The Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy holds responsibility within OASP for leading high priority regulatory initiatives through the Department and the Office of Management and Budget, including leading policy development, drafting and engaging agency economists and the Office of the Chief Economist in the development and defense of the economic analyses, and managing the Department's equities in the OMB interagency economic and policy review process. 


Rulemaking is the term used when a federal government agency creates, modifies or deletes rules published in the Code of Federal Regulations (also known as the CFR). Rules are government agency statements that either:

  • Implement, explain or prescribe law or policy
  • Describe an agency's organization, procedure or practice requirements

Regulatory Agenda

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 next 6- to 12-months. View the department's latest regulatory agenda.

Regulations Currently Open for Comment and How to Make Your Voice Heard

As part of the rulemaking process, the American public has the opportunity to comment on proposed rules and other regulatory actions. See the Department of Labor's list of regulations currently open for comment.

The department has developed resources to help workers, employers and other individuals who are impacted by rules make their voices heard and comment on regulations:

Rulemaking and Regulations Resources

Below are further resources that can help you find and understand the department's rulemaking activities and regulations:

Executive Orders and Office of Management and Budget Guidance