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TAA Decision 74847

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

	Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-74,847

	DELL HEALTHCARE SERVICES
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD RHODE ISLAND ACCOUNT
WAGES REPORTED UNDER DELL MARKETING, L.P., TRANSACTION 
APPLICATION GROUP, INC., PEROT SYSTEMS HEALTHCARE SERVICES, 
LLC, PEROT SYSTEMS BUSINESS PROCESS SOLUTIONS, INC. AND
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS FROM SOVEREIGN TECHNOLOGIES, 
INC. RELIANCE SYSTEMS, INC., AP PROFESSIONALS, 
AVA CONSULTING, LLC, CODE X, INC., DISYS, 
THOMPSON TECHNOLOGIES, INC., KFORCE, INC., M.I.S.I. CO. LTD., 
MILLENIUM COUNSULTING, INC., THE COMPUTER MERCHANTS, AND 
THE WELLSPRING GROUP, INC.
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 

	Certification Regarding Eligibility
	To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor 
herein presents the results of an investigation regarding 
certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment 
assistance.
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm 
under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a), are 
satisfied if the following criteria are met:
I.	The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a)(1)) requires that a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm 
must have become totally or partially separated or be 
threatened with total or partial separation.

II.	The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied if either:

(i)(I)	there has been a shift by the workers' firm to a 
foreign country in the production of articles or 
supply of services like or directly competitive with 
those produced/supplied by the workers' firm; OR
(i)(II)	there has been an acquisition from a foreign 
country by the workers' firm of articles/services that 
are like or directly competitive with those 
produced/supplied by the workers' firm.

III.	The third criterion requires that the shift/acquisition 
must have contributed importantly to the workers' 
separation or threat of separation.  See Section 
222(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. §  
2272(a)(2)(B)(ii).
  
	The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on November 9, 2010 by a state workforce office on behalf 
of workers of Dell Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode 
Island Account, Providence, Rhode Island (Dell).  The workers 
are engaged in activities related to supplying information 
management, application development and maintenance, member 
administration and claims processing services. The workers are 
separately identifiable. Dell reports wages under Dell Marketing 
L.P., Transaction Application Group, Inc., Perot Systems 
Healthcare Services, LLC and Perot Systems Business Process 
Solutions, Inc.. The group consists of on-site leased workers 
from Sovereign Technologies, Reliance Systems, Inc., AP 
Professionals, AVA Consulting, LLC, Code X, Inc., DISYS, 
Thompson Technologies, Inc., KForce, Inc., M.I.S.I Co. Ltd., 
Millennium Consulting, Inc., The Computer Merchants, and The 
Wellspring Group, Inc. 
      The investigation revealed that workers of Dell who are 
engaged in activities related to the supply of information 
management, application development and maintenance, member 
administration and claims processing services meet the criteria 
for certification.  
      Criterion I has been met because a significant number or 
proportion of the workers at Dell have become totally or 
partially separated or are threatened with total or partial 
separation.  
      Criterion II has been satisfied because there has been a 
shift by Dell to a foreign country in the supply of services 
like or directly competitive with those supplied by Dell. 
      Criterion III has been met because the shift of supply of 
information management, application development and maintenance, 
member administration and claims processing services to India by 
Dell contributed importantly to worker group separations at 
Dell.
Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Dell Services, Blue 
Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island Account, wages are reported 
under Dell Marketing L.P., Transaction Application Group, 
Inc., Perot Systems Healthcare Services, LLC and Perot Systems 
Business Process Solutions, Inc., and including on-site leased 
workers from Sovereign Technologies, Reliance Systems, Inc., 
AP Professionals, AVA Consulting, LLC, Code X, Inc., DISYS, 
Thompson Technologies, Inc., KForce, Inc., M.I.S.I Co. Ltd., 
Millennium Consulting, Inc., The Computer Merchants, and The 
Wellspring Group, Inc., Providence, Rhode Island, who are 
engaged in activities related to supply of information 
management, application development and maintenance, member 
administration and claims processing services, meet the worker 
group certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. § 2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. § 2273, I make the following certification:


"All workers of Dell Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield 
Rhode Island Account, wages are reported under Dell 
Marketing L.P., Transaction Application Group, Inc., 
Perot Systems Healthcare Services, LLC and Perot Systems 
Business Process Solutions, Inc., and including on-site 
leased workers from Sovereign Technologies, Reliance 
Systems, Inc., AP Professionals, AVA Consulting, LLC, 
Code X, Inc., DISYS, Thompson Technologies, Inc., KForce, 
Inc., M.I.S.I Co. Ltd., Millennium Consulting, Inc., The 
Computer Merchants and The Wellspring Group, Inc., 
Providence, Rhode Island, who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after October 20, 2009, 
through two years from the date of certification, and all 
workers in the group threatened with total or partial 
separation from employment on date of certification through 
two years from the date of certification, are eligible to 
apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II  
of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended."
Signed in Washington, D.C., this 10th day of February, 2011.


                                    /s/Elliott S. Kushner_____
                                    ELLIOTT S. KUSHNER
                                    Certifying Officer, Office of 
                                    Trade Adjustment Assistance

      

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