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ETA Announces Funding to Support Implementation of Veterans-Related Reporting Requirements in the Labor Exchange Reporting System (LERS)
Jun 19, 2012
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has announced the availability of funds, in the amount of $60,000, to each state, the District of Columbia, U. S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through the Wagner-Peyser Act state grants to assist in the implementation of the veterans-related reporting requirements in the Labor Exchange Reporting System.
Funds will be awarded for the purposes of making the necessary adjustments to the State management information systems to implement Sections 211, 238, 239 and 261 of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 as well as for collecting performance data related to the Veterans’ Gold Card Initiative.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter 37-11 provides full background, the proposed additions to the Employment Service record layout, the implementation of VRAP, and funding for WOTC automation.
ETA requests the State Administrators to immediately transmit this TEGL to appropriate staff. To expedite implementation of the new requirements, the Department of Labor’s Grant Officer will issue a Notice of Obligation (NOO) indicating the amount obligated to the state and the purpose for which the funds are to be used. The Authorized Representative signature that appears on the original Employment Service agreement will commit the state to carrying out the VOW Act’s new requirements.
Related Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs) and Training and Employment Notices (TENs):
- TEGL 10-09
Implementing Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses in all Qualified Job Training Programs Funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor/
- TEGL 30-11
Information and Guidance on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Provisions Introduced by the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, and IRS Guidance on Submission of Form 8850/
- TEN 15-10
Protocol for Implementing Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses in all Qualified Job Training Programs Funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor/
- TEN 15-11
Gold Card Initiative/
- TEN No. 43-11 (and Veterans Program Letter 7-12)
Overview of the Veterans’ Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)