I have wanted to write about this for a couple of weeks now, but as you know if you follow the news, there has been a lot going on.
On March 5, 2010 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration issued Training and Employment Guidance Letter NO. 3-09 Change 2. (I’m not complaining, but even the names of these documents are complicated.) (more…)
As I wrote yesterday, the recent Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 3-09 included the revised WOTC form that we’ve been waiting for — DOL ETA 9061. TEGL 3-09 also indicated that within two weeks, WOTC centers would be prohibited from accepting the old version of the form. The last day to use the old form, therefore, was September 16th.
HOWEVER, my contact in California’s WOTC center tells me today that the U.S. Department of Labor seems to be backing down from that deadline (although perhaps only informally at this point). As a result, the California WOTC center is not yet rejecting WOTC applications that use the old forms. (more…)
The long wait is over!
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new WOTC-related Training and Employment Guidance Letter (or TEGL) dated September 1, 2009. TEGL No. 3-09 provides guidance about documentation standards for the two new WOTC eligibility categories created by the February stimulus bill. It also includes the new Department of Labor Form ETA 9061 – Individual Characteristics Form that we must begin using immediately in order to obtain WOTC employee certifications. (more…)