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Department of Labor Significant Guidance Documents Subject to Executive Order 12866

and the Office of Management and Budget's Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices

In accordance with Executive Order (EO) 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices (Bulletin), the Department of Labor is maintaining this Web page to provide the public with a list of “significant guidance documents” subject to the EO and Bulletin.

The OMB Bulletin establishes policies and procedures for the development, issuance, and use of significant guidance documents by Executive Branch departments. Specifically, the Bulletin defines “significant guidance document;” establishes standard elements for significant guidance documents; describes practices for developing and using significant guidance documents by agencies; and requires agencies to enable the public to comment on significant guidance documents or request that they be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded.

The Department of Labor agencies below have websites that list their significant guidance documents. Click on the agency names to access the agency lists and the documents.

Agency guidance pages:

If you have comments on significant guidance documents or would like to request that an agency issue, reconsider, modify, or rescind significant guidance documents, please e-mail the comment/request to You may use the same e-mail address to file complaints that an agency has not followed the Bulletin’s procedures in developing its guidance documents or is treating guidance as a binding requirement. When submitting a comment or complaint, please identify the particular agency and guidance document you are addressing.

Because comments are available for public inspection, the Department cautions interested parties against including personal information such as social security numbers and birth dates.