Employment and Training Administration 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX)
Document Number: 2018-28244
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX).'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants
Document Number: 2018-28242
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials
Document Number: 2018-28224
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials.'' 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).
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate for Range Occupations in 2019
Document Number: 2018-28031
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
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 the 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States (U.S.) will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces the annual update of the AEWR for workers engaged in the herding or production of livestock on the range, as required by the methodology established in the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the Herding or Production of Livestock on the Range in the United States, 80 FR 62958, 63067-63068 (Oct. 16, 2015); 20 CFR 655.211.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rates for Non-Range Occupations
Document Number: 2018-28030
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
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 the 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States (U.S.) will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces the annual update of the AEWRs.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-27298
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-27297
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-27295
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Servicemembers Report
Document Number: 2018-27074
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Servicemembers Report.'' 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).
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-26928
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) and announces the procedures for those nominations. From the nominations received, the Department will fill all 14 slots on the Council. Information regarding the WIAC can be found at https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/wiac/.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-26767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This document extends the period for submitting written comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H- 2B Foreign Workers in the United States. The comment period was initially scheduled to end on December 10, 2018. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor (collectively, the Departments) are taking this action to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to requests for an extension of the commenting period.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the United States; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-26766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This document extends the period for submitting written comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H- 2A Foreign Workers in the United States. The comment period ends on December 10, 2018. The Department of Labor (Department) is taking this action to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to requests for an extension of the commenting period.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-26191
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-26190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-26189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reduction Applicable in 2018
Document Number: 2018-25456
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that employers in a State that has outstanding advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act on 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 advances remain on November 10 of that year. Further, Section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive January firsts and has a balance on November 10 for such years. Section 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction provided in Section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions. California and the United States Virgin Islands were potentially liable for the additional credit reduction under Section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA and applied for the available waiver. It has been determined that each one met all of the criteria of the section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of Section 3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for California and the Virgin Islands for 2018. California repaid its outstanding advances prior to November 10, 2018; hence there will be no FUTA credit reduction for the State's employers. Employers in the Virgin Islands will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2018. However, as a result of having outstanding advances on each January 1 of 2010 through 2018 as well as on November 10, 2018, employers in the Virgin Islands are subject to a FUTA credit reduction of 2.4 percent in 2018.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States
Document Number: 2018-24498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, the Departments), are jointly proposing regulatory revisions that would modernize the recruitment an employer seeking H-2B nonimmigrant workers must conduct when applying for a temporary labor certification. In particular, the Departments are proposing to replace the print newspaper advertisements that their regulations currently require with electronic advertisements posted on the internet, which the Departments believe will be a more effective and efficient means of disseminating information about job openings to U.S. workers. The Departments are proposing to replace, rather than supplement, the newspaper requirements because they believe that exclusive electronic advertisements posted on a website appropriate for the workers likely to apply for the job opportunity in the area of intended employment would best ensure that U.S. workers learn of job opportunities.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the United States
Document Number: 2018-24497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) is proposing regulatory revisions that would modernize the recruitment an employer seeking H-2A nonimmigrant agricultural workers must conduct when applying for a temporary labor certification. In particular, the Department is proposing to replace the print newspaper advertisements that its regulations currently require with electronic advertisements posted on the internet, which the Department believes will be a more effective and efficient means of disseminating information about job openings to U.S. workers. The Department is proposing to replace, rather than supplement, the newspaper requirements because it believes that exclusive electronic advertisements posted on a website appropriate for the workers likely to apply for the job opportunity in the area of intended employment would best ensure that U.S. workers learn of job opportunities.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-24292
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-24291
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-24290
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2018 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2018-24289
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor signed the annual certifications under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, thereby enabling employers who make contributions to state unemployment funds to obtain certain credits against their liability for the federal unemployment tax. By letter, the certifications were transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury. The letter and certifications are printed below.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants Under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2018-23952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) sets forth the Department of Labor's proposal to permit States to drug test unemployment compensation (UC) applicants, including a proposed list of occupations which the Department of Labor (``Department'' or ``DOL'') has determined regularly conduct drug testing.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Request for Comments; H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program Forms (OMB Control Number 1205-0466)
Document Number: 2018-23276
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its effort to streamline information collection, clarify statutory and regulatory requirements, and provide greater oversight in the H-2A labor certification program, 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 (PRA). 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. In accordance with the PRA, ETA, within DOL, is providing the public notice and opportunity to comment on proposed revisions to the application Form ETA-9142A, H-2A Application for Temporary Employment Certification; Form ETA-9142A, Appendix A; and the general instructions to those forms. ETA is also seeking public comment on a proposal to eliminate the issuance of paper-based labor certification decisions through the creation of a one-page Form ETA-9142A, Final Determination: H-2A Temporary Labor Certification Approval, which will be issued electronically to employers granted temporary labor certification by DOL. Lastly, ETA is also seeking public comment on a proposal to implement a revised agricultural clearance order that will be integrated with the Form ETA-9142A. The proposed Form ETA-790/790A, H- 2A Agricultural Clearance Order, and addenda, provide language to employers to disclose necessary information including, but not limited to, the following: (1) The type of agricultural services or labor needed, number of workers, duration of employment, and minimum qualifications or requirements of the job; (2) the place(s) where work will be performed and the wage rate(s) that will be offered, advertised, and paid to workers in each crop or agricultural activity, as well as any other conditions or deductions from pay not required by law; (3) basic information regarding the geographic location, type, capacity, and applicable standards of the housing for workers; and (4) other required disclosures concerning the provision of meals, transportation and daily subsistence, referral and hiring instructions, and any other material terms and conditions of the job offer. The proposed Form ETA-790/790A will be submitted to the State Workforce Agency (SWA) for review and in advance of filing Form ETA-9142A. A copy of Form ETA-790/790A will then be attached by the employer at the time of filing Form ETA-9142A. The information collected on the ETA-790/790A is used to determine whether the material terms and conditions of employment do not adversely affect similarly employed U.S. workers and, if approved, facilitate the recruitment of U.S. workers through the intrastate and interstate job clearance systems of the SWA. This proposal will consolidate information collected through the agricultural clearance order Form ETA-790, which is currently authorized under OMB Control Number 1205-0134, into the agency's primary H-2A information collection requirements under OMB Control Number 1205-0466. This consolidation and revision will align all data collection for the H-2A program under a single OMB approved information collection request (ICR). The information collection for each existing form was approved on June 3, 2016 and expires May 31, 2019. A copy of the proposed ICR can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-22918
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-22916
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-22915
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports
Document Number: 2018-21564
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Resource Justification Model (RJM)
Document Number: 2018-21563
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``Resource Justification Model (RJM).'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process
Document Number: 2018-21562
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Unemployment Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Data Collections From Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program Accreditors
Document Number: 2018-20436
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments concerning proposed authority to conduct the voluntary information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Accrediting Entity Information.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391
Document Number: 2018-20027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391.'' 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).
Labor Surplus Area Classification
Document Number: 2018-19905
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The purpose of this notice is to announce the annual list of labor surplus areas for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Request for Comments; H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Labor Certification Program Forms (OMB Control Number 1205-0509)
Document Number: 2018-19459
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its effort to streamline information collection, clarify statutory and regulatory requirements, and provide greater transparency and oversight of the H- 2B labor certification program, 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. 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. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), ETA, within DOL, is providing the public notice and opportunity to comment on proposed revisions to the H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program information collection. The information collection for each existing form was approved on December 31, 2015 and expires December 31, 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2
Document Number: 2018-18817
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), as part of its effort to streamline information collection, clarify statutory and regulatory requirements, and provide greater transparency and oversight in the H-2B nonimmigrant visa application processes, 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 (PRA). 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 revision of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1205-0531, containing Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2, Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115-141 (March 23, 2018), which expires November 30, 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ``Addresses'' section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: H-2A Recordkeeping Requirement
Document Number: 2018-18211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or 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. 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 Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend the approval of this information collection. Current expiration of the information collection is November 30, 2018.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-18193
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-18192
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grants Research Study
Document Number: 2018-16930
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a new request for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grants Research Study.'' 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).
Senior Community Service Employment Program; Performance Accountability
Document Number: 2018-16216
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is adopting as a final rule without change the interim final rule (IFR) published by the Department in the Federal Register on December 1, 2017. The IFR revised performance accountability measures for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016 (2016 OAA) amended the measures of performance for the SCSEP program in large part to align them with the performance measures mandated for programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and required implementation, including through regulation by December 31, 2017. The IFR revised the Performance Accountability subpart of the SCSEP regulations to reflect changes necessitated by the passage of the 2016 OAA. In addition, the IFR made minor, non- substantive amendments to other subparts of the SCSEP regulations to reflect the 2016 OAA amendments that aligned the SCSEP program statutory language with WIOA, such as updating outdated terminology and outdated references to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), which WIOA superseded. The implemented regulations, referred to as an IFR, took effect on January 2, 2018. The Department solicited public comment on the IFR, and the Department considered these comments when it prepared this final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Distribution of Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed
Document Number: 2018-16215
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Distribution of Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed.'' 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).
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for the United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2018-15910
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for the Virgin Islands. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the Virgin Islands' EB status: The Virgin Islands' 13-week insured unemployment rate for the week ending June 2, 2018, was below the 5.00 percent threshold. Therefore, the EB period for the Virgin Islands will end on June 23, 2018. The State will remain in an ``off'' period for a minimum of 13 weeks.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-15270
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-15269
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Claims and Payment Activities Report
Document Number: 2018-15268
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``Claims and Payment Activities Report.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ETA 9161-Self Employment Assistance (SEA) (Regular Program)
Document Number: 2018-15267
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``ETA 9161Self Employment Assistance (Regular Program).'' 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).
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Program Year (PY) 2018; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Formula Modifications and Allotments
Document Number: 2018-14747
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces updates and modifications to the allotment formula for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Section 167, and allotments for Program Year (PY) 2018. These allotments are based on the enacted NFJP funding appropriation in the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2018. On May 23, 2018, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 23937) concerning the use of updated data in and proposed modifications to the formula ETA uses to distribute funding for NFJP. The notice also presented preliminary State planning estimates for PY 2018. Public comments were requested at that time. The comment period closed May 30, 2018. This notice summarizes and responds to the comments, and publishes the final PY 2018 allotments.
Assignment and Processing of Labor Certification Applications for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Non-Agricultural Employment in the United States
Document Number: 2018-14207
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-02
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this announcement to inform employers and other interested stakeholders how H-2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification, Form ETA-9142B, filed by employers on or after July 3, 2018, will be assigned to staff.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA-9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2018-13315
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or 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. 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 Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data through Form ETA- 9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report (Office of Management and Budget (OMB)) Control Number 1205-0457), which expires October 31, 2018. The Form ETA-9127 solicits information from State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) who are recipients of foreign labor certification grants about program- related activities performed by SWA staff in accordance with specific fiscal year annual plans. These activities include reviewing and transmitting H-2A and H-2B job orders, conducting H-2A prevailing wage and prevailing practice surveys, and performing H-2A related housing inspections of facilities offered to agricultural workers.
Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2018 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program
Document Number: 2018-11732
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, has decided to increase the numerical limitation on H-2B nonimmigrant visas to authorize the issuance of up to an additional 15,000 through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. This increase is based on a time-limited statutory authority and does not affect the H-2B program in future fiscal years. The Departments are promulgating regulations to implement this determination.