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Analyst Resource Center Newsletter Provides Updates of Interest
The Analyst Resource Center (ARC) is a joint effort between the Employment and Training Administration and the states to enhance information delivery to workforce customers in the employment, education and economic development sectors.
The Analyst Resource Center has published its Winter 2013 "E-News." This edition contains many articles of interest to the workforce community including features on:
- After the Military
- Crosswalks for Education
- Occupational Licensing Tables
Each year the National Crosswalk Service Center (NCSC) produces a report on its activities during the previous program year. The report for the year ending June 30, 2012 was recently made available. The "E-News" provides a link to the report and a list of highlights.
O*NET: Opportunity to Comment on Occupational Code Assignment Form
The Occupational Code Assignment form (ETA 741) was developed as a public service to the users of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), in an effort to help them in obtaining occupational codes and titles for jobs that they are unable to locate in O*NET. The O*NET system classifies nearly all jobs in the United States economy.
The use of the OCA is voluntary and is provided
- as a uniform format to the public and private sector to submit information in order to receive assistance in identifying an occupational code,
- to provide input to a database of alternative (lay) titles to facilitate searches for occupational information in the O*NET Web sites including O*NET OnLine (http://online.onetcenter.org), My Next Move (www.MyNextMove.gov) and My Next Move for Veterans (www.MyNextMove.org/vets) O*NET Code Connector (www.onetcodeconnector.org), as well as America'''s Career InfoNet (www.acinet.org), and
- to assist the O*NET system in identifying potential occupations that may need to be included in future O*NET data collection efforts.
Unemployment Insurance: ETA Seeks Comments on Resource Justification Model Data Collection Instrument
The collection of actual Unemployment Insurance (UI) administrative cost data from states''' accounting records and projected expenditures for upcoming years is accomplished through the Resource Justification Model (RJM) data collection instrument. The data collected consists of program expenditures and hours worked by state staff, broken out by functional activity, for the most recent two years of expenditures. This actual cost data informs the Employment and Training Administration’s administrative funding allocation model so that state UI program administration funds are allocated in proportion to the level of state activities.
ETA is currently seeking comments on the proposed extension (without changes) of the RJT data collection instrument. Comments are due by May 6, 2013.
Click here for complete background, a summary of burden hour estimates, and the desired focus for public comment.
ETA Publishes Thirty-Day Notices on (1) Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request, and (2) Standard Job Corps Contractor Information Gathering
The Employment and Training Administration has published two thirty-day notices regarding information collections on February 27, 2013.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request
Comments are due by March 29, 2013.
Standard Job Corps Contractor Information Gathering
Comments are due by March 29, 2013
O*NET Team Reports on Update of Tools and Technology Database
The tools and technology (T2) file provides information on machines, equipment, tools, and software that workers may use for optimal functioning in a high performance workplace. With this update, over 47,000 tools and technologies have now been identified for 670 occupations, including all 200+ O*NET Green occupations and over 80% of the Bright Outlook occupations.
The O*NET Project welcomes feedback on the T2 database. T2 information for 235 occupations has been enhanced with the help of customer input. After reviewing an occupation's current T2 information, you can submit specific suggestions for adding more examples of tools or technology through our T2 feedback process.