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Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules

We recognize the importance of having a formalized system for routine regulatory review and are committed to complying with Executive Order (E.O.) 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review" (76 FR 3821). Our Plan for Retrospective Regulatory Review is designed to create a framework for the schedule and method for reviewing our significant rules and determining whether they are obsolete, unnecessary, unjustified, excessively burdensome, counterproductive or duplicative of other Federal regulations.

Reducing Reporting and Paperwork Burdens

Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and Executive Order 13610, the Department of Labor is taking meaningful steps to reduce paperwork and reporting burdens on the American people, including small businesses.

Regulatory Agenda

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The entirety of the Department's Spring 2014 regulatory agenda and regulatory plan statement was made available on DOL's Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations website. The regulatory agenda is a listing of all the regulations the Department of Labor expects to have under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review during the coming 6- to 12-month period.


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Featured Items from the Regulatory Agenda

Regulatory Labor Department Initiatives Supporting "Plan/Prevent/Protect"

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (OSHA)

OSHA is developing a rulemaking that would require employers to implement Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.

Infectious Diseases (OSHA)

OSHA developed a request for information on infectious diseases to better assess the extent of the problem and better understand ways to protect healthcare workers from infectious diseases.

Construction Contractor Affirmative Action Requirements (OFCCP)

Government contractors and subcontractors must comply with laws and regulations that ban discrimination and establish affirmative action requirements to ensure equal employment opportunity.

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Regulatory Labor Department Initiatives Supporting "Openness and Transparency"

Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption of Section 203(c) of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (OLMS)

The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to narrow the application of the "advice exemption" in section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). OLMS is analyzing the proposed rulemaking comments.

Other Regulations Currently Open for Comment

The following regulations are currently open for comment at

  • Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines, Request for Information - Comment Period Ends October 2, 2014 [Comment Now]
  • Health Care Continuation Coverage, Proposed Rule - Comment Period Ends July 7, 2014 [Comment Now]