The Trade Adjustment Assistance and Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Programs. Contact Information. Carol Elwell TAA Coordinator NYS Department of Labor Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions Telephone: (518) 457-7455 [email protected] Agenda.
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TAA was established to help trade-affected workers who lose their jobs due to increased imports and shifts in production. TGAA expanded coverage to include threatened workers, service industry, and public agency workers as well as shifts to all foreign countries.
Workers who receive training have higher entered employment rates, longer retention rates and higher post average earnings than their counterparts who don’t receive training.
Group of 3 workers from the same firm at the same location
A State/Local Agency Representative from the local One-Stop Center
A company official
A union official
To be TRA entitled, workers must have:
If the Training Enrollment Deadline date on the TA722 falls on a Wednesday, a 45-day extension has already been granted to the trade-affected worker.
Under the Trade & Globalization Adjustment Assistance Program –
Failure of the State to notify the worker of their entitlement justifies an extension of the eligibility periods to the Monday of the first week occurring 60 days after notification.
*The above caps represent the total amount of TAA funds that can be approved. The total cost of training may exceed these caps but must be covered by another funding source, such as but not limited to WIA, Pell, employer contribution, scholarships.
A training program may need to be amended for various reasons such as: delay due to low enrollment in training program, struggling in classes, and unforeseen personal or family issues.
Important Note: Under TGAA – Trade-affected workers who are able to establish a new claim when their UI BYE expires can choose between collecting UI or TRA benefits.
To be eligible for Additional TRA benefits while attending TAA approved training, the worker must have established a bona-fide training application date before 210 days of the most recent separation date or petition certification date, whichever is the later date. The “Date Training Plan Started” identified on the worker’s TAA Employment Plan, Training Section J is the worker’s training application date. As long as the training application date pre-dates the 210-day deadline, the trade-affected worker has met the eligibility requirement for receiving Additional TRA benefits. 210-day rule applies to Additional TRA, not Remedial TRA.
Enrollment in training means that the trade affected worker’s application for training has been approved, the training institution has been approved, the training institution has furnished written notice that the trade-affected worker has been accepted, and the training is to begin within 30 days of the approval.
Trade-affected workers, who are recalled back to work, may be able to establish a more recent qualifying separation date if they work 26 weeks or more within the 52 week period as of their most recent layoff date.
A new training enrollment deadline and 210-day deadline (when applicable) will be established for these workers.
No guarantee the recall will result in a more recent qualifying separation date.
Waiver Reviews – Policy Change (TA923.1)
The initial Waiver from Training for all waiver types, except Near Retirement*, can now be issued for a 90-day period. However, One-Stop staff must contact the trade-affected worker at 30 day intervals during the waiver period to discuss re-employment efforts, to offer assistance with re-employment, and to discuss training options. All subsequent waivers from training are issued for 30 day intervals.
*Near Retirement waivers can be issued for the full 26 week period for which the trade-affected worker is eligible to receive Basic TRA benefits. Seated waiver reviews every 30 days are not required; however, 30 day contact calls are required.
A training determination is issued when training cannot be approved or when approval is withdrawn. Reasons include, but are not limited to:
Job search allowances can be paid to individuals to attend job interviews within the United States. However, the applicant must:
The applicant must:
Note: Trade Act Tracker records are only created for TAA/TRA entitled customers from NYS.
NOTE: Payment of job search and relocation allowances is also the responsibility of the agent state. You will need to follow the same procedure for securing TAA funds for job search allowances and relocation allowances as you would for a NYS trade-affected worker.
NOTE: To be counted as case management, at least 1 out of the 8 specific services must be provided.
All trade-affected workers, by statute, are afforded the opportunity for the development and periodic review and update of a TAA Employment Plan.
The TAA Employment Plan serves to provide a structure for developing a detailed re-employment plan, to determine the need for training, and to develop TAA approvable training plans.
The Trade & Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 significantly revamped the reporting requirements under the TAA programs. As a result the data elements reported through the Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR) have changed requiring enhancements to the OSOS system. Enhancements to OSOS are currently underway and the TAA OSOS Quick Guide will be revised accordingly.
In the meantime, please refer to the OSOS TAA Quick Guide for assistance in recording TAA-related services and activities.
FORM COMPLETION REVIEW Continued
Request for TAA Funds for Training/Training Plan Details
Request for TAA Funds for Job Search/Relocation
Job Search/Relocation Allowance Determination
TAA Training Completed/Terminated
PLEASE REFER TO THE HANDOUT IN YOUR TRAINING PACKET