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Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 03-22, Change 1 advises eligible entities for the Department of Labor’s (Department) Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending projects that the deadline for submitting an application has been extended to March 31, 2023.
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Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 02-23 provides guidelines for the FY 2023 UI RESEA grants and to invite State Workforce Agencies to submit a RESEA State Plan.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 08-22 provides guidelines for the FY 2023 UI RESEA grants and to invite State Workforce Agencies to submit a RESEA State Plan.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 16-20, Change 8 advises states that the deadline for submitting a grant application for additional administrative costs under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program is extended to February 24, 2023, and that the Department has extended the deadline to expend PUA administrative funds from June 30, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 01-23 ensures states are aware of the locality-based salary rates for certain Federal civilian employees.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 21-22 ensures State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are aware of the Federal military retired pay annual COLA provided by the Department of Defense.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 16-20 ensures that states are aware about the social security survivors and old age retirement annuities and the Federal civilian pensions annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increased for calendar year (CY) 2023, and to provide the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) COLA information.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 21-08, Change 2 strongly encourages states to review their policies and practices for reemployment and re-skilling Unemployment Insurance (UI) beneficiaries and other unemployed jobseekers, and to inform jobseekers of their potential eligibility for Federal Pell Grants (Pell Grants) and other student aid to meet educational expenses associated with enrollment in an eligible postsecondary program. Further, to remind states that determinations made regarding UI Approved Training requests may be reported as “countable” non-monetary determinations for workload purposes.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 24-20, Change 1 updates operating instructions, previously issued in TEGL No. 24-20, to State Workforce Agencies or agencies designated by Governors as “Cooperating State Agencies” (CSAs or “states”) regarding the allowability for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program funds for employment and case management services under the reversion provisions of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002 (TAARA 2002). This Change 1 revises the operating instructions that apply to the use of funds and on the provision of employment and case management services to adversely affected workers covered by petitions filed on and after July 1, 2021. This version of the TAA Program is described herein as “Reversion 2021.”
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