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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB87 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: ●Wagner-Peyser Act 

The Department of Labor (Department) will solicit public comment on a proposed rule to provide additional flexibility to states in providing labor exchange services under the Wagner-Peyser Act, including services to veterans. The Wagner-Peyser Act section 3(a) provides the Secretary legal authority to set staffing standards and requirements to ensure effective service delivery of services provided under the Wagner-Peyser Act. The Secretary and Department propose to use that authority to remove excessive staffing standards and requirements, and provide States with maximum flexibility to use staffing approaches other than State merit staffing that allow for high quality and cost-efficient service delivery. This interpretation is consistent with the Michigan v. Herman court ruling (81 F. Supp. 2nd 840 (W.D. Mich. 1998)) establishing that continuing or eliminating the merit staffing policy was at the discretion of the Department.


Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 651    20 CFR 652    20 CFR 653   
Legal Authority: Wagner-Peyser Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amanda Ahlstrand
Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room C-4526,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-3980