Revised Methodology for Selecting Job Corps Centers for Closure: Comments Request
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) issues this notice to propose a Revised Methodology for Selecting Job Corps Centers for Closure. The Office of Job Corps in ETA published a proposed methodology for selecting centers for closure at 78 FR 2284 on January 10, 2013. We received a total of eighteen (18) public comments in response to this proposal. After analyzing the comments, the Department has decided to adjust the weights given to the various factors. Additionally, the Department is proposing to adjust the methodology to use the performance period of Program Year (PY) 2008 through PY 2012 instead of PY 2007 through PY 2011 as was proposed in the January 10, 2013 Federal Register Notice. The Department is also proposing additional considerations that we will include in the closure methodology. This revised methodology would be used to select centers for closure. The Department requests public comment on the revised methodology, as outlined in this notice.
Comment Request for Information Collection for extension without revisions.
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)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), 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 to support the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration project (ETJD).
Notice for Request for Nominations
The Department of Labor is requesting a total of six nominations for appointment to the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) for consideration. Background: The NAETC is a non-discretionary committee with the purpose of advising the Secretary on all aspects of the operation and administration of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 166 program. This includes the selection of the individual appointed as the head of the unit established at the Department of Labor by the Secretary to administer the Section 166 programs. The head of this unit, or his/her designee, will serve as the Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the NAETC. The current NAETC Charter was renewed for two years, effective September 9, 2013. The charter provides for the NAETC to be composed of no less than 15 members appointed by the Secretary pursuant to WIA Section 166(h)(4)(B), who are representatives of the Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska native entities, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, or Native Hawaiian organizations.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Disability Employment Initiative Grants
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), in coordination with the Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy, announces the availability of approximately $15 million in grant funds authorized by Section171 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 for the Round V Disability Employment Initiative. We expect to fund approximately eight grants, ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million each. Applicants may apply for up to $2.5 million. 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.