The Department of Labor provides this guidance search tool as a single, searchable location where users may search for guidance issued by any of the Department’s agencies, including significant guidance documents under Executive Order 12866. Individual guidance documents are maintained on the various agency websites, and if you know what agency you are looking for, you may also find guidance by navigating directly to that agency’s website. The Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register, which are not maintained by the Department, also include some of the Department’s interpretations of law and similar material.
OMB’s Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices establishes policies and procedures for the development, issuance, and use of significant guidance documents by Executive Branch departments, including requiring that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor. Petitions should identify the specific guidance document by name and include your reason(s) for the request.
On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation.” In response, the Department issued a final rule January 27, 2021 to rescind its August 28, 2020 rule on guidance documents.
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Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 13-21 advises State Workforce Agencies or agencies designated by Governors as “Cooperating State Agencies” (CSAs or “States”) that the authorization of appropriations for the TAA Program expires 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on June 30, 2022, and absent congressional action to reauthorize or continue the program, termination provisions will take effect beginning on July 1, 2022.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 12-21 provides guidance to State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) regarding FY 2022 - FY 2024 annual grants for foreign labor certification activities.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 11-21 provides SCSEP state, territorial, and national grantees with the Program Year (PY) 2022 SCSEP allotments and the application instructions for PY 2022 grant submissions. This TEGL also provides guidance regarding Minority Report submissions in the Program Narrative for this year.
Training and Employment Letter (TEGL) No. 10-21 conveys grant allotments for Program Year (PY) 2022 and provides information related to submission instructions for required funding documents and performance targets.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 25-21, Change 1, provides states with the revised and final FY 2022 UI State Administration base resource planning targets, general guidelines for resource planning, and an explanation of how the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) allocates base resources among the states.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 9-21 provides information to states and outlying areas on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities program allotments for PY 2022; final PY 2022 allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act ES Program, as required by section 6(b)(5) of the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended; and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to states for PY 2022.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 3-21, Change 2, conveys the remaining balance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 WOTC funding allotments and explains application requirements for State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) based on appropriated funding. Additionally, this Change 2 TEGL announces 18 states selected to receive additional FY 2022 backlog award funding and provides instructions to those states on how to proceed. The rest of TEGL No. 3-21 remains the same.
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Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 13-22 ensures that states are aware that the social security survivors and old age retirement annuities and the Federal civilian pensions annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increased for calendar year 2022, and provides the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) COLA information.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 23-21, Change 3 advises states that the period of performance for awards that promote equitable access to unemployment compensation (UC) programs is extended to March 31, 2024
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