Executive Order 13891 requires agencies to finalize regulations that formalize their processes for issuing and using guidance. On August 28, 2020, the Department published its Promoting Regulatory Openness through Good Guidance (PRO Good Guidance) Final Rule. A fact sheet about the rule is also available.
Under the Department’s new Rule on Guidance, the Department will publish a quarterly list of guidance issued, modified, or withdrawn. View the list of guidance documents issued or modified in the 4th quarter of fiscal year 2020.
The contents of these documents do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way, except as authorized by law or incorporated into a contract, cooperative agreement, or grant. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. DOL may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on this site, except to establish historical facts.
Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, was issued by the President on October 9, 2019. To increase public access to and awareness of guidance documents, the Executive Order requires all federal agencies to establish and maintain a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all guidance documents. 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.
To petition for withdrawal or modification of a particular guidance document, email the Department of Labor.
Petitions to Modify or Withdraw a DOL regulation may also be submitted by mail at the address below. Petitions should identify the specific guidance document by name and include your reason(s) for requesting withdrawal or modification.U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Executive Secretariat
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
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This poster provides steps employers can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at fish and seafood processing and packaging facilities in Vietnamese.
This poster provides steps employers can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at fish and seafood processing and packaging facilities in Cambodian.
This poster provides steps employers can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at fish and seafood processing and packaging facilities in Portuguese.
This alert provides steps operators or workers at hair or nail salons can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus in Thai.
This poster provides steps employers can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at meat, poultry, and pork processing and packaging facilities in Laotian.
This poster provides steps employers can take to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at fish and seafood processing and packaging facilities in Creole.
To announce planned implementation of an Ombud Service in the national office to facilitate the fair and equitable resolution of specific types of concerns raised by OFCCP external stakeholders in coordination with regional and district offices.
Cleanup of blood from crime or accident scenes and HAZWOPER training requirements - [1910.120; 1910.120(a)(3); 1910.120(e)(3); 1910.120(e)(4); 1910.120(q)(6); 1910.120(q)(11); 1910.1030]
PURPOSE: To provide guidance to the staff of Registration Agencies (i.e., OA and State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAAs)), Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors, Registered Apprenticeship partners, and other interested parties on the applicability of the Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-134, 134 Stat. 277) to SAAs, and on possible approaches for implementation of the Act’s requirements by SAAs.
PURPOSE: To inform the staff of OA and the State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAAs), Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors, Registered Apprenticeship partners, providers of related instruction (RI), and other interested parties with specific guidance and strategies for implementing the requirements of Section 2(b)(2) of Public Law 116-134 that pertain to the provision of progressive wages and the granting of advanced standing and credit to veterans or other eligible individuals by Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors.