H.R. 6458 (112th): To require institutions of higher education to provide students with information from the Occupational Employment Statistics program ...

...and the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and for other purposes.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 20, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6458

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 20, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To require institutions of higher education to provide students with information from the Occupational Employment Statistics program and the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Higher Education and Employment Transparency Act.

2.

Occupational Employment Statistics

(a)

Requirements for the Secretary of Education

Section 132(i)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1015a(i)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (V), by adding at the end the following new clause:

(iv)

Placement information required to be provided by the institution under section 485(a)(R), as amended by the Higher Education and Employment Transparency Act, with respect to graduates of the institution’s degree or certificate programs.

; and

(2)

in subparagraph (W), by inserting before the period at the end the following: and a link to the appropriate section of such website that provides information from the Occupational Employment Statistics program and the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(b)

Requirements for institutions of higher education

(1)

Institutional and financial assistance information for students

Section 485(a)(R) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1092(a)(R)) is amended by inserting after , certificate programs, the following: including whether such employment is paid or unpaid and whether such employment requires any postsecondary education.

(2)

Program participation agreements

Section 487(a) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(30)

The institution will provide a link prominently, and near any institutional statistics (such as job placement rates), on the institution’s website to the appropriate section of the Bureau of Labor Statistics website that provides information from the Occupational Employment Statistics program and the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

.

(3)

Effective date

The amendments made by paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be effective for academic year 2013–2014 and succeeding academic years.