Employment and Training Administration March 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B Program; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2013-07431
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor is delaying the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H-2B Program final rule (the Wage Rule), in order to address legislation that prohibits any funds from being used to implement the Wage Rule for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2013. The Wage Rule revised the methodology by which the Department calculates the prevailing wages to be paid to H-2B workers and United States (U.S.) workers recruited in connection with a temporary labor certification for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2B status.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: Prevailing Wage Rates for Certain Occupations Processed Under H-2A Special Procedures; Correction and Rescission
Document Number: 2013-07201
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (we or the Department) is issuing this notice to correct a previous announcement of prevailing wage rates covering the employment of certain temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) and certain domestic workers engaged in open range production of livestock in Texas, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. In addition, the Department is rescinding the wage determinations listed in the January 8, 2013, Federal Register notice covering the employment of H-2A workers and certain domestic workers engaged in sheepherding and goatherding occupations in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Comment Request for Information Collection: Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA); Extension With Revisions
Document Number: 2013-07200
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the continued collection of data to comply with program reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the Indian and Native American programs as authorized under Public Law 105-220, Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), section 166. Each grantee administering funds under the Indian and Native American programs is required to submit a Comprehensive Services Program (CSP) Report (ETA 9084), the Standardized Participant Information Record (SPIR), and a Supplemental Youth Services (SYS) Program Report (ETA 9085). The ETA 9085 will collect information on the number of youth served between the ages of 14-21 rather than between the ages of 14-24. Also, the ETA 9084 and 9085 will now reflect the number of eligible veterans and spouses served. The current expiration date for this data collection is May 31, 2013.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-06890
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-06889
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-06888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-06886
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Training to Work-Adult Reentry
Document Number: 2013-06285
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $20 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act and the Second Chance Act of 2007 to serve adult offenders enrolled in state and/or local work-release programs. Under this solicitation, DOL expects to award 15 grants for up to $1,400,000 each to cover a 39-month period of performance, which includes a planning period of up to six months, program operation period of 24 months, and follow-up services of at least nine months provided to each participant. Any non-profit organization with Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status may apply for these grants to provide services to eligible participants in areas of high-poverty and high- crime rates. These services will include case management; mentoring to support reintegration; education and/or training leading to industry- recognized credentials for in demand industries and occupations in the state or local area; integrated workforce activities to reduce recidivism; and follow-up services. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)
Document Number: 2013-06260
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Title I of WIA (Pub. L. 105-220) 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). WIA defines the term ``low income individual'' as one who qualifies under various criteria, including an individual who received income for a six-month period that 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 2013 and references the current 2013 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''
Comment Request for Information Collection: Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information Final Rule and State Income and Eligibility Verification Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, Extension Without Change
Document Number: 2013-05831
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the regulatory requirements of the Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information final rule and State Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, which expires September 30, 2013. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative
Document Number: 2013-05745
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $6 million for grants to State Workforce Agencies (SWA) to develop the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). Grants awarded will provide SWAs the opportunity to develop or expand State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems. These State longitudinal data systems will, at a minimum, include information on programs that provide training, employment services, and unemployment insurance; connect with education data contained in Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) databases; be linked longitudinally at the individual level to allow for enhanced opportunity for evaluation of federally and State-supported education programs; and lead to better information for customers and stakeholders of the workforce system. Where such longitudinal systems do not exist or are in early development, WDQI grant assistance may be used to design and develop these systems. WDQI grant assistance can also be used to improve upon existing State longitudinal systems. Current round one WDQI grant recipients who were awarded under solicitation SGA/DFA PY 09-10 and states that currently do not have a WDQI grant are eligible for this competition. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2013 Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
Document Number: 2013-05580
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this Notice to announce (1) the allowable charges for 2013 that employers seeking H-2A workers may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals a day, and (2) the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim in 2013. The Notice also includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-05460
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-05459
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Information Collection Request of the Resource Justification Model (RJM); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-05264
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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 required 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. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-04949
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders
Document Number: 2013-04895
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of $12 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act to serve adult and youth ex-offenders. Services for ex-offenders will be targeted to females, but must also be open to eligible male ex-offenders. Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Under this solicitation, DOL expects to award eight grants up to $1.5 million each to cover a 37-month period of performance. These grants will include an integrated strategy of recruitment and assessment, empowerment and self- development, case management, education and training, workforce development, follow-up, and state/local partnerships. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Intermediary Organizations Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities
Document Number: 2013-04792
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of $20 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for grants to intermediary organizations to operate multi-site projects to serve juvenile offenders and in-school youth at-risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system, ages 14 and above, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. Intermediary Organizations Serving Juvenile Offenders in High- Poverty, High-Communities grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Under this solicitation, DOL expects to award, four grants of $5 million each to cover a 39-month period of performance. These grants will include a combination of workforce development, education and training, case management, mentoring, restorative justice, community- wide violence reduction components, and post program support and follow-up. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.