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Assistant Secretary for OCTAE to Present "An Opportunity to Re-Thinking Career and Technical Education through Perkins V" in September 12 Webinar

Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, will share the Department of Education’s vision for strengthening Career and Technical Education in the nation:

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WIOA Partners: HUD Announces Moving to Work Research Advisory Committee to Meet on Conference Call on October 10; Open to Public

HUD has announced that the Moving to Work (MTW) Research Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via a conference call on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The meeting is open to the public and is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The teleconference meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

The agenda (1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.):

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Summary of 2016-2018 Meetings

  1. Revisit Guiding Principles
  2. Confirm Committee Recommendations

III. Goal for this Meeting

  1. Discuss and provide recommendations on Third Cohort: Work Requirements for Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher residents (including research design, random assignment, and specific policies).

IV. Break

V. Policy Framework and Research Methodology – MTW Statutory Objective #2: Give Incentives to Families with Children Whose Heads of Household are Either Working, Seeking Work, or Participating in Job Training, Educational, or Other Programs that Assist in Obtaining Employment and Becoming Economically Self-Sufficient.

  1. Third Cohort: Work Requirements for Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher residents – Select research design, random assignment and specific policies.

VI. Update on the MTW Expansion

VII. Public Input

The public is invited to call in to the meeting by using the following Conference Toll-Free Number in the United States: 1-800-230-1059

Additional background:

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Treasury Department Publishes Sixty-Day PRA Notice for "Work Opportunity Credit"

The Treasury Department has recently published the sixty-day PRA Notice for the "Work Opportunity Credit" with a projected number of 10,000 respondents.

Treasury notes, in part:

    Internal Revenue Code section 38(b)(2) allows a credit against income tax to employers hiring individuals from certain targeted groups such as welfare recipients, etc. The employer uses Form 5884 to compute this credit. The IRS uses the information on the form to verify that the correct amount of credit was claimed.

Comments are due by November 5, 2018

The PDF version is available at

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ETA Seeks Public Comment Revision to the H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program; September 7 Federal Register Summarizes Changes

The Employment and Training Administration is seeking public comment on proposed revision to the H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program information collection. This revision request will allow the agency to meet its statutory and regulatory responsibilities pertaining to labor certification applications that are used in the H-2B program and that allow employers to bring foreign labor to the United States on a temporary basis.

Written comments must be submitted by November 6, 2018.


Updated: September 11, 2018