DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

Federal Funds

Training and Employment Services

(including transfer of funds)

For necessary expenses of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (referred to in this Act as "WIA''), the Second Chance Act of 2007[, the Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations Act of 1992 ("WANTO Act'')], and the Workforce Innovation Fund, as established by this Act, [$3,148,855,000] $3,255,557,000, plus reimbursements, shall be available. Of the amounts provided:

(1) for grants to States for adult employment and training activities, youth activities, and dislocated worker employment and training activities, $2,588,108,000 as follows:

(A) $766,080,000 for adult employment and training activities, of which $54,080,000 shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016, and of which $712,000,000 shall be available for the period October 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016;

(B) $820,430,000 for youth activities, which shall be available for the period April 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016; and

(C) $1,001,598,000 for dislocated worker employment and training activities, of which $141,598,000 shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016, and of which $860,000,000 shall be available for the period October 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016:

Provided, That notwithstanding the transfer limitation under section 133(b)(4) of the WIA, up to 30 percent of such funds may be transferred by a local board if approved by the Governor: Provided further, That a local board may award a contract to an institution of higher education or other eligible training provider if the local board determines that it would facilitate the training of multiple individuals in high-demand occupations, if such contract does not limit customer choice: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 128(a)(1) of the WIA, the amount available to the Governor for statewide workforce investment activities shall not exceed 8.75 percent of the amount allotted to the State from each of the appropriations under the preceding subparagraphs;

(2) for federally administered programs, [$474,669,000] $501,371,000, as follows:

(A) $220,859,000 for the dislocated workers assistance national reserve, of which $20,859,000 shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through [June 30, 2015] September 30, 2016, and of which $200,000,000 shall be available for the period October 1, [2014] 2015, through [June 30, 2015] September 30, 2016: Provided, That funds provided to carry out section 132(a)(2)(A) of the WIA may be used to provide assistance to a State for statewide or local use in order to address cases where there have been worker dislocations across multiple sectors or across multiple local areas and such workers remain dislocated; coordinate the State workforce development plan with emerging economic development needs; and train such eligible dislocated workers: Provided further, That funds provided to carry out [section] sections 170(b) and 171(d) of the WIA may be used for technical assistance to the workforce system and demonstration projects, respectively, that provide assistance to new entrants in the workforce, adults without employment who are not dislocated workers, and incumbent workers: Provided further, That none of the funds shall be obligated to carry out section 173(e) of the WIA;

(B) $46,082,000 for Native American programs, which shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016;

(C) $81,896,000 for migrant and seasonal farmworker programs under section 167 of the WIA, including $75,885,000 for formula grants (of which not less than 70 percent shall be for employment and training services), $5,517,000 for migrant and seasonal housing (of which not less than 70 percent shall be for permanent housing), and $494,000 for other discretionary purposes, which shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law or related regulation, the Department of Labor shall take no action limiting the number or proportion of eligible participants receiving related assistance services or discouraging grantees from providing such services;

[(D) $994,000 for carrying out the WANTO Act, which shall be available for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015;]

[(E)] (D) $77,534,000 for YouthBuild activities as described in section 173A of the WIA, which shall be available for the period April 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015; and] 2016;

[(F)] (E) [$47,304,000] $60,000,000 to be available to the Secretary of Labor [(referred to in this title as "Secretary'')] for the Workforce Innovation Fund to carry out projects that demonstrate innovative strategies or replicate effective evidence-based strategies that align and strengthen the workforce investment system in order to improve program delivery and education and employment outcomes for beneficiaries, which shall be for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through September 30, [2015] 2016: Provided, That amounts shall be available for awards to States or State agencies that are eligible for assistance under any program authorized under the WIA, consortia of States, or partnerships, including regional partnerships: Provided further, that grantees may award subgrants to carry out workforce innovation activities: Provided further, That not more than 5 percent of the funds available for workforce innovation activities shall be for technical assistance and evaluations related to the projects carried out with these funds: Provided further, That the Secretary may authorize awardees to use a portion of awarded funds for evaluation, upon the Chief Evaluation Officer's approval of an evaluation plan: Provided further, That up to $10,000,000 of the funds provided for the Workforce Innovation Fund may be used for performance-based awards or other agreements under the Pay for Success program: Provided further, That any funds obligated for Pay for Success projects or agreements shall remain available for disbursement until expended, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1552(A), and that any funds deobligated from such projects or agreements shall immediately be available for Workforce Innovation Fund activities; and

(F) $15,000,000 for the Secretary of Labor to award grants to assist in the development of partnerships and employment and training strategies targeted to particular in-demand industry sectors in regional economies, which shall be available from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016: Provided, That such grants may be awarded to States, consortia of States, or to regional partnerships consisting of representatives of multiple firms or employers in the in-demand industry sector, local or State workforce investment boards in the region, postsecondary educational institutions (such as community colleges), economic development entities, labor organizations where present, and other appropriate entities: Provided further, That activities may include strategies to identify training services that will facilitate career advancement opportunities in the in-demand industry sector, including opportunities for subpopulations who face significant barriers to employment: Provided further, That grantees may award subgrants to carry out activities: Provided further, That the Secretary may reserve not more than 5 percent of the funds available under this subparagraph to provide technical assistance and evaluation of grant projects; and

(3) for national activities, [$86,078,000] $166,078,000, as follows:

(A) $80,078,000 for ex-offender activities, under the authority of section 171 of the WIA and section 212 of the Second Chance Act of 2007, which shall be available for the period April 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016, notwithstanding the requirements of section 171(b)(2)(B) or 171(c)(4)(D) of the WIA: Provided, That of this amount, $20,000,000 shall be for competitive grants to national and regional intermediaries for activities that prepare young ex-offenders and school dropouts for employment, with a priority for projects serving high-crime, high-poverty areas; [and]

(B) $6,000,000 for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative, under the authority of section 171(c)(2) of the WIA, which shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through [June] September 30, [2015] 2016, and which shall not be subject to the requirements of section 171(c)(4)(D); and

(C) $80,000,000 for the Secretary of Labor to award performance incentive grants to States and tribal governments that achieve high levels of performance with respect to such core indicators of performance identified in section 136(b)(2) of the WIA as the Secretary may specify regarding subpopulations served under title I-B of the WIA or section 166 of the WIA, respectively, who face significant barriers to employment, such as the long-term unemployed, disconnected youth, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, which shall be available from July 1, 2015, through September 30, 2017: Provided, That in order for a State or tribal government to be eligible to receive an incentive grant, the State or tribal government must exceed the adjusted levels of performance established for the core indicators of performance for such title I-B or section 166, respectively, for the program year on which awards are based: Provided further, That not more than 15 grants may be awarded under this subparagraph for any program year: Provided further, That the Secretary may award grants based on the extent to which States or tribal governments improve the levels of performance achieved for the subpopulations from the preceding program year or years: Provided further, That the Secretary may adjust the levels of performance considered for purposes of awarding the performance incentive grants to take into account differences in economic conditions among States and among tribal governments, the number of individuals served from the respective subpopulations among States and among tribal governments, and other appropriate factors: Provided further, That the performance incentive grants shall be used for the purposes of carrying out activities consistent with title I-B of the WIA or section 166 of the WIA, respectively, which may include innovative activities such as activities designed to remove barriers to, and improve, the alignment of programs, services, and providers in order to enhance employment outcomes and streamline service delivery, except the Secretary may require that up to a specified percentage, or all, of such funds be used to provide activities under such title or section for subpopulations who face significant barriers to employment: Provided further, That the Secretary may develop and use additional indicators of performance for purposes of awarding the performance incentive grants and may reserve not more than 3 percent of funds for research relating to such indicators and for technical assistance to States and tribal governments. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


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Obligations by program activity:
0001 Adult Employment and Training Activities 731 766 766
0003 Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities 1,166 1,225 1,229
0005 Youth Activities 856 898 898
0008 Reintegration of Ex-Offenders 80 76 81
0010 Native Americans 46 46 46
0011 Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers 80 80 82
0013 National programs 17 16 1
0015 H-1B Job Training Grants 25 364 90
0017 Data Quality Initiative 7 7 6
0028 Recovery Act - NEGs Health Insurance Assistance 4
0029 Workforce Innovation Fund 25 49 43



0799 Total direct obligations 3,037 3,527 3,242
0801 Reimbursable program 12 11 11



0900 Total new obligations 3,049 3,538 3,253

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 335 488 234
1001 Discretionary unobligated balance brought fwd, Oct 1 133
1010 Unobligated balance transfer to other accts [16–0181] –2
1021 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations 11



1050 Unobligated balance (total) 344 488 234
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 1,446 1,377 1,484
1120 Appropriations transferred to other accts [16–0400] –2
1120 Appropriations transferred to other accts [16–0143] –1
1120 Appropriations transferred to other accts [16–0181] –8
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –156



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 1,279 1,377 1,484
Advance appropriations, discretionary:
1170 Advance appropriation 1,772 1,772 1,772
1173 Advance appropriations permanently reduced –12



1180 Advanced appropriation, discretionary (total) 1,760 1,772 1,772
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (H-1B Skills Training) 151 125 125
1203 Appropriation (previously unavailable) 8
1232 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations temporarily reduced –8 –9



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 143 124 125
Spending authority from offsetting collections, discretionary:
1700 Collected 12 11 11



1750 Spending auth from offsetting collections, disc (total) 12 11 11
1900 Budget authority (total) 3,194 3,284 3,392
1930 Total budgetary resources available 3,538 3,772 3,626
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1940 Unobligated balance expiring –1
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 488 234 373

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 3,446 2,970 3,009
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 3,049 3,538 3,253
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 25
3020 Outlays (gross) –3,490 –3,499 –3,266
3040 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired –11
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –49



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 2,970 3,009 2,996
Uncollected payments:
3060 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 –1 –1 –1



3090 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, end of year –1 –1 –1
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 3,445 2,969 3,008
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 2,969 3,008 2,995

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 3,051 3,160 3,267
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 1,179 1,300 1,210
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 2,235 2,052 1,908



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 3,414 3,352 3,118
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4030 Federal sources –12 –11 –11
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 143 124 125
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 1 1 1
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 75 146 147



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 76 147 148
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 3,182 3,273 3,381
4190 Outlays, net (total) 3,478 3,488 3,255

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5092 Unavailable balance, SOY: Appropriations 8 8
5093 Unavailable balance, EOY: Appropriations 8 8

Enacted in 1998, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is the primary authorization for this appropriation account. WIA expired on September 30, 2003. The Act is intended to provide job seekers and workers with the labor market information, job search assistance, and training they need to get and keep good jobs; and to provide employers with skilled workers. Funds appropriated for this account generally are available on a July to June program year basis, and include substantial advance appropriation amounts. This account includes:

Adult employment and training activities._Grants to provide financial assistance to States and territories to design and operate training and employment assistance programs for adults, including low-income individuals and public assistance recipients.

Dislocated worker employment and training activities._Grants to provide reemployment services and retraining assistance to individuals dislocated from their employment.

Youth activities._Grants to support a wide range of activities and services to prepare low-income youth for academic and employment success, including summer and year-round jobs. The program links academic and occupational learning with youth development activities.

Workforce Innovation Fund._Provides $60 million to support competitive grants to test innovative strategies and replicate evidence-based practices in the workforce system. The Fund will support cross-program collaboration and bold systemic reforms to improve education and employment outcomes for participants. In addition, at least $10 million of the funds will be used for programmatic innovations targeting disconnected youth. This effort to serve disconnected youth will be coordinated with the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. A portion of the Fund may also be used for Pay for Success financing to engage social investors, the Federal government, and a State or local community to collaboratively support effective interventions.Sector Strategies._Furthers collaboration between Workforce Investment Boards and businesses. The partnerships to be developed in local and regional areas under this initiative will ensure that businesses' workforce needs are being met, and that the long-term unemployed and other targeted populations receive the training they need for careers in in-demand industry sectors.

Incentive Grants._Provides $80 million to reward states that exceed performance measures with respect to serving subpopulations that face significant barriers to employment, such as disconnected youth, the long-term unemployed, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Reintegration of Ex-Offenders._Supports activities authorized under the Second Chance Act to help individuals exiting prison make a successful transition to community life and long-term employment through mentoring, job training, and other services. The Administration intends to devote funds to test and replicate evidence-based strategies for young ex-offenders. The Department of Labor will continue to coordinate closely with the Department of Justice and other relevant Agencies in carrying out this program.

Native Americans._Grants to Indian tribes and other Native American groups to provide training, work experience, and other employment-related services to Native Americans.

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers._Grants to public agencies and nonprofit groups to provide training and other employability development services to economically disadvantaged youth and families whose principal livelihood is gained in migratory and other forms of seasonal farmwork.

Evaluation._In 2015, evaluation activities will be funded via a set-aside of program funds provided by Sec. 107 of the Labor General Provisions.

Workforce Data Quality Initiative._Competitive grants to support the development of longitudinal data systems that integrate education and workforce data to provide timely and accessible information to consumers, policymakers, and others.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0174–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 2 3 5
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 33 44 53
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 3 5 5
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 1
41.0 Grants, subsidies, and contributions 2,998 3,475 3,179



99.0 Direct obligations 3,037 3,527 3,242
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 12 11 11



99.9 Total new obligations 3,049 3,538 3,253

New Career Pathways

(Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0188–4–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Training 1,153
0002 Reemployment services 668
0003 Income support 1,062
0004 Wage insurance 631
0005 Relocation allowance 18
0006 Rapid response 200



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 3,732

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 3,732



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 3,732
1930 Total budgetary resources available 3,732

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 3,732
3020 Outlays (gross) –3,732

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 3,732
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 3,732
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 3,732
4190 Outlays, net (total) 3,732

The 2015 Budget proposes legislation to establish a New Career Pathways (NCP) program. This program would make training, reemployment services, income support, job search allowances, and relocation allowances available to a broader number of displaced workers by consolidating and improving two major Federal dislocated worker programs: the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program and the Workforce Investment Act's Dislocated Worker State grants program. Under the NCP program, all displaced workers would receive high-quality reemployment assistance such as resume writing and skills matching. Those workers who had been with their previous employer for three years or more would have access to income support and up to two years of skills training for in-demand jobs. Workers age 50 and older would also have the option of wage insurance, designed to get people back to work more quickly.

[Office of] Job Corps

To carry out subtitle C of title I of the WIA, including Federal administrative expenses, the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, the construction, alteration, and repairs of buildings and other facilities, and the purchase of real property for training centers as authorized by the WIA, $1,688,155,000, plus reimbursements, as follows:

(1) [$1,578,008,000] $1,580,825,000 for Job Corps Operations, which shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015 through June 30, [2015] 2016;

(2) [$80,000,000] $75,000,000 for construction, rehabilitation and acquisition of Job Corps Centers, which shall be available for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2017] 2018, and which may include the acquisition, maintenance, and repair of major items of equipment: Provided, That the Secretary may transfer up to 15 percent of such funds to meet the operational needs of such centers or to achieve administrative efficiencies: Provided further, That any funds transferred pursuant to the preceding proviso shall not be available for obligation after June 30, [2015] 2016: Provided further, That the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer; and

(3) [$30,147,000] $32,330,000 for necessary expenses of [the Office of] Job Corps, which shall be available for obligation for the period October 1, [2013] 2014 through September 30, [2014] 2015:

Provided further, That no funds from any other appropriation shall be used to provide meal services at or for Job Corps centers. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0181–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Operations 1,576 1,767 1,572
0002 Construction, Rehabilitation, and Acquisition (CRA) 114 96 88
0003 Administration 27 30 32



0799 Total direct obligations 1,717 1,893 1,692
0801 Reimbursable program activity 1



0900 Total new obligations 1,718 1,893 1,692

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 1,286 1,196 991
1011 Unobligated balance transfer from other accts [16–0174] 2
1012 Unobligated balance transfers between expired and unexpired accounts 1
1021 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations 9



1050 Unobligated balance (total) 1,298 1,196 991
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 1,703 1,688 1,688
1121 Appropriations transferred from other accts [16–0174] 8
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –89



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 1,622 1,688 1,688
1900 Budget authority (total) 1,622 1,688 1,688
1930 Total budgetary resources available 2,920 2,884 2,679
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1940 Unobligated balance expiring –6
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 1,196 991 987

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 447 581 1,047
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 1,718 1,893 1,692
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 13
3020 Outlays (gross) –1,578 –1,427 –1,639
3040 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired –9
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –10



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 581 1,047 1,100
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 447 581 1,047
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 581 1,047 1,100

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 1,622 1,688 1,688
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 193 188 190
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 1,385 1,239 1,449



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 1,578 1,427 1,639
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4033 Non-Federal sources –1
Additional offsets against gross budget authority only:
4052 Offsetting collections credited to expired accounts 1



4070 Budget authority, net (discretionary) 1,622 1,688 1,688
4080 Outlays, net (discretionary) 1,577 1,427 1,639
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 1,622 1,688 1,688
4190 Outlays, net (total) 1,577 1,427 1,639

Established in 1964 as part of the Economic Opportunity Act and authorized by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105–220, Title 1, Subtitle C, section 141), Job Corps is the nation's largest federally-funded, primarily residential, training program for at-risk youth, ages 16–24. With 125 centers currently in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, Job Corps provides economically disadvantaged youth with academic, career technical and marketable skills to enter the workforce, enroll in post-secondary education, or enlist in the military.

Job Corps serves and trains approximately 50,000 participants each year while emphasizing the attainment of academic credentials which include: a High School Diploma (HSD) or General Educational Development (GED) and career technical credentials, industry-recognized certifications, state licensures, and pre-apprenticeship credentials. These portable credentials provide for long-term attachment to the workforce and economic mobility as Job Corps graduates advance through their careers. Furthermore, these credentials ensure that program graduates have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively compete in today's workforce.

Large and small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and Native American tribes manage and operate 97 of the Job Corps centers through contractual agreements with the Department of Labor, while the remaining 28 centers are operated through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2015, Job Corps plans to open and fully enroll two new centers in New Hampshire and Wyoming, the last two States without Job Corps centers. Job Corps participants must be economically disadvantaged youth, ages 16–24, and meet one or more of the following criteria: basic skills deficient; a school dropout; homeless, a runaway, or a foster child; a parent; or in need of additional education, vocational training, or intensive counseling and related assistance in order to participate successfully in regular schoolwork or to secure and hold employment.

The 2015 Budget continues the Administration's commitment to strengthening and reforming the Job Corps program to improve students' outcomes. These reforms include closing the small number of Job Corps centers that are chronically low-performing; identifying and replicating the practices of high-performing centers; adopting cost saving reforms; and providing information to the public about each Job Corps center's performance in a transparent way. The Administration will continue to shift the program's focus and approach based on evaluation findings, including emphasizing serving older youth, the population for whom the program has shown in a rigorous evaluation to be cost effective. In addition, the Budget proposes steps to strengthen financial and contractual oversight. These changes will allow the program to continue to provide high-quality services to disadvantaged youth while maintaining strong internal controls and ensuring that contracts are procured at the lowest risk and the best value to the Federal government.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0181–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
11.1 Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent 16 17 17
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 10 11 11
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1 1 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 2 2 2
23.2 Rental payments to others 7 8 7
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 1 2 3
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 1,391 1,607 1,415
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 7 8 9
25.4 Operation and maintenance of facilities 18 33 27
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 1 1
26.0 Supplies and materials 1 1 1
31.0 Equipment 1 5
32.0 Land and structures 85 38 29



99.0 Direct obligations 1,540 1,729 1,528
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 1
Allocation Account - direct:
Personnel compensation:
11.1 Full-time permanent 78 78 78
11.3 Other than full-time permanent 2 2 2
11.5 Other personnel compensation 2 2 2



11.9 Total personnel compensation 82 82 82
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 31 31 31
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1 1 1
22.0 Transportation of things 1 1 1
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 8 8 8
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 12 9 9
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 4 4 4
25.4 Operation and maintenance of facilities 2 1 1
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 1 1
26.0 Supplies and materials 30 22 22
31.0 Equipment 2 2 1
32.0 Land and structures 1 1 1
41.0 Grants, subsidies, and contributions 2 2 2



99.0 Allocation account - direct 177 164 164



99.9 Total new obligations 1,718 1,893 1,692

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0181–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 155 155 168

Community Service Employment for Older Americans

[To carry out title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (referred to in this Act as "OAA''), $434,371,000, which shall be available for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, and may be recaptured and reobligated in accordance with section 517(c) of the OAA.] (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0175–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 National programs 338 342
0002 State programs 91 92



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 429 434

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 3 7 7
1012 Unobligated balance transfers between expired and unexpired accounts 8



1050 Unobligated balance (total) 11 7 7
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 448 434
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –23



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 425 434
1900 Budget authority (total) 425 434
1930 Total budgetary resources available 436 441 7
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 7 7 7

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 376 351 473
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 429 434
3020 Outlays (gross) –446 –312 –442
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –8



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 351 473 31
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 376 351 473
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 351 473 31

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 425 434
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 84 82
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 362 230 442



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 446 312 442
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 425 434
4190 Outlays, net (total) 446 312 442

Community Service Employment for Older Americans (CSEOA), authorized by Title V of the Older Americans Act as amended in 2006 (P.L. 109–365), is a federally-sponsored community service employment and training program for unemployed low-income individuals, ages 55 and older. The program, known as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), offers participants work-based community service training at non-profit or governmental agencies, so that they can gain on-the-job experience and prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce. The 2015 Budget proposes transferring SCSEP to the Department of Health and Human Services to improve coordination between SCSEP and other senior-serving programs administered by the Administration for Community Living. The dual goals of the program are to foster individual economic self-sufficiency and to provide useful opportunities in community service activities.

TAA Community College and Career Training Grant Fund

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0187–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Direct program activity 474 464



0100 Direct program activities, subtotal 474 464



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 474 464

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 500 500
1230 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations permanently reduced –26 –36



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 474 464
1930 Total budgetary resources available 474 464

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 960 1,229 900
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 474 464
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 14
3020 Outlays (gross) –205 –793 –700
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –14



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 1,229 900 200
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 960 1,229 900
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 1,229 900 200

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 474 464
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 23
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 205 770 700



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 205 793 700
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 474 464
4190 Outlays, net (total) 205 793 700

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Community College and Career Training program, which received appropriations in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Section 1501 of P.L. 111–152, 124 Stat.1070), provided $500 million annually in fiscal years 2011–2014 for competitive grants to eligible institutions of higher education. The program aims to improve education and employment outcomes for community college and other students, helping more Americans prepare to succeed in growing occupations. Funding allows for expansion and improvement of education and training programs that can be completed in 2 years or less, result in skills and credentials necessary for high-wage, in-demand jobs, and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program. Grants support institutions that use evidence to design program strategies, are committed to using data for continuous improvement, and facilitate evaluation that can build evidence about effective practices. The Department is implementing this program in cooperation with the Department of Education.

Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances

For payments during fiscal year [2014] 2015 of trade adjustment benefit payments and allowances under part I of subchapter B of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, and section 246 of that Act; and for training, employment and case management services, allowances for job search and relocation, and related State administrative expenses under part II of subchapter B of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, and including benefit payments, allowances, training, employment and case management services, and related State administration provided pursuant to section 231(a) and section 233(b) of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011, [$656,000,000] $710,600,000, together with such amounts as may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent appropriation for payments for any period subsequent to September 15, [2014] 2015: Provided, That amounts allocated to States to carry out training, employment and case management services, allowances for job search and relocation, and related State administrative expenses may be recaptured and reobligated in accordance with section 245(c) of the Trade Act of 1974. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0326–0–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits 187 270 399
0002 Trade Adjustment Assistance training and other activities 534 307 288
0005 Wage Insurance Payments 35 32 24



0799 Total direct obligations 756 609 711
0801 Disaster Unemployment Assistance 28 40 40



0900 Total new obligations 784 649 751

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 797 656 711
1230 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations permanently reduced –41 –47



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 756 609 711
Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
1800 Offsetting collections (DUA) 28 40 40
1801 Change in uncollected payments, Federal sources 11



1850 Spending auth from offsetting collections, mand (total) 39 40 40
1900 Budget authority (total) 795 649 751
1930 Total budgetary resources available 795 649 751
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1940 Unobligated balance expiring –11

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 1,194 1,328 1,142
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 784 649 751
3020 Outlays (gross) –494 –709 –873
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –156 –126 –394



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 1,328 1,142 626
Uncollected payments:
3060 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 –11 –11
3070 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, unexpired –11



3090 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, end of year –11 –11 –11
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 1,194 1,317 1,131
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 1,317 1,131 615

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 795 649 751
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 224 357 506
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 270 352 367



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 494 709 873
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4120 Federal sources –28 –40 –40
Additional offsets against gross budget authority only:
4140 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, unexpired –11



4160 Budget authority, net (mandatory) 756 609 711
4170 Outlays, net (mandatory) 466 669 833
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 756 609 711
4190 Outlays, net (total) 466 669 833

Summary of Budget Authority and Outlays (in millions of dollars)


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Enacted/requested:
Budget Authority 756 609 711
Outlays 466 669 833
Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO:
Budget Authority –33
Outlays –34
Total:
Budget Authority 756 609 678
Outlays 466 669 799

The Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances (FUBA) account funds the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers program, which provides income support through Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA); Training and Other Activities, which include training, job search allowances and relocation allowances, and employment and case management services; wage insurance, which includes the Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) and the Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) benefits that provide cash payments to eligible workers age 50 and over who become reemployed at lower wages than the wages paid in their pre-layoff employment; and related State administration.

The TAA program was reauthorized through December 31, 2013, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act (TAAEA) of 2011. Under this legislation, effective January 1, 2014, the TAA program reverts to operation under the 2002 TAA program, while retaining three provisions from the 2011 Program, as required by the Sunset Provisions of the TAAEA. The Department has issued guidance to the States on the operation of Reversion 2014 in Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 7–13, Operating Instructions for Implementing the Sunset Provisions of the Amendments to the Trade Act of 1974 Enacted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011.

Beginning January 1, 2014, workers covered by petitions filed on and after that date will be subject to the program benefits and services applicable under Reversion 2014. At the same time, workers covered under TAA certifications resulting from petitions filed before 11:59 PM December 31, 2013, will be subject to the programs in effect when their petitions were filed. Therefore in 2014 and 2015, Cooperating State Agencies will be required to manage benefits and services for four programs and five distinct participant cohorts resulting from the enactment of the TGAAA and the TAAEA and their sunset provisions. The relevant laws governing each cohort, marked by certification numbers and effective dates, are provided in TEGL No. 7–13.

The funding requested in the appropriations language shown above is sufficient to fund the continuation of current law through 2015 under the Reversion 2014 program.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0326–0–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

41.0 Direct obligations: Grants, subsidies, and contributions 756 609 711
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 28 40 40



99.9 Total new obligations 784 649 751

Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances

(Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0326–4–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits –18
0002 Trade Adjustment Assistance training and other activities –14
0005 Wage Insurance Payments –1



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) –33

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation –33



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) –33
1930 Total budgetary resources available –33

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts –33
3020 Outlays (gross) 34



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 1
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 1

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross –33
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority –33
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances –1



4110 Outlays, gross (total) –34
4180 Budget authority, net (total) –33
4190 Outlays, net (total) –34

The 2015 Budget proposes legislation to establish a New Career Pathways program. This new program will consolidate and improve the Federal Government's two major dislocated workers programs—the existing Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program funded under the Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances account and the Workforce Investment Act's Dislocated Workers State grants program. Please see the New Career Pathways account for additional detail.

State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations

For authorized administrative expenses, $81,566,000, together with not to exceed [$3,596,813,000] $3,569,889,000 which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund ("the Trust Fund''), of which:

(1) [$2,861,575,000] $2,830,443,000 from the Trust Fund is for grants to States for the administration of State unemployment insurance laws as authorized under title III of the Social Security Act (including not less than [$60,000,000] $132,650,000 to conduct in-person reemployment and eligibility assessments and unemployment insurance improper payment reviews, and to provide reemployment services and referrals to training as appropriate, as specified for purposes of Section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, $10,000,000 for activities to address the misclassification of workers, and $3,000,000 for continued support of the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Center of Excellence), the administration of unemployment insurance for Federal employees and for ex-service members as authorized under 5 U.S.C. 8501–8523, and the administration of trade readjustment allowances, reemployment trade adjustment assistance, and alternative trade adjustment assistance under the Trade Act of 1974 and under sections 231(a) and 233(b) of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (Public Law 112–40), and shall be available for obligation by the States through December 31, [2014] 2015, except that funds used for automation acquisitions [or] shall be available for Federal obligation through December 31, 2015, and for State obligation through September 30, 2017, or, if the automation acquisition is being carried out through consortia of States, for State obligation through September 30, 2020, and for expenditure through September 30, 2021, and funds for competitive grants awarded to States for improved operations, [reemployment and eligibility] to conduct in-person assessments and reviews and provide reemployment services and referrals, and [improper payments, or activities] to address misclassification of workers shall be available for Federal obligation through December 31, [2014] 2015, and for obligation by the States through September 30, [2016] 2017, and funds used for unemployment insurance workloads experienced by the States through September 30, [2014] 2015, shall be available for Federal obligation through December 31, [2014] 2015: Provided, That from the amount specified under this paragraph for in-person reemployment and eligibility assessments and unemployment insurance improper payment reviews and to provide reemployment services and referrals to training, the Secretary of Labor shall ensure that sufficient amounts are dedicated to provide such assessments, reviews, services, and referrals to all claimants of unemployment insurance for ex-service members under 5 U.S.C. 8521 et. seq. and to identify the factors impeding the employment of such ex-service members;

(2) [$10,676,000] $14,547,000 from the Trust Fund is for national activities necessary to support the administration of the Federal-State unemployment insurance system;

(3) $642,771,000 from the Trust Fund, together with $21,413,000 from the General Fund of the Treasury, is for grants to States in accordance with section 6 of the Wagner-Peyser Act, and shall be available for Federal obligation for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016;

(4) $19,818,000 from the Trust Fund is for national activities of the Employment Service, including administration of the work opportunity tax credit under section 51 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the provision of technical assistance and staff training under the Wagner-Peyser Act[, including not to exceed $1,166,000 that may be used for amortization payments to States which had independent retirement plans in their State employment service agencies prior to 1980];

(5) [$61,973,000] $62,310,000 from the Trust Fund is for the administration of foreign labor certifications and related activities under the Immigration and Nationality Act and related laws, of which [$47,691,000] $48,028,000 shall be available for the Federal administration of such activities, and $14,282,000 shall be available for grants to States for the administration of such activities; and

(6) $60,153,000 from the General Fund is to provide workforce information, national electronic tools, and one-stop system building under the Wagner-Peyser Act and section 171 (e)(2)(C) of the WIA and shall be available for Federal obligation for the period July 1, [2014] 2015, through June 30, [2015] 2016:

Provided, That to the extent that the Average Weekly Insured Unemployment ("AWIU'') for fiscal year [2014] 2015 is projected by the Department of Labor to exceed [3,357,000] 2,957,000, an additional $28,600,000 from the Trust Fund shall be available for obligation for every 100,000 increase in the AWIU level (including a pro rata amount for any increment less than 100,000) to carry out title III of the Social Security Act: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this Act that are allotted to a State to carry out activities under title III of the Social Security Act may be used by such State to assist other States in carrying out activities under such title III if the other States include areas that have suffered a major disaster declared by the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: Provided further, That the Secretary may use funds appropriated for grants to States under title III of the Social Security Act to make payments on behalf of States for the use of the National Directory of New Hires under section 453(j)(8) of such Act: Provided further, That the Secretary may use funds appropriated for grants to States under title III of the Social Security Act to make payments on behalf of States to the entity operating the State Information Data Act to make payments on behalf of States to the entity operating the State Information Data Exchange System: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this Act which are used to establish a national one-stop career center system, or which are used to support the national activities of the Federal-State unemployment insurance, employment service, or immigration programs, may be obligated in contracts, grants, or agreements with States and non-State entities: Provided further, That States awarded competitive grants for improved operations under title III of the Social Security Act, or awarded grants to support the national activities of the Federal-State unemployment insurance system, may award subgrants to other States under such grants, subject to the conditions applicable to the grants: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this Act for activities authorized under title III of the Social Security Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act may be used by States to fund integrated Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service automation efforts, notwithstanding cost allocation principles prescribed under the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87: Provided further, That the Secretary, at the request of a State participating in a consortium with other States, may reallot funds allotted to such State under title III of the Social Security Act to other States participating in the consortium in order to carry out activities that benefit the administration of the unemployment compensation law of the State making the request: Provided further, That the Secretary may collect fees for the costs associated with additional data collection, analyses, and reporting services relating to the National Agricultural Workers Survey requested by State and local governments, public and private institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations and may utilize such sums, in accordance with the provisions of 29 U.S.C. 9a, for the National Agricultural Workers Survey infrastructure, methodology, and data to meet the information collection and reporting needs of such entities, which shall be credited to this appropriation and shall remain available until September 30, [2015] 2016, for such purposes.

In addition, [$20,000,000] $25,000,000 from the Employment Security Administration Account of the Unemployment Trust Fund shall be available [to conduct] for the amount of the additional appropriation for in-person reemployment and eligibility assessments and unemployment insurance improper payment reviews and to provide reemployment services and referrals to training as appropriate, as specified for the purposes of section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, which shall be available for Federal obligation through December 31, 2015, and for State obligation through September 30, 2017. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0179–0–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 State UI administration 3,438 2,937 2,856
0002 UI national activities 11 11 14
0010 ES grants to States 664 643 643
0011 ES national activities 20 20 20
0012 American Job Centers 59 60 60
0014 Foreign labor certification 62 62 62
0015 H-1B fees 18 13 13



0799 Total direct obligations 4,272 3,746 3,668
0801 Reimbursable program DUA administration 4 10 10
0803 Reimbursable program NAWS surveys 1 1



0899 Total reimbursable obligations 4 11 11



0900 Total new obligations 4,276 3,757 3,679

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 226 99 121
1001 Discretionary unobligated balance brought fwd, Oct 1 91
1020 Adjustment of unobligated bal brought forward, Oct 1 –109
1021 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations 1



1050 Unobligated balance (total) 118 99 121
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 86 82 82
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –5



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 81 82 82
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 15 13 13
1203 Appropriation (previously unavailable) 1
1232 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations temporarily reduced –1 –1



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 14 13 13
Spending authority from offsetting collections, discretionary:
1700 Collected 3,837 3,629 3,606
1701 Change in uncollected payments, Federal sources 27
1710 Spending authority from offsetting collections transferred to other accounts [16–0165] –12



1750 Spending auth from offsetting collections, disc (total) 3,852 3,629 3,606
Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
1800 Offsetting collections (EUC08) 290 55
1801 Change in uncollected payments, Federal sources 22



1850 Spending auth from offsetting collections, mand (total) 312 55
1900 Budget authority (total) 4,259 3,779 3,701
1930 Total budgetary resources available 4,377 3,878 3,822
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1940 Unobligated balance expiring –2
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 99 121 143

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 2,512 2,367 1,706
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 4,276 3,757 3,679
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 56
3020 Outlays (gross) –4,412 –4,418 –4,212
3040 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired –1
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –64



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 2,367 1,706 1,173
Uncollected payments:
3060 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 –2,291 –1,924 –1,924
3061 Adjustments to uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 109
3070 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, unexpired –49
3071 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, expired 307



3090 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, end of year –1,924 –1,924 –1,924
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 330 443 –218
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 443 –218 –751

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 3,933 3,711 3,688
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 2,330 2,687 2,667
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 1,634 1,596 1,532



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 3,964 4,283 4,199
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4030 Federal sources –643 –643 –643
4030 Federal sources –21 –20 –20
4030 Federal sources –48 –48 –48
4030 Federal sources –14 –14 –14
4030 Federal sources –3,314 –2,813 –2,712
4030 Federal sources –60 –60 –133
4030 Federal sources –20 –20 –25
4030 Federal sources –12
4030 Federal sources –10 –10 –10
4033 Non-Federal sources –1 –1



4040 Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays (total) –4,142 –3,629 –3,606
Additional offsets against gross budget authority only:
4050 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, unexpired –27
4052 Offsetting collections credited to expired accounts 305



4060 Additional offsets against budget authority only (total) 278



4070 Budget authority, net (discretionary) 69 82 82
4080 Outlays, net (discretionary) –178 654 593
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 326 68 13
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 222 68 13
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 226 67



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 448 135 13
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4120 Federal sources –290 –55
Additional offsets against gross budget authority only:
4140 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, unexpired –22



4160 Budget authority, net (mandatory) 14 13 13
4170 Outlays, net (mandatory) 158 80 13
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 83 95 95
4190 Outlays, net (total) –20 734 606

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5092 Unavailable balance, SOY: Appropriations 1 1
5093 Unavailable balance, EOY: Appropriations 1 1

Unemployment compensation._State administration amounts provide administrative grants to State agencies that pay unemployment compensation to eligible workers and collect State unemployment taxes from employers. These agencies also pay unemployment benefits to former Federal personnel and ex-servicemembers as well as trade readjustment allowances to eligible individuals. State administration amounts also provide administrative grants to State agencies to improve the integrity and financial stability of the unemployment compensation program through a comprehensive performance management system, UI Performs. The purpose is to effect continuous improvement in State performance and implement activities designed to reduce errors and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the payment of unemployment compensation benefits and the collection of unemployment taxes. National activities relating to the Federal-State unemployment insurance programs are conducted through contracts or agreements with the State agencies or non-State entities. A workload contingency reserve is included in State administration to meet increases in the costs of administering the program resulting from increases in the number of unemployment claims filed and paid. The appropriation automatically provides additional funds whenever unemployment claims workloads increase above levels specified in the appropriations language.
The funding request for in-person reemployment services and eligibility assessments (REA/RES) for unemployment compensation claimants builds upon the success of a number of states in reducing improper payments and speeding reemployment using these assessments. This proposal is designed to reduce long-term unemployment by providing reemployment services and eligibility assessments to the top one-quarter of claimants identified as most likely to exhaust their unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Because most unemployment claims are now filed by telephone or on the internet, in-person assessments conducted in American Job Centers can help determine a claimant's continued eligibility for benefits and the adequacy of his/her work search, verify the identity of beneficiaries where there is suspicion of possible identity theft, and provide in-person reemployment services designed to help claimants return to work more quickly. These reemployment services may include, but are not limited to: the provision of labor market and career information; the development of reemployment and work search plans; orientation to services available through American Job Centers; and the provision of staff-assisted reemployment services, including skills assessments, career counseling, job matching and referrals, job search assistance workshops and referrals to training as appropriate. The $158 million requested for REA/RES is estimated to provide benefit savings of $420 million.
The Budget also includes a proposal to provide REA/RES services to unemployed veterans recently separated from the military and receiving unemployment benefits under the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers (UCX) program. An estimated $11.4 million of the total requested will provide REA/RES services to 100 percent of UCX claimants and identify the factors impeding their reemployment; this UCX focus is estimated to provide benefit savings of $34 million. To ensure full funding of reemployment services and eligibility assessments, the Administration proposes to protect the dollars requested for these activities in the appropriations process through cap adjustments, a mechanism that has been used by past Administrations and Congresses. Under a cap adjustment appropriations for a specific program can exceed discretionary budget caps if savings can be demonstrated. A similar reemployment and eligibility assessment (REA) program was partially funded under an allocation adjustment in fiscal years 2009, 2010, and 2011 in recognition of its potential for savings. Given the demonstrated savings that an integrated approach to reemployment services and UI eligibility assessments can produce, the 2015 Budget proposes to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended by the Budget Control Act of 2011, to adjust the discretionary spending limits in the Act for administrative program integrity activities at DOL. These adjustments would be similar in nature to those enacted for the Social Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services for Medicare and Medicaid. See additional discussion in the Budget Process chapter in the Analytical Perspectives volume.

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM STATISTICS


2012 actual 2013 est. 2014 est. 2015 est.

Staff years 32,973 37,943 37,940 37,946
Basic workload (in thousands):
Employer tax accounts 7,606 7,735 7,767 7,849
Employee wage items recorded 610,784 627,493 633,802 642,341
Initial claims taken 21,188 18,559 18,009 19,094
Weeks claimed 197,695 161,929 154,430 152,589
Nonmonetary determinations 8,198 7,648 7,304 7,273
Appeals 1,864 1,639 1,524 1,426
Covered employment 128,316 131,414 132,042 133,821

Employment service._The public employment service is a nationwide system providing no-fee employment services to job-seekers and employers. State employment service activities are financed by grants provided by formula to States. Funding allotments are provided annually on a Program Year basis beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.
Employment service activities serving national needs are conducted through specific reimbursable agreements between the States and the Federal Government under the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended, and other legislation. States also receive funding under this activity for administration of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, as well for amortization payments for those States that had independent retirement plans prior to 1980 in their State employment service agencies.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROGRAM STATISTICS


2012 actual 2013 est. 2014 est. 2015 est.

Total participants (thousands) 19,257 18,216 20,145 20,583
Entered employment rate 53.0% 53.0% 53.6% 54.2%
Cost per participant 36.46 36.46 36.46 36.46

Years are program years running from July 1 of the year indicated through June 30 of the following year.

Foreign Labor Certification._This activity provides for the administration and operation of the foreign labor certification programs within the Employment and Training Administration. Under these programs, U.S. employers that can demonstrate a shortage of qualified, available U.S. workers and that there would be no adverse impact on similarly situated U.S. workers may seek the Secretary of Labor's certification as a first step in the multi-agency process required to hire a foreign worker to fill critical permanent or temporary vacancies. Major programs include the permanent, H-2A temporary agricultural, H-2B temporary non-agricultural, and H-1B temporary highly skilled worker visas. The account is divided into Federal and State activities.

Federal Administration._Federal Administration provides leadership, policy, budget, program operations including staffing (Federal and contractors), information technology, three national processing center facilities, and operational direction to Federal activities supporting the effective and efficient administration of foreign labor certification programs.

State grants._Provides grants to State workforce agencies in 54 States and U.S. territories funding employment-related activities required for the administration of Federal foreign labor certification programs. Includes State Workforce Agency posting and circulation of job orders and other assistance to employers in the recruitment of U.S. workers, processing of employer requests for prevailing wage determinations for the permanent and temporary programs, State safety inspection of housing provided by employers to workers, and State development of prevailing wage and prevailing practice surveys used to set wages and standards in a defined geographic area.

American Job Centers._These funds are used to support the joint Federal-State efforts to improve the comprehensive American Job Center system created under WIA. This system provides workers and employers with quick and easy access to a wide array of enhanced career development and labor market information services. A portion of these funds supports a joint initiative between the Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy to improve the accessibility and accountability of the public workforce development system for individuals with disabilities.

National Agricultural Workers Survey fee._The Department of Labor conducts the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), which collects information annually about the demographic, employment, and health characteristics of the U.S. crop labor force. The information is obtained directly from farm workers through face-to-face interviews.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0179–0–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
11.1 Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent 19 17 18
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 6 5 5
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 2 2 2
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 23 26 25
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 5 2 2
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 7 4 4
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 11 5 5
41.0 Grants, subsidies, and contributions 4,199 3,685 3,607



99.0 Direct obligations 4,272 3,746 3,668
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 4 11 11



99.9 Total new obligations 4,276 3,757 3,679

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0179–0–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 183 188 188
1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 26 31 31

Job-Driven Training Fund

(Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0171–4–1–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0002 Bridge to Work 300
0003 Summer Jobs Plus 1,000
0004 Back to Work Partnerships 2,000



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 3,300

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 8,500



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 8,500
1930 Total budgetary resources available 8,500
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 5,200

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 3,300
3020 Outlays (gross) –3,200



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 100
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 100

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 8,500
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 3,200
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 8,500
4190 Outlays, net (total) 3,200

The Job-Driven Training Fund supports initiatives that aim to address the problem of long-term unemployment, provide new employment opportunities for low-income and unemployed workers, and build the skills of American workers. This proposal includes:

Bridge to Work._Provides $2 billion for work-based reforms in State Unemployment Insurance programs by providing grants of $100 million each to 20 States to adopt Bridge to Work programs and other reforms. The State programs would permit individuals to receive their weekly regular unemployment insurance checks while participating in short-term work placement. States are also permitted to use a portion of the funding to expand reemployment assessment services to UI claimants.

Summer Jobs Plus._Provides $1.5 billion in formula funding to be distributed to cities to support summer and year-round jobs. An additional $1 billion will be reserved for an innovation fund to provide competitive grants for other strategies such as alternative high schools for disconnected youth and remedial education or general educational development programs offered in career contexts.

Back to Work Partnerships._Provides $4 billion in competitive grants to support partnerships between intermediaries and businesses to get the long-term unemployed back to work. These funds would support the expansion of sector strategies, and would serve about 1 million people.

Payments to the Unemployment Trust Fund

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0178–0–1–603 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0010 Payments to EUCA 25,925 5,192
0012 Payments to ESAA 435 145



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 26,360 5,337

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 35
1020 Adjustment of unobligated bal brought forward, Oct 1 –35
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation (indefinite) 26,360 5,337



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 26,360 5,337
1930 Total budgetary resources available 26,360 5,337

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 26,360 5,337
3020 Outlays (gross) –26,360 –5,337

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 26,360 5,337
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 26,360 5,337
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 26,360 5,337
4190 Outlays, net (total) 26,360 5,337

Summary of Budget Authority and Outlays (in millions of dollars)


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Enacted/requested:
Budget Authority 26,360 5,337
Outlays 26,360 5,337
Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO:
Budget Authority 14,979 4,718
Outlays 14,979 4,718
Total:
Budget Authority 26,360 20,316 4,718
Outlays 26,360 20,316 4,718

This account provides for general fund financing of extended unemployment benefit programs under certain statutes. Under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation law enacted in Public Law (P.L.) 102–164, as amended, there continues to be general fund financing for administrative costs related to any extended benefits paid under the optional, total unemployment rate trigger created in that law. This account is also used to make general fund reimbursements for some or all of the benefits and administrative costs incurred under the new Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (first enacted in P.L. 110–252 and expanded and extended several times, most recently in P.L. 112–240). These funds are transferred to a receipt account in the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF) so that resources may be transferred to the Employment Security Administration Account in the UTF for administrative costs or to the Extended Unemployment Compensation Account in the UTF for benefit costs.

Payments to the Unemployment Trust Fund

(Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0178–4–1–603 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0010 Payments to EUCA 14,979 4,718



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 14,979 4,718

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation (indefinite) 14,979 4,718



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 14,979 4,718
1930 Total budgetary resources available 14,979 4,718

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 14,979 4,718
3020 Outlays (gross) –14,979 –4,718

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 14,979 4,718
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 14,979 4,718
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 14,979 4,718
4190 Outlays, net (total) 14,979 4,718

Short Time Compensation Programs

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0168–0–1–603 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Grants 10 10
0002 Benefits 147 130 65



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 147 140 75

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 101 101 91
1021 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations 52



1050 Unobligated balance (total) 153 101 91
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 100 140 65
1230 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations permanently reduced –5 –10



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 95 130 65
1930 Total budgetary resources available 248 231 156
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 101 91 81

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 52 6 6
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 147 140 75
3020 Outlays (gross) –141 –140 –75
3040 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired –52



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 6 6 6
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 52 6 6
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 6 6 6

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 95 130 65
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 130 65
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 141 10 10



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 141 140 75
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 95 130 65
4190 Outlays, net (total) 141 140 75

Short Time Compensation (STC), also known as work sharing, is a layoff aversion strategy that enables workers to remain employed and employers to retain their trained staff during times of reduced business activity. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 codified and expanded the definition of STC. Under the STC program, workers receive a percentage of the unemployment benefits they would have received if totally unemployed based upon the percentage of reduction in their hours of work. States that had been operating an STC program before enactement of the Act have two and a half years to amend their laws to conform to the new definition. As an incentive for states to enact state STC programs and promote the use of STC, the Act provides for 100 percent reimbursement of STC benefit costs paid under state law for up to 156 weeks (three years). The Act also establishes an optional temporary Federal STC program, under which the Federal government would pay all administrative costs and one-half of STC benefit costs. The employer participating in STC would pay the other half of STC beneift costs. Grant funding is also available to states whose permanent STC laws meet the new Federal definition.

Federal Additional Unemployment Compensation Program, Recovery

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1800–0–1–603 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Direct program activity 16



0900 Total new obligations (object class 42.0) 16

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1021 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations 23 23 3
1029 Other balances withdrawn –23 –23 –3
Budget authority:
Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
1800 Collected 16



1850 Spending auth from offsetting collections, mand (total) 16
1900 Budget authority (total) 16
1930 Total budgetary resources available 16

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 33 26 3
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 16
3040 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired –23 –23 –3



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 26 3
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 33 26 3
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 26 3

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 16
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4120 Federal sources –16
4190 Outlays, net (total) –16

This account provides mandatory general revenue funding for a temporary program established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–5) and subsequently extended. This program paid a supplement of $25 on every week of unemployment compensation. It was last extended in Public Law 111–157 and paid benefits through its December 7, 2010, phaseout period.

Advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds

For repayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as authorized by sections 905(d) and 1203 of the Social Security Act, and to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund as authorized by section 9501(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and for nonrepayable advances to the revolving fund established by section 901(e) of the Social Security Act, to the Unemployment Trust Fund as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8509, and to the "Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances'' account, such sums as may be necessary, which shall be available for obligation through September 30, [2015] 2016. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0327–0–1–600 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0011 Advance to ESAA revolving fund 600



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 600

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 600



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 600
1930 Total budgetary resources available 600

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 600
3020 Outlays (gross) –600

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 600
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 600
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 600
4190 Outlays, net (total) 600

This account makes available funding for repayable advances (loans) to two accounts in the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF): the Extended Unemployment Compensation Account (EUCA) which pays the Federal share of extended unemployment benefits, and the Federal Unemployment Account (FUA) which makes loans to States to fund unemployment benefits. In addition, the account has provided repayable advances to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (BLDTF) when its balances proved insufficient to make payments from that account. The BLDTF now has authority to borrow directly from the Treasury under the trust fund debt restructuring provisions of Public Law 110–343. Repayable advances are shown as borrowing authority within the UTF or the BLDTF, and they do not appear as budget authority or outlays in the Advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds account.

This account also makes available funding as needed for nonrepayable advances to the Federal Employees Compensation Account (FECA) to pay the costs of unemployment compensation for former Federal employees and ex-servicemembers, and to the Federal Unemployment and Benefits and Allowances (FUBA) account to pay the costs of benefits and services under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers (TAA) program. These advances are shown as budget authority and outlays in the Advances account. The 2014 appropriations language for this account includes new authority for nonrepayable advances to the revolving fund for the Employment Security Administration Account (ESAA) in the Unemployment Trust Fund. In turn, this revolving fund may provide repayable, interest-bearing advances to the ESAA account if it runs short of funds, and the borrowing authority will enable ESAA to cover its obligations despite seasonal variations in the account's receipts.

Advances were needed for the FUA and EUCA accounts in fiscal year 2013, and the need is expected to continue. Detail on the nonrepayable advances is provided above; detail on the repayable advances is shown separately in the UTF account.

To address the potential need for significant, and somewhat unpredictable advances to various accounts, Congress appropriates such sums as necessary for advances to all of the potential recipient accounts. The fiscal year 2015 request continues this authority.

Program Administration

For expenses of administering employment and training programs, [$100,577,000] $104,889,000, together with not to exceed [$49,982,000] $50,674,000 which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0172–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Adult services 52
0002 Youth services 12
0003 Workforce security 40 43 43
0004 Apprenticeship training, employer and labor services 26 30 33
0005 Executive direction 9 9 9
0006 Training & Employment Services 69 70



0799 Total direct obligations 139 151 155
0803 Reimbursable programs (DUA/E-grants/VOPAR/VRAP) 2 3 3



0900 Total new obligations 141 154 158

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 97 101 105
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –5



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 92 101 105
Spending authority from offsetting collections, discretionary:
1700 Offsetting collections (UTF) 47 50 51
1700 Collected [DUA/eGrants/VOPAR/VRAP] 2 3 3



1750 Spending auth from offsetting collections, disc (total) 49 53 54
1900 Budget authority (total) 141 154 159
1930 Total budgetary resources available 141 154 159
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 1

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 38 26 20
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 141 154 158
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 1
3020 Outlays (gross) –150 –160 –158
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –4



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 26 20 20
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 38 26 20
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 26 20 20

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 141 154 159
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 130 134 138
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 20 26 20



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 150 160 158
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4030 Federal sources –49 –53 –54
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 92 101 105
4190 Outlays, net (total) 101 107 104

This account provides for the Federal administration of Employment and Training Administration programs.

Training and Employment services._In 2014, the Department combined the Adult services and Youth services activities into one budget activity, Training and Employment services. Training and Employment services provides leadership, policy direction and administration for a decentralized system of grants to State and local governments as well as federally administered programs for job training and employment assistance for low income adults, youth and dislocated workers; provides for training and employment services to special targeted groups; provides for the settlement of trade adjustment petitions; and includes related program operations support activities.


Workforce security._Provides leadership and policy direction for the administration of the comprehensive nationwide public employment service system; oversees unemployment insurance programs in each State; supports a one-stop career center network, including a comprehensive system of collecting, analyzing and disseminating labor market information; and includes related program operations support activities.

Office of Apprenticeship._Oversees the administration of a Federal-State apprenticeship structure that registers apprenticeship training programs meeting national standards, and provides outreach to employers and labor organizations to promote and develop high-quality apprenticeship programs. In 2015, the office will focus additional resources on marketing apprenticeship to employers and individuals.

Executive direction._Provides leadership and policy direction for all training and employment services programs and activities and provides for related program operations support, including research, evaluations, and demonstrations.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0172–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
11.1 Full-time permanent 74 77 81
11.5 Other personnel compensation 1 1



11.9 Total personnel compensation 74 78 82
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 22 23 24
13.0 Benefits for former personnel 1 1
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1 1 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 9 9 9
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 1 1 1
24.0 Printing and reproduction 1 1 1
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 1 2 3
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 1 1
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 18 19 18
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 10 12 12
26.0 Supplies and materials 1 1 1
31.0 Equipment 1 2 1



99.0 Direct obligations 139 151 155
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 2 3 3



99.9 Total new obligations 141 154 158

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0172–0–1–504 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 759 758 781
2001 Reimbursable civilian full-time equivalent employment 4 8 13

Workers Compensation Programs

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0170–0–1–806 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 25 20 11
3020 Outlays (gross) –5 –9 –6



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 20 11 5
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 25 20 11
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 20 11 5

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
Outlays, gross:
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 5 9 6
4190 Outlays, net (total) 5 9 6

Workers Compensation Programs._Section 5011 of Public Law 109–148 made $50,000,000 available to the New York State Uninsured Employers Fund for reimbursement of claims related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and for reimbursement of claims related to the first response emergency services personnel who were injured, were disabled, or died due to such terrorist attacks.

State Paid Leave Fund

For grants and contracts to assist in the start-up of new paid leave programs in the States, $5,000,000.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0185–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 States paid leave fund 5



0900 Total new obligations (object class 41.0) 5

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 5



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 5
1930 Total budgetary resources available 5

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 5
3020 Outlays (gross) –1



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 4
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 4

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 5
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 1
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 5
4190 Outlays, net (total) 1

The 2015 Budget requests $5 million for the State Paid Leave Fund to assist States in setting up paid leave programs by providing technical assistance and other support.

Advances to the Employment Security Administration Account of the Unemployment Trust Fund

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–4510–0–4–603 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 600
Budget authority:
Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
1800 Collected 600



1850 Spending auth from offsetting collections, mand (total) 600
1930 Total budgetary resources available 600 600
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 600 600

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 600
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4120 Federal sources –600
4190 Outlays, net (total) –600

This account is a revolving fund that is available to make advances to the Employment Security Administration Account (ESAA) in the Unemployment Trust Fund under the provisions of section 901(e) of the Social Security Act. These repayable, interest-bearing advances permit financing of the Federal and State administrative costs of employment security programs when the balance in ESAA is insufficient. The borrowing authority also enables ESAA to cover its obligations despite seasonal variations in the account's receipts.

Trust Funds

Unemployment Trust Fund

Special and Trust Fund Receipts (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8042–0–7–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

0100 Balance, start of year 15,123 24,810 34,872
Adjustments:
0190 Prior year accounting adjustment –35



0199 Balance, start of year 15,088 24,810 34,872
Receipts:
0200 General Taxes, FUTA, Unemployment Trust Fund 7,748 8,293 8,701
0201 General Taxes, FUTA, Unemployment Trust Fund- legislative proposal subject to PAYGO 1,314
0202 General Taxes, FUTA, Unemployment Trust Fund- legislative proposal subject to PAYGO –3,328
0203 Unemployment Trust Fund, State Accounts, Deposits by States 48,952 52,064 50,154
0204 Unemployment Trust Fund, State Accounts, Deposits by States- legislative proposal subject to PAYGO 7
0205 Unemployment Trust Fund, Deposits by Railroad Retirement Board 111 36 75
0220 Interest on Unemployment Insurance Loans to States, Federal Unemployment Account, Unemployment Trust Fund 657 403 246
0221 Interest on Unemployment Insurance Loans to States, Federal Unemployment Account, Unemployment Trust Fund- legislative proposal subject to PAYGO –403 –298
0240 Deposits by Federal Agencies to the Federal Employees Compensation Account, Unemployment Trust Fund 1,153 1,078 1,028
0241 Payments from the General Fund for Administrative Cost for Extended Unemployment Benefit, Unemployment Trust Fund 26,361 5,337
0242 Payments from the General Fund for Administrative Cost for Extended Unemployment Benefit, Unemployment Trust Fund- legislative proposal subject to PAYGO 14,979 4,718
0243 Unemployment Trust Fund, Interest and Profits on Investments in Public Debt Securities 600 786 994



0299 Total receipts and collections 85,582 82,573 63,611



0400 Total: Balances and collections 100,670 107,383 98,483
Appropriations:
0500 Unemployment Trust Fund –4,290 –3,970 –3,947
0501 Unemployment Trust Fund 227
0502 Unemployment Trust Fund –81,174 –63,590 –54,856
0503 Unemployment Trust Fund 49 438
0504 Unemployment Trust Fund 9,428 9,695 4,585
0505 Unemployment Trust Fund- legislative proposal not subject to PAYGO 27
0506 Unemployment Trust Fund- legislative proposal subject to PAYGO –14,979 –4,709
0507 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund –17 –27 –27
0508 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund 1
0509 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund 11 11
0510 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund –95 –13 –50
0511 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund –103 –109 –69
0512 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund 5
0513 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund 109 33 19



0599 Total appropriations –75,860 –72,511 –59,016



0799 Balance, end of year 24,810 34,872 39,467

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8042–0–7–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Benefit payments by States 65,583 44,216 39,588
0002 Federal employees' unemployment compensation 1,130 1,061 1,017
0003 State administrative expenses 4,326 3,556 3,543
0010 Direct expenses 173 183 183
0011 Reimbursements to the Department of the Treasury 74 76 84
0020 Veterans employment and training 214 231 232
0021 Interest on FUTA refunds 1 1 1
0022 Interest on General Fund Advances 973 603 370



0900 Total new obligations 72,474 49,927 45,018

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1101 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 4,290 3,970 3,947
1132 Appropriations temporarily reduced –227



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 4,063 3,970 3,947
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 81,174 63,590 54,856
1232 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations temporarily reduced –49 –438
1234 Appropriations precluded from obligation –9,428 –9,695 –4,585
1236 Appropriations applied to repay debt –10,986 –8,800 –10,100



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 60,711 44,657 40,171
Borrowing authority, mandatory:
1400 Borrowing authority 7,700 1,300 900



1440 Borrowing authority, mandatory (total) 7,700 1,300 900
1900 Budget authority (total) 72,474 49,927 45,018
1930 Total budgetary resources available 72,474 49,927 45,018

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 5,236 5,040 4,867
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 72,474 49,927 45,018
3020 Outlays (gross) –72,670 –50,100 –45,637



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 5,040 4,867 4,248
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 5,236 5,040 4,867
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 5,040 4,867 4,248

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 4,063 3,970 3,947
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 2,537 2,986 2,970
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 2,289 1,157 1,596



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 4,826 4,143 4,566
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 68,411 45,957 41,071
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 67,844 45,957 41,071
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 72,474 49,927 45,018
4190 Outlays, net (total) 72,670 50,100 45,637

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5000 Total investments, SOY: Federal securities: Par value 20,673 29,478 39,000
5001 Total investments, EOY: Federal securities: Par value 29,478 39,000 43,000
5080 Outstanding debt, SOY –32,932 –29,646 –22,146
5081 Outstanding debt, EOY –29,646 –22,146 –12,946
5082 Borrowing –7,700 –1,300 –900

Summary of Budget Authority and Outlays (in millions of dollars)


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Enacted/requested:
Budget Authority 72,474 49,927 45,018
Outlays 72,670 50,100 45,637
Legislative proposal, not subject to PAYGO:
Budget Authority –27
Outlays –27
Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO:
Budget Authority 14,979 4,709
Outlays 14,979 4,709
Total:
Budget Authority 72,474 64,906 49,700
Outlays 72,670 65,079 50,319

The financial transactions of the Federal-State and railroad unemployment insurance systems are made through the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF). All State and Federal unemployment tax receipts are deposited into the UTF and invested in Government securities until needed for benefit payments or administrative expenses. State payroll taxes pay for all regular State unemployment benefits. The Federal unemployment tax (FUTA) pays the costs of Federal and State administration of the unemployment insurance system, veterans' employment services, surveys of wages and employment, and about 97 percent of the costs of the Employment Service. In addition, the Federal tax pays for certain extended benefit payments. During periods of high State unemployment, there is a stand-by program of extended benefits (EB), financed one-half by State unemployment taxes and one-half by the FUTA payroll tax. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Public Law 111–5), and subsequent legislation, temporarily made EB 100 percent federally financed. Temporary Federal extended benefit programs, including the current Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, are also funded from the Unemployment Trust Fund, either by the Federal tax or by reimbursement from Federal general revenues. The UTF also provides repayable advances (loans) to the States when the balances in their individual State accounts are insufficient to pay benefits. Federal accounts in the UTF may receive repayable advances from the general fund when they have insufficient balances to make advances to States, pay the Federal share of extended unemployment benefits, or pay for State and Federal administrative costs.

The Federal Employees Compensation Account (FECA) in the Trust Fund provides funds to States for unemployment compensation benefits paid to eligible former Federal civilian personnel, Postal Service employees, and ex-servicemembers. In turn, the various Federal agencies reimburse FECA for benefits paid to their former employees. FECA is not funded out of Federal unemployment taxes. Any additional resources necessary to assure that the FECA account can make the required payments to States are provided from the Advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds account.

Both the benefit payments and administrative expenses of the separate unemployment insurance program for railroad employees are paid from the Unemployment Trust Fund, and receipts from a tax on railroad payrolls are deposited into the Trust Fund to meet expenses.

Legislative proposals to strengthen the unemployment insurance safety net._The economic downturn continues to severely test the adequacy of States' unemployment insurance (UI) systems, forcing States to borrow to continue paying benefits. These debts are now being repaid through additional taxes on employers, which undermine much-needed job creation. To provide short-term relief to employers in these States, the 2015 Budget will propose a suspension of interest on State UI borrowing in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 along with a suspension of the FUTA credit reduction, which is an automatic debt repayment mechanism for those years. To address the need for States to return their unemployment trust funds to solvency, the Budget will also propose to increase the FUTA taxable wage base to $15,000 in 2017 and to index it to average wages thereafter. States with lower wage bases will need to adjust their UI tax structures. The FUTA tax rate will be returned to 0.8% in calendar year 2015, to strengthen the solvency of the Federal trust fund accounts, then lowered in 2017 in a revenue-neutral way (net effective FUTA tax rate reduced from 0.8 percent to 0.37 percent in 2017). This legislative package will encourage States to put their UI systems on a firmer financial footing for the future, while preventing unnecessary burden on employers in the short term as the economy recovers. This proposal will impact several receipt accounts that feed into the UTF, including FUTA deposits, deposits of State unemployment taxes into the UTF, and interest on loans.
Section 908 of the Social Security Act currently requires the Secretary of Labor to establish an Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation every fourth year. This requirement would be replaced with language that would allow the Secretary of Labor to periodically establish an Advisory Council.

Status of Funds (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8042–0–7–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Unexpended balance, start of year:
0100 Balance, start of year –12,573 238 17,623
Adjustments:
0191 Rounding adjustment –1



0199 Total balance, start of year –12,609 238 17,623
Cash income during the year:
Current law:
Receipts:
1200 General Taxes, FUTA, Unemployment Trust Fund 7,748 8,293 8,701
1203 Unemployment Trust Fund, State Accounts, Deposits by States 48,952 52,064 50,154
1205 Unemployment Trust Fund, Deposits by Railroad Retirement Board 111 36 75
Offsetting receipts (proprietary):
1220 Interest on Unemployment Insurance Loans to States, Federal Unemployment Account, Unemployment Trust Fund 657 403 246
Offsetting receipts (intragovernmental):
1240 Deposits by Federal Agencies to the Federal Employees Compensation Account, Unemployment Trust Fund 1,153 1,078 1,028
1241 Payments from the General Fund for Administrative Cost for Extended Unemployment Benefit, Unemployment Trust Fund 26,361 5,337
1243 Unemployment Trust Fund, Interest and Profits on Investments in Public Debt Securities 600 786 994
Offsetting collections:
1280 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund 19 19 22
1299 Income under present law 85,601 68,016 61,220
Proposed legislation:
Receipts:
2201 General Taxes, FUTA, Unemployment Trust Fund 1,314
2202 General Taxes, FUTA, Unemployment Trust Fund –3,328
2204 Unemployment Trust Fund, State Accounts, Deposits by States 7
Offsetting receipts (proprietary receipts):
2221 Interest on Unemployment Insurance Loans to States, Federal Unemployment Account, Unemployment Trust Fund –403 –298
Offsetting receipts (intragovernmental):
2242 Payments from the General Fund for Administrative Cost for Extended Unemployment Benefit, Unemployment Trust Fund 14,979 4,718
2299 Income under proposed legislation 14,576 2,413



3299 Total cash income 85,601 82,592 63,633
Cash outgo during year:
Current law:
4500 Unemployment Trust Fund –72,670 –50,100 –45,637
4500 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund –118 –128 –138
4599 Outgo under current law (-) –72,788 –50,228 –45,775
Proposed legislation:
5500 Unemployment Trust Fund 27
5500 Unemployment Trust Fund –14,979 –4,709
5599 Outgo under proposed legislation (-) –14,979 –4,682



6599 Total cash outgo (-) –72,788 –65,207 –50,457
Manual Adjustments:
7690 Cash reconciliation adjustment 34



7699 Total adjustments 34
Unexpended balance, end of year:
8700 Uninvested balance (net), end of year –29,240 –21,377 –12,201
8701 Unemployment Trust Fund 29,478 39,000 43,000



8799 Total balance, end of year 238 17,623 30,799

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8042–0–7–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
25.3 Reimbursements to Department of the Treasury 74 76 84
42.0 FECA (Federal Employee) Benefits 1,130 1,061 1,017
42.0 State unemployment benefits 65,583 44,216 39,588
43.0 Interest and dividends 974 604 371
94.0 ETA-PA, BLS, FLC 173 177 177
94.0 Veterans employment and training 214 231 232
94.0 Payments to States for administrative expenses 4,320 3,556 3,543
94.0 Departmental management 6 6 6



99.9 Total new obligations 72,474 49,927 45,018

Unemployment Trust Fund

(Legislative proposal, not subject to PAYGO)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8042–2–7–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Benefit payments by States –27



0900 Total new obligations (object class 42.0) –27

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (special or trust fund) –27



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) –27
1930 Total budgetary resources available –27

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts –27
3020 Outlays (gross) 27

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross –27
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority –27
4180 Budget authority, net (total) –27
4190 Outlays, net (total) –27

The savings reflected in the legislative proposal above are from a cap adjustment to provide in-person reemployment and eligibility assessments, reemployment services, and referrals to training as appropriate for unemployment insurance claimants. These services are funded as part of the Unemployment Insurance administrative grants for the States. Please see the narrative in the "State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations" account for additional detail on this program integrity proposal.

Unemployment Trust Fund

(Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8042–4–7–999 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Benefit payments by States 14,979 4,709



0900 Total new obligations (object class 42.0) 14,979 4,709

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 14,979 4,709



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 14,979 4,709
1930 Total budgetary resources available 14,979 4,709

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 14,979 4,709
3020 Outlays (gross) –14,979 –4,709

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 14,979 4,709
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 14,979 4,709
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 14,979 4,709
4190 Outlays, net (total) 14,979 4,709

The spending reflected in the legislative proposal shown above reflects both an extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program through December 2014 and the savings from Unemployment Insurance (UI) program integrity proposals that would help prevent and recover improper payments.

The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) is designed to help employers more quickly provide the information States need to determine a claimant's UI eligibility. SIDES provides a secure electronic data exchange between States and employers or their third party administrators. SIDES is currently used by about 35 States. This provision would require all State UI agencies to use SIDES. The improved speed and accuracy resulting from use of such an electronic data exchange will help States avoid overpayments or underpayments and will provide more efficient and effective administration of the UI program.

To avoid paying UI benefits to incarcerated individuals (with an exception for those on work release), legislation will be proposed to require States to cross-match UI claimants with the Prisoner Update Processing System (PUPS) database housed at the Social Security Administration (SSA). Recent legislation expanded the information prisons are required to report to SSA to include release dates, last known addresses, and prison-assigned inmate numbers, which should make the system more valuable to agency users as indicators of potential ineligibility for UI benefits.

The 2015 Budget also includes a legislative proposal to establish an offset to concurrent receipt of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI). Under this proposal, an individual's DI benefits would be reduced, dollar for dollar, in any month in which that person also received a State or Federal UI benefit. This proposal would eliminate duplicative payments covering the same period a beneficiary is out of the workforce, while still providing a base level of income support.

The 2015 Budget also includes a legislative proposal to address the solvency crisis in the UI system. The economic downturn continues to severely test the solvency of States' UI systems, forcing States to borrow in order to continue paying benefits. These debts are now being repaid through additional taxes on employers, undermining much-needed job creation. To provide short-term relief to those employers, the Budget proposes a suspension of interest on State borrowing in 2014 and 2015 and an accompanying suspension of the FUTA credit reduction (an automatic debt repayment mechanism) for those same years. To address the need for States to return their unemployment trust funds to solvency, the 2015 Budget also proposes to increase the FUTA taxable wage base to $15,000 starting in 2017 and index it to average wages thereafter. States with lower wage bases will need to adjust their UI tax structures. The effective FUTA rate will be returned to 0.8 percent in 2015 to strengthen the solvency of the Federal trust fund accounts. The FUTA tax rate will subsequently be lowered in a revenue-neutral way to 0.37 percent in 2017 when the wage base is raised. This package will encourage States to put their UI systems on a firmer financial footing for the future, while preventing an unnecessary burden on employers in the short-term as the economy recovers.

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Federal Funds

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, [$178,500,000] $188,447,000. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1700–0–1–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Enforcement and participant assistance 141 145 154
0002 Policy and compliance assistance 26 27 27
0003 Executive leadership, program oversight and administration 6 7 7



0799 Total direct obligations 173 179 188
0801 Reimbursable program 6 8 8



0900 Total new obligations 179 187 196

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 183 179 188
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –10



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 173 179 188
Spending authority from offsetting collections, discretionary:
1700 Collected: Federal Sources 6 8 9



1750 Spending auth from offsetting collections, disc (total) 6 8 9
1900 Budget authority (total) 179 187 197
1930 Total budgetary resources available 179 187 197
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 1

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 60 54 49
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 179 187 196
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 3
3020 Outlays (gross) –184 –192 –194
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –4



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 54 49 51
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 60 54 49
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 54 49 51

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 179 187 197
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 143 141 148
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 41 51 46



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 184 192 194
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4030 Baseline Program [Reimbursable] –6 –8 –9
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 173 179 188
4190 Outlays, net (total) 178 184 185

Enforcement and participant assistance._Conducts criminal and civil investigations to ensure compliance with the fiduciary provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act. Assures compliance with applicable reporting, disclosure, and other requirements of ERISA as well as accounting, auditing, and actuarial standards. Discloses required plan filings to the public. Provides information, technical, and compliance assistance to benefit plan professionals and participants and to the general public.

Policy and compliance assistance._Conducts policy, research, and legislative analyses on pension, health, and other employee benefit issues. Provides compliance assistance to employers and plan officials. Develops regulations and interpretations. Issues individual and class exemptions from regulations.


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

ENFORCEMENT AND PARTICIPANT ASSISTANCE
Investigations conducted 3,997 3,994 3,6131
Investigations closed that restored or protected assets 2,677 2,676 2,421
Benefit recoveries from customer assistance (in dollars) 310,144,0002 193,000,000 200,500,000
Inquiries received 236,5513 250,000 250,0004
Reporting compliance reviews 4,057 4,330 4,330
POLICY AND COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE
Exemptions, determinations, interpretations, and regulations issues 4,286 4,751 4,7675
Average days to process exemption requests 229 250 250

1 Reflects prioritization of major cases.2 Reflects $281 million in benefit recoveries from customer assistance and nearly $29 million from enforcement investigations.3 Includes 1,381 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) related inquiries.4 ARRA inquiries not included in FY 2014 or FY 2015 projections because eligibility for the COBRA subsidy expired May 31, 2010.5 Includes Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA) registration.

Executive leadership, program oversight, and administration._Provides leadership, policy direction, strategic planning, and administrative guidance in the support of the Department's ERISA responsibilities. Provides analytical and administrative support for the financial, human capital management, and other administrative functions. Manages the Agency's technical program training and employee development activities.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1700–0–1–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
11.1 Full-time permanent 86 89 95
11.3 Other than full-time permanent 1 1
11.5 Other personnel compensation 1 3



11.9 Total personnel compensation 87 91 98
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 26 28 28
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 2 3 3
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 10 11 12
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 1 1
24.0 Printing and reproduction 1 1 1
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 1 1
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 5 6 7
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 14 15 15
25.5 Research and development contracts 8 5 5
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 16 15 15
26.0 Supplies and materials 1 1 1
31.0 Equipment 1 2 2



99.0 Direct obligations 173 179 188
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 6 8 8



99.9 Total new obligations 179 187 196

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–1700–0–1–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 977 985 1,017

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Federal Funds

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Fund

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("Corporation'') is authorized to make such expenditures, including financial assistance authorized by subtitle E of title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, within limits of funds and borrowing authority available to the Corporation, and in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations, as provided by 31 U.S.C. 9104, as may be necessary in carrying out the program, including associated administrative expenses, through September 30, [2014] 2015, for the Corporation: Provided, That none of the funds available to the Corporation for fiscal year [2014] 2015 shall be available for obligations for administrative expenses in excess of [$505,441,000] $415,394,000: Provided further, That to the extent that the number of new plan participants in plans terminated by the Corporation exceeds 100,000 in fiscal year [2014] 2015, an amount not to exceed an additional $9,200,000 shall be available through September 30, [2015] 2016, for obligation for administrative expenses for every 20,000 additional terminated participants: [Provided further, That an additional $50,000 shall be made available through September 30, 2015, for obligation for investment management fees for every $25,000,000 in assets received by the Corporation as a result of new plan terminations or asset growth, after approval by the Office of Management and Budget and notification of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate:] Provided further, That obligations in excess of the amounts provided in this paragraph may be incurred for unforeseen and extraordinary pretermination expenses or extraordinary multiemployer program related expenses after approval by the Office of Management and Budget and notification of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–4204–0–3–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0801 Single-employer benefit payment 5,349 5,827 6,618
0802 Multi-employer financial assistance 89 112 122
0803 Pension insurance activities 62 77 81
0804 Pension plan termination 218 266 275
0805 Operational support 142 153 157



0900 Total new obligations 5,860 6,435 7,253

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 15,582 17,182 17,048
Budget authority:
Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
1800 Collected 7,466 6,310 7,869
1823 New and/or unobligated balance of spending authority from offsetting collections temporarily reduced –6 –9



1850 Spending auth from offsetting collections, mand (total) 7,460 6,301 7,869
1930 Total budgetary resources available 23,042 23,483 24,917
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 17,182 17,048 17,664

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 238 208 219
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 5,860 6,435 7,253
3020 Outlays (gross) –5,890 –6,424 –7,251



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 208 219 221
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 238 208 219
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 208 219 221

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 7,460 6,301 7,869
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 5,723 6,299 7,251
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 167 125



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 5,890 6,424 7,251
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4121 Interest on Federal securities –1,029 –620 –633
4123 Non-Federal sources –6,437 –5,690 –7,236



4130 Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays (total) –7,466 –6,310 –7,869



4160 Budget authority, net (mandatory) –6 –9
4170 Outlays, net (mandatory) –1,576 114 –618
4180 Budget authority, net (total) –6 –9
4190 Outlays, net (total) –1,576 114 –618

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5000 Total investments, SOY: Federal securities: Par value 16,076 17,692 17,550
5001 Total investments, EOY: Federal securities: Par value 17,692 17,550 18,168
5090 Unavailable balance, SOY: Offsetting collections 6 15
5091 Unavailable balance, EOY: Offsetting collections 6 15 15

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is a Federal corporation established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended. It guarantees payment of basic pension benefits earned by more than 42 million of America's workers and retirees participating in more than 24,400 private sector defined pension plans. The Corporation receives no funds from general tax revenues. Operations are financed by insurance premiums paid by companies that sponsor defined benefit pension plans, investment income, and assets from terminated plans.

PBGC is requesting $415,394,000 in spending authority for administrative purposes in 2015. The change from 2014 includes a restoration of the 2014 sequestration cuts, as well as increases to support the modernization of the Pension Data Center to ensure high-quality actuarial evaluations of PBGC's future expected operations and financial status, as required by the Congress in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). It also reflects the exclusion of investment management fees from the category of Administrative Expenses to more appropriately capture them as a programmatic expense in the same manner as pension benefit payments and financial assistance.

The 2015 Budget also proposes to give the PBGC Board the authority to adjust premiums in both its single employer and multiemployer programs and directs PBGC to take into account the risks that different sponsors pose. In the multiemployer program, these premium increases are crucial to improving solvency but will not by themselves be sufficient to address the complex challenges facing these plans. The Administration looks forward to working with Congress to develop a more comprehensive solution. This proposal is estimated to save $20 billion over the next decade.

Plan Preservation Efforts: PBGC tries, first, to preserve plans and keep pension promises in the hands of the employers who make them. When companies undertake major transactions that might threaten their ability to pay pensions, PBGC negotiates protections for their pension plans. Last year PBGC negotiated with dozens of companies, both in bankruptcy and otherwise, to preserve their plans. Similarly, when major layoffs or plant closures threaten a plan's viability, PBGC steps in to negotiate protection for the plan. In 2013, PBGC:

— Helped to protect 161,000 people by encouraging companies to keep their plans when they emerged from bankruptcy,

— Negotiated $15 million in financial assurance to protect 5,000 people in plans at risk from corporate transactions,

— Negotiated $145 million in financial assurance to protect 9,000 people whose companies downsized,

— Continued to help protect 130,000 people in American Airlines plans, as well as tens of thousands more in other plans in ongoing bankruptcies,

— Published a new proposal to exempt financially sound companies and small plans with fewer than 100 people — 90 percent of businesses — from unnecessary reporting requirements,

— Worked with media, Congressional staff, retiree groups, unions, and pension advocacy groups to help thousands to understand the lifetime consequences of accepting one-time cash payments instead of their pensions, and

— Recruited a fulltime Pension Plan Sponsor and Participant Advocate, a new position mandated by MAP-21.

Stepping in to Insure Pensions When Plans Fail: When plans do fail, PBGC steps in to ensure that a portion of benefits continue to be paid. Over the years, PBGC has become responsible for almost 1.5 million people in 4,600 failed plans. In 2013, PBGC:

— Paid $5.5 billion to 900,000 retirees (an additional 620,000 workers will receive timely and accurate benefits when they retire),

— Assumed responsibility for more than 57,000 people in 111 newly failed single-employer plans, and

— Started paying benefits to the 14,000 retirees in those plans, on time and without missing a single payment.

Budget Activities:

Program Activities

Single employer benefit payments._The single employer program protects about 32 million workers and retirees in about 23,000 pension plans. Under this program, a company may voluntarily seek to terminate its plan, or PBGC may seek termination. The PBGC must seek termination when a plan cannot pay current benefits. A plan that cannot pay all benefits may be ended by a "distress" termination, but only if the employer meets tests proving severe financial distress, such as proving that continuing the plan would force the company to go out of business. If a terminated plan cannot pay at least the PBGC-guaranteed level of benefits, PBGC uses its funds to ensure that guaranteed benefits are paid. A sponsor may terminate a plan in a "standard'' termination only if plan assets are sufficient to pay all benefits. In a standard termination, the sponsor closes out the plan by purchasing annuities from an insurance company or by paying benefits in a lump sum. After a standard termination, the PBGC guarantee ends.

Multi-employer financial assistance._The multi-employer insurance program protects about 10 million workers and retirees in about 1,400 pension plans. Multi-employer pension plans are maintained under collectively bargained agreements involving unrelated employers, generally of the same industry. If a PBGC-insured multi-employer plan is unable to pay guaranteed benefits when due, the PBGC will provide the plan with financial assistance (a loan to the plan) to continue paying guaranteed benefits.

Investment management fees._PBGC contracts with professional financial services corporations to manage Trust fund assets in accordance with an investment strategy approved by PBGCs Board of Directors. Investment management fees are determined by the amount of assets under management. They are a direct, programmatic expense required to maintain the Trust Fund which supports single-employer benefit payments. PBGC expects to pay $96,384,000 in investment management fees in 2015.

Administrative Activities

Pension insurance activities._This part of the administrative budget includes premium collections, purchase of U.S. Treasury securities using premium receipts, pre-trusteeship work, efforts to preserve pension plans, recovery of assets from former plan sponsors, and pension insurance program protection activities.

Pension plan termination._This part of the administrative budget includes all activities related to trusteeship; plan asset management (excluding investment management fees) and trust accounting; as well as benefit payments and administration services.

Operational support._This part of the administrative budget includes administrative and legal support, information technology infrastructure, and other shared program support for both PBGC's insurance and plan termination activities. The operational support activity includes the operations of the Inspector General and funding to support the required functions and efforts of the office, including training and participation in Council of the Inspector Generals on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) activities.

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–4204–0–3–601 2012 actual 2013 actual

ASSETS:
Federal assets:
Investments in US securities:
1102 Treasury securities, par 19,222 18,222
1106 Receivables, net 82 89
1206 Non-Federal assets: Receivables, net 1,088 1,037
1601 Direct loans, gross 693 782
1603 Allowance for estimated uncollectible loans and interest (-) –693 –782


1699 Value of assets related to direct loans
Other Federal assets:
1801 Cash and other monetary assets 273 822
1803 Property, plant and equipment, net 42 50
1901 Other assets 122 100


1999 Total assets 20,829 20,320
LIABILITIES:
Non-Federal liabilities:
2201 Accounts payable 430 485
2206 Pension and other actuarial liabilities 54,778 55,474


2999 Total liabilities 55,208 55,959
NET POSITION:
3300 Cumulative results of operations –34,379 –35,639


4999 Total liabilities and net position 20,829 20,320

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–4204–0–3–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Reimbursable obligations:
Personnel compensation:
11.1 Full-time permanent 100 115 120
11.3 Other than full-time permanent 1 2 2
11.5 Other personnel compensation 2 5 5



11.9 Total personnel compensation 103 122 127
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 30 33 38
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 2 2 2
23.2 Rental payments to others 28 28 28
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 5 6 6
24.0 Printing and reproduction 1
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 81 96 96
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 163 194 198
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 2 4 7
26.0 Supplies and materials 2 3 3
31.0 Equipment 5 8 8
33.0 Investments and loans 89 112 122
42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities 5,349 5,827 6,618



99.9 Total new obligations 5,860 6,435 7,253

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–4204–0–3–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

2001 Reimbursable civilian full-time equivalent employment 941 956 977

Employment Standards Administration

Federal Funds

Salaries and Expenses

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0105–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 21 11
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 4
3020 Outlays (gross) –6 –11
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –8



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 11
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 21 11
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 11

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
Outlays, gross:
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 6 11
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4030 Federal sources –1
4033 Non-Federal sources –2



4040 Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays (total) –3
Additional offsets against gross budget authority only:
4052 Offsetting collections credited to expired accounts 3
4080 Outlays, net (discretionary) 3 11
4190 Outlays, net (total) 3 11

In 2010, the Department of Labor abolished the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) to streamline administration of the programs. As the Department is reinvigorating its enforcement of worker protection laws, this reorganization supports the Administration's Worker Protection efforts by eliminating redundant management efforts by elevating program issues directly to the Secretarial level. It also reflects the importance of these programs and increased enforcement supporting the Secretary's Worker Protection goals. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112–74) accepted the Administration's proposal to replace the appropriation for the Employment and Standards Administration by four individual appropriations for the component agencies and offices previously under the heading "Employment Standards Administration Salaries and Expenses." In the 2014 Budget, funding is requested separately for the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Wage and Hour Division, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

Federal Funds

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses for the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, [$109,641,000] $112,938,000, together with [$2,142,000] $2,177,000 which may be expended from the Special Fund in accordance with sections 39(c), 44(d), and 44(j) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0163–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0003 Federal programs for workers' compensation 109 110 113
0801 Trust Funds, Federal Programs for Workers' Compensation 33 33 35



0900 Total new obligations 142 143 148

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 116 110 113
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –6



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 110 110 113
Spending authority from offsetting collections, discretionary:
1700 Collected 33 33 35



1750 Spending auth from offsetting collections, disc (total) 33 33 35
1900 Budget authority (total) 143 143 148
1930 Total budgetary resources available 143 143 148
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1940 Unobligated balance expiring –1

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 15 10 11
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 142 143 148
3020 Outlays (gross) –146 –142 –143
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –1



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 10 11 16
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 15 10 11
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 10 11 16

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 143 143 148
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 133 133 137
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 13 9 6



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 146 142 143
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4030 Federal sources –33 –33 –35
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 110 110 113
4190 Outlays, net (total) 113 109 108

The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, and the Black Lung Benefits Act. These programs ensure that eligible disabled and injured workers or their survivors receive compensation and medical benefits and a range of services, including vocational rehabilitation, supervision of medical care, and technical and advisory counseling, to which they are entitled.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0163–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
11.1 Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent 68 67 68
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 21 21 22
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 6 8 8
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 1 2 2
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 1 1
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 10 9 11
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 2 1
26.0 Supplies and materials 1 1 1



99.0 Direct obligations 109 110 113
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 32 33 35
99.5 Below reporting threshold 1



99.9 Total new obligations 142 143 148

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0163–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 998 999 1,007

Special Benefits

(including transfer of funds)

For the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses (except administrative expenses) accruing during the current or any prior fiscal year authorized by 5 U.S.C. 81; continuation of benefits as provided for under the heading "Civilian War Benefits'' in the Federal Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1947; the Employees' Compensation Commission Appropriation Act, 1944; sections 4(c) and 5(f) of the War Claims Act of 1948; and 50 percent of the additional compensation and benefits required by section 10(h) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, [$396,000,000] $210,000,000, together with such amounts as may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent year appropriation for the payment of compensation and other benefits for any period subsequent to August 15 of the current year: Provided, That amounts appropriated may be used under 5 U.S.C. 8104 by the Secretary to reimburse an employer, who is not the employer at the time of injury, for portions of the salary of a re-employed, disabled beneficiary: Provided further, That balances of reimbursements unobligated on September 30, [2013] 2014, shall remain available until expended for the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses: Provided further, That in addition there shall be transferred to this appropriation from the Postal Service and from any other corporation or instrumentality required under 5 U.S.C. 8147(c) to pay an amount for its fair share of the cost of administration, such sums as the Secretary determines to be the cost of administration for employees of such fair share entities through September 30, [2014] 2015: Provided further, That of those funds transferred to this account from the fair share entities to pay the cost of administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, [$60,017,000] $60,334,000 shall be made available to the Secretary as follows:

(1) For enhancement and maintenance of automated data processing systems operations and telecommunications systems, $19,499,000;

(2) For automated workload processing operations, including document imaging, centralized mail intake, and medical bill processing, $22,968,000;

(3) For periodic roll disability management and medical review, [$16,190,000] $16,482,000;

(4) For program integrity, [$1,360,000] $1,385,000; and

(5) The remaining funds shall be paid into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts:

Provided further, That the Secretary may require that any person filing a notice of injury or a claim for benefits under 5 U.S.C. 81, or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, provide as part of such notice and claim, such identifying information (including Social Security account number) as such regulations may prescribe. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1521–0–1–600 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Longshore and harbor workers' compensation benefits 4 3 3
0002 Federal Employees' Compensation Act benefits 393 393 207



0799 Total direct obligations 397 396 210
0801 Federal Employees' Compensation Act benefits 2,557 2,621 2,874
0802 FECA Fair Share (administrative expenses) 59 62 60



0899 Total reimbursable obligations 2,616 2,683 2,934



0900 Total new obligations 3,013 3,079 3,144

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 644 1,016 1,309
1021 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations 1



1050 Unobligated balance (total) 645 1,016 1,309
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 350 396 210



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 350 396 210
Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
1800 Collected 3,038 2,976 3,029
1801 Change in uncollected payments, Federal sources –4



1850 Spending auth from offsetting collections, mand (total) 3,034 2,976 3,029
1900 Budget authority (total) 3,384 3,372 3,239
1930 Total budgetary resources available 4,029 4,388 4,548
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 1,016 1,309 1,404

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 185 139 119
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 3,013 3,079 3,144
3020 Outlays (gross) –3,058 –3,099 –3,164
3040 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired –1



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 139 119 99
Uncollected payments:
3060 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 –5 –1 –1
3070 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, unexpired 4



3090 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, end of year –1 –1 –1
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 180 138 118
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 138 118 98

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 3,384 3,372 3,239
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 3,013 3,077 3,144
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 45 22 20



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 3,058 3,099 3,164
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4120 Federal sources –3,022 –2,976 –3,029
4123 Non-Federal sources –16



4130 Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays (total) –3,038 –2,976 –3,029
Additional offsets against gross budget authority only:
4140 Change in uncollected pymts, Fed sources, unexpired 4



4160 Budget authority, net (mandatory) 350 396 210
4170 Outlays, net (mandatory) 20 123 135
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 350 396 210
4190 Outlays, net (total) 20 123 135

Summary of Budget Authority and Outlays (in millions of dollars)


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Enacted/requested:
Budget Authority 350 396 210
Outlays 20 123 135
Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO:
Budget Authority –11
Outlays –11
Total:
Budget Authority 350 396 199
Outlays 20 123 124

Federal Employees' Compensation Act benefits._The Federal Employees' Compensation Act program provides monetary and medical benefits to Federal workers who sustain work-related injury or disease. Not all benefits are paid by the program, since the first 45 days of disability are usually covered by keeping injured workers in pay status with their employing agencies (the continuation-of-pay period). In 2015, 113,000 injured Federal workers or their survivors are projected to file claims; 47,000 are projected to receive long-term wage replacement benefits for job-related injuries, diseases, or deaths. Most of the costs of this account are charged back to the beneficiaries' employing agencies.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION WORKLOAD


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Initial wage-loss claims received 18,703 18,000 18,000
Number of compensation and medical payments processed1 8,728,845 8,700,000 8,700,000
Cases received 113,776 113,000 113,000
Periodic payment cases 47,512 47,000 47,000

1This entry represents total payments processed; in previous years, the number provided was for total bills processed. Note that there is usually more than one payment per bill.

Longshore and harbor workers' compensation benefits._Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, as amended, the Federal Government pays from direct appropriations one-half of the increased benefits provided by the amendments for persons on the rolls prior to 1972. The remainder is provided from the special fund which is financed by private employers, and is assessed at the beginning of each calendar year for their proportionate share of these payments.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1521–0–1–600 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

42.0 Direct obligations: Insurance claims and indemnities 397 396 210
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 2,616 2,683 2,934



99.9 Total new obligations 3,013 3,079 3,144

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–1521–0–1–600 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

2001 Reimbursable civilian full-time equivalent employment 114 114 114

Special Benefits

(Legislative proposal, subject to PAYGO)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1521–4–1–600 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0002 Federal Employees' Compensation Act Benefits –11



0900 Total new obligations (object class 42.0) –11

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation –11



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) –11
1900 Budget authority (total) –11
1930 Total budgetary resources available –11

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts –11
3020 Outlays (gross) 11

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross –11
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority –11
4180 Budget authority, net (total) –11
4190 Outlays, net (total) –11

The 2015 Budget incorporates longstanding Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, and Labor Inspector General recommendations, amending FECA to convert prospectively retirement-age beneficiaries to a retirement annuity-level benefit, establish an up-front waiting period for benefits for all beneficiaries, permit the Department of Labor to recapture compensation costs from responsible third parties, authorize the Department to cross-match FECA records with Social Security records to reduce improper payments, and make other changes to improve and update FECA. The 2015 reform legislation will also include a provision to allow the Department to add an administrative surcharge to the amount billed to Federal agencies for their FECA compensation costs, thereby shifting FECA administrative costs from the Department to Federal agencies in proportion to their usage. If enacted, the surcharge would not be applied until 2016 to give agencies an opportunity to plan for the change. The legislation would produce 10-year savings of more than $260 million in the Special Benefits Fund, and more than $340 million on a Government-wide basis over the same period.

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1523–0–1–053 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Part B benefits 665 618 586
0002 Part E benefits 533 540 548
0003 RECA section 5 benefits 24 29 28
0004 RECA supplemental benefits (Part B) 21 15 14



0900 Total new obligations (object class 42.0) 1,243 1,202 1,176

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 2 2
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 1,245 1,202 1,176



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 1,245 1,202 1,176
1900 Budget authority (total) 1,245 1,202 1,176
1930 Total budgetary resources available 1,245 1,204 1,178
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 2 2 2

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 25 23 19
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 1,243 1,202 1,176
3020 Outlays (gross) –1,245 –1,206 –1,180



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 23 19 15
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 25 23 19
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 23 19 15

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 1,245 1,202 1,176
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 1,243 1,202 1,176
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 2 4 4



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 1,245 1,206 1,180
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 1,245 1,202 1,176
4190 Outlays, net (total) 1,245 1,206 1,180

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5000 Total investments, SOY: Federal securities: Par value 24 19
5001 Total investments, EOY: Federal securities: Par value 24 19 15

Energy Employees' Compensation Act benefits._The Department of Labor is delegated responsibility to adjudicate and administer claims for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). In July 2001, the program began accepting claims from employees or survivors of employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) and of private companies under contract with DOE who suffer from a radiation-related cancer, beryllium-related disease, or chronic silicosis as a result of their work in producing or testing nuclear weapons. The Act authorizes a lump-sum payment of $150,000 and reimbursement of medical expenses.
The Ronald Reagan National Defense Authorization Act of 2005 (P.L. 108–767) amended EEOICPA, giving DOL responsibility for a new program (Part E) to pay workers' compensation benefits to DOE contractors and their families for illness and death arising from toxic exposures in DOE's nuclear weapons complex. This law also provides compensation for uranium workers covered under section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Benefit payments under Part E began in 2005.

EEOICPA Workload Summary Part B


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Initial Claims Received 6,453 5,616 5,500
Initial Claims Processed 8,381 7,543 7.400
Final Decisions Issued 12,014 10,813 10,600
Payments Issued 5,805 5,225 5,100

Part E


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Initial Claims Received 4,908 4,852 4,700
Initial Claims Processed 6,791 6,112 6,000
Final Decisions Issued 14,744 13,700 13,500
Payments Issued 4,083 4,012 3,950

Administrative Expenses, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund

For necessary expenses to administer the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, [$55,176,000] $56,406,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary may require that any person filing a claim for benefits under the Act provide as part of such claim such identifying information (including Social Security account number) as may be prescribed. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1524–0–1–053 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0002 Energy Part B 49 55 57
0004 Energy Part E 69 67 74



0900 Total new obligations 118 122 131

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 5 6 1
1021 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations 2



1050 Unobligated balance (total) 7 6 1
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 123 55 57
1200 Appropriation (Part E) 74 74
1230 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations permanently reduced –10 –12



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 113 117 131
Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
1800 Collected 4



1850 Spending auth from offsetting collections, mand (total) 4
1900 Budget authority (total) 117 117 131
1930 Total budgetary resources available 124 123 132
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 6 1 1

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 41 29 14
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 118 122 131
3020 Outlays (gross) –128 –137 –141
3040 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired –2



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 29 14 4
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 41 29 14
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 29 14 4

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 117 117 131
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 98 117 131
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 30 20 10



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 128 137 141
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4123 Non-Federal sources –4
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 113 117 131
4190 Outlays, net (total) 124 137 141

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) administration._Under Executive Order 13179 the Secretary of Labor is assigned primary responsibility for administering the EEOICPA program, while other responsibilities have been delegated to the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy (DOE), and Justice (DOJ). The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) in the Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for claims adjudication, and award and payment of compensation and medical benefits. DOL's Office of the Solicitor provides legal support and represents the Department in claimant appeals of OWCP decisions. HHS is responsible for developing individual dose reconstructions to estimate occupational radiation exposure, and developing regulations to guide DOL's determination of whether an individual's cancer was caused by radiation exposure at a DOE or atomic weapons facility. DOE is responsible for providing exposure histories at employment facilities covered under the Act, and other employment information. DOJ assists claimants who have been awarded compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to file for additional compensation, including medical benefits, under EEOICPA.
The Ronald Reagan National Defense Authorization Act of 2005 (P.L. 108–767) amended EEOICPA, giving DOL responsibility for a new program (Part E) to pay workers' compensation benefits to DOE contractors and their families for illness and death arising from toxic exposures in DOE's nuclear weapons complex. This law also provides compensation for uranium workers covered by the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Administrative expenses for Part E are covered through indefinite, mandatory appropriations provided in P.L. 108–767.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–1524–0–1–053 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
11.1 Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent 43 43 43
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 13 13 13
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1 1 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 6 6 6
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 1 1 1
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 22 22 25
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 19 22 27
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 12 13 14
31.0 Equipment 1 1 1



99.9 Total new obligations 118 122 131

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–1524–0–1–053 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 504 505 505

Special Benefits for Disabled Coal Miners

For carrying out title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended by Public Law 107–275, [$93,235,000] $77,262,000, to remain available until expended.

For making after July 31 of the current fiscal year, benefit payments to individuals under title IV of such Act, for costs incurred in the current fiscal year, such amounts as may be necessary.

For making benefit payments under title IV for the first quarter of fiscal year [2015, $24,000,000] 2016, $21,000,000, to remain available until expended. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0169–0–1–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Benefits 142 128 96
0002 Administration 5 5 5



0900 Total new obligations 147 133 101

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 106 122 122
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1200 Appropriation 123 98 77



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 123 98 77
Advance appropriations, mandatory:
1270 Advance appropriation 40 35 24



1280 Advanced appropriation, mandatory (total) 40 35 24
1900 Budget authority (total) 163 133 101
1930 Total budgetary resources available 269 255 223
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 122 122 122

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 15 14 10
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 147 133 101
3020 Outlays (gross) –148 –137 –105



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 14 10 6
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 15 14 10
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 14 10 6

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 163 133 101
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 146 133 101
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 2 4 4



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 148 137 105
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 163 133 101
4190 Outlays, net (total) 148 137 105

Title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act authorizes monthly benefits to coal miners disabled due to coal workers' pneumoconiosis (black lung), and to their widows and certain other dependents. Part B of the Act assigned the processing and paying of claims filed between December 30, 1969 (when the program originated) and June 30, 1973 to the Social Security Administration (SSA). P.L. 107–275 transferred Part B claims processing and payment operations from SSA to the Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. This change was implemented on October 1, 2003.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0169–0–1–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
11.1 Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent 1 1 1
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 1 1 1
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 1
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 2 2 3
42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities 142 128 96



99.9 Total new obligations 147 133 101

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0169–0–1–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 15 15 15

Panama Canal Commission Compensation Fund

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–5155–0–2–602 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Benefits 6 5 5



0900 Total new obligations (object class 42.0) 6 5 5

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 57 51 46
1930 Total budgetary resources available 57 51 46
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 51 46 41

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 6 5 5
3020 Outlays (gross) –6 –5 –5

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
Outlays, gross:
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 6 5 5
4190 Outlays, net (total) 6 5 5

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5000 Total investments, SOY: Federal securities: Par value 57 52 47
5001 Total investments, EOY: Federal securities: Par value 52 47 42

This fund was established to provide for the accumulation of funds to meet the Panama Canal Commission's obligations to defray costs of workers' compensation which will accrue pursuant to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). On December 31, 1999, the Commission was dissolved as set forth in the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977; however, the liability of the Commission for payments beyond that date did not end with its termination. The establishment of this fund, into which funds were deposited on a regular basis by the Commission, was in conjunction with the transfer of the administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) program from the Commission to the Department of Labor, effective January 1, 1989.

Trust Funds

Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

(including transfer of funds)

Such sums as may be necessary from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (the "Fund''), to remain available until expended, for payment of all benefits authorized by section 9501(d)(1), (2), (6), and (7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and repayment of, and payment of interest on advances, as authorized by section 9501(d)(4) of that Act. In addition, the following amounts may be expended from the Fund for fiscal year [2014] 2015 for expenses of operation and administration of the Black Lung Benefits program, as authorized by section 9501(d)(5): not to exceed [$33,033,000] $33,321,000 for transfer to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, "Salaries and Expenses''; not to exceed [$25,365,000] $25,543,000 for transfer to Departmental Management, "Salaries and Expenses''; not to exceed $327,000 for transfer to Departmental Management, "Office of Inspector General''; and not to exceed $356,000 for payments into miscellaneous receipts for the expenses of the Department of the Treasury. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Special and Trust Fund Receipts (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8144–0–7–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

0100 Balance, start of year 97 117 121
Receipts:
0200 Transfer from General Fund, Black Lung Benefits Revenue Act Taxes 531 562 572
0220 Miscellaneous Interest, Black Lung Disability Trust Fund 1 2 2



0299 Total receipts and collections 532 564 574



0400 Total: Balances and collections 629 681 695
Appropriations:
0500 Black Lung Disability Trust Fund –531 –564 –574
0501 Black Lung Disability Trust Fund –2
0502 Black Lung Disability Trust Fund 4
0503 Black Lung Disability Trust Fund 21



0599 Total appropriations –512 –560 –574



0799 Balance, end of year 117 121 121

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8144–0–7–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Disabled coal miners benefits 191 172 164
0002 Administrative expenses 56 55 60
0003 Interest on zero coupon bonds 56 75 97
0004 Interest on short term advances 1



0900 Total new obligations 303 302 322

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 531 564 574
1203 Appropriation (previously unavailable) 2
1232 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations temporarily reduced –4
1234 Appropriations precluded from obligation –21
1236 Repay principal on zero coupon bonds –209 –258 –252



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 303 302 322
Borrowing authority, mandatory:
1400 Borrowing authority 401 540 684
1422 Borrowing authority applied to repay debt –214 –401 –540
1422 Borrowing authority applied to repay debt –187 –139 –144
1900 Budget authority (total) 303 302 322
1930 Total budgetary resources available 303 302 322

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 15 14 14
3001 Adjustments to unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 –15
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 303 302 322
3020 Outlays (gross) –289 –302 –336



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 14 14
Uncollected payments:
3060 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 –15
3061 Adjustments to uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 15
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 14 14
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 14 14

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 303 302 322
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 289 302 322
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 14



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 289 302 336
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 303 302 322
4190 Outlays, net (total) 289 302 336

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5080 Outstanding debt, SOY –5,245 –5,036 –4,778
5081 Outstanding debt, EOY –5,036 –4,778 –4,526
5082 Borrowing –401 –540 –684

The trust fund consists of all monies collected from the coal mine industry under the provisions of the Black Lung Benefits Revenue Act of 1981, as amended by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, in the form of an excise tax on mined coal. These moneys are expended to pay compensation, medical, and survivor benefits to eligible miners and their survivors, where mine employment terminated prior to 1970 or where no mine operator can be assigned liability. In addition, the fund pays all administrative costs incurred in the operation of Part C of the Black Lung program. The fund is administered jointly by the Secretaries of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, enacted on October 3, 2008, authorized restructuring of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (BLDTF) debt by (1) extending the current coal excise tax rates of $1.10 per ton on underground-mined coal and $0.55 per ton on surface-mined coal until December 31, 2018; (2) providing a one-time appropriation for the BLDTF to repay the market value of parts of the outstanding repayable advances and accrued interest; and (3) refinancing the remainder of the outstanding debt through the issuance of zero-coupon bonds, to be retired using the BLDTF's annual operating surplus until all of its remaining obligations have been paid.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 reinstated two provisions of the Black Lung Benefits Act that had been removed in 1981 for claims filed on or after January 1, 1982. These provisions include: automatic entitlement to benefits for survivors of miners who had been awarded benefits at the time of their death and a presumption that a miner who has at least 15 years of qualifying coal mine employment and has a totally disabling lung condition has pneumoconiosis even in the absence of a negative x-ray.

BLACK LUNG DISABILITY TRUST FUND WORKLOAD


2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Claims received 6,420 7,300 7,300
Claims in payment status 25,390 23,600 21,950
Medical benefits only recipients 1,150 1,100 1,100

Status of Funds (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8144–0–7–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Unexpended balance, start of year:
0100 Balance, start of year –5,148 –4,905 –4,643
0111 Black Lung Disability Trust Fund [012–15–8144–0] –15
0111 Black Lung Disability Trust Fund [012–15–8144–0] 15



0199 Total balance, start of year –5,148 –4,905 –4,643
Cash income during the year:
Current law:
Receipts:
1200 Transfer from General Fund, Black Lung Benefits Revenue Act Taxes 531 562 572
Offsetting receipts (proprietary):
1220 Miscellaneous Interest, Black Lung Disability Trust Fund 1 2 2
1299 Income under present law 532 564 574



3299 Total cash income 532 564 574
Cash outgo during year:
Current law:
4500 Black Lung Disability Trust Fund –289 –302 –336
4599 Outgo under current law (-) –289 –302 –336



6599 Total cash outgo (-) –289 –302 –336
Unexpended balance, end of year:
8700 Uninvested balance (net), end of year –4,905 –4,643 –4,405



8799 Total balance, end of year –4,905 –4,643 –4,405

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–8144–0–7–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 56 55 60
42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities 191 172 164
43.0 Interest and dividends 56 75 98



99.9 Total new obligations 303 302 322

Special Workers' Compensation Expenses

Special and Trust Fund Receipts (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–9971–0–7–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

0100 Balance, start of year
Receipts:
0200 Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Receipts, Special Workers' 124 128 128
0201 Workmen's Compensation Act within District of Columbia, Receipts, Special Workers' 13 9 9
Adjustments:
0290 Rounding adjustment 1



0299 Total receipts and collections 138 137 137



0400 Total: Balances and collections 138 137 137
Appropriations:
0500 Special Workers' Compensation Expenses –2 –2 –2
0501 Special Workers' Compensation Expenses –136 –135 –135



0599 Total appropriations –138 –137 –137



0799 Balance, end of year

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–9971–0–7–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, as amended 125 128 128
0002 District of Columbia Compensation Act 8 9 9



0900 Total new obligations 133 137 137

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 58 63 63
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1101 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 2 2 2



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 2 2 2
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 136 135 135



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 136 135 135
1900 Budget authority (total) 138 137 137
1930 Total budgetary resources available 196 200 200
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 63 63 63

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 2 2
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 133 137 137
3020 Outlays (gross) –131 –137 –137



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 2 2 2
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 2 2
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 2 2 2

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 2 2 2
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 2 2 2
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 136 135 135
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 129 122 122
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 13 13



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 129 135 135
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 138 137 137
4190 Outlays, net (total) 131 137 137

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
5000 Total investments, SOY: Federal securities: Par value 59 65 77
5001 Total investments, EOY: Federal securities: Par value 65 77 89

The trust funds consist of amounts received from employers for the death of an employee where no person is entitled to compensation for such death, for fines and penalty payments, and—pursuant to an annual assessment of the industry—for the general expenses of the fund under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), as amended.

These trust funds are available for payments of additional compensation for second injuries. When a second injury is combined with a previous disability and results in increased permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, or death, the employer's liability for benefits is limited to a specified period of compensation payments, after which the fund provides continuing compensation benefits. In addition, the fund pays one-half of the increased benefits provided under the LHWCA for persons on the rolls prior to 1972. Maintenance payments are made to disabled employees undergoing vocational rehabilitation to enable them to return to remunerative occupations, and the costs of necessary rehabilitation services not otherwise available to disabled workers are defrayed. Payments are made in cases where other circumstances preclude payment by an employer and to provide medical, surgical, and other treatment in disability cases where there has been a default by the insolvency of an uninsured employer.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–9971–0–7–601 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 2 2 2
42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities 131 135 135



99.9 Total new obligations 133 137 137

Wage and Hour Division

Federal Funds

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses for the Wage and Hour Division, including reimbursement to State, Federal, and local agencies and their employees for inspection services rendered, [$224,330,000] $265,766,000. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0143–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Wage and Hour (Direct and H-1B) 216 224 266
0801 Reimbursable program activity 3 3 3



0900 Total new obligations 219 227 269

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 227 224 266
1121 Appropriations transferred from other accts [16–0174] 1
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –12



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 216 224 266
Spending authority from offsetting collections, discretionary:
1700 Collected 3 3 3



1750 Spending auth from offsetting collections, disc (total) 3 3 3
1900 Budget authority (total) 219 227 269
1930 Total budgetary resources available 219 227 269

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 31 19 20
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 219 227 269
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 1
3020 Outlays (gross) –231 –226 –263
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –1



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 19 20 26
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 31 19 20
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 19 20 26

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 219 227 269
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 205 209 248
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 26 17 15



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 231 226 263
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4033 Non-Federal sources –3 –3 –3
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 216 224 266
4190 Outlays, net (total) 228 223 260

The Wage and Hour Division enforces the minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and other employment standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the wage garnishment provisions in Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). The Division also determines prevailing wages and enforces employment standards under various Government contract wage standards. In 2015, approximately 290,000 persons are expected to be aided under the FLSA through securing agreements with firms to pay back wages owed to their workers. In government contract compliance actions, about 25,000 persons will be aided through securing agreements to pay wages owed to workers. Under MSPA, approximately 1,400 investigations will be completed. While in the course of all on-site investigations investigators routinely check for employer compliance with child labor standards, approximately 1,000 investigations with the objective of detecting child labor violations will be conducted.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0143–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
11.1 Full-time permanent 107 105 123
11.3 Other than full-time permanent 2 1 1
11.5 Other personnel compensation 2 2 2



11.9 Total personnel compensation 111 108 126
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 35 32 37
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 5 6 8
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 11 11 14
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 4 4 5
24.0 Printing and reproduction 1 1
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 2 4 4
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 5 4 4
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 20 24 30
25.4 Operation and maintenance of facilities 1 1
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 21 26 33
26.0 Supplies and materials 1 1 1
31.0 Equipment 1 2 2



99.0 Direct obligations 216 224 266
99.0 Reimbursable obligations 3 3 3



99.9 Total new obligations 219 227 269

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0143–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 1,479 1,446 1,751

Wage and Hour Division H-2B

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0142–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Direct program activity 3

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 3
1930 Total budgetary resources available 3

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 3
3020 Outlays (gross) –3

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
Outlays, gross:
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 3
4190 Outlays, net (total) 3

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0142–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 1
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 1



99.9 Total new obligations 3

H-1 B and L Fraud Prevention and Detection

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–5393–0–2–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 H-1 B and L Fraud Prevention and Detection 48 55 56

Budgetary Resources:
Unobligated balance:
1000 Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1 53 45 39
Budget authority:
Appropriations, mandatory:
1201 Appropriation (special or trust fund) 42 50 49
1203 Appropriation (previously unavailable) 2
1232 Appropriations and/or unobligated balance of appropriations temporarily reduced –2 –3



1260 Appropriations, mandatory (total) 40 49 49
1930 Total budgetary resources available 93 94 88
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1941 Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year 45 39 32

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 2 1
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 48 55 56
3020 Outlays (gross) –49 –56 –56



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 1
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 2 1
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 1

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Mandatory:
4090 Budget authority, gross 40 49 49
Outlays, gross:
4100 Outlays from new mandatory authority 12 22 19
4101 Outlays from mandatory balances 37 34 37



4110 Outlays, gross (total) 49 56 56
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 40 49 49
4190 Outlays, net (total) 49 56 56

The Wage and Hour Division has traditionally had responsibility for enforcing certain worker protections provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, specifically the H-2A and H-1B temporary non-immigrant foreign worker programs. Pursuant to an Interagency Agreement (IAA) between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and section 214(c)(14)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14)(B), DOL and WHD have been delegated the enforcement authority located at section 214(c)(14)(A)(i) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14)(A)(i) for enforcing the H-2B temporary non-immigrant foreign worker program. Under section 524 of H.R. 3288, the Secretary of Labor may use one-third of the H-1B and L Fraud Protection and Detection fee account for enforcement of these temporary worker program provisions and for related enforcement activities.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–5393–0–2–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
11.1 Full-time permanent 35 40 40
11.5 Other personnel compensation 1



11.9 Total personnel compensation 36 40 40
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 9 10 10
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1 1 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 1 2 2
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 1 2 3



99.9 Total new obligations 48 55 56

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–5393–0–2–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 324 363 363

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Federal Funds

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, [$104,976,000] $107,903,000. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0148–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0002 Federal contractor EEO standards enforcement 100 105 108

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 105 105 108
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –5



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 100 105 108
1930 Total budgetary resources available 100 105 108

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 12 6 16
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 100 105 108
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 1
3020 Outlays (gross) –106 –95 –108
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –1



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 6 16 16
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 12 6 16
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 6 16 16

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 100 105 108
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 97 95 98
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 9 10



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 106 95 108
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 100 105 108
4190 Outlays, net (total) 106 95 108

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination requirements of Federal contractors and subcontractors. In particular, OFCCP enforces: Executive Order 11246, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, and national origin; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (through a memorandum of understanding with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), which prohibit employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, which prohibits employment discrimination against certain protected veterans. OFCCP programs cover close to 100,000 work-sites and a total workforce of 12 million persons. OFCCP monitors contractors' compliance through compliance evaluations and reporting requirements. Specifically, OFCCP will complete 4,290 compliance evaluations in 2015, with a focus on both supply and service construction reviews. OFCCP will continue to shift its outreach strategy from being contractor-centric to worker-focused, which will strengthen its enforcement capacity in the process. In addition, the agency will also ensure that contractors and subcontractors are provided linkages to recruitment sources for hiring and advancement of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0148–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
11.1 Full-time permanent 59 61 63
11.5 Other personnel compensation 1 1



11.9 Total personnel compensation 59 62 64
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 17 18 19
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 6 7 6
23.3 Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges 1 1 1
25.1 Advisory and assistance services 1
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 1 1 1
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 9 10 10
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 4 5 6
26.0 Supplies and materials 1
31.0 Equipment 1



99.9 Total new obligations 100 105 108

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0148–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 726 700 710

Office of Labor Management Standards

Federal Funds

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses for the Office of Labor-Management Standards, [$39,129,000] $41,236,000. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0150–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0002 Labor-management standards 39 39 41

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 41 39 41
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –2



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 39 39 41
1930 Total budgetary resources available 39 39 41

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 4 2 4
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 39 39 41
3020 Outlays (gross) –41 –37 –39



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 2 4 6
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 4 2 4
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 2 4 6

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 39 39 41
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 38 35 37
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 3 2 2



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 41 37 39
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 39 39 41
4190 Outlays, net (total) 41 37 39

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) receives and discloses reports of unions, union officers and employees, employers, labor consultants and others in accordance with the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), including union financial reports and employer and consultant activity reports; audits union financial records and investigates possible embezzlements of union funds; conducts union officer election investigations; supervises reruns of union officer elections pursuant to voluntary settlements or after court determinations that elections were not conducted in accordance with the LMRDA; and administers the statutory program to certify employee protection provisions under various Federally-sponsored transportation programs. In 2015, OLMS plans continued efforts to advance transparency and financial integrity protections, primarily through audits, investigations and compliance assistance efforts. OLMS will ensure that Federally sponsored transportation grants are processed in a timely manner providing requisite protection to employees against adverse impacts as a result of federal assistance.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0150–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Direct obligations:
11.1 Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent 21 20 22
12.1 Civilian personnel benefits 7 7 7
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons 1 1
23.1 Rental payments to GSA 3 3 3
25.2 Other services from non-Federal sources 1 1 1
25.3 Other goods and services from Federal sources 4 4 4
25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment 3 3 3



99.9 Total new obligations 39 39 41

Employment Summary


Identification code 16–0150–0–1–505 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

1001 Direct civilian full-time equivalent employment 222 218 218

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Federal Funds

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, [$552,247,000] $565,010,000, including not to exceed [$100,000,000] $103,987,000 which shall be the maximum amount available for grants to States under section 23(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the "Act''), which grants shall be no less than 50 percent of the costs of State occupational safety and health programs required to be incurred under plans approved by the Secretary under section 18 of the Act; and, in addition, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may retain up to [$200,000] $499,000 per fiscal year of training institute course tuition and fees, otherwise authorized by law to be collected, and may utilize such sums for occupational safety and health training and education: Provided, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, the Secretary is authorized, during the fiscal year ending September 30, [2014] 2015, to collect and retain fees for services provided to Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, and may utilize such sums, in accordance with the provisions of 29 U.S.C. 9a, to administer national and international laboratory recognition programs that ensure the safety of equipment and products used by workers in the workplace: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or expended to prescribe, issue, administer, or enforce any standard, rule, regulation, or order under the Act which is applicable to any person who is engaged in a farming operation which does not maintain a temporary labor camp and employs 10 or fewer employees: Provided further, That no funds appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or expended to administer or enforce any standard, rule, regulation, or order under the Act with respect to any employer of 10 or fewer employees who is included within a category having a Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred ("DART'') occupational injury and illness rate, at the most precise industrial classification code for which such data are published, less than the national average rate as such rates are most recently published by the Secretary, acting through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in accordance with section 24 of the Act, except—

(1) to provide, as authorized by the Act, consultation, technical assistance, educational and training services, and to conduct surveys and studies;

(2) to conduct an inspection or investigation in response to an employee complaint, to issue a citation for violations found during such inspection, and to assess a penalty for violations which are not corrected within a reasonable abatement period and for any willful violations found;

(3) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to imminent dangers;

(4) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to health hazards;

(5) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to a report of an employment accident which is fatal to one or more employees or which results in hospitalization of two or more employees, and to take any action pursuant to such investigation authorized by the Act; [and]

(6) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to complaints of discrimination against employees for exercising rights under the Act; and

(7) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to certain employers with a low DART rate and employing 10 or fewer employees within the past twelve months, that operate processes where the potential for a catastrophic chemical incident exists, defined as any establishment that operates a process covered by OSHA's Process Safety of Highly Hazardous Chemicals standard (29 CFR 1910.119) or the Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions (40 CFR 68), except that this subparagraph (7) shall not apply to employers conducting farming, harvesting, or processing operations on farms:

Provided further, That the foregoing proviso shall not apply to any person who is engaged in a farming operation which does not maintain a temporary labor camp and employs 10 or fewer employees: Provided further, That $10,687,000 shall be available for Susan Harwood training grants. (Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2014.)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


Identification code 16–0400–0–1–554 2013 actual 2014 est. 2015 est.

Obligations by program activity:
0001 Safety and health standards 19 20 20
0002 Federal enforcement 208 208 211
0003 Whistleblower protection 15 17 21
0004 State programs 98 100 104
0005 Technical support 24 24 24
0006 Federal compliance assistance 62 69 70
0007 State consultation grants 55 58 58
0008 Training grants 11 11 11
0009 Safety and health statistics 33 34 35
0010 Executive direction and administration 11 11 11



0799 Total direct obligations 536 552 565
0801 Reimbursable program 2 3 3



0900 Total new obligations 538 555 568

Budgetary Resources:
Budget authority:
Appropriations, discretionary:
1100 Appropriation 565 552 565
1121 Appropriations transferred from other accts [16–0174] 2
1130 Appropriations permanently reduced –30



1160 Appropriation, discretionary (total) 537 552 565
Spending authority from offsetting collections, discretionary:
1700 Collected 2 3 3



1750 Spending auth from offsetting collections, disc (total) 2 3 3
1900 Budget authority (total) 539 555 568
1930 Total budgetary resources available 539 555 568
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
1940 Unobligated balance expiring –1

Change in obligated balance:
Unpaid obligations:
3000 Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 106 80 81
3010 Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts 538 555 568
3011 Obligations incurred, expired accounts 2
3020 Outlays (gross) –557 –554 –566
3041 Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, expired –9



3050 Unpaid obligations, end of year 80 81 83
Uncollected payments:
3060 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, brought forward, Oct 1 –3 –3 –3



3090 Uncollected pymts, Fed sources, end of year –3 –3 –3
Memorandum (non-add) entries:
3100 Obligated balance, start of year 103 77 78
3200 Obligated balance, end of year 77 78 80

Budget authority and outlays, net:
Discretionary:
4000 Budget authority, gross 539 555 568
Outlays, gross:
4010 Outlays from new discretionary authority 479 484 495
4011 Outlays from discretionary balances 78 70 71



4020 Outlays, gross (total) 557 554 566
Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (collected) from:
4030 Federal sources –1 –1
4033 Non-Federal sources –2 –2 –2



4040 Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays (total) –2 –3 –3



4070 Budget authority, net (discretionary) 537 552 565
4080 Outlays, net (discretionary) 555 551 563
4180 Budget authority, net (total) 537 552 565
4190 Outlays, net (total) 555 551 563

Safety and Health Standards._This activity provides for the protection of workers' safety and health through development, promulgation, review, and evaluation of occupational safety and health standards and guidance, as specified under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). Before any standard is proposed or promulgated, a determination is made that: (1) a significant risk of serious injury or health impairment exists; (2) the standard will reduce this risk; (3) the standard is economically and technologically feasible; and (4) the standard is economically and technologically feasible when compared with alternative regulatory proposals providing equal levels of protection. This activity also ensures, through the SBREFA process, that small business concerns are taken into account in the process of developing standards.

Federal Enforcement._This activity provides for ensuring the protection of employees through the enforcement of workplace standards promulgated under the OSH Act, through the physical inspection of worksites, and by providing guidance on how to comply with the requirements of OSHA standards. Enforcement programs are targeted to the investigation of imminent danger situations and employee complaints, investigation of fatal and catastrophic accidents, programmed inspections of firms with injury and illness rates that are above the national average, and special emphasis inspections for serious safety and health hazards. OSHA's enforcement strategy ranges from a selective targeting of inspections and related compliance activities to specific high hazard industries and worksites.

Whistleblower Programs._This activity provides for the enforcement of Section 11(c) of the OSH Act, which prohibits any person from discharging or in any manner retaliating against any employee because the employee has exercised rights under the Act, including complaining to OSHA and seeking an OSHA inspection, participating in an OSHA inspection, and participating or testifying in any proceeding related to an OSHA inspection. This activity also includes the administration of twenty-one other whistleblower protection statutes, protecting employees who report violations of various airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health care reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, automotive manufacturing, and securities laws.

State Programs._This activity supports states in assuming responsibility for administering occupational safety and health programs under State Plans approved by the Secretary. Under section 23 of the OSH Act, grants matching up to 50 percent of total program costs are made to States that meet the Act's criteria for establishing and implementing State programs that are at least as effective as the Federal OSHA program. State programs, like Federal OSHA, provide a mix of enforcement, outreach, training, and compliance assistance activities.

Technical Support._This activity provides specialized technical expertise and advice in support of a wide range of program areas, including construction, standards setting, variance determinations, compliance assistance, and enforcement. Areas of expertise include laboratory accreditation, industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, chemical analysis, equipment calibration, safety engineering, environmental impact statements, technical and scientific databases, computer-based outreach products, and emergency preparedness. This activity also provides support for OSHA's emergency response activities, including responses to oil spills, hurricanes, tornados, and other natural or man-made disasters.

Federal Compliance Assistance._This activity supports a range of training, outreach, and cooperative programs that provide compliance assistance for employers and employees in protecting workers' safety and health, with particular emphasis on small business, temporary, immigrant, and other high -risk and hard-to-reach workers. OSHA works with employers and employees through Voluntary Protection Programs that recognize and promote effective safety and health management partnerships that focus on the development of extended cooperative relationships and alliances that commit organizations to collaborative efforts with OSHA. This activity also provides assistance to federal agencies in implementing and improving their job safety and health programs. Occupational safety and health training is provided at the OSHA Training Institute and affiliated Education Centers throughout the country. Compliance and technical assistance materials are prepared and disseminated to the public through various means, including the Internet.

State Compliance Assistance: Consultation Grants._This activity supports 90 percent federally funded cooperative agreements with designated State agencies to provide free on-site consultation to small and medium-sized employers upon request. State agencies tailor workplans to specific needs in each State while maximizing their impact on injury and illness rates in smaller establishments. These projects offer a variety of services, including safety and health program assessment and assistance, hazard identification and control, and training of employers and their employees.

Compliance Assistance: Training Grants._This activity supports safety and health grants to organizations that provide face-to-face training, education, technical assistance, and develop educational materials for employers and employees. These grants address safety and health education needs related to hard-to-reach workers and specific high-risk topics and industries identified by the agency.

Safety and Health Statistics._This activity supports information technology infrastructure, management of information, OSHA's webpage and web-based compliance assistance services, and the statistical basis for OSHA's programs and field operations. These are provided through an integrated data network and statistical analysis and review. OSHA administers and maintains the recordkeeping system that serves as the foundation for the BLS survey on occupational inj