provide statistical data on labor force activities.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
data for: (a) employment and unemployment analysis on the current
economic status of workers, based on data from households as well
as employment, hours and earnings statistics collected from business
establishments; (b) labor force studies, yielding information on
such characteristics as educational attainment, work experience,
earnings and family relationships; (c) occupational employment statistics,
including wages available for a wide variety of occupations, by
industry; (d) State and local area labor force employment and unemployment
data used for labor market analysis, to identify areas of high unemployment
and for allocations of funds under various Federal assistance programs;
(e) employment and wage data for States and counties for workers
covered by State unemployment insurance programs; and (f) mass layoff
and plant closing data. Funds in the form of cooperative agreements
are available to State Agencies designated by the Governor, usually
State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs), for employment, hours
and earnings; occupational employment statistics; local area labor
force and employment; mass layoff statistics; and covered employment
Eligibility: State Employment Security Agencies
(SESAs) designated under Section 4 of the Wagner-Peyser Act are
eligible to apply for cooperative agreement funding to operate CES,
LAUS, ES-202, OES, and MLS programs in the State. BLS may select
an alternative applicant if a SESA declines to apply for cooperative
agreement funding or otherwise substantially fails to meet BLS application
and performance requirements.
Eligibility: General public may request information
from the State Employment Security Agencies and the Bureau of
Coordination: No preapplication is required.
Application packages are mailed to each State Employment Security
Agency in late spring of each year. This program is excluded from
coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Draft and final applications for
cooperative agreement funding are submitted to the appropriate
regional office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics according to
a schedule of key dates.
Procedure: Upon submission of an acceptable
application and after negotiation of specific program deliverables
and costs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics awards cooperative agreement
funding to the State Employment Security Agencies.
Cooperative agreements which cover a given Federal fiscal year
are executed prior to the beginning of the fiscal year (October
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Guidelines and
application materials are mailed to State Employment Security
Agencies in mid-May. Initial drafts are required by early July,
and final applications by August 31. The cooperative agreements
are executed by mid-September, and become effective October 1.
Each fiscal year Bureau of Labor Statistics enters into new cooperative
agreements with appropriate State Employment Security Agencies.
and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Cooperative
agreement funding generally is for a single fiscal year.
LMI Cooperative Agreement reporting requirements are based on the
State Employment Security Agencies Cost Accounting System (CAS)
reports or their Financial Accounting and Reporting System (FARS)
equivalents. CAS report 65, or FARS Report 11, is submitted monthly.
CAS reports 61, and 94B, or FARS Report 12A and 17, are submitted
quarterly. SESAs choosing not to use the CAS- or FARS- generated
reports must submit the LMI Cooperative Statistics Financial Report
in lieu of CAS reports 61, 65 and 94B or FARS reports 11, 12A and
17. This report is submitted monthly for data which would appear
on CAS report 65 or FARS report 11, and quarterly for CAS reports
61 and 94B, or FARS reports or 12A and 17.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit
Organizations," non federal entities that expend financial assistance
of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133.
Recordkeeping is in accordance with 29 CFR 97, implementing OMB
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 01 $196,721,848; FY 02 est $216,049,000;
and FY 03 est $225,829,000. (Grants) FY 01 $69,475,557; FY 02
est $85,833,000; and FY 03 est $87,080,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
The size of each cooperative agreement reflects the staff and
non-personal resources required to operate the five programs in
a State. The range of awards in fiscal year 2002 est is from $69,833,000
(Guam) to $6,960,667 (California). The average is $1,395,626.
Fiscal year 2001 activities: Labor force survey-approximately 60,000
in monthly sample; employment, hours and earnings, about 350,000
establishments reporting monthly; occupational employment statistics
- 400,000 establishments reporting during the year; State and local
area unemployment statistics-monthly publications for approximately
6,800 areas; quarterly data on employment and wages of workers covered
by State unemployment insurance program; monthly and quarterly reporting
and publication of mass layoffs and plant closings.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
and Earnings"; "Monthly Labor Review"; "Occupational Employment";
"BLS Handbook of Methods"; "Major Programs of the Bureau of Labor
Statistics"; "Publications of the Bureau of Labor Statistics"; "Handbook
of Labor Statistics"; "Unemployment in States and Local Areas";
"Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment"; and "Employment
and Wages." Monthly Press Releases: "The Employment Situation" and
"State and Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment." Cooperative
agreement application instructions, including all applicable regulations,
are available from Bureau of Labor Statistics regional offices free
or Local Office: Contact the nearest regional
office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed in Appendix IV of
Office: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office
of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Department of Labor,
Washington, DC 20212. Contact: John M. Galvin. Telephone: (202)
Site Address: http://www.bls.gov
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Each State, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia,
and Guam operated LMI Cooperative Agreements.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Acceptable application and specific program deliverables and cost.