Employment and Training Administration March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2014; Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)
Document Number: 2016-06764
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Title I of WIOA (Pub. L.113-128) 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). WIOA defines the term ``low income individual'' as one who qualifies under various criteria, including an individual in a family with total family 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 2016 and references the current 2016 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-06620
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-06615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults Grants
Document Number: 2016-06613
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), announces the availability of approximately $30,250,000 in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Department intends to award these grants to a combination of rural- and urban-serving organizations. This Announcement solicits applications for Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults. The purpose of these grants is to utilize evidence-based and informed interventions or new interventions that theory or research suggests are promising to improve employment outcomes of young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system and who reside in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The Department plans to award approximately seven grants of up to $4,500,000 each to eligible applicants. All applicants must have the capacity to implement multi-site projects and may only submit one application in response to this FOA. These awards will have a 36-month period of performance which includes a planning period, period of operation, and follow-up period; the period of operation must be at least 24 months of the total period of performance. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants
Document Number: 2016-06612
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $81,402,000 in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167 for National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants. This Announcement solicits applications for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants. The purpose of this program is to assist eligible Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) and their dependents, including youth MSFWs, receive career services, training services, housing assistance services, youth services, and other related assistance services that help retain and stabilize their current agriculture jobs as well as acquire new skills they need to start careers that provide higher wages and stable, year-round employment. To support better economic outcomes for farmworkers, NFJP also works to meet a critical need for quality housing. Of the approximately $81,402,000 available, the Department intends to award approximately $75,885,000 for Employment and Training Grants and $5,517,000 for Housing Assistance Grants. These awards will have a 4-year period of performance and will fund program years (PY) 2016-2019, that is, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) National Grants for Program Year (PY) 2016
Document Number: 2016-06611
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $338,520,000 in grant funds authorized by Title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA) as amended in 2006, Public Law 109-365 for the Community Service Employment for Older Americans program commonly referred to as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), for National Grants for Program Year (PY) 2016. SCSEP is the only Federally-sponsored employment and training program targeted specifically to low-income older individuals who are able to enter or reenter the workforce. Program participants receive paid work experience at local public or non-profit agencies and are paid the higher of the Federal, State, or local minimum wage, or the prevailing wage for similar employment, for approximately 20 hours per week while in community service and other job training (OAA Amendments Sec. 502(b)(1)(J); 20 CFR 641.565(a)). The dual goals of the program are to promote useful opportunities in community service job training and to move SCSEP participants into unsubsidized employment. We anticipate awarding approximately 10-22 grants ranging from $2 million to $50 million each under this FOA. This is a four-year grant, renewable annually for each of those four years based on annual Departmental application requirements and subject to the availability of funds. The grant may be extended for a fifth year at the Department's discretion, contingent upon the grantee meeting or exceeding the minimum negotiated performance measures as required by section 514(a) of the OAA Amendments and 20 CFR 641.700. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request for State Retention of Applications and Job Orders
Document Number: 2016-06149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension without changes of the data retention required by CFR 652.8(d)(5) of the Wagner-Peyser Act. This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium
Document Number: 2016-06020
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
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 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps to ensure that respondents can provide 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 about the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium, which expires August 31, 2016.
Comment Request for the Extension With No Revisions of the Information Collection for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form (OMB Control Number 1205-0275)
Document Number: 2016-05450
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
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, the ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension, with no revisions, of data collections using the ETA Form 9117, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form (OMB Control Number 1205-0275). The current expiration date is May 31, 2016.
Notice To Ensure State Workforce Agencies Are Aware of the Revised Schedule of Remuneration for the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX) Program That Reflects the Military Pay Increase Effective January 1, 2016
Document Number: 2016-05344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Each year, the Department of Defense issues a Schedule of Remuneration that may be used by states, as needed, for UCX purposes. States must use the schedule to determine Federal military wages for UCX ``first claims'' only when the Federal Claims Control Center (FCCC) responds to a request for information indicating that there is no Copy 5 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) for an individual under the social security number provided. A response from the FCCC that indicates ``no DD214 on file'' will prompt the state to start the affidavit process and to use the attached schedule to calculate the Federal military wages for an unemployment insurance or UCX monetary determination. The schedule applies to UCX ``first claims'' filed beginning with the first day of the first week that begins on or after January 1, 2016, pursuant to the UCX program regulations (see 20 CFR 614.12(c)). States must continue to use the existing schedule for UCX ``first claims'' filed before the effective date of the revised schedule.
Updated Methodology for Selecting a Job Corps Center for Closure and Center Selected for Closure: Comments Request
Document Number: 2016-04977
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) issues this notice announcing an update to its existing criteria for selecting Job Corps centers for closure based on a center's chronic low performance, and also announcing two new criteria for selecting a Job Corps center for closure: (1) When a joint decision is made by the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Agriculture to close a Civilian Conservation Center (CCC); or (2) when the Department determines that a high-quality education and training program cannot be provided at the center. Additionally, the Office of Job Corps issues this notice to propose the closure of one center based on the low- performance methodology that the Department first published in 2014 and updates with more recent data in this Notice: The Ouachita Job Corps Center in Royal, Arkansas. This notice seeks public comment on the proposal to close the Ouachita Center.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information and State Income and Eligibility Verification Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act, Extension Without Change
Document Number: 2016-04691
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
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 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps to ensure that respondents can provide 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 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, 2016.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Contractor Information Gathering, Extension Without Changes
Document Number: 2016-04631
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is conducting a preclearance consultation to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on continuing collection for contractor information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. The PRA helps ensure that the requested data collected by the Job Corps program 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. Updates to this information collection include: The incorporation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as Job Corps' statutory authority; The addition of two new Job Corps centers; Revised burden hours. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about contractor information gathering and reporting requirements (expiration date May 31, 2016).
Comment Request for Information Collection for Post Enrollment Data Collection of Job Corps Participants, Revision With Changes
Document Number: 2016-04384
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
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 with an opportunity to comment on proposed revisions to the Post Enrollment Data Collection System (PEDCS) by the Office of Job Corps/ETA in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). Job Corps is revising the data collection system for post enrollment student outcomes to comply with the reporting provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Currently, Job Corps is soliciting comments concerning the revision of data collection regarding the Post Enrollment Data Collection (PEDC) of Job Corps Participants, using post-center surveys of Job Corps graduates and former enrollees (OMB Control Number 1205-0426). The current OMB approval expires December 31, 2018. This Federal Register Notice 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. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.