Employment and Training Administration July 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States
Document Number: 2019-15307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers employed in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment and the enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) streamlines the process by which the Department reviews employers' applications for temporary agricultural labor certifications to use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2A status. Amendments to the current regulations focus on modernizing the H-2A program and eliminating inefficiencies. The Department also proposes to amend the regulations for enforcement of contractual obligations for temporary foreign agricultural workers and the Wagner- Peyser Act regulations to provide consistency with revisions to H-2A program regulations governing the temporary agricultural labor certification process.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Agricultural Workers Survey
Document Number: 2019-15814
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-25
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, ``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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Financial Report Form ETA-9130
Document Number: 2019-15342
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
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 to the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Financial Report Form ETA-9130.'' 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).
Renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) Charter
Document Number: 2019-15336
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for NAETC. The new charter will expire 2 years from the filing date.
Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantee Allotments
Document Number: 2019-14731
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces allotments for Program Year (PY) 2019 for the WIOA Title I Section 167 National Farmworker Jobs Program, as required under Section 182(d) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, enacted September 28, 2018, provides $82,447,000 for formula grants and another $5,922,000 for migrant and seasonal farmworker housing (of which not less than 70 percent shall be for permanent housing). Another $527,000 will be set aside for discretionary purposes. The formula was developed for the purpose of distributing funds geographically by State service area, on the basis of each State service area's relative share of persons eligible for the program. The formula's methodology was described in a notice published in the Federal Register on May 19, 1999 (64 FR 27390). That information is accessible at https://www.federalregister.gov/. Beginning with PY 2018, ETA incorporated two modifications to the allotment formula, with the goal of providing more accurate estimates of each State service area's relative share of persons eligible for the program. The formula also used updated data from each of the four data files serving as the basis of the formula since 1999. Based on the new estimates, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) instituted a hold-harmless provision for PY 2018 and two following years. The hold- harmless provision is designed to provide a staged transition from old to new funding levels for State service areas and minimize the impact on those states incurring significant change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Safety Assessment of Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2019-14320
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed request for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Student Safety Assessment of Job Corps Participants.'' 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 Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14188
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14187
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14186
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2019-14185
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants.'' 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).