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Significant Guidance Documents Subject To EO 12866
And OMB's Bulletin For Agency Good Guidance Practices

In accordance with Executive Order (EO) 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review, as amended by Executive Order 13422 (January 18, 2007), and the Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices, adopted by the Office of Management and Budget, EBSA is maintaining this Web page to provide the public with a list of any documents that are determined to be “significant guidance documents” subject to the EO and Bulletin.

The OMB Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices 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; as well as requirements for agencies to enable the public to comment on significant guidance documents or request that they be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded.

EBSA does not have any significant guidance documents currently in effect subject to EO12866 and OMB’s Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices.  Information on significant guidance documents published by other Department of Labor agencies is available on the Department of Labor guidance page.

If you have comments on significant guidance documents or would like to request that EBSA 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 EBSA 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 agency and the particular guidance document you are addressing.  Because comments are available for public inspection, the Department cautions commenters against including personal information such as social security numbers and birth dates.