Department of Labor
Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2012 - Makes appropriations for FY2012 to the Department of Labor for:
(1) the Employment and Training Administration, including training and employment services;
(2) the Office of the Job Corps;
(3) community service employment for older Americans;
(4) federal unemployment benefits and allowances;
(5) state unemployment insurance and employment service operations;
(6) advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund;
(7) employment and training program administration;
(8) the Employee Benefits Security Administration;
(9) the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation;
(10) the Wage and Hour Division;
(11) the Office of Labor Management Standards;
(12) the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs;
(13) the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs;
(14) certain special benefits, including ones for disabled coal miners;
(15) administrative expenses for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund;
(16) the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund;
(17) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);
(18) the Mine Safety and Health Administration;
(19) the Bureau of Labor Statistics;
(20) the Office of Disability Employment Policy;
(21) departmental management;
(22) veterans employment and training; and
(23) the Office of Inspector General. Sets forth authorized uses of, and limitations on, funds and transfers of funds appropriated under this title.
Prohibits use of Job Corps funds to pay individual compensation at a rate in excess of Executive Level I.
Allows not more than 1% of discretionary funds for the current fiscal year for the Department of Labor in this Act to be transferred between a program, project, or activity. Prohibits any increase of any such program, project, or activity by more than 3% by any such transfer.
Prohibits funds from being obligated or expended to procure goods mined, produced, manufactured, or harvested or services rendered, in whole or in part, by forced or indentured child labor in industries and host countries already identified by the Department of Labor prior to enactment of this Act, in accordance with a specified executive order.
Prohibits the availability of funds to the Department of Labor for grants under the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) for any purpose except the training of foreign workers in the occupations and industries for which they were hired under the H-1B visa program, and necessary related activities.
Prohibits recipients of employment and training funds from using them to pay the salary and bonuses of an individual at a rate in excess of Executive Level II, with an exception for specified vendors.
Prohibits the Secretary of Labor from taking any action, with certain exceptions, to amend a specified definition for functions and activities or to modify a certain procedure for redesignation of local areas under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) until legislation reauthorizing the Act has been enacted.
Allows transfer to Program Administration of funds available to the Employment and Training Administration for technical assistance services to grantees, if those services will be more efficiently performed by federal staff.
Prohibits the Secretary of Labor from reserving more than 0.5% from each appropriation made available for certain named programs to carry out evaluations of such programs.
Requires the transfer to departmental management of any reserved funds for use by the Office of the Chief Evaluation Officer within the Department of Labor. Makes such funds available only if the Chief Evaluation Officer submits a plan to the appropriate appropriations committees describing such evaluations 15 days in advance of any transfer.
Prohibits the use of funds to enforce the rule entitled "Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B Program."