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that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor.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.
- If you are searching using an acronym, try a second search with the acronym spelled out. For example, if you are searching for guidance related to the Davis-Bacon Act, try searching "Davis-Bacon Act" as well as "DBA".
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This set of FAQs addresses the coverage of preventive services.
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter notifies State Workforce Agencies regarding the availability of up to $140 million to support states with fraud detection and prevention, including identity verification and overpayment recovery activities, in all UC programs.
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) informs states regarding the availability of a third round of fraud prevention and recovery funding and to provide application instructions. The funding may be used to combat fraud in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs, including to support innovative strategies and solutions to assist with identity verification and combatting identity fraud; strengthen fraud detection and prevention efforts; recover overpayments; and cover administrative expenses related to integrity efforts. Additionally, this UIPL provides definitions for different types of fraud and guidance on processes for combatting identity fraud.
The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL): (1) advises states that they must refer allegations which they reasonably believe constitute UC fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct to DOL-OIG; (2) rescinds UIPL No. 29-05; (3) provides revised guidance that supersedes Section 5 of UIPL No. 04-17; and (4) requires states to disclose confidential UC information related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as amended, to the DOL-OIG for the purpose of UC fraud investigations and audits for the entire pandemic relief period.
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter updates directions for determining whether youth live in a high poverty area for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Program eligibility purposes.
This QuickCard describes the responsibilities and requirements of a shipyard competent person in Spanish.
This hazard alert references a storage tank explosion and outlines the elements of an effective hot work program.
This QuickCard describes the responsibilities and requirements of a shipyard competent person in English.
This set of FAQs addresses the preventive services coverage requirements.
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) assists State Workforce Agencies or agencies designated by Governors as "Cooperating State Agencies" (also jointly referred to as "states") by: 1) identifying the FY 2021 Second Distribution of TaOA funding amounts to states; 2) describing the formula methodology used by the Department of Labor (Department) to calculate these amounts; and 3) providing the process for states to request TAA Program reserve funds for TaOA. TaOA includes training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, employment and case management services, and related state administration.
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