Executive Office of the President August 6, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Document Number: 2015-19286
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Aging Administration, Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Food and Nutrition Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Army Department, Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Executive Office of the President, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development (Departments) are proposing a new information collection: Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128).
Implementation of Executive Order 13559 Updating Participation in Department of Health and Human Services Programs by Faith-Based or Religious Organizations and Providing for Equal Treatment of Department of Health and Human Services Program Participants
Document Number: 2015-18256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Executive Office of the President
The United States Department Health and Human Services (HHS) proposes to amend its general regulations regarding the equal treatment of religious organizations in HHS programs and the protection of religious liberty for HHS social service providers and beneficiaries. Specifically, this proposed rule would: Clarify the definition of direct and indirect financial assistance, replace the term ``inherently religious activities'' with the term ``explicitly religious activities,'' require faith-based organizations administering a program supported with direct HHS financial assistance to provide beneficiaries with a written notice informing them of their religious liberty protections, including the right to a referral to an alternative provider if the beneficiary objects to the religious character of the organization providing services, and add a provision stating that decisions about awards of Federal financial assistance must be free from political interference and based on merit.