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

CLASSIFICATION

TAA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TWT

ISSUE DATE

June 15, 1999

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

September 30, 1999

 

DIRECTIVE

:

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION LETTER NO. 08-98, Change 3

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management

 

SUBJECT

:

Continuation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance (NAFTA-TAA) Programs

 

  1. Purpose. To provide State Employment Security Agencies with guidance upon the reauthorization of the Trade Act of 1974.

  2. References. Section 5005(a) of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-31), GAL 8-98 and GAL 8-98, Changes 1 and 2.

  3. Background. On May 21, the President signed into law the 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-31). Section 5005(a) of the Act amended the 1999 Department of Labor Appropriations Act to clarify that funds are appropriated to carry out the TAA and NAFTA-TAA programs through September 30, 1999.

  4. Action Required. States are instructed to continue operation of the TAA and NAFTA-TAA programs through September 30, 1999. ETA will advise the States of further developments as they occur regarding reauthorization of the programs after the current September 30, 1999 sunset date.

  5. Inquiries. Inquiries regarding these instructions should be directed to the appropriate Regional Office.