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August 12, 2004

ETA REGIONAL INFORMATION ALERT 025-04

ORIGINATING OFFICE:       Region 5

SUBJECT:     Request for Comments - Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program (UC); Confidentiality and Disclosure of State UC Information; Proposed Rule 

PROGRAM(S):         UI

1.  Purpose.  To transmit a request for public comments on proposed regulations governing confidentiality and disclosure of State unemployment compensation  information under the Federal-State Unemployment Compensation program.

2.  References.   Federal Register, Vol. 69, No. 155, August 12, 2004, pp. 50022-50040; Social Security Act, Title III, Sections 303(a) and 1137; Federal Unemployment Tax Act, Section 3304(a)(16); Workforce Investment Act (.pdf) [Pub.L. 105-220];Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees [UCFE - 5 U.S.C. 8501-8508]; Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers [UCX - 5 U.S.C. 8521-8525];Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance [TAA/ATAA - 19 U.S.C. 2271-2321]; NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance [NAFTA - 5 U.S.C. 2331]; Disaster Unemployment Assistance [DUA - 42 U.S.C. 5177]; 20 CFR Parts 603, 609.13(b) [UCFE]; 614.14(b) [UCX], 617.57(b) [TAA-ATAA], 625.16(b) [DUA], and 666.150; 29 CFR 97; Health Care Tax Credit [Trade Act of 2002, Pub.L. 107-210]; OMB Circular A-87; Unemployment Insurance Program Letter 23-96; Paperwork Reduction Act [44 U.S.C. Chapter 35]; Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 [Pub.L. 106-229 (.pdf)]; Executive Orders 12866 (.pdf), 12875 (.pdf), 12988 (.pdf), and 13132 (.pdf); Regulatory Flexibility Act [5 U.S.C. Chapter 6]; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act [Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 8]; Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (.pdf) of 1995, Section 202 [2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.];  

3.  Links.  This Bulletin is in the Regional Resources website archive at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/regionalresources/

Link to the Federal Register attachment (.pdf)

4.  Action.  Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies, and are invited to comment, on or before October 12, 2004 to the individual named in the Addresses section of the Federal Register attachment.

5.  Contact.  Comments or questions about this proposed rule may be directed to Gerard Hildebrand on 202.693.3038, or to the Office of System Performance in your Regional Office:

Region 1 Boston - 617.565.3630
Region 2 Philadelphia - 215.861.5200
Region 3 Atlanta - 404.562.2092
Region 4 Dallas - 214.767.8263
Region 5 Chicago - 312.596.5400
Region 6 San Francisco - 415.975.4610

Comments or questions about the format of this Alert may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

6.  Expiration Date. October 12, 2004

7.  AttachmentFederal Register, Vol. 69, No. 155, August 12, 2004, pp. 50022-50040


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