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

CLASSIFICATION

TAA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TWT

ISSUE DATE

November 6, 1997

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 15-97
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ADMINISTRATORS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : WENDY L. McCONNELL
Acting Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Distribution of the Quick Reference Guide for TAA and NAFTA-TAA

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the production and distribution of the Quick Reference Guide for TAA and NAFTA-TAA. This guidebook is designed for use by employment and training practitioners, especially front-line staff, at their work stations.

  2. References. Title V--NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance and Other Provisions of PL 103-182, North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act; Trade Act of 1974 as amended; regulations at 20 CFR 617; Training and Employment Information Notice (TEIN) No. 32-96; General Administration Letters (GAL) Nos. 6-94; 7-94; and 1-96.

  3. Background. The Employment and Training Administration's Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (OTAA) launched a capacity building strategy aimed at increasing the effectiveness of staff in local and State agencies that administer TAA and NAFTA-TAA benefits and training services across the country. OTAA continues to support this effort through a variety of projects and activities which are responsive to, and in support of, the States' TAA and NAFTA-TAA service delivery systems. Thus far, OTAA has developed, with the Utah Department of Employment Security, a NAFTA-TAA video and poster available in both English and Spanish. The intent of these outreach materials is to increase dislocated workers' awareness of the benefits that may be available to them under the NAFTA-TAA Program. In addition, OTAA recently developed, with the State of Missouri and the Missouri Training Institute, along with various staff from the Federal, State, and local levels, a multimedia TAA and NAFTA-TAA Program training module on CD-ROM. The multimedia modules allow training to be standardized and available at individual work stations at every level of the employment and training system.

  4. Quick Reference Guide for TAA and NAFTA-TAA. Developed by OTAA and the Utah Department of Employment Security, the Quick Reference Guide for TAA and NAFTA-TAA is a training module and companion document to the CD-ROM. The guidebook is designed to enhance wide-spread knowledge of the contents of the TAA and NAFTA-TAA programs among administrators and practitioners, and to increase the technical skills of local office staff about basic methods and procedures for processing eligible applicants into the TAA and/or NAFTA-TAA program.

  5. Distribution. Copies of the Quick Reference Guide for TAA and NAFTA-TAA are being provided under separate cover to all State TAA and NAFTA-TAA Coordinators.

    Copies will also be sent to ETA Regional Offices, Public Interest Groups and Community-Based Organizations.

  6. Additional Copies. Additional copies of the Quick Reference Guide for TAA and NAFTA-TAA can be ordered (at cost) from Mr. Jan Fasselin at the Utah Department of Employment Security at (801) 526-4355.

  7. Inquiries. Questions on this TEIN may be directed to Ms. Heidi M. Casta on (202) 219-5555.

  8. Separate Cover. Quick Reference Guide for TAA and NAFTA-TAA Programs.

 

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