Sunday, March 7, 2010

EEO Regulations REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP TOWN HALL MEETINGS March 2010


REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Regulations

What: The Office of Apprenticeship (OA) is hosting three town hall meetings and a Web listening session to provide Apprenticeship Stakeholders and the public an opportunity to inform OA of possible revisions necessary to update and improve Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 30. These efforts represent a critical part of the Department’s process for drafting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update and strengthen Apprenticeship’s regulatory framework.

Who: All interested parties are invited to attend the town hall meetings and the webinar.

Why: OA will use these sessions to document stakeholders’ concerns, feedback, and ideas on the effectiveness of the current apprenticeship EEO regulations, and suggestions and recommendations regarding revisions to the regulations.

When and Where:

March 18, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Washington Court Hotel,
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

March 23, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The James Irvine Conference Center,
Plaza A, 353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, California 94612

March 25, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
University Center
525 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605.

April 7, 2010
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar on http://www.workforce3one.org

How: Stakeholders are invited to provide comments, suggestions and feedback on the current regulations.

To sign-up to make a statement, please contact Carol Johnson, Coffey Consulting, LLC.
Members of the public wishing to offer an oral statement during the town hall meeting should forward their requests as soon as possible but no later than

March 15, 2010, for the Washington, DC meeting;

March 19, 2010, for the Oakland meeting; and

March 22, 2010, for the Chicago meeting.

Contact Information
To help plan for the three in-person town hall meetings, OA requests that you submit no later than three business days prior to a particular meeting, a notice of intention to attend if you wish to participate or observe a town hall meeting. Please contact OA through our support contractor, Carol Johnson, Coffey Consulting, LLC, to let us know if you will attend. Ms. Johnson can be reached via email: cjohnson@coffeyconsultingllc.com or telephone: (301) 907-0900.

Other Ways to Provide Your Input
Individuals may submit written suggestions and feedback on the current regulations to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N5311, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Mr. John V. Ladd, or on-line through Regulations.gov.

Additional Information
A Federal Register Notice announcing these meetings, the webinar, and details for submitting feedback via Regulations.gov will be published shortly, and posted on OA’s Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/oa.

This announcement was prepared and posted on February 26, 2010.

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