Two tribal consultation meetings concerning the development of data and a report on “Labor Market Information on the Indian Workforce,” (also referred to as the “American Indian Labor Force Report”) will be taking place on Monday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 9.
The U.S. Department of Labor is required to produce this report biennially under the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017, in consultation with tribes and the U.S. Department of the Interior. The upcoming consultation meetings provide an opportunity to hear from a broad array of tribes about their experiences, concerns, and ideas, in order to inform data collection processes and assure that the eventual reports will be as accurate and useful as possible.
The two consultation meetings will be held on successive days but at different times, to allow for the greatest possible participation, accommodating individuals’ schedules and different time zones. Participants can join either one – or both – meetings, or split their participation between the two, as the meetings will be identical in their agendas, issues, and break times (at about the half-way point). The meetings will be conducted via WebEx and registration is required. Days and times of the meetings and their WebEx registration links are as follows:
· March 8th: 3:30 – 7 pm EST/12:30 – 4 pm PST (for Mountain/Pacific/AK times). To register, click here.
· March 9th: 2 – 5:30 pm EST/11am – 2:30 pm PST (for Eastern/Central times). To register, click here.
To participate, please click the link above for the meeting(s) you wish to attend. After the page opens, click “Register” at the top of the page, fill out the form, and then hit “Submit.” You will then will receive a confirmation email that contains a calendar invite, with the WebEx link and call-in information. The agenda and slides for the meetings will be available from the WebEx registration page after March 1st.
Please note that if you wish to speak during the meeting, you can do so via computer or by phone (but you must allow the WebEx program to call you at the number you provided on the registration form). You can also call in to the meeting, using the phone number and passcode on the Webex page, to listen in only, and to participate through the written “chat” function on the computer.
If you have any questions, please send them to ILFR@dol.gov.