Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
All meetings of the ACA are open to the public. A virtual meeting of the ACA provides a cost savings to the government while still offering a venue that allows for public participation and transparency, as required by FACA.
This virtual meeting will take place via webinar and audio-video conferencing technology. Web and audio instructions to participate in this meeting will be prominently posted on the OA homepage:
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually. For members of the public wishing to attend in person, a listening room with limited seating will be made available upon request. The location for the listening room will be: U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The agenda may be updated should priority items come before the Committee between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the ACA meeting. All meeting updates will be posted to OA's homepage:
Any member of the public who wishes to file written data or comments pertaining to the agenda may do so by sending the data or comments to Mr. John V. Ladd via email at
The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide the ACA with an opportunity to reconvene after the summit honoring the 75th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act, finalize their recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, and begin to proactively develop implementation strategies for the upcoming term. The meeting agenda will include the following:
➢ Improving Completion Rates
➢ Final Recommendations and Report to the Secretary
➢ Pre-Apprenticeship Update
➢ Community Based Organizations (CBO) White Paper
➢ Efforts to Improve Opportunities for Veterans
➢ Sector Caucus Breakout Sessions and Report Outs
➢ Annual Outlook: Finalize Workgroups and Implementation Strategies for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
➢ Other Matters of Interest to the Apprenticeship Community
➢ Public Comment
Any member of the public who wishes to speak at the meeting should indicate the nature of the intended presentation and the amount of time needed by furnishing a written statement to the Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, by Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The Chairperson will announce at the beginning of the meeting the extent to which time will permit the granting of such requests.