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

Investigations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-27983
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligiblity to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-27982
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; COVID-19 Symptom Tracker for Students, Emotional Wellness Form for Students, and Student Vaccination Status and Test Consent Form Collection
Document Number: 2021-27410
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
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, ``COVID-19 Symptom Tracker for Students, Emotional Wellness Form for Students, and Student Vaccination Status and Test Consent Form Collection''. 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).
Adjudication of Temporary and Seasonal Need for Herding and Production of Livestock on the Range Applications Under the H-2A Program
Document Number: 2021-26211
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) is amending its regulations regarding the adjudication of temporary need for employers seeking to employ nonimmigrant workers in job opportunities covering the herding or production of livestock on the range. Consistent with a court-approved settlement agreement, this final rule rescinds the regulatory provision that governed the period of need for such job opportunities under the H-2A visa classification 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Form ETA-9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report
Document Number: 2021-27191
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the Information Collection Request (ICR), titled ``ETA-9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report.'' This action seeks an extension of the collection 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).
Workforce Information Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27189
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
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 two 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.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Foreign Workers in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate for Range Occupations in 2022
Document Number: 2021-27121
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this notice to announce the 2022 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 DOL 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 workers in the United States (U.S.) similarly employed will not be adversely affected. In this notice, DOL 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 previously established in 2015.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Foreign Workers in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rates for Non-Range Occupations in 2022
Document Number: 2021-27119
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing this notice to announce the 2022 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 DOL 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 workers in the United States (U.S.) similarly employed will not be adversely affected. In this notice, DOL announces updates of the AEWRs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Short-Time Compensation (STC) Grants
Document Number: 2021-26879
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-13
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, ``Short-Time Compensation (STC) 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).
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the United States, Implementation of Vacatur
Document Number: 2021-26660
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Final Rule effectuates a Federal district court order vacating a January 14, 2021 Final Rule.
Adverse Effect Wage Rate Methodology for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in Non-Range Occupations in the United States
Document Number: 2021-25803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is proposing to amend its regulations governing the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign workers in H-2A nonimmigrant status (H-2A workers). Specifically, the Department proposes to revise the methodology by which it determines the hourly Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for non-range occupations (i.e., all occupations other than herding and production of livestock on the range) using a combination of wage data reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Labor Survey (FLS) and the Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) survey, formerly the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey prior to March 31, 2021. For the vast majority of H-2A job opportunities represented by six occupations comprising the field and livestock worker (combined) wages reported by USDA, the proposed regulations will rely on the FLS to establish the AEWRs for these occupations in accordance with the methodology used by the Department for nearly all of the last 30 years. For all other occupations and to address circumstances in which the FLS does not report wage data for the field and livestock worker occupations, the Department proposes to use the OEWS survey to establish the AEWRs for each occupation. These proposed regulations are consistent with the Secretary of Labor's (Secretary) statutory responsibility to certify that the employment of H-2A workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed. The Department believes the proposed methodology will strike a reasonable balance between the statute's competing goals of providing employers with an adequate legal supply of agricultural labor and protecting the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed.
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Alaska
Document Number: 2021-26056
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Labor Surplus Area Classification Correction
Document Number: 2021-26055
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The purpose of this notice is to alert the public to an error in the previously published annual Labor Surplus Area (LSA) list for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, and to announce the corrected LSA list for FY 2022.
Final Finding of No Significant Impact, Gainesville Job Corps Center Proposed Disposal and Reuse of Excess Property
Document Number: 2021-26054
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
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 47.41 acres of excess property and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Workload Report, and Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Outcomes Report
Document Number: 2021-25521
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-23
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 revision to the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments 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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-25041
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-25040
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2021 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2021-24833
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor signed the annual certifications under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. 3301 et seq., 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.
Update to Appendix A to the Preamble-Education and Training Categories by O*NET-SOC Occupations; Labor Certification for Permanent Employment of Immigrants in the United States and Procedures To Establish Job Zone Values When O*NET Job Zone Data Are Unavailable
Document Number: 2021-24813
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
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 updates to Appendix A to the Preamble-Education and Training Categories by Occupational Information Network (O*NET)-Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Occupations. Appendix A is a list of professional occupations that serves as a guide for employers to distinguish between professional and non-professional occupations in order to comply with the professional recruitment requirements of the permanent labor certification (PERM) program. In addition, this notice announces standard procedures for establishing Job Zones for a SOC code and occupational title in situations where O*NET Job Zone data are not yet available as O*NET transitions to the 2018 SOC system. These actions, updating Appendix A and establishing standard procedures for Job Zone values where O*NET Job Zone data are unavailable for certain occupations, will allow ETA to maintain a more comprehensive and current list of occupations and provide additional clarity to employers and the public regarding the appropriate education requirements and Job Zone value for each SOC code and occupational title.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement
Document Number: 2021-24812
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL or Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR), titled ``H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement.'' This action seeks an extension of the information collection 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).
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2021-24494
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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 two 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: 2021-22991
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-22989
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice Announcing the Methodology To Distribute Outcome Payments to States for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Program in Accordance With Title III, Section 306(f)(2) of the Social Security Act (SSA)
Document Number: 2021-22704
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department is announcing the final methodology to distribute RESEA outcome payments to states each fiscal year (FY) after FY 2020 as required by the SSA. On May 7, 2020, ETA published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment concerning the proposed methodology to distribute RESEA outcome payments to states each fiscal year (FY) after FY 2020. The notice presented a description of the proposed methodology and public comments were requested. The comment period closed on June 8, 2020. This notice summarizes and responds to the comments received and publishes the final allocation formula that will be used for FY 2021.
Labor Surplus Area Classification
Document Number: 2021-22703
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The purpose of this notice is to announce the annual Labor Surplus Area list for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.
Tribal Consultation; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Implementation of the Effectiveness in Serving Employers Performance Indicator
Document Number: 2021-21234
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor is announcing that it will be conducting a tribal consultation. This virtual meeting is to obtain input from tribes as the Department of Labor is considering incorporating a standard definition for the effectiveness in serving employers performance indicator in the regulations for the Indian and Native American Programs authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-20953
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-20951
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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.