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

Comment Request for Information Collection for Information Collection for the Data Validation Requirement for Employment and Training Programs; Extension Without Revisions
Document Number: 2013-30639
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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 collection of data validation information for the following employment and training programs: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title IB, Wagner-Peyser, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), National Farmworkers Jobs Program (NFJP), and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The current expiration date is May 31, 2014. Please note that the data submission processes within the new data validation software for Wagner-Peyser and WIA Title IB were implemented in Program Year (PY) 2012 and PY 2013 for reporting and the underlying data validation methodology is not being modified. However, the system is still coming online and the data element validation functionality in the new enterprise data validation and reporting system will not be implemented by the current expiration date for this data collection (May 31, 2014). ETA believes the software will be completed and states will have experience with using it by the end of 2014. At that time, ETA will report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the results, per the OMB Notice of Action in 2012 approving the implementation of the software.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-30354
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-30353
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-30328
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Denial of Georgia's Application for a “Cap” of the 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29854
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. By virtue of Georgia's Unemployment Trust Fund account having an outstanding balance of Title XII advances on January 1 of four consecutive years, Georgia employers are potentially liable for a 0.9 percent reduction in their FUTA offset credit for 2013. Georgia applied for a cap on the credit reduction under FUTA, section 3302(f), and 20 CFR 606.20. If the State meets the specified criteria the 2013 credit reduction would have stayed at the 2012 percentage of 0.6 percent instead of increasing to 0.9 percent. It was determined that Georgia did not meet all of the criteria of section 3302(f) since the estimated State average tax rate on total wages for calendar year 2013 did not equal or exceed the State's average benefit cost rate for calendar years 2008-2012. Thus Georgia does not qualify for a credit reduction cap and therefore employers in Georgia will have a 0.9 percent FUTA credit reduction for calendar year 2013.
Notice of Approval of South Carolina's Application for Avoidance of 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29851
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Because the account of South Carolina in the Unemployment Trust Fund had a balance of advances at the beginning of January 1 of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and still had a balance of advances at the beginning of November 10, 2013, South Carolina employers were potentially liable for a reduction in their FUTA offset credit for 2013. Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a state may avoid credit reduction for a year by meeting certain criteria. South Carolina applied for avoidance of the 2013 credit reduction under this section. It has been determined that South Carolina met all of the criteria of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2013.
Notice of Approval of South Carolina's Application for a Waiver of the Additional Credit Reduction That Was To Be Applied to the 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29850
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 3302(c)(2) of FUTA provides that a state may face additional credit reduction for a year by failing to meet certain criteria. South Carolina applied for a waiver of the 2013 additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of FUTA and it has been determined that South Carolina met all of the criteria of this section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2013.
Notice of Approval of Indiana's Application for a Waiver of the Additional Credit Reduction That Was To Be Applied to the 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29849
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Also section 3302(c)(2) of FUTA provides that a state may face additional credit reduction for a year by failing to meet certain criteria. Indiana applied for a waiver of the 2013 additional credit reduction under section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA and because Indiana has taken no action to reduce the solvency of their Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund in the 12 months ending September 30, 2013, they have successfully qualified for the waiver. It has therefore been determined that Indiana meets all of the criteria of this section and thus qualifies for the waiver of additional credit reduction and therefore employers in Indiana will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2013.
Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 586, Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages; Extension Without Change
Document Number: 2013-29743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-13
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 proposed extension, without change, of the report for the Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages, Form ETA 586.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-29362
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-29361
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-29247
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-29246
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor