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
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) proposes to establish in regulation, for State Unemployment Insurance (UI) program purposes, occupations that regularly conduct drug testing. These regulations would implement the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act) amendments to the Social Security Act (SSA), permitting States to enact legislation that would allow State UI agencies to conduct drug testing on unemployment compensation (UC) applicants for whom suitable work (as defined under the State law) is only available in an occupation that regularly conducts drug testing (as determined under regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary)). States may deny UC to an applicant who tests positive for drug use under these circumstances. The Secretary is required under the SSA to issue regulations determining those occupations that regularly conduct drug testing.
Final Notice of Job Corps Center for Closure
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) issues this notice to announce its final decision to close the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center. The Office of Job Corps (OJC) in ETA published a proposed methodology for selecting centers for closure at 78 FR 2284 on January 10, 2013. Based on public comments received, the Office of Job Corps published a revised methodology for selecting centers for closure at 79 FR 36823 on June 30, 2014. Based on review of those comments, the Office of Job Corps published its final closure methodology and announced its proposed decision to close the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center at 79 FR 51198 on August 27, 2014. A total of 13 public comments were received in response to the proposal to close Treasure Lake. After reviewing all comments, the Department has decided to close the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center.
Notice of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec. 10), notice is hereby given to announce an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The meeting will convene over a day and a half. The ACA is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with FACA, as amended in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and its implementing regulations (41 CFR 101-6 and 102-3). All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.