U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
March 13, 1995
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 24-94|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
|FROM||:||BARBARA ANN FARMER
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||Program Coordination Between Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Programs|
Purpose. To notify States of procedures to encourage and support program coordination between JTPA Title III and TAA.
Reference.. TEGL No. 2-94.
Background. The Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (OTAA) receives and considers petitions for assistance for workers being dislocated as a result of trade impact. After the OTAA investigation is completed, a written response is sent to the petitioners. Since the workers affected are all facing dislocation, regardless of the results of the investigation, the State Dislocated Worker Unit (DWU) should be made aware of the situation so that they can take appropriate action.
Procedures. States have a routine responsibility to encourage and support coordination between JTPA Title III and TAA programs. Copies of every TAA and NAFTA-TAA petition received by the Department of Labor will be provided to the appropriate State Title III contact for information and followup. If the workers are certified as trade impacted, the individual State Title III program can dual enroll the workers for additional services. If the petition is denied, the Title III program has a responsibility to take steps to ensure that the workers are informed of other appropriate service opportunities.
Action Required. The State JTPA Liaison should advise the State DWU of this new procedure.
Inquiries. Inquiries should be directed to Mureese J. deLoache, Office of Worker Retraining and Adjustment Programs at (202) 219-5339 - X110.