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OMB Seeks Comments on ETA's Proposed Extension of (1) Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training and (2) Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs
Mar 5, 2004
Title 29 CFR part 29 sets forth labor standards to safeguard the welfare of apprentices and to extend the application of such standards by prescribing policies and procedures concerning registration of apprenticeship programs.

Title 29 CFR part 30 sets forth policies and procedures to promote equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and recognized State apprenticeship agencies.

OMB is seeking comments on the Employment and Training Administration's proposed extension of these information collections. Full background, burden hour estimates, and instructions for the submission of comments may be found in the respective FEDERAL REGISTER announcements.

Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs

Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training

OMB Seeks Comments on Proposed ETA Extension of "Quick Turnaround" Surveys
Mar 5, 2004
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) seeks an extension of clearance to collect data from state workforce agencies and local workforce investment areas on a quick turnaround basis. ETA proposes to conduct 8 to 20 short surveys of up to 30 questions that would provide timely information identifying the scope and magnitude of various practices or problems nationally.

The surveys are needed to understand key operational issues in light of the Administration's policy priorities and the coming reauthorization of WIA and of other partner programs. Information from the surveys would used by ETA to fulfill its obligations to develop administrative guidance, regulations and technical assistance.

The March 5 FEDERAL REGISTER provides full background, burden hours, sample sizes, and instructions for the submission of comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are due by April 5.

TEGL 17-01: Incorporating and Utilizing Grassroots, Community-Based Organizations, Including Faith-Based Organizations, in Workforce Activities and Programs
Apr 19, 2002
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) issued Training and Employment Guidance Letter 17-01 on April 17, 2002. The purpose of this TEGL --

"Incorporating and Utilizing Grassroots, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Including Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), in Workforce Investment Activities and Programs"

-- is to inform the workforce investment system about the Department of Labor¿s Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) and its purpose; and to request that states take actions to broaden the number of grassroots community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, which partner with Local Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Career Centers.
GAO Report on States' Use of TANF Flexibility
Mar 7, 2002
General Accounting Office (GAO) testimony before the Subcommittee on Human Resources,Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives --

"WELFARE REFORM: States Are Using TANF Flexibility to Adapt Work Requirements and Time Limits to Meet State and Local Needs"

--is now available on-line.
HHS Announces Technical Assistance Compendium on Employment Supports for People with Disabilities
May 10, 2002

HHS announced a new web-based resource to provide states and the public with information on available technical assistance related to community-integration issues. The Compendium of HHS Technical Assistance Activities Related to the Administration's Community-Integration Initiative provides information related to the Medicaid program, family caregivers, employment supports for people with disabilities, and promoting consumer-driven services. Section VI is specifically devoted to (1) "Technical Assistance on Developing a Quality Long-Term Care Workforce, (2) "Researching the Adequacy and Availability of Community-Based Personal Assistance Services," (3) "Frontline Workers in Long-Term Care Technical Expert Panels," and (4) "Building a High Quality Long-Term Care Paraprofessional Workforce."

Delivering on the Promise contains more 400 specific solutions that federal agencies will implement to support community living for people with disabilities.