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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-21584
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-21583
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC)
Document Number: 2017-21397
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), which amends the Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, notice is hereby given that the WIAC will meet on November 1 and 2, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Janet Norwood Training and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The WIAC was established in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended and will act in accordance with the applicable provisions of FACA and its implementing regulation. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards
Document Number: 2017-21395
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the following, proposed changes to the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards.'' 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: 2017-20977
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
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) 2018.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-20940
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-20761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Updated Methodology for Selecting a Job Corps Center for Closure and Center Proposed for Closure: Comments Requested
Document Number: 2017-20482
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
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 to revise the ``additional considerations'' for selecting Job Corps Centers for closure, and to propose the closure of Golconda Job Corps Center (Golconda) in Golconda, Illinois, based on low-performance. This notice seeks public comment on the proposal to close Golconda.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Permanent Employment Certification, Extension With Nonsubstantive Changes of Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-18135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``Application for Permanent Employment Certification.'' 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 Innovation and Opportunity Act Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2017-16726
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
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.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA-9035, Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (OMB Control Number 1205-0310), Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-16293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
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-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 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. 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 extension of the approval for the information collection, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1205-0310, containing Form ETA-9035Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers; Form ETA-9035ELabor Condition Application for Nonimmigrants Workers (electronic version); Form ETA-9035CPGeneral Instructions for the 9035 & 9035E; Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Form WH-4Nonimmigrant Worker Information Form; and other H-1B related information collection and retention requirements, which expire May 31, 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. The Form ETA-9035/9035E must be used by employers seeking to employ a foreign worker in a specialty occupation or as a fashion model of distinguished merit and ability under the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 nonimmigrant visa classifications. The Form ETA-9035/9035E must be certified by the DOL before the Department of Homeland Security's United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve a petition authorizing admission of a foreign worker under the visa classification. The Form WH-4 is used to request that DOL's Wage and Hour Division initiate an investigation related to alleged violations of H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 program requirements.
Job Corps Center Proposed for Closure: Comments Requested
Document Number: 2017-16281
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) issues this notice to propose the closure of the Homestead Job Corps Center (Homestead) in Homestead, Florida, based on an evaluation of the center. This notice seeks public comment on the proposal to close Homestead.
Nominations for the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16062
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of July 25, 2017 (82 FR 34553), concerning requests for nominations for the task force on apprenticeship expansion. The document contained an incorrect email address in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-15681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) charter.
Nominations for the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion
Document Number: 2017-15682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor invites interested persons to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion (hereinafter ``the Task Force'' or ``the panel''), a non-discretionary federal advisory committee authorized pursuant to section 8 of Executive Order 13801, entitled ``Expanding Apprenticeships in America'' (hereinafter ``the Executive Order''), which was issued on June 15, 2017 (82 FR 28229) and which directed the Secretary of Labor to establish and chair such a panel in the Department of Labor.
Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2017; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Allocations
Document Number: 2017-13750
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces allocations for Program Year (PY) 2017 for the WIOA Title I Section 167 National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) program as required under Section 182(d) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The NFJP allocations are distributed to the state service areas by a formula that estimates, by State, the relative demand for NFJP services. The formula factors used to allocate funds for the NFJP were published in the Federal Register on May 19, 1999. The notice explained the purpose of the formula; i.e., distributing funds geographically by State service area on the basis of each area's relative share of farmworkers who are eligible for enrollment in the NFJP. The data used in the formula are comprised of a combination of data sets that were selected to yield the relative share distribution across States of eligible farmworkers. While the data factors used in the formula remain unchanged since their development in 1999, the data sets were last updated in 2005 with data from the 2000 Census, the 2003 National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), and the 2002 Census of Agriculture.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-13416
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-13415
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Program Year (PY) 2017 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2017 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2017 Workforce Information Grants
Document Number: 2017-12336
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for PY 2017 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner- Peyser Act for PY 2017 and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2017. WIOA allotments for States and the State final allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. WIOA requires allotments for the Outlying Areas to be competitively based rather than based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). For PY 2017, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 waives the competition requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2017 funds for the Outlying Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands) that was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (Feb. 17, 2000). WIOA specifically included the Republic of Palau as an Outlying Area, except during any period for which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education determine that a Compact of Free Association is in effect and contains provisions for training and education assistance prohibiting the assistance provided under WIOA; no such determinations prohibiting assistance have been made. The formula that the Department of Labor (Department) used for PY 2017 is the same formula used in PY 2016 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. Comments are invited on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities
Document Number: 2017-11844
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities.'' 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) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-11843
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (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) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines.'' 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: 2017-10564
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) notice is hereby given that the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) will meet on June 21 and 22, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Janet Norwood Training and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The WIAC was established in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, and will act in accordance with the applicable provisions of FACA and its implementing regulation. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ETA 902 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities
Document Number: 2017-10501
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``ETA 902 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) DOL-Only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System
Document Number: 2017-10500
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Performance Accountability, Information and Reporting System.'' 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 Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2017; Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)
Document Number: 2017-10496
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 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 2017 and references the current 2017 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Alien Claims Activity Report
Document Number: 2017-10490
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Alien Claims Activity 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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Federal State Unemployment Compensation Program; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants
Document Number: 2017-09374
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed a public law disapproving the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA's) final rule establishing appropriate occupations for State drug testing of unemployment compensation claimants. ETA published the final rule on August 1, 2016, and the rule became effective on September 30, 2016. Because the public law invalidates the rule, ETA is hereby removing it from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Alien Employment Certification, Extension of Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-08245
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``Application for Alien Employment Certification.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of H-2A and H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States: 2017 Allowable Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
Document Number: 2017-07464
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor is issuing this Notice to announce: (1) The allowable charges for 2017 that employers seeking H-2A workers in occupations other than range herding may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals a day, and (2) the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim in 2017 under the H-2A and H-2B programs. The Notice also includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence.
Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year (PY) 2016
Document Number: 2017-06779
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct reallotment of certain WIOA formula allotted funds based on ETA 9130 financial reports submitted by states as of the end of the prior program year (PY). This notice publishes the dislocated worker PY 2016 funds for recapture by state and the amount to be reallotted to eligible states.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2017-06778
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages
Document Number: 2017-05181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages.'' 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; Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Recipients
Document Number: 2017-05177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Reemployment of UI Benefit Recipients.'' 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; Overpayment Detection and Recovery Activities
Document Number: 2017-05173
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Overpayment Detection and Recovery Activities.'' 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; Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas
Document Number: 2017-04686
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.'' 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: 2017-04685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting nominations for a state Labor Market Information (LMI) director to fill a vacancy on the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC). The person selected to fill this vacancy will be asked to serve on the WIAC until March 25, 2019. The Department invites interested parties to submit nominations for this vacancy and announces the procedures for those nominations.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-02769
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-02768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC)
Document Number: 2017-02075
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Web site address for the upcoming WIAC meeting scheduled for February 8, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), has changed. The original Federal Register Notice announcing this virtual meeting was published December 27, 2016. The initial Web address for this meeting must be changed, but the phone numbers, participant codes, and agenda for this meeting remain the same. The new Web site address is: https://coffeyconsultingllc.adobeconnect.com/wiac080217/. The conference phone line and conference code remain the same, 866-530-3818 and conference code 2956449540, as does the agenda. The meeting will be open to the public.
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2017
Document Number: 2017-00614
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2017 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties, effective January 13, 2017.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-31899
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-31898
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor