CNMI Secretary of Labor Vicky Benavente (fourth from right), Division of Employment Services Director Eugene Tebuteb (first from right), and Workforce Investment Agency Director David Attao (second from right) with Consuelo Hines and David King of the U.S. Department of Labor. The two groups met on December 18, 2018 with Governor Ralph Torres, Lt. Governor Arnold Palacios, and staff members to discuss DUA. David King (third from right) is the District Director for the Minnesota Wage and Hour Division. Consuelo Hines (fifth from right) is the Regional TAA and TRA Lead at the San Francisco Regional Office.
CNMI Secretary of Finance Larissa Larson, CNMI Secretary of Labor Vicky Benavente, and other staff members pose for a photo with David King and Consuelo Hines from the U.S. Department of Labor after a DUA meeting on December 18, 2018. David King (second from left) is the District Director for the Minnesota Wage and Hour Division. Consuelo Hines (third from right) is the Regional TAA and TRA Lead at the San Francisco Regional Office.
GAR Vicky Villagomez and staffers from FEMA and the CNMI Department of Labor stand for a photo with U.S. Department of Labor personnel after concluding a DUA meeting on December 18, 2018. David King (back row, third from right) is the District Director for the Minnesota Wage and Hour Division. Consuelo Hines (front row, first from right) is the Regional TAA and TRA Lead at the San Francisco Regional Office.

OSHA Training Coming in February

The CNMI Department of Labor will be hosting free OSHA training classes starting February 19, 2019. The classes will be led by OSHA-approved instructors who will share their experience and knowledge of typhoon cleanup operations and provide information on federal and state safety and health regulations.
 
All training will take place at the Aqua Resort Club in San Roque, unless otherwise noted. See below for list of classes and times. Click here for printable flyer.
 
February 19, 2019 | 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Electrical/Electrocution Hazards during Typhoon Clean-Up Operations
 
February 19, 2019 | 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Fall Protection during Typhoon Clean-Up Operations
 
February 26, 2019 | 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Health and Hygiene Hazards during Typhoon Clean-up Operations
 
February 27, 2019 | 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Demolition Hazards during Typhoon Clean-Up Operations
 
The final day of registration is February 13, 2019 and is open to the public. Seating is limited, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those involved in post-typhoon debris cleanup and removal, employed in the construction industry, or work in high-risk occupations are encouraged to attend. To register for a seat or request more information, contact the CNMI Department of Labor’s OSHA Consultation Program at 664-3154/5/6/7 or e-mail the following OSHA consultants at:

Reminder: 4th Quarter 2018 Total Workforce Listing and Workforce Plan due January 31, 2019

The CNMI Department of Labor wants to remind all businesses to submit their quarterly Total Workforce Listing and Workforce Plan by 4:30 p.m. today, January 31, 2019. The forms must be turned in to the Division of Employment Services (DES) office located on Capital Hill. Any company having difficulty completing the two forms can call 664-3190 or 322-0996 for assistance. The office will be open today between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


DUA deadline extended again for the CNMI

Once again, the CNMI Department of Labor has re-extended the application submission deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu. The DUA program provides payment relief and reemployment assistance to individuals who became unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster.

The new deadline to apply for DUA is February 14, 2019...See how and where to apply


DUA deadline extended for Saipan, Tinian, and Rota workers affected by Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu

Apply by January 15, 2019

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) deadline for workers in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota has been extended to January 15, 2019. DUA is available for individuals who have lost their jobs, had their regular work hours reduced, or were self-employed individuals but are no longer able to work as a direct result of Typhoon Mangkhut and/or Super Typhoon Yutu.

The CNMI Department of Labor (DOL) is urging all eligible individuals to apply for DUA before the January 15 deadline...Read more


Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Available

for Workers and Self-Employed Individuals in Saipan, Rota and Tinian Affected by Typhoon Mangkhut & Super Typhoon Yutu

The CNMI Department of Labor (DOL) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA-4396-DR-MP) for workers in Saipan, Rota and Tinian.

WHAT IS DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE?

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) (42 U.S.C. §5177) authorizes the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program.  The purpose of the program is to provide payment and reemployment assistance to individuals who are unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster. 

DUA claims are only taken after the President of the United States, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), declares specific areas of the State/CNMI as disaster areas and authorizes Individual Assistance to individuals working in the disaster areas.  DUA funding is provided by FEMA and does not come from employer payroll taxes.

Typhoon Mangkhut

On September 29, 2018, the President authorized major disaster declaration FEMA-4396-DR for CNMI due to Typhoon Mangkhut that occurred September 10-11, 2018.  This declaration authorized Individual Assistance, including DUA, for the islands of Rota, Saipan, and Tinian.  On November 16, 2018, the CNMI DOL announced the availability of DUA and the filing deadline for DUA applications of December 16, 2018. 

Super Typhoon Yutu

On October 26, 2018, the President authorized major disaster declaration FEMA-4404-DR for CNMI due to Super Typhoon Yutu that occurred October 24-26, 2018.  This declaration authorized Individual Assistance, including DUA, for the islands of Rota, Saipan, Tinian, and the Northern Islands.  On November 16, 2018, the CNMI DOL announced the availability of DUA and the filing deadline for DUA applications of December 16, 2018.    


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Last Updated 2/19/2019