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Dec 29 -- The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) invites comments to OMB by January 30, 2023 regarding extension of the data collection for Trade Adjustment Assistance Efforts To Improve Outcomes.

Regulations at 20 CFR 618.864(a)(3) contain the information collection requirement on the states to provide a description of efforts made to improve outcomes for workers under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program that promote efficient and effective program performance. This ICR will be used by ETA staff to identify and highlight successful state practices, including the use of case management funds and innovative outreach strategies.
 
On September 21, 2020, the TAA Final Rule became effective which codified the requirement for states to provide this collection under 20 CFR 618.864(a)(3) under Section 248 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and further codified in the Governor-Secretary Agreements with states authorized under Section 239(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, which remain in effect. The regulation contains the requirement on states to report to the Department a description of efforts made to improve outcomes for workers under the TAA Program that promote efficient and effective program performance.    
 
The submissions will be used by ETA staff to identify and highlight successful state practices, including the use of case management funds and innovative outreach strategies. The identification of these practices is critical for the Department of Labor (the Department) determine innovative state practices and in administering the program and drive collaborative learning amongst states through webinars, conferences, peer collaboration, and other changes to the administration of the program.  This information is also made available publicly on the Department’s website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/tradeact/practitioners/benefits so that states and other stakeholders may review innovative work by other states for incorporation into their own administration of the program.  

With regular changes to the state administration of the TAA program as new initiatives are implemented, quarterly submission is the least burdensome frequency that would not hinder the Department’s ability to understand state efforts, their progress, and deliver appropriate technical support for those efforts.
 
20 CFR § 618.864 - Trade Adjustment Assistance Program performance https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/20/618.864
TAA Efforts to Improve Outcomes webpage: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/tradeact/practitioners/benefits
TAA Efforts to Improve Outcomes quarterly spreadsheet: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ETA/tradeact/pdfs/Efforts-to-Improve-Outcomes.xlsx
ETA submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202212-1205-007 Click View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this site.
FR notice inviting public comment: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-28323
 
For AEA members wishing to submit comments, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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