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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 2023
Document Number: 2022-27332
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-16
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 2023 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 to help ensure the Department meets its statutory obligation to certify that the employment of H-2A foreign workers will not have an adverse effect on the wages of agricultural workers in the United States (U.S.) similarly employed. In this notice, DOL announces updates of the AEWRs and the average AEWR, which is used to calculate adjustments to required bond amounts for H-2A Labor Contractors.
Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Numerical Limitation for FY 2023 for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program and Portability Flexibility for H-2B Workers Seeking To Change Employers
Document Number: 2022-27236
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-15
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) 2023 authority and increasing the total number of noncitizens who may receive an H-2B nonimmigrant visa by up to, but no more than, a total of 64,716 for the entirety of FY 2023. To assist U.S. businesses that need workers to begin work on different start dates, the Departments have decided to distribute the supplemental visas in several allocations, including two separate allocations for the second half of fiscal year 2023. Out of the total 64,716 visas made available in this rule, the Departments have decided to reserve 20,000 visas for nationals of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, or Haiti. The Departments will make all 64,716 visas available only to those businesses that are suffering irreparable harm or will suffer impending irreparable harm, as attested by the employer on a new attestation form. In addition to making the additional 64,716 visas available under the FY 2023 time-limited authority, DHS is exercising its general H-2B regulatory authority to again provide temporary 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.
Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2022-26912
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-12
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. All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.
Digital Literacy and Resilience, Request for Information (RFI)
Document Number: 2022-26461
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is requesting information on successful approaches related to digital skills attainment and competency development in education and training efforts, the strategies our education and workforce development systems are employing to assess and ensure individuals are digitally resilient, and any challenges the education and public workforce systems are facing. DOL is also requesting information on strategies to advance digital equity and inclusion in the workforce. DOL developed this RFI with substantial input from the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), as part of its long-standing coordination and partnership with these agencies.
Notice of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions Applicable for 2022
Document Number: 2022-26085
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Document Number: 2022-25037
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-17
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 with revisions for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).'' 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).
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2022 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2022-24319
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2022-22402
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-14
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.
Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States
Document Number: 2022-20506
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-10-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is amending 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) and enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. These regulations are consistent with the Secretary of Labor's (Secretary) statutory responsibility to certify that there are not sufficient able, willing, and qualified workers available to fill the petitioning employer's job opportunity, and that the employment of H-2A workers in that job opportunity will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed. Among the issues addressed in this final rule are improving the minimum standards and conditions of employment that employers must offer to workers; expanding the Department's authority to use enforcement tools, such as program debarment for substantial violations of program requirements; modernizing the process by which the Department receives and processes employers' job orders and applications for temporary agricultural labor certifications, including the recruitment of United States workers (U.S. workers); and revising the standards and procedures for determining the prevailing wage rate. This final rule will strengthen protections for workers, modernize and simplify the H- 2A application and temporary labor certification process, and ease regulatory burdens on employers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program Data Exchange Standardization
Document Number: 2022-21755
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-06
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, ``Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program Data Exchange Standardization.'' 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; Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages
Document Number: 2022-21754
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-06
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, ``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; Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Efforts to Improve Outcomes
Document Number: 2022-21753
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-06
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, ``Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Efforts to Improve Outcomes.'' 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: 2022-21347
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-03
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.
Comment Request; H-2A Frequently Asked Questions Guidance-Round 17: Temporary or Seasonal Need Assessments; Relevant Information or Factors Related to H-2A Labor Contractors Operating in an Area of Intended Employment Where Agricultural Production May Occur Year-Round
Document Number: 2022-20781
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (Department or DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) invites employers and other interested parties to comment on draft guidance, in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), pertaining to the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's (OFLC) assessment of the nature of an employer's need for agricultural labor or services during the review of an H-2A Application for Temporary Employment Certification (H-2A application). ETA's OFLC developed this guidance, and is publishing it for public comment, consistent with a directive from the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) for interpretive guidance clarifying how the Department assesses an H-2A employer's need for agricultural labor or services to determine whether the employer has demonstrated a need of a temporary or seasonal nature, as required for certification. ETA invites the public to review the draft FAQs presented in this notice and provide written comments to OFLC, which will further inform the Department's development of guidance regarding OFLC's assessment of temporary or seasonal need for the H-2A program. The Department will publish this final guidance in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fidelity Bonding Demonstration
Document Number: 2022-20396
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-21
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, ``Fidelity Bonding Demonstration.'' 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 Title I Non-Core Programs Effectiveness in Serving Employers Performance Indicator
Document Number: 2022-19003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) established six primary indicators of performance for certain WIOA- authorized programs. Currently, the regulations contain definitions for five of the six performance indicators. In the final rule implementing WIOA, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (the Departments) indicated that they would initially implement the sixth indicator of performanceeffectiveness in serving employersin the form of a pilot program to test the feasibility and rigor of three proposed approaches. With the pilot completed, the Departments are engaging in a rulemaking under RIN 1205-AC01 to incorporate a standard definition of the performance indicator for effectiveness in serving employers into the implementing regulations for the six WIOA core programs. In this related rulemaking, the Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) is proposing to incorporate the same definition of the effectiveness in serving employers performance indicator into regulations for title I non-core programs: the Indian and Native American (INA) programs, the Job Corps program, the YouthBuild programs, and the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP).
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Effectiveness in Serving Employers Performance Indicator
Document Number: 2022-19002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Department of Education, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes six primary indicators of performance. Currently, the regulations contain definitions for five of the six performance indicators. However, in the final rule implementing WIOA, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (the Departments) indicated that they would initially implement the sixth indicator of performance effectiveness in serving employersin the form of a pilot program to test the feasibility and rigor of the three proposed approaches. With the pilot completed, the Departments are engaging in this rulemaking that proposes to define in a standardized way the performance indicator for effectiveness in serving employers for the regulations implementing the jointly administered requirements governing WIOA's six core programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information Final Rule and State Income and Eligibility Verification Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984
Document Number: 2022-18620
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-30
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, ``Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information Final Rule and State Income and Eligibility Verification Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984.'' 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 for the Employment and Training Administration Quick Turnaround Surveys; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-18619
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a revision of a currently approved collection for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Employment and Training Administration Quick Turnaround Surveys and Site Visits.'' 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).
Virtual Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2022-17857
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-19
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 Tuesday, September 27, 2022. All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Document Number: 2022-17903
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-19
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, ``Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.'' 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; Weekly Claims and Extended Benefits Data and Weekly Initial and Continued Weeks Claimed
Document Number: 2022-05884
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
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, ``Weekly Claims and Extended Benefits Data and Weekly Initial and Continued Weeks Claimed.'' 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: 2022-05267
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2022-05266
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities for H-2A Foreign Labor Certification Program; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05011
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
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 to the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``H-2A Foreign Labor Certification Program,'' and the related information collection and retention requirements (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1205-0466), which covers Forms ETA-9142A, Application for H-2A Temporary Employment Certification; ETA-9142A, Appendix A, Assurances and Obligations; ETA-9142A, Final Determination: H-2A Temporary Labor Certification Approval; ETA-790/790A, H-2A Agricultural Clearance Order; ETA-790/790A, Addendum A, Additional Crops or Agricultural Activities; ETA-790/790A, Addendum B, Additional Worksite and/or Housing Information; and related form instructions. This action seeks to extend without change all forms in the information 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).
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Notice of Federal Agency With Adequate Safeguards To Satisfy the Requirements of the Federal Regulation on Confidentiality and Disclosure of Unemployment Compensation Information
Document Number: 2022-04899
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
In this notice, the Department of Labor (Department) recognizes that the United States Census Bureau (Census) has in place safeguards adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Federal regulation on the confidentiality and disclosure of unemployment compensation (UC) information. As a result, the safeguards and security requirements enumerated in the regulation do not apply to disclosures of confidential unemployment compensation information by state UC agencies to Census for the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04956
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
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, ``National Dislocated Workers Emergency Grant Application and Reporting Procedures.'' 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 Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2022-04714
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2022-04713
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2022-03878
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision to 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers, Handbook No. 384
Document Number: 2022-03766
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
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 information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers Handbook No. 384.'' 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; Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Program
Document Number: 2022-03765
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
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, ``Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Program.'' 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: 2022-03764
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of H-2A and H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States: Annual Update to Allowable Monetary Charges for Agricultural Workers' Meals and for Travel Subsistence Reimbursement, Including Lodging
Document Number: 2022-03762
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
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 annual updates to allowable monetary charges employers of H-2A workers, in occupations other than herding or production of livestock on the range, may charge these workers when the employer provides three meals per day. This notice also announces the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement a worker with receipts may claim under the H-2A and H-2B programs. Finally, this notice includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence.
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2022-03199
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
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 is a vacant position on the WIAC representing businesses. While this notice is directed specifically to obtaining nominations for the current vacancy for a representative of businesses, individuals qualified for the other seven 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.
Senior Community Service Employment Program Conforming Changes to the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020-Updated Guidance on Priority of Service, Durational Limits and State Plan Submissions
Document Number: 2022-02681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this proposed rule amending the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) regulations to conform with changes in the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 regarding individuals who have been incarcerated within the last 5 years. Consistent with the Act, this proposed rule adds this category of individuals to the priority groups; adds this category of individuals to the list of categories grantees may choose from to make eligible for increased periods of participation; includes people in this category within the definition of the term ``individuals with barriers to employment''; and requires that grantees identify and report on the relative distribution of these individuals in the State Plan.
Senior Community Service Employment Program Conforming Changes to the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020-Updated Guidance on Priority of Service, Durational Limits and State Plan Submissions
Document Number: 2022-02680
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this direct final rule (DFR) amending the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) regulations to conform with changes in the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 regarding individuals who have been incarcerated within the last 5 years. Consistent with the Act, the rule adds this category of individuals to the priority groups; adds this category of individuals to the list of categories grantees may choose from to make eligible for increased periods of participation; includes people in this category within the definition of the term ``individuals with barriers to employment''; and requires that grantees identify and report on the relative distribution of these individuals in the State Plan.
Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year (PY) 2021
Document Number: 2022-02762
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-10
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 PY. This notice publishes the dislocated worker PY 2021 funds for recapture by state and the amount to be reallotted to eligible states.
Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2022 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program and Portability Flexibility for H-2B Workers Seeking To Change Employers
Document Number: 2022-01866
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-28
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) 2022 authority and increasing the total number of noncitizens who may receive an H-2B nonimmigrant visa by authorizing the issuance of no more than 20,000 additional visas during FY 2022 for positions with start dates on or before March 31, 2022, to those businesses that are suffering irreparable harm or will suffer impending irreparable harm, as attested by the employer on a new attestation form. In addition to making additional visas available under the FY 2022 time-limited authority, DHS is exercising its general H-2B regulatory authority to again provide temporary 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance Data Validation (DV) Program
Document Number: 2022-01245
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-24
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 Data Validation (DV) Program.'' 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; Correction
Document Number: 2022-01025
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration, Labor, published a document in the Federal Register of December 16, 2021, regarding the February meeting of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC or Advisory Council). The meeting date has since changed.
Investigations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2022-01019
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2022-01018
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2022
Document Number: 2022-00144
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Secretary, 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 by the Department, 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 2022 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Benefit Rights and Experience Report
Document Number: 2022-00511
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
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, ``Benefit Rights and Experience 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; Pre-Apprenticeship-Pathways to Success Database Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00394
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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, ``Pre-ApprenticeshipPathways to Success.'' 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 for H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00393
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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 information collection request (ICR) titled ``H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program,'' and related information collection and retention requirements (OMB Control Number 1205-0509), which covers Forms ETA-9142B, ETA-9142B, Appendices A, B, C, and D, ETA-9142B, Final Determination, ETA-9165, ETA-9155, H-2B Seafood Industry Attestation, and related form instructions. This action seeks to revise the Form ETA-9142B and its instructions, revise the Form ETA- 9142B Appendix D, and make a change to the Form ETA-9155 and its instructions to conform to changes made to the Form ETA-9142B. This action seeks to extend without change to the remaining forms in the information 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training
Document Number: 2022-00274
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
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 authority to conduct the new information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Federal Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training.'' 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).
Virtual Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2022-00273
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
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 Wednesday, January 26, 2022. All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.
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