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PUBLIC LAW 102-367—SEPT. 7, 1992 "UNIFORM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS 106 STAT. 1085 "SEC. 455. (a) FINDING.— Congress finds that closer coordination 29 USC 1735. and more effective use of resources among a variety of employment and training programs can be facilitated if the programs have common data elements and definitions. "(b) DATA ELEMENTS.— The Secretaries of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services, in consultation with other appropriate departments and with the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, shall identify a core set of consistently defined data elements for employment and training programs, including those funded under titles II, III, and IV of this Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.), the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.), the JOBS program, and title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.Cf. 3056 et seq.). "(c) REPORT. — The Secretary shall prepare and submit to Congress not later than January 1, 1994, a report listing recommended data elements and their definitions, and containing an analysis of the benefits of the adoption of the data elements and definitions. " (d) CONSULTATION.— The Secretary shall consult with experts and practitioners, at the Federal, State, and local levels and in the various program areas, in fulfilling the requirements of this section. The Secretary shall also consult with the General Accounting Office in fulfilling the requirements of this section.**. SEC. 405. LABOR MARKET INFORMATION. (a) COOPERATIVE LABOR MARKET INFORMATION.— Section 462 of the Act (29 U.S.C. 1752) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(g)(1) Taking into consideration research previously conducted by the National Commission for Employment Policy and other entities, the Commissioner of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with the States, shall determine appropriate procedures for establishing a nationwide database containing information on the quarterly earnings, establishment and industry affiliation, and geographic location of employment, for all individuals for whom such information is collected by the States. "(2) The Commissioner of Labor Statistics shall determine appro- Privacy. priate procedures for maintaining such information in a longitudinal manner and for making such information available for policy research or program evaluation purposes or both, while ensuring the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individueds. "(3) The Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Congress, Reports, not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of the Job Training Reform Amendments of 1992, a report that shall describe the costs and benefits, including savings on program followup surveys, of a nationwide database containing the information described in paragraph (1) and a schedule that would allow for the establishment of such a database. (b) SPECIAL FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITIES. —Section 463(a) of the Act (29 U.S.C. 1753(a)) is amended by inserting "the Secretary of Health and Human Services,*' after "the Secretary of Education,. (c) NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE. —Section 464 of the Act (29 U.S.C. 1754) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A) in paragraph (1) by striking "not more than $5,000,000 '* and inserting "$6,000,000 "; and