October 7, 2015
Note: To access a copy of the proposed rules changes, interested parties should click on the link below.
AGENCY: Department of Labor
NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OF AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
Jeanne St. Pierre
Department of Labor
54 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0054
CHAPTER NUMBER AND RULE TITLE:
12-597, Chapter 2 Rules Governing the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 26 MRSA §2033
DATE AND PLACE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 1 p.m.
Maine Department of Labor
Francis Perkins Conference Rm.
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, ME 04333
COMMENT DEADLINE: Monday, November 9, 2015 by 12:00 p.m.
PRINCIPAL REASON OR PURPOSE FOR PROPOSING THIS RULE: Statutory change
The Competitive Skills Scholarship Program (CSSP) has been in effect since September 2007. The proposed rule amendment provides clarity of eligibility and assessment of CSSP through changes to the components of the rule that deal with definitions, earnings evaluation, and the addition of the Bridge Program. The rule amendment will apply to all scholarship recipients, including recipients who were granted scholarships prior to the enactment of the rule amendment.
ANALYSIS AND EXPECTED OPERATION OF THE RULE:
Implementation of these rules will provide cost savings to the program, clarity for both program participants and staff, and efficiency for staff. We expect the department will accomplish the work outlined in these rules within existing resources. There is no significant impact to the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.
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