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ETA Publishes Guidance on the Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate for Veterans and Eligible Persons
Aug 20, 2013

The Employment and Training Administration has issued Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 2-13.  This TEGL advises the workforce system of the implementation of the Final Rule establishing the Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate (UNTEER) for veterans and eligible persons for use in evaluating States’ performance in assisting veterans to meet their employment needs.

TEGL 2-13 addresses purpose, statutory and regulatory references, UNTEER calculation (page 3), UNTEER implementation (page 4), policy and guidance (page 5), veteran population calculated in the UNTEER (page 5), and action requested (page 6).

Direct link to portions of the March 11, 2013 FEDERAL REGISTER notice conveyed by the TEGL.

March 11, 2013 FEDERAL REGISTER notice (full PDF version)

Summary excerpt:

The purpose of this Final Rule is to establish the uniform national threshold entered employment rate (UNTEER) for veterans, as required of the Secretary in 38 U.S.C. 4102A(c)(3)(B), for use in evaluating States' performance in assisting veterans to meet their employment needs. The Final Rule also explains how the threshold will be used in the process of identifying those States to be reviewed by comparing the actual entered employment rate (EER) achieved for veterans with the threshold EER, and it identifies certain factors, in addition to the threshold, that will be included in the Department's review to determine whether an EER below the threshold reflects a deficiency in the State's performance, or is attributable to other factors beyond the State's control. Finally, in those cases in which a State's EER is determined to reflect a deficiency in a State's performance, this Final Rule identifies the procedure for the submission and review of a corrective action plan (CAP), the delivery of technical assistance (TA), and the initiation of the necessary steps to implement corrective actions to improve the State's performance in assisting veterans to meet their employment needs.

The Final Rule became effective on May 10, 2013.