TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER No. 12-09
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 12-09
Joint Guidance for States Seeking to Implement Subsidized Work-Based Training Programs for Unemployed Workers
The purpose of this joint issuance from the Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration and the Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division is to provide guidance to states that may be considering implementation of subsidized work-based training initiatives for unemployed workers, which could include claimants who are receiving unemployment compensation (UC), exhaustees of UC, and/or other unemployed workers who may not be eligible for UC. This advisory is intended to help states understand applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies related to the Social Security Act and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (which govern the Unemployment Compensation program), the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, as amended, as they develop and implement these types of initiatives.
STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
STATE WORKFORCE ADMINISTRATORS
STATE LABOR COMMISSIONERS
STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
STATE WORKFORCE BOARD CHAIRS
STATE WORKFORCE BOARD DIRECTORS
LOCAL WORKFORCE BOARD CHAIRS
LOCAL WORKFORCE BOARD DIRECTORS
STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIRECTORS
Employment and Training Administration
Wage and Hour Division
Inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Department of Labor Regional Office for the Employment and Training Administration and/or the Wage and Hour Division, depending on the nature of the inquiry.
The WHD’s website at www.dol.gov/whd provides relevant information regarding the application of the FLSA to training programs. The WHD’s District Offices located nationwide are available to answer questions regarding specific training programs. For further assistance, please call WHD’s toll-free helpline at 1 (866) 4US-WAGE, (1-866-487-9243).