Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection with Non-Substantive Changes; Comment Request
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a pre-clearance 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. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning forms ETA 232 and ETA 232-A Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report and Wage Survey Interview Record. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by
Office of Apprenticeship, Notice of Town Hall Meeting on Federal Regulations for Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training
The Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Office of Apprenticeship (OA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), is giving notice of three town hall meetings and one on-line webinar to allow interested individuals an opportunity to provide feedback on and suggestions for revising the current regulations for Equal Employment and Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training codified at Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 30.
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ``Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report'' (Form 4279-2) for the following:
Attestation Applications by Facilities Temporarily Employing H-1C Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers as Registered Nurses; Final Rule
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) are publishing a Final Rule to implement the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005 (NRDARA), which reauthorized the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999 (NRDAA), finalizing these rules for enforcement purposes. These Acts allowed certain health care facilities to file, and authorize the Department to review, approve and enforce, attestation applications to employ foreign workers as registered nurses in health professional shortage areas on a temporary basis under the H-1C visa. Facilities (hospitals meeting threshold criteria for the program) filed these forms with the Department as a condition for petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), for H-1C nurses.
Labor Surplus Area Classification Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582
The purpose of this notice is to update the 2010 Labor Surplus Areas annual list published in the Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 209, Friday, October 30, 2009, pages 56217-56239.
Announcement of Public Briefings on the Changes to the Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States
On February 12, 2010, the Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) amended the H-2A regulations at 20 CFR part 655 governing the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment. See, Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States, Final Rule, 75 FR 6884, Feb. 12, 2010 (the Final Rule). The Department's Final Rule also amended the regulations at 29 CFR part 501 to provide for enhanced enforcement under the H-2A program requirements when employers fail to meet their obligations under the H-2A program. The Department has also made changes to the Application for Temporary Employment Certification, ETA Form 9142.
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 (Council), as constituted under WIA.
Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Workers in the United States: 2010 Adverse Effect Wage Rates, Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals, and Maximum Travel Subsistence Reimbursement
The Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this Notice to announce the new 2010 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) and the 2010 maximum allowable meal and travel subsistence charges applicable to employers seeking to employ H-2A nonimmigrant workers to perform agricultural labor in the United States (U.S.) on a temporary or seasonal basis.