U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

ES/Mtgs. & Confs.

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEE

ISSUE DATE

February 5, 1993

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

February 28, 1993

DIRECTIVE

:

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION LETTER NO. 05-93

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

Barbara Ann Farmer
Administrator
for Regional Management

 

SUBJECT

:

1993 National Monitor Advocate Training Conference

 

  1. Purpose. To invite State Monitor Advocates and other appropriate State agency staff to participate in a National Monitor Advocate Training.

  2. Reference. 20 CFR 653.108 (e), 20 CFR 658.602 (c) and20 CFR 658.603 (f)(12).

  3. Background. The National Monitor Advocate Training Conference is held annually in conjunction with other migrant and seasonal farmworker (MSFW) national activities. Training is provided specifically on the Monitor Advocate program and corresponding regulations, allowing opportunity for the National, Regional, and State Monitor Advocates to jointly participate in the discussion and resolution of operational concerns of the Employment Service (ES) Monitor Advocate Program. The 1993 training is scheduled for February 23-26, 1993.

    This year's Training Conference will be held in conjunction with the Midwest Association of Farmworker Organizations' (MAFO) national conference entitled "Future Partnerships Evolving from Common Ground." Participants in this conference will include JTPA 402 grantees, other MSFW service providers, and Monitor Advocates.

    Also, the participation of the Monitor Advocates has been expanded from previous years. Aside from the training, the Monitor Advocate Program will also facilitate events on the MAFO conference agenda. First is a plenary session through which an overview of the Monitor Advocate Program will be presented, the second will be a workshop on the topic of the ES Complaint System. Both will be facilitated in full by Regional and State Monitor Advocates.

  4. Annual Monitor Advocate Training. Aside from the technical assistance training, a major objective of the Monitor Advocates is the development of a paper which could more clearly define the role of advocacy in the Monitor Advocate Program. Upon completion, this paper will be presented to the National Office for review and comment.

    Mr. David Webb, Region IX's Monitor Advocate has taken the lead on developing this paper. In order to make a contribution to the preparation of this paper, we request that Regional and State Monitor Advocates respond to the following questions:

    The State Monitor Advocates are requested to submit their responses to these issues to the following address:

    Mr. David L. Webb
    ETA Region IX Monitor Advocate
    P.O. Box 193767
    San Francisco, California 94119-3767

  5. Participation. It is important that all State Monitor Advocates participate in the conference.

  6. Accommodations. The conference will be held at the Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California 92106. Participants should contact the hotel directly at (800) 325-2218 or (619) 221-1191 to ensure the availability of the pre-arranged room rate of $65 plus tax per day for single or double room. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m., February 23, 1993 and end at noon on February 26, 1993. Conference registration fee is $125.00; please send directly to MAFO, P.O. Box 06129, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204. Early registration is highly recommended.

  7. Action Required. SESA Administrators are requested to encourage attendance of State Monitor Advocates. State and local Agricultural Program Specialists and Outreach Staff are also encouraged to attend.

  8. Inquiries. Direct questions to your Regional Monitor Advocate or MAFO representatives at (414) 482-7200.