Administration has issued the Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 8-05, dated November 16, 2005, to provide guidance to the National Processing Centers and Backlog Elimination Centers (collectively, Centers). TEGL 8-05 advises the Centers of accommodations to be made for employers impacted by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma regarding the filing and processing of permanent labor certifications. The Division of Foreign Labor Certification (DFLC) issued initial guidance regarding the impact of Hurricane Katrina on permanent labor certification processing on October 13, 2005, which was posted on the DFLC Web site at http:// atlas.doleta.gov/foreign/. TEGL 8-05 replaces and supersedes all prior DFLC hurricane guidance. TEGL 8-05 is reprinted in the Federal Register in order to inform the public, and will be posted on the DFLC Web site.