TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTICE

NO.

05-01

DATE:

April 03, 2002

 

TO

:

ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CENTER SYSTEM LEADS

 

FROM

:

LORENZO D. HARRISON
Administrator, Office of Youth Services

 

SUBJECT

:

Labor Surplus Area List for Fiscal Year 2002

  1. Purpose. To announce the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 Labor Surplus Area (LSA) list. The LSA list is published on the following websites: www.doleta.gov and www.usworkforce.org. It will no longer be published in Area Trends. On December 31, 2001, the list was published in the Federal Register. Unfortunately, the publication contained errors including omission of the City of Miami, Florida; listed Port St. Lucie City, County of St. Lucie Florida in the wrong county and spelled Yuma Arizona as Luma. The FY 2002 list will be republished in the Federal Register, in the near future. The list included on the websites does not contain these errors.

  2. Background Pursuant to Executive Order 12073 as implemented in 20 CFR 654, the Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs for use by Federal executive agencies in directing procurement activities in areas of high unemployment. This list is updated during the year when areas become eligible based on exceptional circumstances as determined using specific criteria. The Department of Labor has published the list of eligible labor surplus areas annually in Area Trends.

  3. Labor Surplus Areat List. ETA had made some changes in the publication of the LSA list. Effective FY 2002, the LSA list will be published in the Federal Register at the beginning of the year and when any changes are made during the year. The list will also be maintained on the ETA website: www.doleta.gov and the www.usworkforce.org website. The list will no longer be published in Area Trends..

    Areas not on the list may submit a petition under exceptional circumstances. Criteria and instructions for exceptional circumstances petitions are included in "Description of Eligible Labor Surplus Areas," on the websites.

  4. Action. Agencies should distribute this information to appropriate offices and staff.

  5. Inquiries. Contact the appropriate Regional Office or Donna Dye in the National Office at 202-693-2805.