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that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor.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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The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 7-22 ensures State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are aware of the Federal military retired pay annual COLA provided by the Department of Defense.
The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 6-22 announces RESEA outcome payments for FY 2021, as required by section 306(f)(2) of the Social Security Act (SSA), and provides eligible states with information on how to obtain their outcome payment allocation.
The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 5-22 ensures State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) apply the sequestration rules for FY 2022 to mandatory Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs. These rules include the application of sequestration on delayed benefit payments for prior FYs and the resulting administrative costs.
The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 23-21, Change 2 advises states that the deadline for submitting a grant application to assist states in promoting equitable access to unemployment compensation (UC) programs is further extended to December 31, 2021.
The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 4-22 transmits the subject computation for State Workforce Agency usage in computing minimum weekly DUA amounts for all major disasters declared from January 1 – March 31, 2022, (second quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022).
The Employment and Training Guidance Letter 4-21 conveys to states the Administration’s priorities, modification requirements, submission process, and deadline for the required modification of the WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans for PY 2022 and PY 2023, consistent with Sections 102 and 103 of WIOA.
Provides enforcement guidance on employers' overtime obligations under the H-2B visa program.
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The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 3-22 informs state and Federal agencies of their responsibilities during a lapse in Federal appropriations that leads to a full or partial Federal government shutdown.
The Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 3-21 conveys the WOTC Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 initial funding allotments and application requirements for State Workforce Agencies (SWA) based on funding appropriated through a continuing resolution (CR) through December 3, 2021.
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