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[Federal Register: November 12, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 218)]
[Page 64127-64128]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Employment and Training Administration

Labor Certification Process for Temporary Agricultural Employment 
of Nonimmigrant Workers in the United States (H-2A Workers); H-2A On-
line Application Processing System; Formal Briefing

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice


SUMMARY: As the result of the General Accounting Office (GAO) 
recommendation to the Secretary of Labor on ways to improve the H-2A 
Program, the Department of labor (DOL) has designed an H-2A case 
management system to improve data tracking and reporting capabilities. 
The system will also provide a user-friendly platform for the Regional 
Office staff and the regulated community to enter application data. The 
Division of

[[Page 64128]]

Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration 
(ETA), Department of Labor, announces a formal briefing to demonstrate 
to agricultural employers and the interested parties the new On-Line 
Application Processing System. The briefing will allow ETA to 
demonstrate to the regulated community, i.e., employers, attorneys, 
agents and associations, the benefits of the online application 
completion module.

DATES: The briefing date is: Friday, December 5, 2003; 9:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monterrey, CA.
    Notices of intention to appear at the briefing must be postmarked 
no later than November 26, 2003.

ADDRESSES: The briefing location is: Hilton Monterey, 1000 Oguajito 
road, Monterey, CA 93940
    Send notices of intention to appear to: Charlene Giles, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4318, 
Washington, DC 20210. Notice also may be faxed to Charlene Giles at 
202-693-2769 (this is not a toll-free number), or submitted by e-mail at

ADDITIONAL BRIEFINGS: In the near future, the Division of Foreign Labor 
Certification, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department 
Labor, will announce additional locations for formal briefings to be 
held on the East Coast in January 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlene Giles; telephone 202-693-
2950. This is not a toll-free number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information public briefings will be 
chaired by a senior official of the Employment and Training 
Administration. Persons appearing at the briefings will be allowed a 
hands on experience with the system and to pose questions to Department 

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of November, 2003.
Emily Stover DeRocco,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 03-28297 Filed 11-10-03; 8:45 am]