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

CLASSIFICATION

JPTA/Year 2000

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TM

ISSUE DATE

April 16, 1998

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 34-97
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Impact of Year 2000 on State Electronic Reporting

 

  1. Purpose. To announce there will be no changes in the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) electronic reporting formats (i.e., ES and JTPA) for Year/Date in connection with Year 2000 compliance, with the exception of JTPA SPIR data reports.

  2. Reference. Training and Employment Information Notice (TEIN) No. 22-96.

  3. Background. Computer applications that use dates for processing or calculating are at risk of systems failure if the applications are not programmed to handle the year 2000. Currently, many applications use a two digit date format (i.e., 98 is used to represent 1998). In the year 2000, the two digit date will read 00, representing 1900. The computer applications will not recognize the century change, unless they are programmed. To accommodate the century change, date formats should be four digits.

    Pursuant to instructions received from the Office of Management and Budget, ETA is advising its grantee community that ETA reports submitted in electronic fashion will not be affected by the millenial change. Such electronic reports do contain date fields; however, these dates are not used for calculations or processing. Therefore, no programming changes are required for data transmission.

    Instructions for SPIR data reports will be transmitted at a later date.

  4. Action Required. States are requested to provide the above information to appropriate staff.

  5. Inquiries. Questions should be directed to your ETA Regional Office.