Employment and Training Administration 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Virtual Public Meeting of the Reestablished Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2021-20397
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given to announce a public meeting of the ACA to be held virtually on October 6, 2021. All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ETA 191, Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Servicemembers Report
Document Number: 2021-20313
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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. This comment request is part of DOL's continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Final Finding of No Significant Impact, Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center Proposed Disposal and Reuse of Excess Property
Document Number: 2021-20312
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration, pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), gives final notice of the proposed disposal of 2 parcels totaling 469.15 acres of excess property located southwest and east of the portion of the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center campus to remain and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for the District of Columbia
Document Number: 2021-20239
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for New Mexico
Document Number: 2021-20238
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for New York
Document Number: 2021-19069
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Agricultural Workers Survey
Document Number: 2021-19068
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
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 revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``National Agricultural Workers Survey.'' 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).
Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2021-18146
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-17767
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-17766
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ETA 9161-Self Employment Assistance (SEA)
Document Number: 2021-16991
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
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 (SEA). 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: 2021-16370
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given that the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC or Advisory Council) will meet for three days, virtually. Information for public attendance at the virtual meetings will be posted at www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/wioa/wiac/meetings several days prior to each meeting date. The meetings will be open to the public.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-16297
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-16296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Request for Nominations for Membership on the Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2021-16138
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) and announces the procedures for those nominations. When submitting nomination materials, please indicate the Region or Discipline for which the nominee would like to be considered. Information regarding the NAETC can be found at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/dinap/council.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391
Document Number: 2021-16130
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) 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).
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for California, Nevada, and New York
Document Number: 2021-16129
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-15657
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) 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).
Relocation of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's Atlanta National Processing Center; Change of Physical Mailing Address
Document Number: 2021-15112
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration is providing notice that the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is changing the mailing address for its Atlanta National Processing Center (ANPC) beginning August 25, 2021, with the exception of mail associated with the processing of applications requesting permanent labor certification subject to supervised recruitment.
Workforce Information Advisory Council; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2021-14679
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) charter.
Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2021-14546
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) charter.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Claims and Payment Activities Report
Document Number: 2021-14524
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) 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; Resource Justification Model (RJM)
Document Number: 2021-14521
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
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) Trust Fund Activities Reports
Document Number: 2021-13307
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) 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).
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for New Mexico
Document Number: 2021-13305
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2021, concerning New Mexico's EB change. On March 17, 2021, New Mexico Senate Bill 52 was enacted authorizing the use of the optional TUR trigger to determine New Mexico's EB status, and based on data released on March 15, 2021 by BLS, the seasonally-adjusted 3-month average total unemployment rate (TUR) for New Mexico rose above the 8.0 percent threshold necessary to trigger ``on'' to a High Unemployment Period for EB. However, in New Mexico, with the exception of general appropriation legislation, laws go into effect 90 days after date of enactment. This delay was not originally considered, and the original Federal Register Notice published on April 27, 2021 (86 FR 22268) contained an incorrect status change for New Mexico. Therefore, DOL is issuing this correction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Distribution of Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed
Document Number: 2021-13304
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-13268
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards, OMB Control Number 1205-0484.'' 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).
Investigations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-13265
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-13264
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Program Year (PY) 2021; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantee Allotments
Document Number: 2021-12604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces Program Year (PY) 2021 allotments to States for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), which is authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Section 167. These allotments are based on the funds appropriated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (from this point forward will be referred to as the ``the Act'').
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Colorado
Document Number: 2021-12158
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2021-11144
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.
Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2021 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program and Portability Flexibility for H-2B Workers Seeking To Change Employers
Document Number: 2021-11048
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, is exercising his time-limited Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 authority and increasing the numerical limitation on H-2B nonimmigrant visas to authorize the issuance of no more than 22,000 additional visas through the end of the second half of FY 2021 to those businesses likely to suffer irreparable harm, as attested by the employer on a new attestation form. In addition to making additional visas available under the FY 2021 time-limited authority, DHS is exercising its general H-2B regulatory authority to temporarily provide portability flexibility by allowing H-2B workers who are already in the United States to begin work immediately after an H-2B petition (supported by a valid temporary labor certification) is received by USCIS, and before it is approved.
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2021-10873
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Request for Public Comments: Exploration of a Multi-Program, Integrated Case Management System
Document Number: 2021-10867
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is seeking public comment on customer-centric solutions to assist States in the design and deployment of affordable, flexible technology systems to improve workforce development and reemployment service delivery at the local level. In collaboration with our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partner agencies, we will use this information to inform the Department's deliberations on the implementation of WIOA and technical assistance that we provide to States to help them align technology and data systems across one- stop partner programs with the customer experience at the forefront of the design.
Agency Information Collection Activities for CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10529
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification''; and related information collection and retention requirements (OMB Control Number 1205-0534), which covers Form ETA- 9142C, Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA- 9142C) with accompanying appendices, and Form ETA-9141C, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination (Form ETA-9141C). This action seeks a revision of the Form 9141C, and its instructions; the rest of the forms and instructions will be renewed without changes. 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).
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-10527
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-10526
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-10521
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the United States: Delay of Effective and Transition Dates
Document Number: 2021-10084
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
On March 12, 2021, the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) published a final rule delaying the effective date of the January 14, 2021, rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States (the rule or Final Rule), from March 15, 2021 until May 14, 2021. On March 22, 2021, the Department proposed to further delay the effective date of the rule by eighteen months from May 14, 2021 until November 14, 2022, along with corresponding proposed delays to the rule's transition dates. The Department proposed an additional delay to provide a sufficient amount of time to thoroughly consider the legal and policy issues raised in the rule, and offer the public, through the issuance of a Request for Information, an opportunity to provide information on the sources and methods for determining prevailing wage levels covering employment opportunities that United States (U.S.) employers seek to fill with foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain employment-based immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 nonimmigrant visas. The Department also proposed the further delay to provide agency officials with a sufficient amount of time to compute and validate prevailing wage data covering specific occupations and geographic areas, complete and thoroughly test system modifications, train staff, and conduct public outreach to ensure an effective and orderly implementation of any revisions to the prevailing wage levels. The Department invited written comments from the public for 30 days, until April 21, 2021, on the proposed further delay and received 627 timely comments. The Department has reviewed the comments received in response to the proposal and will delay the effective date of the Final Rule for a period of 18 months, along with corresponding delays to the rule's transition dates.
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Program Year (PY) 2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Proposed Modifications to Allotment Formula
Document Number: 2021-09799
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces proposed modifications to the allotment formula for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), which is authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Section 167, and presents preliminary State planning estimates for Program Year (PY) 2021. These allotments are estimates based on the funds appropriated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (from this point forward will be referred to as the ``the Act''). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will accept comments related to the allotment methodology, including modifications and the hold-harmless provision.
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2021-09792
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) and announces the procedures for those nominations. There are vacant positions on the WIAC representing State agencies with responsibility for workforce investment activities (State Workforce Agency representatives) and representatives of State workforce and labor market information (LMI) directors. While this notice is directed specifically to obtaining nominations for the current vacancies, LMI director and State Workforce Agency representatives, individuals qualified for the other five membership categories listed below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section are invited to submit nomination materials, and DOL will consider these nominees in the event that seats in those categories become available. When submitting nomination materials, please indicate the category or categories for which the nominee would like to be considered. Information regarding the WIAC can be found at https://www.dol.gov/ agencies/eta/wioa/wiac.
Adjudication of Temporary and Seasonal Need for Herding and Production of Livestock on the Range Applications Under the H-2A Program
Document Number: 2021-09639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the adjudication of temporary need for employers seeking herding or production of livestock on the range job opportunities under the H-2A program. Consistent with a court-approved settlement agreement, this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) would rescind the regulation that governs the period of need for such job opportunities to ensure the Department's adjudication of temporary or seasonal need is conducted in the same manner for all applications for temporary agricultural labor certification.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-09475
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-09474
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-09473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for the Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2021-09472
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a changes in benefit period eligibility under the EB program that have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Based on the data submitted by the Virgin Islands for the week ending April 10, 2021, the Virgin Islands' 13-week IUR was 4.83 percent, falling below the 5.0 percent IUR threshold necessary to remain ``on'' EB. Therefore, the EB period for the Virgin Islands ends on May 1, 2021. The state will remain in an ``off'' period for a minimum of 13 weeks.